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“Fabulous, friendly spot in Taupo!” 5 of 5 stars
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Catelli's of Taupo
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   23-27 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo 3330, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #17 of 73 Hotels in Taupo
Wellington
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“Fabulous, friendly spot in Taupo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We recently stayed at Catelli's with our 2 kids. What a fabulous place! It was great from the moment we walked in - friendly greeting, given magazines to read and some toast and spreads for the kids breakfast (since we were only there one night). Lovely welcoming rooms with modern furniture. Warm and immaculatly presented. Quiet, perfect location. On our departure it was lovely to see the owners chatting outside to other guests.
Would definitely stay again and would recommend it to anyone - for business, passing through or family holiday. Thank you!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

I routinely stay with Denis and Wendy during our overnight stay in Taupo alongside the Great Lake. I am a tour guide (driving since September 2010) and after a full days driving, the greeting on arrival is always genuine and welcoming. During the cooler winter months, even having the heater on in the room, on arrival, sets me up for a good stay. During summer, a swim in Lake Taupo in the evening is also a great way to end the day. Superbly clean and comfortable in a great location.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

My two friends and I stayed at Catelli's for one night during our mammoth month-long trip in NZ for the rugby World Cup. We had a truly punishing itinerary so it was wonderful to arrive to a spa bath that we could kick back in for a couple of hours with some wine! The accommodation was top notch - wish we could have stayed longer!!

Our hosts were also great, providing lots of useful area tips on where to go and, just as important, where not to bother with. They even tipped us off that the South African team were training the next morning just up the road, so we had a great unscheduled treat included for our time in Taupo.

Room Tip: I'd recommend a room with a sp bath if you'e going to be in town on more than just a whistle...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Catelli's for one night during our honeymoon trip through the North Island. It's a great half way point when going from one side of the island to another. We ended up leaving our camera tripod in the room which we didn't notice was missing till we got home. I e-mail Catelli's thinking that was where I left it. They responded back saying that they had found it and would be happy to mail it back to me at their expense. You don't get honesty, service and hospitality like that in too many places, so thanks again for that!!!

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Excellent service friendly staff very helpfull.
And thanks for the tip about Himatangi beach that is a must see.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

What a gr8 place to stay........wonderful hosts, perfect quiet location, ( back off the main road so we didnt get traffic noise) nicely appointed unit, with perfect touches, like a massive library of free DVDs and current magazines that you could borrow from the office.Nice restaurants and town nearby all and all a perfect stay. Thx Casssie & Loz

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Thank you Denis and Wendy for another amazing stay. Our business stays at Catelli's reasonably frequently and every visit is fantastic. This is not only due to the spacious and clean rooms but also because of the hosts Denis and Wendy. They will always go out of their way to help you and to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

When I arrived on Tuesday, Wendy had already put the heater on in the unit for me so the room was nice and toasty. She also gave me some brand new magazines to read (there are free DVD's available also). When we asked about dinner she was straight on the phone to see if the restaurant she had recommended was open and rang around gyms for me to see which ones would take casuals - she even offered her car the next morning if I needed to find my way to the gym across town!

Wendy and Denis take a huge amount of pride in their motel and their town and it shows by their exceptional customer service - I love staying there because nothing is ever too much trouble and when you travel a lot for business it's nice to have such welcoming hosts.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Catelli's of Taupo

Address: 23-27 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
#5 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
#13 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#16 Family Hotel in Taupo
#22 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Catelli's of Taupo 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award-winning 4-Star Catelli's of Taupo is perfect for a peaceful stay just 2 minutes to the lake and 10 minutes walk to town. Stay a couple of nights and enjoy friendly hospitality and our beautiful region.18 modern units include spa and two-bedroom family suites, all with LCD TVs, DVD players, wireless internet, free DVD library, self-contained kitchens, two car parks & daily servicing. We welcome guests from around the world on business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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