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“Lovely place to stay.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Lake
63 Mere Road, Taupo 2730, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #15 of 71 hotels in Taupo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Lovely place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We loved our one nights stay at the Lake Motel, we arrived to Jane's friendly welcome and the lovely one bedroom suite that we stayed in offered everything that we required.The suite was spacious, beautifully clean, quiet, kitchen that was well equiped, great water pressure in the shower and the retro fit out was great. Comfortable bed with electric blanket just what we needed on a cold winters night.
We will be back to stay for sure next time we need a place to stay in Taupo.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed here for one night during a tour of New Zealand. Staff made special arrangements to ensure we picked up the keys to our room as our arrival time was outside the reception opening hours.
The room was clean and very well presented. It is a fantastically unique motel with its retro themed rooms.
In the morning staff continued to be very helpful, as they suggested local landmarks we could visit and help us plan the next day of our trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

The retro furniture in this hotel is simply gorgeous. We booked a studio room, but were upgraded to a room with a kitchenette. The room was well-appointed and clean. Although the retro chairs were not the most comfortable, the bed was good. The hosts were very helpful and friendly and hotel is well-located.

Good value and perfect if you're looking for something different.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 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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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

we stayed 3 nights and couldn't fault it, everything was immaculate.

Helen was very helpful and recommended places to eat and all were excellent.
It is a very pleasant 15 min walk to the town,and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012 via mobile

Loved our stay in this motel, lovely and helpful staff, great location and amazing retro furniture!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Sorry small room. The foot of our bed was only feet away from the public footpath and the road. Didn't enjoy our one night stay at all. Stayed in New Zealand for 3 weeks and this is the only place I would not go back to. Need blackout lining for the curtains as not very thick and let all the light in. Tiny bathroom.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012 via mobile

I arrived with the option of a free upgrade from a excellent room to a really excellent room. (particularly exciting since I had never been upgraded in my life!) I had a Living room/kitchen, a bedroom and bathroom. The decor was modern and the small details of how the towels were folded in the bathroom and bedroom...and how things were exquisitly placed in the cupboards just made this hotel a delight to stay in. The kitchen meant I could save a little money and eat in - just perfect. Was a 5 min walk to the lake and about 10/15min to the centre. The host had many recommendations on what to do an discount vouchers for various places...a swim in De Brett's hot spring is perfect for a bit of r and r. If you are looking for a little bit of luxury on your travels this is definitely the place to come. To get this standard in the UK you would be paying hundreds!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 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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Additional Information about The Lake

Address: 63 Mere Road, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The lake, has attention to detail throughout, the Lake is a unique establishment which has achieved the owner's desire to create a motel that doesn't feel like a motel. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, the lake truly is a boutique motel with a difference. ... more   less 
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