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Motuoapa Lodge Motel

58 State Hwy 1, Motuoapa, Turangi 3382, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful motel, very comfortable beds, all the amenities you need for a convenient easy to find stay. Such a nice setting, it was perfect spot to recharge before our next trip. The owners were so hospitable and very informative of the area and the surrounds. Did a lovely short walk up by the back of the motel with viewpoint over... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this motel to break up our long drive and loved it! The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable with good quality linen. We had car trouble and the owners were so helpful, even driving us to Taupo to sort it. Can't thank them enough. Definitely recommend to all.

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Rome, Italy
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Nice bungalow with patio in the green, just a 5 min walk to the lake shore. Convenient location with connection possibilities for the Tongariro Crossing. The owners are friendly, and have started to renovate the place, however at the time of writing, more renovations are still needed (e.g., the bathroom was quite old). Not many eating possibilities in the surroundings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Rooms were very clean and tidy. Very comfy beds and great seating in room. Huge kitchen area in our studio unit! Nice new bbq and a huge gazebo outside with seating to enjoy our meal, grounds look beautiful nicely trimmed bushes and a cool little outdoor play area. The new owners are great and really helpful with what's in the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After spending a lovely week in Taupo we decided to book a night at Motuoapa Lodge, to add an extra night to our holiday. BIG mistake! Upon arrival we thought the place had an old charm to it and we liked that the grounds and peak views of the lake, offered some ambiance- Unfortunately that was all we could compliment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great to see its under new managment, its exactly what was needed! The rooms have been upgraded, and what a difference compared to what it was a year ago. Clean, tidy and friendly motel.The new managers were lovely also :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I booked this place only because nothing else was available as I read terrible reviews. New Owners and I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. The staff were very helpful and gave directions to a place to eat which was appreciated. The room included a full kitchen if required. It was great value.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

i stayed here as a midway point to wellington. there was no wifi available, but that really wasnt too much of an issue. it had a little porch area where you admire the mountains. it is just right off a main road, so you will hear cars passing by. theres a kitchen available with a frig. it was a pleasant... More 

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The cleanliness of our room was poor, a filthy rag left in the sink, no toilet paper...squashed mozzies on the walls spiderwebs and dust...we had other friends staying in another room and they too said their room was not pleasant, finding the fridge had leaked water onto the floor,"they" were handed a mop and bucket to clean it up. Seriously... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Firstly I should note that the Motuoapa Lodge Motel is also often referred to as Motuoapa Retreat Motel and the Motuoapa Lake Resort, which can be confusing as they often appear under different names in the same booking sites but with different pricing. They are however one and the same. The motel itself is set on highway 1 and is... More 

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