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The Lake

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely place to stay- lovely owners who couldn t do enough to help even giving us free milk in the morning, stylish rooms- loved the retro decor- very good value and very clean and comfortable- would highly recommend! we got in late at night and they couldn`t have been kinder.

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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful place to stay near Lake Taupo. The city center area is around 20 minutes walk from this place. Rooms and bathrooms are decently spacious and very clean. Modern amenities have been provided in the rooms in the bathrooms while keeping the heritage look of the room intact. The manager of this hotel Mr. Tony is a very...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay while in Taupo, the room was nice and had everything we needed, We got there on a hot day and it room didn't have air con but there were fans in each room. The room was clean and spacious which was perfect for the two of us and our dog :-) Highly recommend. Thanks

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Reviewed January 14, 2017

Our stay in the Lake Motel went very well. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the place as it is well located and very confortable. Very calm also as the bedroom was on the garden stay. The owner is very nice & helpful: he gave us some bikes to go around, good advices about things to do and helped us...

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The Lake M, Owner at The Lake, responded to this review

Was great having you stay guys and so glad you had a great stay.

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed January 11, 2017

This is a quality motel with every room differently decorated and with some quirky details. It is very comfortable and clean in a lovely setting with back door access to the little garden and bbq. The owner is very friendly and always quick to give you some information. This is a pet friendly accommodation and our place to go when...

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maastricht
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We enjoyed our stay in the retro style motel room at the Lake. The rooms are basic but clean and large enough. Although, a different layout of room would have been preferred as we were traveling with a 10 month old. We spent one night in Taupo. Staff was very friendly.

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Malta
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely stop during my NZ road trip. The lovely couple who run the place had a no-nonsense approach and the room was stylish and fully equipped. Parking was ample and the location is great if you're passing through or exploring around Taupo.

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The Lake M, Owner at The Lake, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Mark. So glad you enjoyed your too brief stay and trust you you really enjoyed the rest of your trip.

Lake Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed December 4, 2016

The rooms here are 'themed' and it works well. Our room had a separate bedroom, which was on the small side, but still comfortable. The room also had some basic cooking facilities. The decor was great. Being an older building, I think the walls are probably less than sound-proof. The owners and stand-in staff were very welcoming and full of...

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The Lake M, Owner at The Lake, responded to this review

Thanks for your review guys and have a great trip back to Oz.

Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The decor was fantastic and we had everything we needed. The owners were relaxed, friendly and helpful. We couldn't have asked for more. We only spent one night on our way through Taupo but think we will have to stay for longer next next.

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Was great having you stay. Yes next time you will have to stay longer. Taupo is such a great place especially when you are on holiday.

Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here a night and had a very comfortable room. The owner was very helpful recommending places to eat and gave us milk for tea. It's a great place, very clean and spacious with retro style detail.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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: $89 - $115 (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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Lake Hotel Taupo
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Only a small number of rooms - so book early.”
Alan-Aust, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 was fantastic”
lucih721, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“A room with a kitchen/living area.”
RhondaD664, Feb 4, 2016 | Read review
“It is a small motel so only a few rooms - try to get one with access to the back garden.”
TropicalTess, Dec 31, 2015 | Read review
“Room 1 is on the end.. must be quieter than others”
YouCantKillAwesome, Jul 7, 2015 | Read review
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