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Lakefront Motor Lodge

2-6 Taharepa Road | PO Box 191, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #65 of 71 hotels in Taupo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed here on two separate nights whilst travelling between Auckland and Wellington. There were four in our party, my sister and her partner who live in New Zealand and my mother and myself who are from the UK. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the family suite, and it was very well appointed and comfortable. I must... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We chose to stay here to break the journey between Auckland and Wellington, travelling as a couple with 2 family members from the UK, and our little pooch. We had the ground floor family suite with its own mineral pool, and found it to be perfectly comfortable, well appointed and spotlessly clean. Absolutely no complaints, it suited our needs very... More

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Waitakere City N.Z.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Booked on line, photographs very misleading. Cramped, dated, airless room. Kitchen suitable for child sized people only. Extremely expensive for what was on offer. Mineral pool satisfactory, but only limited hours. Overall, most depressing. Manager very strange, from Central Casting maybe?

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was the last night of our holiday before getting home. Chose this motel/lodge as the pictures on Booking.com and the bonus of a thermal pool per unit appealed. Not up to the standard we have had. 1/3 more expensive than even Wellington at the Quest so expected better. Small room but all pleasant. Change to a better shower rose... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Booked for 5 nights at $230 per night and was excited about staying until we arrived. ...the male manager was very strange and after 10 min of telling us we hadn't booked and searching the bookings finally agreed when I showed the booking confirmation emails. ... went to swim in the pool and got warned by another guest that her... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I approached my one-night stay here with great trepidation after reading some of the reviews on here. In reality, I found it fine. Dated decor but if you're paying nz$129 for a spa unit then that's what you get. The staff member we dealt with was polite (which makes a huge difference), the room was clean and the spa was... More

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Palatka, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

If it was the set of a funny TV show this would be the perfect location. From the run down, tired appearance in need of refurbishment, to the scruffy unwelcoming geriatric transvestite who did all the talking and with a cavalier attitude of - "guests, what guests, who needs guests"? "I'm doing people a big favor allowing them to stay... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

My friend made the bookings & had paid a deposit...Ive worked in 5 star accommodation as this place was the pits...it was so bad that I left her to it & went to another superbly clean & cheaper hotel...she later joined me as she couldnt cope with the smell and the dirt with a few bugs thrown in for good... More

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Senior Reviewer
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

I originally booked a unit upstairs as it had a seperate bedroom, perfect for the portacot for our son...well the tariff said for two people, yes but since when do you count a 16 month old who isn't going to sleep in a bed, a person subject to a $20 extra fee? Secondly no where on the AA site did... More

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Masterton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Booked on the web, going by description of motel it sounded great and especially having your own mineral pool. Well what a let down, apart from the tired decor, thick dust on table and TV not working we found male manager quite strange in manner which was very off- putting. Female manager was more approachable, apologetic and was happy to... More

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Additional Information about Lakefront Motor Lodge

Also Known As:
Lakefront Hotel Taupo
Lakefront Motel Taupo
Address: 2-6 Taharepa Road | PO Box 191, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #65 of 71 hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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