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Creel Lodge Motel

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay. It was a cold week, but the room was toasty warm on arrival (thank you the team for having the heat pump on in good time) and we enjoyed all of the facilities very much. A comfortable bed, efficient systems for the kitchenette, heating, shower etc. All immaculately clean and well presented. WiFi worked well... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a really cool place, the room is quite tidy and very spacious. Good Amenities available and really close to the town center. The only negative was that there is no heater in the room which could be an improvement opportunity for them.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Creel Lodge Motel for a winter stay, audit was very cold both outside and inside the lodge itself. The accommodation was adequate for our one nights stay. The grounds were well kept with good parking.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A perfectly enchanting self contained place. Clean and comfortable and complete. The grounds and gardens are lovely and restful. The facility and location are fantastic. You don't have to be a fisherman to love this place. Lots of walking just out the gate. I bet in summer you can hear the river from your room. We were there in the... More 

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Thank GirlFromOz8
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

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College Station, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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 

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Wellington
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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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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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.

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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

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Laundry Service
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: $99 - $112 (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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