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Colonial Lodge Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   134 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #28 of 71 hotels in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Napier, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first motel in NZ after a long drive from Auckland was disappointing to say the least but we were exhausted from travelling for 24 hours. Don't get me wrong, the staff were very helpful and the studio suite was all it stated although very dated and tired which was not the complaint. It was the overpowering smell of old... More

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Innkeeper_Taupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review. We understand that after a continual 24 Hours of plane travel and then a 3 plus hours drive from Auckland is quiet a feat to carry out at your stage of life. We note you had problems sleeping and admit it is difficult after flying for 24 hours in different time zones and then... More

San Francisco
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This lodge was randomly chosen by an i-site center, and I'm so happy to have stay at this wonderful place. There is no view of the lake from the rooms, but it's certainly lake front in that it's just across the street. It is a little ways away from the heart from town (about 10 minutes), but that means parking... More

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Innkeeper_Taupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Flashpacker. Thanks for the review. Much appreciated. Yes we offer something quite different to our guests than they would expect. Our Suites and Family Apartments are much larger than others in the area and we have beds in the Apartments and Suites so guests do not have to pull out Sofa Beds for the additional family or guests. Our... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I chose this hotel by other Trip Advisor reviews and value for money. It was clean and a good location by the lake front but if you do not have a car, it is too far from the town. Comfortable beds and a quiet location so good nights sleep, one of my main criteria. Could do with more than the... More

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Innkeeper_Taupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Layerliz Thank you for your review. I am glad that you found us adequate and that you would stay with us again. We strive to accommodate all guests tastes and needs. Being only 1.3 Klms from the centre of town it is not all that far to stroll. Many of our guests, of Senior Years, love the pleasant walk... More

Harnosand, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had booked Baywater Motor Inn just a few metres down the road. When we got there we found out that the previous owners had left the place, no reservation for us and no idea if we’d get our prepaid money back. However the owner of this hotel managed to save our last week in New Zealand. Very friendly, home... More

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Innkeeper_Taupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Anki. It was great to have you stay with us and hope that your return home was pleasant. Back to the cold must have been a shock to your system after our windy but pleasant weather. We are happy to hear that your stay with us ended your trip in a pleasant way. Nice to leave wiht good memories... More

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Hi Guys. We wrote a review as we promised we would but it must have gone astray. Great Apartment, Great Sleep, Great Location right on the main beach. Very friendly Hosts. The home Made Cookies delighted the kids. Easy access to a lot of the attractions around Taupo. We found the walk to the shopping centre an easy pleasant stroll... More

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Innkeeper_Taupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Hobbitman. We were wondering what happened to the review as some time had passed since you notified us you had written one. Glad we could be of service to your and your family during your stay. We look forward to your next holiday stay with us. More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This motel is v friendly and the rooms are nice. There are good facilities for catering for yourself. The location is a little way out of town - about a 20min walk which was ok but a little far to do both in the daytime and the evening. However, they did drive us to the bus stop in town for... More

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Innkeeper_Taupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your Review. We appreciate all reviews as we are aware all Guests have different points of view. We are always improving things we see as constructive comments. Innkeeper. More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I stayed with my wife. She is Chinese They speak Mandarin and Cantonese!!. And the Manager Noel one of the greatest guys one can meet. If you are looking for a great place to stay this is as good as any. I chose the Colonial Lodge from trip advisor taking into consideration all the bad reports, the good reports as... More

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Innkeeper_Taupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Happy Chinese New Year to you and your wife. It was great to hear from you and see your review. We get some good and some "so so" reviews but generally we are well above the average level. It is impossible to get 100% all the time. We are encouraged to answer reviews which we tend to do. Constructive reviews... More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This hotel had large comfortable rooms with a great kitchenette and a large Jacuzzi tub that we filled in a few minutes. The room was clean and appeared to have been recently updated with bright and attractive colors. The lake view from the front of the motel is incredible and there are seating areas with direct views of the lake.... More

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Innkeeper_Taupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks for your review. It is great to here from people that enjoyed their stay and what we have to offer. Yes we are in the midst of refurbishing Suites and Apartments and bringing back the "Colonial" look to our property.This will take some more time as we do things steadily here. Our Beach Front BBQ area has... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

For the price ($160) for 3 people in peak season I was pretty happy with the motel unit. Lake Taupo is just across the road and the main shopping centre is a 15 minute walk away. Room is clean and tidy. The spa bath was a bonus. Beds were actually quite good. Could have done with a few more coffee... More

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Our family had a great time staying at The Colonial Lodge Motel especially with just a stone's throw away from the beautiful lake. We enjoyed the sunset every evening and the duck / swan feeding sessions were great for the kids. Food and shopping is conveniently located with just a short walk away. Not far from the motel, there are... More

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Additional Information about Colonial Lodge Motel

Address: 134 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 71 hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colonial Lodge Motel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Motel has 8 Spa Suites and 4 x 1 Bedroom Apartments. We are located on the Lake Front at Taupo opposite the most popular swimming beach. Our Suites and Apartments are comfortable in both Winter and Summer.Relax with your drink and watch the beautiful Sunset from our Front Bench Bar and Barbecue Area. ... more   less 
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