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“Very accommodating with beautiful lake views.” 4 of 5 stars
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Sails Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   138 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Quality Inn Sails Taupo)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very accommodating with beautiful lake views.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Great stay whilst on business in Taupo. The managers left the unit all ready for my arrival as it was late in the evening. Nice warm under floor bathroom tiles. Very quiet as the bedroom was back from the road. Beautiful lake views.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Karen was a friendly host that looked after our every need beyond the ordinary motel. They even found some toys and activities for our little boy. The lake view room was awesome. The position on the lake is fantastic. It is probably a 20min walk to town, but the distance does make it quieter and is no problem with a car.

Karen and Richard deserve to be praised for the operation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stayed here overnight on our way from Wellington to Rototura. The folks were friendly and helpful at reception and check in was quick. I liked being not quite so close to the centre of town - things were a little quieter. The view of the lake was awesome - to wake up and see Lake Taupo spreading out before me was marvellous. We had a room at the front of the property and it's a bit noisy with traffic noise - I'd stay here again, but make sure that I had a room further back, but that still had a view.

Room Tip: Get a room at the rear - the rooms at the front have great views, but they're noisy
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Stayed here again for a short Winter break! This is the fourth or fifth time we have stayed at this motel and every time we really enjoy our stay here! The rooms are immaculate and the views are great of the lake! The decor is stylish and the owners are very pleasant! We would really like to stay here again! Thanks!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Stayed for a few nights, even though we prepaid for specific dates the owner was totally unfussed and really accommodating with our day early arrival when our plans had to change. Great proximity to town, nice view and a stones throw from the lake where we enjoyed evening walks. Clean, roomy and everything you need!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We booked using our fly buys. We have stayed in Taupo lots and at many different places but I would certainly recommend the Sails. Very clean and lots of space. Added extras like biscuits and magazines. Lovely and warm. Close to town. Could even walk.

Room Tip: The front rooms overlook lake but we were happy to be away from the main road as it was lovely and q...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This has to be one of the best places I've ever stayed! Very friendly management, superior quality room, spotlessly clean, nice and quiet, everything you need and really warm. Plenty of tea and coffee, kitchen very well stocked with cutlery, free wi-fi even. Very easy to find, great parking (and we had a trailer). We seriously considered staying another night and pulling a sickie at work for it!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sails Motor Lodge

Address: 138 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Quality Inn Sails Taupo)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#22 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#26 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sails Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Sails Taupo Hotel Taupo
Taupo Quality Inn

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