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Baywater Lakeview Motel

3.0 of 5 126 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Baywater Motor Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Baywater for one night during our trip around New Zealand. The apartment was clean and tidy and well presented. The only fault that we could find was that the bed was a rock but you get that. Overall was good value for the location and proximity to everything. Would recommend this to our friends and family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My hubby and I were here for only 1 night on 27.11 and we absolutely enjoyed the place. We were welcomed by the owner and lovely granddaughter who showed me to my room. Before booking, I checked out dozens of other motels nearby but settled for the one which I was very sure could give me the best lake views.... More 

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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for you review. We are glad you enjoyed you stay with us. More 

Waihi Beach
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Motel was clean and tidy - but had builders in unit below hammering until 5.30pm when we suggested this should cease. If we had been informed of this when booking or arrived we would have chosen somewhere else as we were there for a rest!! There was no apology nor moved to another unit.....

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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes we did have a builder on site renovating one of our bathrooms, and I did apologise for the inconvenience when you came down to the office but you said it was not good enough. I did tell the builder to stop which he did but could have stopped earlier if you have of informed... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rang up to make a booking and the phone was answered rudely. I will not book here now and plan to let others know about this experience. I rang at 10pm and was told that everyone was sleeping in a angry tone and hung up on me. If you are not wanting to talk on the phone at an unreasonable... More 

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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

We find you review absolutely untrue. You phoned at 10:30pm and as you said was an "unreasonable time" so why did you phone if you knew this. When I did answer I replied to you that office hours were 7:30am to 9:30pm (as stated on all the websites) and please phone back during these hours, but you again asked about... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel had large spacious rooms with a private balcony overlooking the waters of Lake Taupo. The furnishings were immaculate and the kitchen was extremely well appointed. We even had our own private spa bath in our room supplied with large bath towels. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the daily housekeeping was of a very high standard. The only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was welcomed upon arrival and shown to room. Great customer service from the receptionist and very helpful. Amazing room, with a stunning view of Lake Taupo. Excellent choice of motel with the town and other activites not far. Loved my stay at the Baywater Lake Hotel and would recommend to any tourist or group of friends who would want to... More 

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Auckland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Unit too small to qualify as a family unit it should be called a 'quad' room Bathroom below average Wi-fi not readily available Reasonably quiet Would probably choose elsewhere next time as this motel looks better in the photos so we were a little underwhelmed

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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

The room you stayed in was a 1 bedroom unit which has ample room for up to 4 people, there has been no negative comment from others who have stayed in a 1 bedroom unit. We don't think that the bathrooms are below standard, they are a bit old but a very clean, we are in the process of renovating... More 

Canberra, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were very happy with our room at the Baywater Lakeview Motel. It was very spacious (we had a 2 bedroom ground floor unit) and included a kitchenette. The really terrific thing was the view out on to Lake Taupo (the motel is right across the street. We also greatly enjoyed the spa in the main bedroom area (which had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stunning lake views from the room / bed and hot tub which was very relaxing to wake up to. Bit of a walk into the main town though for meals (we had a car) but there are menus for place that deliver to the hotel. The room comes with tea/coffee and there's kitchenette to store / make your own food.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Baywater Lakeview Motel is presented nicely, room was very clean & comfy. I stayed for two nights & it was perfect for a business trip. Accommodation was within walking distance to town. Taupo though only a small town definitely has great things to offer.

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Address: 126 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Baywater Motor Inn)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Baywater Lakeview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Baywater Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#13 Family Hotel in Taupo

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