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“Average price but great service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chevron Motel

Chevron Motel
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Chevron Motel
102 Tamamutu Street, Taupo, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #26 of 71 hotels in Taupo
Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Average price but great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We picked this motel from the free Jason guide and were very impressed. The unit was on the ground floor, spacious, with a separate bedroom. A stones throw from both the Cosmopoltan club and the RSA. Walking distance to town centre was easy. More than adequate kitchen facilities. I would certainly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

I chanced on the Chevron motel about 8 years ago,and stay there every year.It is excellent in every respect.Glenys and Allan are 2 of the nicest people you will meet anywhere,and nothing is too much trouble for them.As for the person claiming they were scammed,Glenys and Allan are incapable of that sort of behaviour,and I believe it says more about the person writing the review than it does about Glenys and Allan.As for the motel,it is spacious,very clean and convenient for everything as well as being excellent value.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Romford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

The unit was very clean and spacious with cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and quite a good sized tv on the wall . We were given a bottle of milk on arrival and coffee and tea bags were in the unit. We had a 2 bedroom unit with a double bed and another with 2 single beds. The cost was $140 NZD for one night for 3 adults which was roughly £73. There was also a small spa pool to use just by putting your room number against the half hour you wanted to use it, this was free. The owners were very friendly and very helpful in suggesting places to visit etc. We liked it that much that when we decided to visit Taupo again 2 weeks later we rebooked into the Chevron, and actually got the same room again too. I would definitely recommend this motel because it was very clean, tidy, spacious, reasonably priced, and centrally located for lots of things that tourists like seeing and doing. Excellent !!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

If you are after a clean, home away from home in a great location and top value for money, this is the place to stay! Excellent facilites and lovely management (and cat). I will definitely return and be recommending to anyone visiting Taupo. Our stay here totally enhanced our concert experience in Taupo this weekend. Thanks so much!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We found the Chevron Motel exceptional value for money. Very clean, tidy and well maintained but more importantly the comfort of the beds and pillows were wonderful!!!!

From check in to check out, nothing was to much trouble for our hosts Carol & Lawrie who were very welcoming, friendly and informative - sharing huge wealth of information about Taupo and the surrounding area's which helped us immensely with planning our day trips.

My husband and I loved how accessible Chevron Motel is to the main shopping area, restaurants & lake front - everything was approx a 5 minute walk from the motel entrance.

If you are looking for a quality Motel in central Taupo with good old fashioned hospitality, this one certainly met our expectations and we look forward to returning.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

The room was clean and tidy, the people were friendly.... When we arrived they upgraded us for free and were very pleasant to deal with. The stay seemed perfect, until we went to check out. As soon as they saw the end of our business, it was the classic bait and switch. We'd paid for the room in advance, but they insisted the room had not been paid. Not only that, but the room rate had gone from $110 to $140 per night, saying that our party was larger than we'd said and that the rate cannot be less than that.

We'd booked through the Automobile Association (New Zealand) and had in fact paid in advance. When we pointed this out, the woman at the front desk insisted that the AA do not take payments, but only provide bookings. When faced with the paid receipt and AA confirmation showing the exact size of our party, she still did not back down and started saying that it was our fault for not having shown them the printouts in advance.

Finally these "hosts" refused to return our credit card unless we paid $130 for the second night (we had extended our stay as we had thought the motel quite nice over the first night). I'll be reporting this to my credit card as a scam.

In conclusion, this is a clean, reasonably quiet, motel which is conveniently located and run by seemingly nice people who engage in questionable business practices. Pay in advance and you could be alright; look to check out without proof of pre-payment or after extending your stay and expect to face a classic scam and a very hard-line. The AA are currently investigating, and I will be lodging a formal complaint through my home automobile association back overseas...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Taipei, Taiwan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Host was friendly. Room was big enough for 3 people.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 102 Tamamutu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Ranked #26 of 71 hotels in Taupo

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