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Utopian Motel Taupo

76 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Astro Accommodation Taupo - Motel & Backpackers)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a good experience at all. No hot water for a shower on Sunday morning. When the guy at reception was approached he just fobbed us off. Tried to get in early hours on sunday morning and key wouldnt work. Rang contact number to gain access and no one answered. Lucky to have someone else as a guest in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

we are very relaxed people who don't mind a simple accommodation as long as it is clean and has the basics. unfortunately this was not the case for our two day stay. there were three people in our little group. whete do i begin? 1) only one towel between the 3 of us. when we asked re other towels they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We just needed a room to stay overnight, after an entire day spent driving. Young lady at the reception only processed the payment, she did not give any information whatsoever. We made sure that it was possible to access the building after hours. Of course she said, you have to use the keys to your room to open the door... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This motel was advertised as a cheap friendly motel, ideal for a stop over!!Wrong it seemed more like a halfway house or boarding facility with shared bathroom between rooms and more room in a shoebox!!! Not to mention the shared kitchen that was totally filthy. I booked via trivago and I will not make that mistake twice.!!

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Missoula, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

I just needed a bed for the night and it provided a clean room (very small) & bed (comfortable) for the night at a very good price. I had a shared bath, that I did not have to share. And the balcony helps to make the room not feel so small. Wi-Fi worked well. No-frills, but I wasn't looking for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

The room and facilities were clean and tidy. Small microwave and desk. The bathroom was very poky but still clean. Common area was fine and clean. Tea and coffee was supplied. The spa and laundry was out of order. There was a lot of noise in the Carpark at night time and felt a little unsafe leaving our car there.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We probably would have had better service when this place was a Hostel. We booked a private bathroom and were given a tiny little room with a bathroom that was shared with the room next door. The handsoap and shower soap were empty, and the kitchen had 3 forks and nothing else, there was no infomation book in the room.... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This used to be a backpackers, under a different name, and is in the process of being changed into a motel, now called Utopia. We had 2 rooms with adjoining bathroom, which we knew about. Did this booking via "trivago" so didn't have anything to do with the place till arrived. On arrival, staff were very friendly, explained what was... More 

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Thank Wal W
auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I left my accommodation booking too late to have much choice but i wish I had paid more $ to find a better place. Luckily i had called the hotel to enquire about late check two days before i was due to arrive as they explained my Expedia booking didn't exist and i had to re-book. Once i arrived at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Our motel room air conditioning did not work, no hot water, and room very small. The room was also dirty and under equipped. People smoking a hookah downstairs, made our room a collection point for smoke. There did not appear to be any night staff as there were people running around the passage and talking loudly up to 3am. We... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Utopian Motel Taupo

Address: 76 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Astro Accommodation Taupo - Motel & Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $52 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Utopian Motel Taupo 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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