The room was larger than I had expected (and it turned out to be much larger than the room we paid more for in Rotarua). The bed was awesome and I loved the spa in the "middle" of the room--you could watch tv and/or look at the view... it was great!
The service was extremely friendly and helpful (even after my boyfriend asked his millionth question in less than an hour!).
We were also able to order breakfast and although there wasn't a great deal of choice, it was very tasty and arrived hot.
I knew Clearwater was close to the lake when I booked this room, but I didn't realise exactly how close until I got there (it's right on the lake and you can walk down to it through Clearwater). It was awesome.
A downside for some people may be the fact that Clearwater was a little out of the centre of town (around 3 kms) but I liked it--it made you feel like you were away from everything, but when you needed something it was right there.
I have to say that my favourite part was the view and how you could relax on the bed or in the spa and see it :)
The only downside was Clearwater's pool. I didn't book the room because it had a pool (so I wasn't really counting on it being there), but I was disappointed in it nevertheless. It's half under the front of the building and doesn't look very inviting. On the upside, the temperature was quite nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LAKE EDGE TRANQUILITY Clearwater Motor Lodge offers quality accommodation situated right at the waters edge of lake Taupo. All 10 self-contained units provide king beds, in-room spa, kitchen facilities, TV/DVD, balcony or courtyard. 6 Of our Studios with unlimited lake & mountain views.Family units with same facilities, 2 single beds in separate bedroom. On-site Thermal plunge pool & BBQ. Quiet location Free on-site parking. Perfect for romantic couples Owner operated by Tim & Leone Graves ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clearwater Hotel Taupo