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“Great location, view, mineral bath, sky tv, service!”
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Chelmswood Motel
Ranked #35 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Thatcher, Arizona
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8 reviews
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“Great location, view, mineral bath, sky tv, service!”
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

After a long day of driving in the rain, I was lucky enough to stop here!! The host was so kind! Showed me rooms to choose from, helped me find a wonderful neighborhood restaurant/bar for a wonderful dinner. The room is clean and happily situated with a view of the lake! Did I mention that I have a kitchenette, vaulted ceilings, under floor heating, and a spa mineral bath tub? I couldn't be happier. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Its always pleasing to get great feed back from international travellers, as you have normally stayed at several places during you trip and are making direct comparisons with the various accommodators. Thank You and we hope to tempt you back to Taupo Again a longer stay.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Rooms underfloor heating was unbelievable with 3 degree frost outside and 20 plus inside our unit. Outdoor pool at 38 degrees was amazing and the indoor thermal pool was so relaxing we will be back simply to soak away our winter aches and pains. the hosts could not do enough to make our holiday rememberable. the little extras make this place really special.

Room Tip: Go Lakeview and you will be really pleased
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to post your great comments.
We really appreciate them.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights over a weekend - 9 of us split across two rooms. Very impressed. Thermal spas are nice. Location is great. Staff friendly. Had been into our rooms and turned the heaters on as we were arriving late at night. Put up with some noise from us while watching the rugby (every room has Sky). Will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: The two bedroom apartments are very spacious with a good kitchen.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
It was a pleasure to have your group with us and thank you for taking the time to post a review.
it is appreciated.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Why in a large complex with only 3 cars in the carpark this morning
Put you in a unit next to two workmen who were happy to be away from home ...hence the noise
But in the morning i am awoken by contractors working redecorating with a radio blaring in the passageway
Surely common sense would be to place people if possible away from these other noisy parties
Would i return .... No dont believe management have an understanding of guests satisfaction

  • Stayed May 2013
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Hi John

You are correct although the relieving managers did seperate you from the workman staying by two room spaces, unfortunately some guests are noisy at times but we address this immediately when informed. Because the painters were working at this end of the block they were probably thinking about paint fumes.
We do not allow contractors to start on site before 8.30am and we reconfirm with all trades people working on site, no radios before 10am.
We invite you on your next visit to try a lakeview unit which has its own seperate enterences and is far more sound proofed. We apologise for your inconvenience and wish you had bought it to our attention on the day.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

A good place to end up after a long day's drive. We stayed for 4 nights, and could have done with a larger room. [There was a much larger single story room next door free for 2 of the 4 nights... if only..] We are all over 60, and the extremely narrow and steep staircase up to our bedroom on the mezzanine floor was difficult to negotiate - especially at night when nature calls! The private spa bath was also too difficult to get in and out of for one of our party - no rails to help you up and out - so she missed out: a pity as it was so therapeutic. That said, the apartment was suitable for our needs, and really well located. Our hosts were knowledgeable and very friendly, and happy to oblige us with extra coffee and tea and fresh milk when requested. Would have no issue staying here again - provided we got a single story room!

Room Tip: Ask for a single story room if knees are an issue! - most appear to be 2 story.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Hi Guys
Thanks for you feedback, yes we do have 6 units with a mezzanine floor (Sleep 5) and four single story units sleep 4. We do also have two additional larger thermal pools which provide for those who find the in-room pools hard to access. It is truely regretable that you did not bring it to our attention on the first day as we could have ensured all of your party could have got into one of the larger pools in the Sauna Area.
Next trip maybe
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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Great place to stay. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Kids were very welcomed and had a great time in the hot pool. Plenty of amenities, games for kids and grown ups. We will be back to enjoy the atmosphere. We stayed 2 nights and wished it was longer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
It is great when we get great feedback from Kiwi travellers. Thank you for taking the time and we look forward to a return visit.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Stayed one night here. Staff was very friendly, plenty of parking and it's a short drive to both downtown Taupo (5 minutes) and Huka Falls (10-15 mins). Room was on the smaller side (but perfectly adequate for our purposes), bed was average and bathroom/shower was actually larger than most. Would have no problem staying here again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chelmswood Motel
Address: 250 Lake Terrace, State Hwy 1 | Waipahihi, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Chelmswood Manor)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Taupo
#21 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chelmswood Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Asure Chelmswood Motel Taupo Overlooking Lake Taupo New Zealand. Chelmswood Motel Taupo is a Tudor style complex consisting of 36 units (24) with their very own natural thermal mineral pools. Located at the southern entrance to Taupo with beautiful views of Lake Taupo. One of only 10 properties with SKY Guest Select (60 Plus TV Channels). Easy to find, conveniently located on Lake Terrace (old SH 1) which passes through Taupo on the way to either Auckland or Wellington. Just a few minutes from town, with off street parking for cars, boats, trailers, trucks and more. The complex sits on a very peaceful two acres of grass land with stunning views of Lake Taupo. Asure Chelmswood Motel Taupo is the perfect choice for the whole family, the couple wanting a romantic peaceful break, the over-nighter looking for a great nights sleep to break their journey, or the club who want all the facilities on one site. (Function room and large kitchen). Secure off road parking for your trail bike trailers, race rigs, boats etc. While staying have a fun filled break and use the heated outdoor swimming pool, redwood sauna, grassed BBQ area or one of our bikes to ride around the lakes cycle-ways, or just sit along the front of the complex and soak up the magnificent views of Lake Taupo. Keep in touch by utilising our high speed internet access including free wireless, and catch up on the washing in our Free Guest laundry. ... more   less 
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