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The Lake

#27 of 70 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is honestly the best motel I have ever stayed at (and I have been travelling for the 7 months and stayed in many motels!) We stayed in room 3 and the decor was fantastic - unique 60's retro by design - good quality and well looked after. Clean comfortable bedroom and bathroom - nice outdoor seating area (which we... More 

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Was great having you here guys and glad you enjoyed it. Enjoy the rest of your trip and safe trip back home. More 

Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to find such a neat, dog friendly place to stay. The rooms are all individually fit out with a 60s and 70s theme. It was just a bit cold when we arrived but the heating blankets and the heaters in the bsthroom and living room do yhe trick. Lovely owner and we will be back with our dog!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We stayed for two nights, over a very busy long weekend. Rooms are nice and comfortable, clean, and exactly what you would expect. Excellent value for money, would definitely recommend it. Location is not just in front of the lake, but you are just 2 minutes walk away, without the noise and the cold.

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Durban, South Africa
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

A quaint retro Motel, with quirky artwork in the rooms. The service was top notch & the beds were reasonably comfortable It was well located in relation to the sites we wanted to see & we couldn't find anything to fault.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Very friendly, clean and quiet; good-sized rooms with interesting furnishings. In a residential neighborhood (so it's very quiet) but a very short drive to restaurants. Not sure there's A/C and there are bugs outside, so open windows might be a concern some seasons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Kind owner and very new cabins. Comfortable beds and pretty close to town and the lake. They arranged a cruise on the lake for us and gave us the highlights of what we should see in town. Sleeping was peaceful and quiet. I'd recommend it for sure.

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Boise, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

It was the only room available and we debated taking it, which, in the end, we did because it seemed like such a bargain. Yes, it is small, but that wasn't the problem. It adjoins another room behind it, and there is no sound barrier between the common wall, where both headboards are located. The person in the other room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Spent two nights here while travelling round this great country. The location is close to town, an easy stroll along the lake, in a lovely quiet neighbourhood. Cannot stress enough how important it is for us to have a good night's sleep when we're travelling! We had room 5, a good size with a small kitchen perfectly equipped for cooking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

The motel is located about a two km walk from the city centre. It is clean & tidy, and the retro theme adds some extra charm. We stayed recently for the summer concert - and it was handy to be able to walk to and from. We were happy with the accomodation but we felt ripped off. We effectively paid... More 

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Qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We stayed in Unit 4 for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Even though it was a little on the small side we found it very comfortable. If we visited again we would choose something a little larger. Although at the time of booking nothing else was available. Tony (owner) went out of his way to help us regarding... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about The Lake

Address: 63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $87 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Lake Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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