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The Lake

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful property with lots of space and very well desiged. Bedrooms are comfortable, toilets large and spacious sitting and living areas. The flat is very clean with all the things required for a comfortable stay. Highly recommended from a regular traveller!

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Matakohe, New Zealand
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here on our trip to Wellington. Manager/owner was cery welcoming and friendly. Unit was clean tidy and comfortable. The kitchenette had everything we needed to make our breakfast and the bed was very comfortable. Overall very satisfied.

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

Glad you had a good night and trust you had a good and safe trip on to Wellington. Look forward to seeing you again when you are next up this way. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is just lovely - cute decor, nice sized rooms and great heating for a winter stay! The hosts were lovely, bringing us milk for tea, and perhaps best of all, the place is very dog friendly. There's even a little backyard for each unit with its own patio. 5 min walk to the lake, 10 min walk to... More 

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

So glad you had a great stay and trust you had a safe trip home. Weather still a bit up and down here (springy they say). Look forward to catching up with you again if you are ever back this way More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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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5 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
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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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
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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: $90 - $127 (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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