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Creel Lodge Motel

4.5 of 5 183 Taupahi Road | Waikato, Turangi 3444, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Just returned from a tramp of the Tongariro Alpine crossing, which is a bucket list achievement on many "trampers" need to do list. That aside, the best surprise of the outing was our stay at the Creel Lodge Motel in Turangi which offers a beautiful garden like setting in the quietest part of town, right on the Tongarariro river. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Creel Lodge is no five star resort, but the price you pay reflects that. We stayed in the "yellow tail" room for two nights and it's clean and reasonably comfortable if a bit dated and slightly tired. The most modern piece of furniture was the flat screen TV. Can't beat the quiet location though, right next to the river amongst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

What a lovely place to stay. We have a garden motel with lovely trees and shrubs all around us. We've stayed here twice before and its still as good. The motel unit is well appointed and the beds very comfortable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 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 July 28, 2014

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 July 20, 2014

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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Cambridge, New Zealand
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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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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