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Judges Pool Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   92 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Clean, neat and located in a quiet town near regional tourist spots. Friendly owners, clearly take pride in their business. Spacious rooms, well appointed. Small business, well run. Thank you. Would definitely recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Judges Pool Motel is a generally older style motel, but it had a bit of character and the rooms had a solid construction. It's a pretty small establishment overall, but is safe and clean. Rooms have been relatively recently refurbished, but with some classic features left, giving a nice mix of old and updated with just a few rough edges.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Not much to do in Turangi but this motel is a great place to stay if you want to spend some time in the Tongariro NP as it is a close drive to the Ketetahi Car park for the Tongariro Crossing. The units are very private and quiet. It was nice to return to the hotel and prepare dinner in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I stayed here with a group of people and it was a really good base to do the Tongariro Crossing from. The units were small, but clean and had everything we needed. There was an outside eating and BBQ area which was very good for a larger group of people. The owners had chooks and cats and the free tomatoes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Our party of three stayed here recently. We had a very comfortable stay. The unit had a great sunny verandah in the back. There was also great cooking facilities where we were able to make dinner. The beds were all very comfortable and our host was very friendly and even gave us free tomatoes. It was a great stay and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A lovely motel in a quiet town. Had a nice chat with Jill when we checked in, and was pleasantly surprised when we spotted our national flag up on the flagpole some time later (how they got hold of a Malaysian flag was beyond me!).... Surely the first and probably the last time we got such an honor! There are... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Motel was chosen as a stopover on way from Rotorua to Wellington. The unit was very clean and tidy with good facilities. There was a good kitchen are with fridge microwave and hob. The reception person was helpful. Good laundry facilities

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Booked at short notice. In a very quiet location off the main highway. Units are bigger than they appear and have ample space for a family of four (although there was only two of us). Very clean. Would be a great base for skiing.

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

A quiet off the main road motel. Only 9 units... small is good... 2 with 2 bedrooms (where we stayed). Lots of trees, close to river walks and walk to the town centre(400 metres), including information centre, cafés, takeaways and large supermarket. Superb outdoor barbecue with fish smoker and undercover seating. Hosts are informative - one a Kiwi and partner... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Nice one night stay at the motel, though my son when going to get one of the complimentary DVD's offered, felt he was inconveniencing the older female proprietor and he felt uncomfortable in the manner that she asked what he wanted. I too, felt a bit similar on arrival, as we had booked through internet and she didn't seem to... More

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Address: 92 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Turangi
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Judges Pool Motel 3.5*
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We are located in Turangi at the southern end of Lake Taupo (Central North Island, New Zealand) only 200m from the famous Tongariro River with great fly fishing for big rainbow and brown trout, Judges Pool Motel offers clean, comfortable, quiet and affordable accommodation. Owner operators Chris and Jill Hill have a wealth of valuable tips and information and are more than happy to share their knowledge with you. Judges Pool Motel accommodation has 9 x 1 and 2-bedroom fully self-contained motel units sleeping up to 6 people. All units are serviced daily and there are guest laundry facilities, WiFi internet plus internet kiosk, Sky TV Guest Select 50 channel +, undercover BBQ area available for your stay. In room entertainment cannot get much better with Sky's Guest Select - 50 channels at your fingertips. So keep up with the latest sporting events, take in a movie, catch a nickelodeon special or explore the world via the Discovery channel all in the comfort of your room. We are located halfway between Wellington and Auckland. A perfect stopover to break your journey and tiredness. No traffic noise. Discount loyalty card for regular clients. ... more   less 
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