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“Great value for money, clean & tidy, serviced daily, right on lakefront.” 5 of 5 stars
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Bay Court Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   104 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #28 of 73 Hotels in Taupo
North of Auckland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great value for money, clean & tidy, serviced daily, right on lakefront.”
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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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
80 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
49 helpful votes 49 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Birmingham, England
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

Great motel, only 10-15 minutes walk into the centre of Taupo. We had the back room, middle floor, so I can not speak for the other rooms. However ours was large and roomy, large bedroom and bathroom, fully equiped kitchen, lounge with a table and 2 chairs and also a very comfortable settee. Outside on the balcony we had a table and 2 chairs. No problem with any noise or disturbance and no traffic noise. The side view of the lake from the balcony was great. The motel realy is across the road from the lake.
Owner is a very happy and chatty man who will give you any advice about the area which you may need. Usual tea, coffee etc replaced daily

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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East Anglia UK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

We found this motel after leaving a less than satisfactory 'luxury boutique' b & b after one night of noise. We had a two room suite with large bed, jacuzzi bath and plenty of equipment to be totally self sufficient if we had wanted to. The kitchen area was fully equipped and the whole place was very clean. The owners live on site and are friendly and helpful. They are also very selective about their guests, so no loud noisy parties! Its right opposite the best part of the beach and a 15 minute walk into town. We would not hesitate to recommend Bay Court, which was half the price of the much smarter, but much noisier B & B!

  • Liked — Good rates and convenient location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

We loved it the movement we stepped into our unit. The bed configuration was 1 comfy king-sized bed, 1 queen-sized and one bunk bed for triple. The bedrooms were big and clean.

There was a jacuzzi spa in one of the bathrooms and also a bottle of aromatherapy gel for the jacuzzi use. Well-equipped kitchen.

Lake Taupo was just across the road. The sunset was simply beautiful.

Just a short drive to town centre.

However, we noticed that the backdoors were left unlocked after daily room service.

There was no in-house laundry facility. The owner would help bring the laundry to town.

  • Liked — Spacious
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 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
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 73 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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