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Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge

#7 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
215 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Medway
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night here on our NZ trip, but would have been happy to stay more. The hotel is right on the lake front, and we had a gorgeous room at the top looking out over the water. The room had a kitchenette, very comfortable bed, and a spa bath. The owner was very friendly and helpful, recommending a good... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights here, for some reason the room just lacks something, didn't help that the man who booked us in was not that friendly. .Room was quite dark. Had to chase up fresh soap and shower towels had seen better days, although spa ones were very good. Overall just felt it lacked a few little touches - like its... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hotel with large bedrooms, a huge spa and perfect views over the lake. I really enjoyed this place, a real highlight and great value. The property is shielded from road noise by the hotels either side of it as it is actually located at the front down by the lake. In the morning the steam from... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had booked this motel from an entry in an aged travel guide. This is far from aged. The rooms are very modern, everything is spotless. The large spa bath was a surprise. The views from the balcony were stunning. Would recommend staying here.

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Boulevard Waters has been our home away from home during Ironman week for the past 5 years and never disappoints. The top floor apartments have uninterrupted views out over the lake and the thermal pool is a gem on colder days and to soothe tired muscles post-race. The rooms have recently been refreshed with new carpet and floor coverings, bedding... More 

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Raymond, Maine
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22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The hotel photos don't deceive - they really are that close to the lake! We stayed for two nights in late February and enjoyed every minute of it. Our first floor room was spacious and comfortable, with a king bed in the main area and three twins in the second bedroom. The view of the lake, even from the bottom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I were visiting New Zealand in February 2015 and had a wonderful time at Boulevard Waters. Our room was perfect - the view of Lake Taupo was gorgeous, the large patio and grass was a perfect place to relax after a long day, and the managers were extremely kind and helpful - giving us tips on places... More 

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lewisco, Owner at Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do this review-much appreciated. We enjoyed having you to stay with us & pleased you enjoyed our unique location & facilities. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Couldnt fault this motel what a wonderful weekend from start to finish. Friendly service, excellent location with view to die for and clean and comfortable. Good facilities lovely pool, spa bath and plenty to see from the balcony.

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lewisco, Owner at Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge, responded to this review

It is always very satisfying to get nice positive reviews & thank you for taking the time to do same. Our unique location together with some nice weather certainly makes for a relaxing stay. Pleased you enjoyed & thank you once again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here early November 2014 for a friend's wedding. This is the second time we have stayed with Boulevard and we enjoyed the stay as much as the first time. My only concerns are the lack of Air Con and perhaps an elevator for people staying on the top floors. But really all the great things outweigh these concerns.... More 

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lewisco, Owner at Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge, responded to this review

It was nice to have you back & pleased you enjoyed your stay with us again. A bit late for an elevator I'm afraid but do take your point, although there is flat access to the 4 ground floor Units. Due to Taupo's high altitude air conditioning (for cooling) is seldom required but admit that this January has been an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Stayed here for one night. Fantastic view, outstanding value and unit was effortlessly clean and well appointed. Owners assisted us in finding accommodation elsewhere in town as they were booked out for a busy weekend - we appreciated this immensely and were treated to another fantastic motel 5 mins away. Hot pool was great. Sunset from your balcony will blow... More 

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lewisco, Owner at Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay & sorry that a Unit was not available on the other nights of your stay in Taupo. More 

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