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Colonial Lodge Motel

134 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well hi guys, I am back... My stay at the hotel is everything one would expect and this about the 4th time I have stayed at your hotel. Recently I was in Wellington (NZ) and stayed at the Mecure. It was alright but it was nothing compared to the personalised service I get at the Colonial. That is the reason... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We chose this motel because of its lakeside location and bedding configuration. On both of these measures it was fine. The room was clean and serviced well. Management was pleasant and eager to serve. However, it was an older motel and definitely staring to show its age, the bathroom in particular. To be clear it was very clean, but starting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stayed over Easter with friends. Asked for rooms side by side but were pleased to find we had been given adjoining rooms with a door between. Slightly dated but very clean and roomy. A good walk to town, lake over the road, parking a bit tight. Would stay here again. Free wi-fi but it was a little patchy.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Upon arriving we were greeted by Noel, who ensured the room met our needs. He provided excellent information on places to dine, sights to see around Taupo and great advice on scenic roads to take. Noel was especially helpful prior to and during the Ironman; even providing epsom salts for the spa. Rooms were very comfortable. We would definitely stay... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had a great visit to this hotel during the Waitangi weekend. Great location close to Lake (across the rd) and the city with all the needed necessities 5 mins away by car (countdown and Pak n save) also great spots for breakfast or coffee. Thoroughly enjoyed our room with spa and full kitchen. Husband and I cooked meal in room... More 

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Feilding, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice small lodging directly opposite the lake front across road. Rooms are private and you don't feel like you are intruding on other guests. Friendly hosts whom extended their knowledge and experience working in this environment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We recently had 5 nights at this Motel and could not have been made feel more welcome. Anthony checked on us regularly to see if everything was alright and gave us loads of tips of places to visit. We were sad to leave. Good value for the money and close to all attractions (cab ride or drive into the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My partner and I had just travelled from a friends house in Wellington, heading back home (Te Puke) and I wanted some time alone, kind of like a dirty weekend. When we had made our way to the front reception, the man there had just turned up, and friendly as he was, held the front door open to welcome us... More 

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arundel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Good clean accommodation ,spa bath in room ,good size very helpful and friendly manager stunning location opposite the lake lovely views ,hard to fault sky t.v in the room free Wi-Fi fresh milk supplied

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Colonial Lodge Motel Revisited. It has been slightly more than a year since we stayed in the motel. We had such a fantastic time that we decided to re visit. We were not disappointed, the place has undergone a lot of improvement, our spacious room has been newly painted and lovely wall decorative features added. It is a great place... More 

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