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Creel Lodge Motel

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Creel Lodge is a very comfortable motel. The property is located east of SH1 (most of Turangi is to the West), though the town is very small so this isn't a big deal. The property is far enough from SH1 that there is no road noise. The motel is set in large park-like grounds. The rooms are enormous, with large... More 

Thank Peggs
College Station, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I really liked the layout of the lodges. We had already spent time at a B&B for two nights so it was nice to get away where we were kind of on our own, could cook our own food and just hang out. Pros: Privacy, plenty of it. Well kept cabin and very pretty area. Perfect spot... More 

Thank Seeley P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

After many years of driving from Wellington to Auckland we have finally found the perfect spot!! Spacious, clean, good kitchen & set in lovely gardens. A short walk takes you to the river, this is a fishing lodge, with it's own tackle shop & cafe. I would think this would be a great place to have family gatherings, bbq &... More 

Thank Wellington_Kiwi_7
Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

well off the state highway and set amongst mature trees lies plenty of self-contained units. Simple enough, but very clean and comfortable. We rented two units for a family of 6 (3 adults, 3 kids). If you're going to stop in the area I'd highly recommend it.

Thank Diarmaid O
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The motel was in a park-like surroundings. Walking distance to the riverside through a gate. Loved the room decorated by wood inside. Quiet room, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen. Thanks Karen and Tim

Thank daisyhomesh
Hamilton, New Zealand
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This motel was a great find! Beautiful park like surroundings, friendly staff and we were really pleased with our room,met just felt like home. There were severe frosts all weekend but our room was toasty warm. Lovely bathroom with good shower and really welcoming bedroom with quality bedding. Fully equipped kitchen was a plus. Highly recommend

Thank Kindycow
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A veritable Garden of Eden. Loved the proximity to the river, walks, and even town. Friendly hosts, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen. TheCreel Cafe on site served excellent food and the coffee was good, strong and hot. Spoil yourself!!

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

A comfortable unit in a delightful park-like surroundings - probably ideally suited for an angler wishing to test the waters of the adjoining Turangi River. Clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable. We chose this place as somewhere to spend a night of comfort after roughing it around the South Island and were very pleased with our choice.

Thank Damskep
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Our stay was made perfect by our host Karen who saw that our little girl Millie was looked after while my husband and I did the Tongariro Crossing. This place is just beautiful and run by wonderful accommodating people. Definitely worth a stay.

Thank Angela B
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful little place to stay. We didn't get to do the Alpine crossing or the trout fishing this trip but this place is still worth the visit. Accommodating and very lovely staff, the lodge was everything I wanted it to be and more. Very Cossie night I'm on the honeymoon with warm rooms and soft carpet under your... More 

Thank DebAndBrandon
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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Creel Lodge - Peaceful and quiet away from the main highway, private river access. Tired of travelling? Then visit this oasis on the central plateau, 15 minutes from the Tongariro Crossing. Inspection welcomed. Have a safe journey. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Creel Lodge Motel

Address: 183 Taupahi Road | Waikato, Turangi 3444, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $98 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Creel Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Creel Hotel Turangi
Creel Motel Turangi
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