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Lake Taupo Motor Inn

3.5 of 5
33 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
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Ranked #35 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland NZ
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our one night stay at Lake Taupo Motor Inn. The unit was clean, tidy, well equipped and comfortable. Wi-fi worked well. The property was fully booked the night we were there and all other guests were quiet and considerate. Check in and check out were easy with nice friendly staff. Lake Taupo Motor Inn is in a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent place to stay in Taupo. Proprietor Frank is awesome! Lovely clean rooms with all the mod cons. Nothing too much trouble. Frank makes great breakfasts. A friendly place and quiet. We will be back!

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Richards Bay, South Africa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
23 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this motel to be located centrally. The staff at the reception are such a pleasure to deal with, as was the housekeeping staff. The rooms are bigger than normal, and are fitted with a nice kitchenette and all the necessary utensils are there. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The rooms are also serviced daily. A... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in a spa suite. The bath in the bedroom is something I would not normally appreciate but it seemed to fit in ok here. Front desk was very helpful and we happily surprised to be offered a free cooked breakfast. Lake view was not spectacular so I wouldnt recommend here if that was important to you.... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights; big, clean, comfortable and in a great location a short 5 min walk from the bars and a 20 min drive to all the major attractions. Lake Taupo only 2 mins walk away. Breakfast was nice, simple and more than satisfactory. Reception staff were very helpfull. We are happy to recomend.

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Matamata, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Central, modern and clean with some views of the beautiful lake in our upstairs suite - we were happy to stay here and found our night away comfortable. Service upon arrival was good, although not a lot of secure parking for tall vehicles.

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Auckland NZ
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91 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Spouse and self stayed here overnight when passing through. Everything we expected to find in the room was there.Bathroom was strange as there was no surface to put anything on - none. Window view was not appealing as it comprised 1 sqm of grass, a shrub and the next building with what appeared to be a dead hedge between. There... More 

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Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a nice, well located, budget accommodation. If you are looking for self catering accomodation with in walking distance of town you can't go far wrong! The staff were extremely helpful. Can't falt the service.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We booked through Wotif.com which is an excellent website. Lake Taupo Motor Lodge offered good value for money but it did not excel in much. It was generally clean, the bed was comfortable and the inroom hot tub was interesting. The room was OK but was somewhat average, with limited views of of the lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Booked and paid online. Arrived much later than expected and received a courtesy call from the motel instructing us where to find our room, and asking us what we would like out of a cooked or continental breakfast which was included in the price. The room was clean and tidy and had all we needed. The spa was fantastic, and... More 

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