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Chelmswood Motel
Ranked #36 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Set off the road, quiet, lovely mineral bath, rooms tidy and clean. Owners were great, friendly and helpful. We had a pet friendly room and the owner came and showed us where we cld take the dog, lots of room for her to run around. Great place to stay. We got a meal delivered ($5) while we were there from Ploughmans which was beautiful and a good size.

Room Tip: loved the view over the lake
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Thank you for the great review we really appreciate your words

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and from the moment we arrived we were made welcome. The owners Brian and Janice couldn't do enough for us for giving very helpful advice on local eateries to supplying extra pillows and even running the Spa plunge pool for us.
The rooms are spacious with TV, tea and coffee making facilities with milk provided. There were clean towels provided with a comfy bed so all you need to do is turn up and relax.
It is situated over the road from Lake Taupo with stunning sunsets.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a private plunge pool.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Guys, thanks for the good words, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us. We wish you many more safe holidays.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Chelmswood is a great family place to stay. Set back off the road, so is quieter than many of the hotels in Taupo. We have stayed before and love the friendly and helpful greeting that you get. We especially love that you have your own private thermal pool to relax in. The rooms are tidy and fresh. I left a few items in the room which they promptly sent to my home address - fantastic

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter but you don't get a lake view
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thanks for your great review, we really appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts.

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

I took my wife to Taupo for the first time this year, and we had lots of different choices in hotels/motels to stay at, at we could not picked a better choice. The owners are so friendly, the rates great for what you get, and to top it off the true mineral bath was the icing on the cake! Although no fitness center or restaurant, we walked or free bikes can be used to ride into town, and we ended the last night with a BBQ (great facilities for that) outside looking onto the lake. Wonderful stay, and can't wait to be back again, and we will defiantly be staying back at the Chelmswood Motel! Well worth the stay!

Room Tip: Sauna is really nice, heated pool is great in the winter months. Make sure to ask for the bikes and...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thanks for your tremendous feedback, really appreciated

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

My Wife and I spent 3 nights at the Chelmswood in a well appointed room with an unobstructed view of the lake. The facilities were very clean and tidy, and we also had our own spa pool in the room. The managers provided a great service - even re-charging our camera, as the battery had gone flat. We would definitely recommend the Chelmswood!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thanks guys your feedback is appreciated

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed at Taupo to break our journey home on a wet and horrible September Day. We stayed in a room with an un-obstructed view of the lake with our very own Mineral Pool. Nice to spend a half hour soaking.

The heat swimming pool was a real treat having a swim in the rain. Only down side was that there is no place to keep the towels dry with the rain coming down.

The room was very comfortable. We will be back

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thanks for the great review.
Swimming in the rain problem solved, now have box on fence to keep towels dry.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Just enjoyed three wonderful days and nights at Chelmswood Motel in Taupo, as we have done many times over the years. New management now has a few regulations in place which we are more than happy with. I am surprised to read of a dog owner who did not know that dogs have to be up to date with vaccinations when traveling around. It has always been made clear to me by our vets and local council wherever we have lived. Be a responsible owner and check it out.
As for the Managers at Chelmswood we found them to be very friendly and helpful, as were all staff and cleaners. We have stayed in many rooms at Chelmswood, including two dog friendly rooms. All have been roomy, very clean and comfortable. Mineral water water does build up a substance that is hard to clean and most motels attack it every so often but it will always return so is to be expected. IT IS NOT DIRT. As a chronic pain sufferer I spent most of my time at Chelmswood in the mineral pool in our unit or exercising and swimming in their wonderful heated swimming pool. I am looking forward to staying again for a week in the near future. May I add that if you want the style and quality of the Ritz or Hilton Hotels, then go and stay at those hotels and pay the appropriate fees. To those looking for good quality accommodation with a room to suit everyone " GO THE CHELMSWOOD IN TAUPO."

Room Tip: Rooms facing the lake have less road noise now that the new by-pass is in use. Wonderful view.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

WOW, we not only thank you for you great feed back but also as a dog stay guest for pointing out that a previous reviewer who was not allowed to stay because of no evidence of vaccination or registration was out of line with responsible dog owners who are happy to obey these simply rules. We look forward to your next visit.
We hope you remain as pain free as possible.

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Additional Information about 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
#20 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: $80 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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