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Creel Lodge Motel

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   183 Taupahi Road | Waikato, Turangi 3444, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although unit was clean but fishy smell was quite strong. When complained to staff we were told "what do you expect - it's fishing town". Location is ok, garden setting is quite good but we don't think we will stay here again due to staff attitude.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the title says, my wife and I have stayed here 3 times in 2014. I fly fish on the Tongariro and my wife walks, reads, relaxes. She loves it - comfy and clean. The rooms are very comfortable, warm, and the setting is superb, a bird-lovers paradise. We ate a lovely evening meal at Rivers vineyard and restaurant on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the Creel Lodge because we needed a two-bedroomed unit -not easy to find, and Creel Lodge had one at a reasonable rate.When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly manager.The heat pump was on so the room was very warm despite the very cold day.The unit was extremely clean and had everything we needed.Comfortable beds.It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I haven't stayed here before. The host was very friendly and helpful on check-in. The air conditioning in my room had been turned on prior to my arrival to ensure the room was warm! Great setting and location. I'm not a fisherman, but I would suspect this location would be ideal. My accommodation was a one bedroom suite. Nicely appointed,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Nice warm room The heater was on in my room when I arrived so room was nice and warm. Reception lady/owner was nice and friendly. The room was clean and tidy with nice TV. The grounds were tidy and inviting, the property backs onto the river. It is located one road back from SH1, so there is no street noise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

http://youtu.be/y_ZMDUJXcsA is a snippet of the dawn chorus the outdoor gas BBQ was a real bonus for us beautiful location beside the river, and able to walk along the river without driving anywhere incredibly helpful staff just a shame the wifi is not free' spent my time running back and forth buying extra time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We felt lucky to find such a serene place to stayed. Backing onto a river for walks, the beautiful sound of birds on the property and a front porch to enjoy drinks and meals. We enjoyed the quiet property and were minutes from what we needed. We even extended our stay. The furnishings can be a little worn. They cater... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We only had 1 night at Creel lodge in a 2 bedroom unit. The welcome was friendly and the unit was clean a spacious. The short walk to the river to watch the fisherman was lovely. The grounds are lovely and peaceful with lots of bird life. We will definitely be back to this location. Great access to the mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A tranquil lodge next to the river, with the Creel Cafe our front. The wooden decor and quiet bush setting make for a very cosy, relaxing and romantic locale to explore the wider region from. Minutes to fly fishing heaven or a short drive to the miriad of other natural wonderment in this volcanic region. The facilities in and around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Beautiful gardens, spacious mini cabins with a very compact kitchen that had everything you needed for self catering. Large bathroom with a heated towel rail. Excellent heating with a reverse cycel heating system. Guest luandry with a charge of $4 per load and also with a dryer.Plently of line space and pegs. The cafe that is at the font of... More

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Address: 183 Taupahi Road | Waikato, Turangi 3444, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Turangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Creel Lodge Motel 4.5*
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Creel Lodge - Peaceful and quiet away from the main highway, private river access. Tired of travelling? Then visit this oasis on the central plateau, 15 minutes from the Tongariro Crossing. Inspection welcomed. Have a safe journey. ... more   less 
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