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Great Lake Motel

#32 of 70 Hotels in Taupo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a dreary old night, but the hostess was very friendly, took me up to the room turned the lights and heater on and made sure I was going to be comfortable. The motel unit had nice modern decor and was sparkling clean. At the back of the motel were restaurants galore . Thank you Great Lake Motel I... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

As the title says this was our second visit to this motel as we find the rooms are a good size, the staff welcoming. The position is excellent just walking distance from the restaurants and shops. As we are regulars to Taupo we will be staying there again.

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Thank Peter C
Waipukurau, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Always stay here when visiting Taupo. Wonderful hosts - always very helpful. Situated on the lake front and the closest motel to Taupo town centre. Clean, comfortable units all fully self contained. Park the car, walk across the road and you are in town - check out all the wonderful shops and cafes Taupo has to offer

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Arrived without a booking and was lucky to get in I think.Room was really spacious with good bath,shower etc and good cooking facities.Just across the road from the lake and the owners were very pleasant and helpful.

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Hockley UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Good location just across the road from the lake and a short walk to a large number of bars/cafes. Accomodation has bedroom and separate sitting room/kitchenette with adequate amenities, comfortable bed, shame about the pilloows. No air-con.

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Porirua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Had a requirement to stay overnight in Taupo en route to collecting visitors from Auckland Airport. I was quite surprised to get affordable motel accommodation within 5 minutes walk to Taupo's shops and eateries and this together with the room being totally adequate for my stay means "I'll be back" :-)

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Thank Russ P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I loved the location of the apartment we rented, first and foremost. It gave me a great view of the lake and the 3 mountains, every morning. The booking was done online, and with no problems. The contact person, Raewyn, knew we were arriving by bus early morning and offered to pick us up from the stop, which she kindly... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

At this time of year we were lucky to find a room. We were winging it. Luckily enough we found the Great Lake Motel had a vacancy. The staff member on hand couldn't have been more friendly & accommodating. The room itself was just great. Clean, well appointed & all that you needed for a pleasant stay. It was located... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Excellent location near the town and all of the amenities. It's not perfect in all areas but then again it's price mirrors this. We had a very good time here and the owners assisted us with all of our queries. The room met all of our needs for our short stay.

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Thank CranleighChatter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

This motel is situated right on the lake front and in taupo town centre. Close to the lake for swimming and walking distance to restaurants, cafes & supermarkets. Staff are friendly and helpful. Beautiful, big and very clean rooms and the beds are really snug and comfy. We had a room with a spa. We loved our stay here. I... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
15 self-contained motel units, studio and one bedroom, situated only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. There are also 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom lakefront apartments. Some units have large spa baths, all units have a kitchen with microwave, hotplates, fridge and kitchen utensils. Sky TV is available as well as Freeview channels. We are across the road from lovely Lake Taupo with views to the mountains, but only the apartments get uninterrupted views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Lake Motel

Address: 56 Lake Terrace, | PO Box 221, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $91 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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