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Executive Motel
Ranked #16 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Value for your money at Executive motel in Taupo, clean room with small kitchen, free wifi, front row at the lake and friendly staff. Short walk to restaurants and shops in downtown Taupo. Laundry is also possible.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, Australia
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155 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed in downstairs, twin unit. Good amount of space, clean and well equipped kitchen area, very clean bathroom. Unit quiet, windows could be left open for fresh air, and beds comfortable. Would stay again.
Word of caution - check the shower head before using and adjust if necessary. The unit we stayed in had one of those odd dial shower controls which has a set pressure (so you can't turn it on to just a trickle), but also had an adjustable shower head which seemed to have been set to 'exterminate', result - a tremendous blast of freezing cold water to the first victim or water everywhere if turned on while the door is open.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SMTas
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Como
Level Contributor
45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

We stay here after a bad experience in Turangi, the hotel is small but confortable. The room was clean with a great bathroom where we found a hydro-massage bathtube...the girl at reception was very polite and help us to book a table in one restaurant in Taupo.
Good location near the wonderful lake!!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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North Shore City, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed in room 8 which had a slightly larger balcony which was down the side of the property but still had a view of the lake and had lovely afternoon sun. Room was clean and tidy; king bed, kichenette & spa bath. Free wifi was available and off-site car parking.

Room Tip: Room 8 was on the top floor and had the slightly extended balcony (not private)
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank purplekiwi76
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Felton, PA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

My family has been coming here for years! Sometimes it's just Mom and the Kids... sometimes it's me and a couple girlfriends, and this past time it was me and the hubby! No matter what the occasion, this place NEVER disappoints! Ms. Jeannie couldn't give a more friendly "welcome" and the housekeeping staff (this particular time, Ms. Sarah) couldn't make the room nicer. Not a whole lot of frills, but for the price.... you couldn't ask for a cleaner, more convenient place to stay! This is a gem!!!!! As far as the reviews listed earlier about "partiers" and noise... absolutely no more than any other place in Ocean City.... and this past week we were there during "bike week" and it was, yet again.... a perfect stay!!! Like I said... our family has been coming here for years and with Ms. Jeannie making us feel like family, the location being so convenient to EVERYTHING, the price fitting any budget and the cleanliness being top notch... we won't stay anywhere else!!!! See you in 2013!!!!!!


Bruce and Monica (Molly) Martin ... and family!!!!!! (and friends!!!!!)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hawke's Bay, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

So my 8yr old daughter and I needed somewhere to stay for just one night while we had some Taupo fun. We chose the Executive Motel on the lakefront. Not sure how many executives stay there but we felt pretty special all the same.

Highlights were: friendly and down-to-earth host, good car-parking, impeccably clean unit, awesome spa-bath, great furniture and kitchen utensils.

Lowlights: noisy heater; old school electric fan style with no thermostat (they use crazy amounts of power too) – impossible to sleep with, message to owners – instal enono-heaters with thermostats that are quiet, efficient, and cheap – probably under $200 for each room! Only other complaint was in the unit we had we had to hear plumbing rushing through from other units. Oh, and the Sky movie channel was fuzzy and there were no channels for kids.

Overall, 8/10. Will return if the heaters are quietened.

Room Tip: Ask about the rushing plumbing and make sure the heater is quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

We stayed one night and loved this motel. We stayed upstairs and was lovely relaxing on the balcony overlooking the lake sipping our wine. Close proximity to the main shopping area but be careful about parking longer than the stated time as the discs on the ground under the car let the parking attendant know you have overstayed your time. The room was spacious and clean and the spa bath great for a relaxing treat. Car park available at rear of motel units.

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs as better view of the lake
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank squeaky57
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Property: Executive Motel
Address: 114 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Executive Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taupo Executive Motel is the perfect accommodation for business travelers and couples wanting a tranquil, safe and secure environment. Our spacious spotless quiet modern units with tasteful decor,and quality furnishings also have outdoor tables and chairs for relaxing ensuring your stay will leave you refreshed and revived. All 11 units face away from the road - minimizing road noise and helping you get a great night's sleep. With views of the lake from the upstairs balcony you can relax with a glass of wine and hear the gentle waves of Lake Taupo as they come to shore. The main Taupo town centre, with its excellent dining and shopping facilities is located only 800 metres away. All units are serviced daily, and we provide an in-room breakfast service. All units are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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