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“Clean comfortable and lovely hosts” 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 #15 of 73 Hotels in Taupo
Auckland
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“Clean comfortable and lovely hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012 via mobile

My partner and I made a snap decision to stay overnight in Taupo due to really bad weather conditions - started worrying ad we drove past lots of No Vacancy signs. Luckily we came across Catelli's and they had a studio available. The room was very clean and comfortable and we had a great night's sleep on a good bed.

We really appreciated the friendly service and also the free DVDs available.

At $140 the room wasn't a great example of the value for money you can get in Taupo but we didn't feel ripped off either.

We would recommend a stay at Catelli's.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 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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  • Rooms
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Very clean room, service was fine. Good kitchen facilties. Shower was not very strong. Located a little of out town but not too far. We felt it was overpriced especially compared to the other places we stayed in during the Christmas/New Year break.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Myself and 3 friends stayed at Catellis during the recent red hat conference. Dennis and Wendy were fabulous hosts and went that little bit further to make our stay more enjoyable. The units we stayed in were both spotlessly clean, quiet and very well appointed. We would thoroughly recommend Catellis to anyone requiring excellent accommodation in Taupo.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Picton, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Stayed at Catelli's while attending a "Red Hat" convention. Wendy & Dennis are excellent "Hosts'. I was travelling by myself & when Wendy picked me up from the bus stop she said they were having a BBQ & I was invited along with all the other attendees staying there & other motels in Taupo. There was food galore & and it was an opportunity to meet with Red Hatters from Australia as well as NZ. On my last day (I stayed 3 days) I mistakeningly got my bus departure wrong & with 5 minutes to spare Wendy stopped doing what she was doing, phoned Intercity & rushed me to the bus depot. Yes!! I got there with a minute to spare. I would not hesitate to reccomend Catelli's to anyone wanting to stay in comfort, style & hospitality in Taupo. Thank you Wendy & Dennis, Tania Cowie

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

My wife and i stayed at Catellis in Taupo while attending the "Red Hat" conference and had a very good time there.
Both Dennis and Wendy went out of their way to make us and about 20 plus others stay an enjoyable occasion.
I have stayed in many Motels in the North Island during my selling days and Catellis would be the best i have experienced for comfort and hospitality.
Both of us would highly recommend staying at Catellis if you are ever in Taupo.
Thanks Dennis and Wendy
The Clarks.

  • Stayed November 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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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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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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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
#4 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
#11 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#16 Family Hotel in Taupo
#21 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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