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Bay Court Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   104 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #30 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Take his milk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Host kind of frightened my boyfriend when he was shocked/slightly angry that he wouldn't take the milk that was offered. I took it though, and it was some good milk. The host was actually really nice and dropped us off at the bus stop for free when we were departing and said that he would have given us a lift to the motel from the bus stools if we had asked before arrival.

It wasnt too far away from town but it was an annoyance to walk that distance in the torrential rain.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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139 hotel reviews
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

We love the Bay Court Motel. It is located right opposite Lake Taupo, could it be any better? It is also close to the town center. We could just walk to the town for our meal, about 10 minutes walk.

It was very easy to find the motel, just drive along Lake Taupo and you will see it!Plus the big sign of the motel would definitely get your attention!

The check in counter is pretty small. The only one working was the man ( I think it may be the owner ) He was very friendly and gave us lots of useful tips about the area.

Bay Court Motel is a 2 stories building. Outside our room, there were chairs and table where we sat and had a cup of coffee while enjoying the wonderful view of Lake Taupo. This motel is right next to the Copthorne. Although we felt a little funny while sitting there and could see the people who stayed at the Copthtorne.

It was a big studio unit. There was a couch, TV, tables and chairs at the living room, and then it was a kitchen with full cookery and utensils. After the kitchen area, it was our bedroom with a king size bed. The bathroom is our favorite! There was a spa bath with bubble bath gel provided! We had the time of our life in that spa bathtub and that got Charlie hooked on Spa! Thanks to Bay Court!!

The unit was clean and spacious. With the amount of money we paid, it is definitely worth the value. In fact, I think they might have under-charged us..

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

Stayed here feb 2011 it was right on the lake road, super clean rooms and staff were so friendly. would stay again

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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North of Auckland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

After being let down by a bach we had planned to stay in, we stumbled across this place & glad we did. Really clean, tidy & serviced daily. 10 min walk to town along lakeside. Would definitely recommend it & would definitely go again.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

Stayed here for 2 nights for Ironman New zealand,

Rooms were very clean and tidy, and modern, nice shower and comfortable bed

Owners were very polite and helptful and had that personal touch,

Happy to stay here again and recommend to anyone looking for a location on the lake front at a good price.

I normally stay at other places each year, but from now on this will be my first choice

Steve

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
87 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

Stayed one night here in a one bedded studio. Friendly owner who was very helpful and rooms were fine. A little hot when we were there and the room had a large free standing fan. But roomy and clean and all you could really need. Altho on the main road we had a room furthest from the road and had no noise at all. Our only issue was the cost of internet connection. This is a member of the HOST group of accommodations and they all seem to have very expensive internet provision i.e $5 NZ per hour( and once you are connected your meter starts running) or $15 per day

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland NZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2009

Stayed here due to a cancellation as there was a event at Taupo and so glad we did stay here as we will be going back again. We got there late due to traffic and the room had been warmed up for us which was great as it was pretty cold. The owners were very friendly and recommended places to eat at etc The room was lovely and the veiw we had over the lake was lovely. Got some great sunset shots.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 104 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Court Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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