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Creel Lodge Motel

4.5 of 5 183 Taupahi Road | Waikato, Turangi 3444, New Zealand
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    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this motel is excellently positioned to host hikers for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (TAC) and anglers on the famous Tongariro River. we choose this place as it is closer to TAC and this gives an extra 30 min of sleep in the morning and also 45min less in the evening on the return leg. the place is well maintained, clean... More 

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Auckland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A group of us stayed here and had 4 executive suites together, fantastic spot, BBQ (2 to choose from close by) different areas through the establishment seem to be grouped but all well maintained, and friendly hosts too

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Creel Lodge for a couple of days as our base camp near the Tongariro National Park. The unit was spatious and furnished with taste, very comfortable. The surroundings where ideal, calm and with lots of nature and native birds flying around. Finally, the hosts were very welcoming, and I can only recommend this lodge for other... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was gorgeous...We wished we had stayed at this establishment and in this town longer on our trip around the North Island. It is beautiful in every way and is in a perfect location (hiking, walking, river, lake/beach, excellent food). The Creel Lodge is quite beautiful. The breakfast at the cafe was delicious and the room was exceptionally clean and... More 

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Paradise Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again a peaceful stay in this motel that feels more like home. Delightful garden setting with managers and an owner who cares about their customers. Everything provided for our comfort and food and wine stores within walking distance so that it is easy to be self contained. Such a delight to hear the river and the birds.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time whilst staying here for 5 nights with our toddler. Very close to the river for fishing, plus walks in the area and Tongariro National Park. The two bedroom cabins are family friendly and the lovely grounds a nice setting for evening bbq's. Highly recommend Ken Drummond for guided fishing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An old fishing hotel with the tongariro river flowing behind, if you want to have a quiet fishing trip with friends this hotel would be ideal. Not recommendable for families. The tongariro national park is in Turangi. To people who enjoy fishing trips, this is an ideal hotel for you.

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Toronto, Canada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I think that most visitors stay here as a base for their fishing trip, but it’s also very close to the park and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek. The cabins are clean with a fully equipped kitchen - including a full size oven. The place is very homey and spacious with a separate bedroom off the living room and kitchen... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stayed 3 nights here in this lovely apartment which had nicely decorated clean rooms and and a well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed our stay at Creel Lodge very much and I can only recommend it. Especially the garden is very well kept. Turangi is close to Tongariro NP where we went for hiking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Lovely cabins in a beautiful setting, right on the river. Very friendly & helpful staff. We had a lovely relaxing 4 nights, cooked our own breakfast, cabins are fully self contained. Walked to town for dinner most nights. One minor complaint is the Wi Fi service. It's not very good there and the free wi-fi limit runs out very quickly,... 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*
Number of rooms: 19
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