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Colonial Lodge Motel

#42 of 70 Hotels in Taupo
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We took a break from our campervan vacation and stayed here for one night in January. And we couldn’t have chosen a better place to do this! The managers were very friendly and we felt welcomed right from the start. The room was spacious and had a great bed. There was Jacuzzi in the bathroom, and it worked like a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Friendly hosts, comfortable rooms, clean, great location. We had two twin beds and separate room with queen; perfect for our group. Refrigerator, wifi and coffee pot--what else do you need? Right across from the lake. Large bathroom with separate tub and shower.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Some places you remember forever, such as the Colonial Lodge Motel. I was there in Feb 2014 (but the system wouldn't let me go that far back). What was great about it was the friendliness of the owners, the completeness of the amenities, and the comfort of the beds. It was a walking distance to the downtown area, but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We stayed at the Colonial for 4 nights and loved it. The lovely couple that were looking after the motel were fantastic couldn't be more inviting and friendly made us feel welcome and at home, Washing facilities provided and a dryer. The room was clean, tidy and comfortable. Kitchenette, microwave, fridge, spa bath, air-con were a plus as Feb is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

As a frequent visitor to Taupo we booked here last minute. We sent them a msg to request a carpark onsite due to kids with loads of baggage. When we arrived the booked us into a studio at the back. Quiet with no traffic flow for saftey and less traffic noise which was so greatly appreciated. Not only that they... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

We found this motel by the lake through Tourist Information in Taupo and were very pleased with it. Noel and Anthony were so friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean, with kitchen area and a bathroom. And amazing value, our room was $140 a night and could accommodate three people with ease.

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Waikanae
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight on trip up North Island. The motel has become very dated and tired looking and it does not live up to the website pics. The managers were very welcoming and helpful and the room was very clean and tidy although the air freshner smell was quite overpowering and makes one wonder what it was masking. Reasonably expensive for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights in the Nee Year weekend. Location is good, on the lakeside and a short walk to main shopping, food, drink areas of Taupo. Room was a good size, with television (including film channel), kitchenette, and en suite (including 'spa bath'). The bed was very uncomfortable unfortunately. Also the room was only superficially clean. There were... More 

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Thank ADP29
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We just wanted to say thank you for the great time. The motel was very good and clean. It is situated opposite the main beach and very close to the city center. But the best thing are the extremly kind hosts Anthony and Noel. In Taupo one can do a lot of things so take your time, chose the colonial... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This motel is clean, well equipped and most comfortable. It is reasonably priced, quiet and for the price a sound choice. The motel is situated on the Lake front and some of the units have limited lake views. A walk to the Taupo township would take approximately 15mins from this motel. I found the staff sensitve to our needs.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located opposite the main swimming beach just 1.3 Klms, a short pleasant stroll along the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo, to the main Shopping Centre, Restaurants and Vibrant Night Life. Our spacious Spa Studios, Family Studios, One Bedroom and Family Apartments are tastefully decorated and furnished for your comfort. Our Studios and Apartments are quiet, without any road noises, making them suitable for Corporate or Free Independent Travellers wishing to have a quiet nights rest. They have been built to capture the warm Sun in Winter and to keep cool during the Summer months. The main Swimming beach is opposite our front door and, from our BBQ Area and Picnic Tables, there are wonderful views of the 3 Volcanoes and all the splendour of the lake with yachts sailing, fishing boats and water sports. Come alone, with your partner, bring your family or friends and request an interconnecting room. Stay for a night or for a week. Stay here while on a Business Trip or for Pleasure and Relaxation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Lodge Motel

Address: 134 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $95 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Colonial Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#21 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
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