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Maleny, Australia
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68 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turangi is all about trout fishing which we're not into but that didn't matter because this is a nicely renovated, clean comfortable motel with friendly hosts suitable for anyone. However, if you were into fishing you'd have a well maintained area for cleaning fish, a large bbq area with what looked like a fish smoker and an area outside each... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cute family owned motel, they didn't even mind at all that we showed up really late at night and was unable to call ahead (a huge faux pas, oops >_<). Very friendly, knowledgeable staff, showed us maps and helped us plan our day. Our rooms were also very pleasant - stoves and cutlery and all assortments of things you'd... More 

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Thank kchuang0305
JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

What a day reading such beautiful comment in an early morning! It's our great pleasure knowing you enjoy your stay at Judges Pool Motel, thank you and have a good trip! Rhett More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We stayed in a two bedroom unit. Staff greeted us warmly as soon as we arrived but left us to enjoy our stay once we'd checked in (we had prepaid). Everything was clean & tidy. Thought it would be an issue not to have an oven but we managed more than fine with the 4 stovetop elements & the electric... More 

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Thank Dinhfamily19
JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

It's our great pleasure knowing you enjoyed your stay at Judges Pool Motel. I should have told you we have portable oven, next time. Thank you, Rhett More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

How good would any guy look that told his father inlaw(here to visit from south africa) he sorted accomodation for the weekend(booked a month in advance) and the to find out that they quoted for two(2) nights but just booked for one!!!!(we confirmed for the two nights a week before and on the same day) Then if thats not enough....try... More 

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Thank Armand B
JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Firstly, I know you were unhappy, for whatever reason, I hope you are cheered up now! Secondly, let me thank you for staying at Judges Pool Motel. Thirdly, we welcome customers from all over the world and welcome they stay long! We learnt from what happened, now, when booking on phone, we txt below message to the customer: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name:... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is the third time we have stayed at Judge's Pool. It's always a great place to stay for us, whatever the season. Beautifully clean and comfortable, hosts friendly and so helpful. The location is perfect for our family - some want to go to the snow, some want to bike, some want to walk, fish, etc. We will be... More 

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Thank valleyview254
JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoy staying here! Yes, you are always welcome! Stella More 

Denver, Colorado
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77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

we really liked everything about this motel. it was across from the river where there is a river walk and fishing. in town, there were multiple restaurants and grocery. the rooms were very cute and comfy. the wifi was free and there was a kitchen. the owners were very helpful and had lots of info. they even gave us fruit... More 

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Your happiness is my bonus! Thank you, Stella More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This was the cleanest and tidiest motel I've ever stayed in. If I had to pic a fault we used a bed in the lounge which didn't appear to have an electric blanket. Otherwise awesome. Stayed two nights and will stay again. They even had a tag to wipe the ice off the car !!

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Thank FrancesAustin
JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Your kind comments warm me up in the cold winter morning! Thank you, Stella More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The new owners here are fantastic! Very friendly and very helpful. The 1 bedroom apartments are very spacious . The two bedroom apartments are not big enough for 6 adults but comfortable for 4 . The rooms were very clean and the heat pumps very welcoming on a cold frosty evening. Only real negative is that I think the kitchens... More 

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Thank aimkel
JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

"...need an oven especially on a long stay" -- Good point, we've bought portable ovens, customer can use for free! Thank you, Stella More 

High Wycombe
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Stayed here three nights with family of 5 adults. Clean, comfortable unit well away from the main highway so totally quiet overnight. Very friendly and helpful owners worked hard to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The units share a large covered BBQ/ dining area which was great for meeting up with other travelers to swap sightseeing tips plus... More 

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Stella More 

Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights. We were hiking the Tongariro Crossing. This motel was the perfect place to come home to after 20km. One room could potentially hold 4 people if needed. Simple, Clean and Cozy. Kitchenette was clean and helpful for a quick breakfast. No oven but everything else you may need. Judge gave us milk when we arrived. At... More 

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Thank Christine L
JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Do you know, Christine, your happiness is shared by a lot people? By the way, we've bought portable ovens, customer can use for free. Thank you, Stella More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2014. Just a stone's throw from the world-renowned Tongariro River at the southern end of Lake Taupo, Judges Pool Motel offers comfortable, quiet place to stay. Stroll to the river pools to fish for big Rainbow and Brown Trout or venture to the nearby Tongariro National Park with its alpine walks and ski fields. Judges Pool Motel provides the perfect base for your activities or the ideal stopover with no traffic noise on your travels, with affordable family accommodation in our fully self-contained units. We're one of the area's most popular motels and the owners-operators Stella and Rhett have a wealth of local knowledge to share with you. . All Units Serviced Daily . Free Unlimited WIFI . Heat Pumps / Air Conditioning . Laundry and a Drying Room . Undercover BBQ Area ... more   less 

Additional Information about Judges Pool Motel

Address: 92 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $75 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Judges Pool Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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