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Colonial Lodge Motel

134 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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Bath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this motel by the lake through Tourist Information in Taupo and were very pleased with it. Noel and Anthony were so friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean, with kitchen area and a bathroom. And amazing value, our room was $140 a night and could accommodate three people with ease.

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Waikanae
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnight on trip up North Island. The motel has become very dated and tired looking and it does not live up to the website pics. The managers were very welcoming and helpful and the room was very clean and tidy although the air freshner smell was quite overpowering and makes one wonder what it was masking. Reasonably expensive for... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in the Nee Year weekend. Location is good, on the lakeside and a short walk to main shopping, food, drink areas of Taupo. Room was a good size, with television (including film channel), kitchenette, and en suite (including 'spa bath'). The bed was very uncomfortable unfortunately. Also the room was only superficially clean. There were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We just wanted to say thank you for the great time. The motel was very good and clean. It is situated opposite the main beach and very close to the city center. But the best thing are the extremly kind hosts Anthony and Noel. In Taupo one can do a lot of things so take your time, chose the colonial... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This motel is clean, well equipped and most comfortable. It is reasonably priced, quiet and for the price a sound choice. The motel is situated on the Lake front and some of the units have limited lake views. A walk to the Taupo township would take approximately 15mins from this motel. I found the staff sensitve to our needs.

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Singapore
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The family stayed there for a night. We were welcomed by the host upon our arrival. I didn't get his name but he was nice enough to explain to us about what we are supposed to know. We were even given a bottle of milk and a packet of biscuits. How nice! We loved the fact that the view of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Every NZ Motel complex should have hosts like Antony and Noel! They were helpful, thoughtful, friendly, truly hospitable, interested, relaxed, and very accommodating. Great local knowledge and recommendations. Rooms very clean and spacious with nice touches. Thank you for a memorable stay.

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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

on arrival we were made so welcome thankyou guys. The room was very good even a spa bath. I loved the cosiness of it and the bickies too. The Lodge is central to the city cenre and a beautiful view of Lake Taupo.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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156 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Spent the night was very comfortable bed and seating well appointed kitchen huge bathroom with a spa bath plus a seperate shower decor was nice and hosts were A1 it is across road from lake but units running wrong way to have a full view units were 95% clean there was bits of cheese lying in cutlery drawer I scuffed... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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215 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

its adequate for short visits. nice tv but the rooms themselves are dated. it could be cleaner to be honest. the bathroom is clean enough but is very dated. the free parking and internet is great. there is a free laundry room with a washing machine and a dryer, you need your own detergents.

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