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Absolute Lake View Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   58 Lake Terrace | PO BOX 669, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #58 of 72 hotels in Taupo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014
Misstinashaal Waiuku, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Advertised with a heated swimming pool that is not heated (except over Winter whatever that is and has no water in it. Rooms that do not have enough plugs under the bed for the Electric Blanket and the lamps and then wobble badly when you change things over - Not safe Microwaves that do not fit the available space so... More

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Waiuku, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Very misleading pool pics look awesome and clean which couldnt be further from the truth and quite scumy also unit lounge couldnt fit us and our 3 kids in there..wouldnt come back not good value only good thing was distance to town!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Nice unit. Reasonable size room with good size bathroom, small kitchenette and enough space in the room for bags. Room looked good on entry but nothing flash. Could hear the nightclubs and pubs very clearly from the room but did not bother us. Not the best nights sleep though as bed was a little hard and had some roll together.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Description of this motel is very misleading. 90% of rooms do not have a lake view. The private deck advertised on booking.com was shared by four other rooms. The beds were clean and comfortable but on the whole it is a shabby and tired motel with cracked tiles, light fittings full of dead insects and broken fittings. We were kept... More

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed at absolute for 5 nights and had the most amazing time. The service was fantastic and we were treated to in room massages and facials. The rooms were clean and the view was incredible. we will be back next year!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

For such a poor excuse of a motel. Granted it is a cheap place to stay, but there should be a level of standard to adhere to. Mismatch fittings, old mattresses, poor CRT. It looks like someone has acquired some rooms and thrown in whatever furniture they can find. The images I will upload speak for themselves. Stay away...

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This would be one of the poorer motels I have stayed in. It was adequate but not very appealing. The tiles in the kitchen were crackled and dirty, the bathroom was poorly Laid out, I'm not a fan of the sink in the toilet, and it was in poor repair. The pool and the sauna was good and it was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We paid $185 for a lake view room in this motel - the most expensive place we stayed during our 2 week trip in New Zealand (and that included harbour view suites in Auckland). The room did have a lake view of sorts (over rooftops, carpark etc), but no outdoor space to enjoy the view from - just dirty windows.... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great central location in Taupo and very positive friendly greeting upon arrival. Rooms lovely and clean and the view of the lake is great. The pic I took on my phone does not do it justice. Room very clean and comfortable. The lake view does mean you are on the main drag but it is a lot quieter since the... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We arrived late into Taupo and found a one bedroom family unit available at Absolute Lake View Motel. The guy at reception was very pleasant, the website was appealing and we were exhausted from a long drive so we took the room sight unseen for 2 nights. There was 2 beds in the bedroom and two in the living room... More

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Address: 58 Lake Terrace | PO BOX 669, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Absolute Lake View Motel 3*
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