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“Unmissable Quality - Just Perfect” 5 of 5 stars
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Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   215 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Unmissable Quality - Just Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

We treated ouselves whilst touring New Zealand, by staying here. The views are picture perfect just a few steps from Lake Taupo, the rooms luxurious and immaculate. The owners were friendly, helpful and happy to always go the extra mile.
You can't help falling in love with Lake Taupo, and certainly staying at The Boulevard will be top of the list when we return. Thanks for making our holiday even more amazing.

  • Stayed April 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Waitakere
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Even the stand-in hosts are great at this motel. The owners were away, but we were warmly greeted with friendliness and minimum fuss.
Our 'family suite' layout was very well designed (I'm an interior designer), with a small bedroom just big enough for our two teens to sleep in, and a lovely big bed which was supremely comfortable for us in the remaining larger area. There was a compact dining table and chairs, a three-piece suite and side table.
The kitchenette and its supplies were just perfect for our needs. We caught several trout and were able to barbecue them and cook potatoes and salad and eat them in comfort.
We used the provided dvd player to watch photos of the kids' day white-water-rafting.
The view was gorgeous and we had our own little lawn & patio from which to watch the sunset. There is a low wall and then a public footpath at the lake edge but other than that you are right at the water side; safe for little children and beautiful with it.
The shower was truly superb with oodles of hot water, high pressure and a multi-function nozzle head.
The in-room spa bath was also good. The luxury level would have been improved with extra toiletries - nice soap was provided but that was it, but there were plenty of fluffy clean towels and everything was perfectly clean.
The mineral pool outside was the ideal temperature and soothed away the aches of fishing and cycling.
We had a wonderful stay here and felt it was amazing value for money.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Hastings, NZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We arrived at this lovely motel and were greeted by a friendly proprietor. Up to the first floor there were steps so no good if you are not able bodied but there are ground floor apartments also.
The room was good, clean and good facilities. The view was spectacular, right on the lake front with a small terrace with table and chairs to sit at and sip your wine while enjoying the view. As night fell the view of the lights on the lake was beautiful. Nice and quiet too. We enjoyed a plunge in the mineral heated pool under the stars and a spa in room to enjoy as well.
Only down side I believe was that it only had a ceiling fan that was a bit noisy but this was far outweighed by the good service and room. Breakfast arrived in the morning at right time and was enjoyable and well priced. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This was our second stay at Boulevard Waters and it was every bit as good as the first time, a year ago. The complex is under new ownership (since our first visit) and they made us feel right at home. We had a studio on the top floor and it was quiet and contained all the facilities we needed to self cater during our stay.

Apart from it's beachfront location, the absolute best thing about Boulevard is its thermal pool. Last year I had noticed that it was in a slightly more "natural" state, i.e. the pool lining tended to get a little bit green and slimy. This time around, however, the new owners have got on top of the water quality and the pool was maintained in pristine condition which made it even more appealing. The units also have large spas, however the thermal pool is so pleasant to sit in we have never actually used the spa, despite our best intentions!

We have got our booking confirmed for next year and can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Yarrawonga, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Quiet setting, the most awesome view and location.
The rooms were clean and comfortable, modest self catering facilities were just what we needed. The hot pool was great and we spent many hours soaking.
The local knowledge and friendliness of staff was invaluable & fantastic.
You would be charged 3 times the price anywhere here in Victoria.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Vernon, Canada
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This motel is fully self catering, which does help the budget. It is right on the edge of Lake Taupo, with swimmable beach alongside ( and even next to several small hot springs!). The rooms were clean, well equipped and the hosts most helpful. The motel is just off the junction of State Highway 5, so not right downtown and therefore quiet, still an easy and pleasant lakeside walk to town.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Great place, rooms are large with all modern facilities & the views are absolutely fantastic ! Only small complaint noise for room above as we were on the ground floor but all in all a fantastic place

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge

Address: 215 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#9 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#14 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Lake Edge Accommodation on the shores of Lake Taupo. ALL 10 luxury units have views of Lake Taupo and the mountains of Tongariro National Park (Ruapehu, Ngaruhoe & Tongariro) Studio units with king size beds, in-room 2 person spa, kitchen facilities, underfloor heating, wireless internet and LCD TVs & DVD players. Family units with same facilities, 2 single beds in separate bedroom We have an outdoor Thermal Pool and BBQ for guests use Free off street parking in a quiet location ... more   less 
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