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Colonial Lodge Motel

4.0 of 5 134 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Singapore, null, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Colonial lodge Motel . I was driving along the lake terrace and went in and asked if I could be shown the rooms. what a great surprise Gone were the pokie little units i have previously stayed at and hello a nice big roomy room plenty of room to spread out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We booked 3 weeks in advance , they were supposed to take$30.00 deposit but took $300.00 !! They could not explain why when we checked in on the Friday and informed them that a phone call would have cleared it up.The room was old and dated with mould on the bath and shower , cracked tiles and worn out towels.... More 

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Noel B, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Visitor 999 Actually you are the 1883 rd visitor to the property since we recently bought it. We appreciate constructive comments from Guests. If you had noticed, you would have seen that the property is undergoing renovations especially in the bathrooms.The interior painting has been completed, Tiles, Artwork and Furnishings have been delivered. It all takes time and as... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is the fourth time my wife and I have visited Taupo. Each time we stay at the Colonial Lodge Motel. Why don't we try somewhere else? Well when you are onto good thing stick to it. The reception manager Anthony speaks chinese so he and my wife hit off and I just leave them. Noel the manager wonderful guy... More 

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

Hi. Many thanks for your review. We are now getting quite a few regulars that appreciate our property and our service and guest support. Loyalty always has it rewards in good and bad times. As you have seen, the property has changed considerably from your first visit. We intend to keep improving what we are doing. We don't mind the... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

"they say don't judge a book by its cover".. at first i thought i would not have a good experience of this motel by judging it from the front.. but i was wrong.. the owner was such a sweet guy. he showed us the room and it just made us feel at home.. you have a beautiful view of lake... More 

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

Hi Sam Thank you for your review. Yes, we are a Hidden Treasure by the Lake as our return guests comment. Our Deluxe Spa Suites and Apartments on the Top Floor offer views from the balcony tables and chairs. Nice to sit and watch the activities on the lake in summer and catch the winter sun during winter. Yet they... More 

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Address: 134 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Colonial Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#23 Luxury Hotel in Taupo

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