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Tui Oaks Motor Inn
Ranked #38 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
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82 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Average clean place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

This property was very noisey, as to road staff staying and they we're not policed, so made for a very tiring night.
Property was very tidy and well situated.
close walk to the shops, and supermarkets, restaurants
Would i stay here again most probally not

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Liz and Ian made us feel very comfortable right from the beginning. Liz was friendly on the phone, and when we showed up at the motel she answered all our questions and went above and beyond to help us out. The unit was clean and comfortable, and the cooking facilities decent. The view from the living area (and the bedroom) was wonderful, right across the lake. Despite being quite close to a busy road, we heard nothing but quiet background noise. We had a few long conversations with both Liz and Ian, and they clearly love what they do and want to make sure that the guests’ experiences are good ones.

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  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Thank RichardinDuncan
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

This motor inn is really cozy, the rooms are fully equipped and you have different options to choose from, we took the smallest room but it was also great, with a lake view (although in the lowest floor, i would recommend other floors) service was alright, it has a nice pool but we didnt use it. The staff is great, the couple that manages the hotel is very sweet, they even rised our national flag, it was a lovely touch and hearth warming!. I recommend this hotel

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NeoAngelz
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Cirencester
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143 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Motel style room, with all mod cons. Plenty of space for our luggage too! Again - milk provided for our breakfast needs. Just take your own tea bags/cereal.
Lake views from some rooms. Car parking easy. Not far out of the centre for restaurants.
Lots to see in surrounding area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Maggi B
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Wellington
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76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We have stayed at this Motor Inn 3 times now. It is about 8 minutes walk to town and is good value for money.
But don't forget to ask for the wifi password at reception. We forgot, went into town to watch All Blacks rugby at a bar and then dinner, so by the time we returned to Tui Oaks the reception desk was closed . It closes at 9pm.
all in all, a good place to stay in the heart of Taupo.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank wilde0ne
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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed at the family unit (Lake Front unit). It has one double bed, tv, dining table with chairs, kitchen area, fridge and a separate room with two single beds. Everything is in off-white colour and super clean. The motel is within waking distance to the Taupo City Centre (where all the shops, eateries, restaurants are) and five minutes drive to the big supermarket (where we buy our supplies - we cooked our own meals). Our room faces Lake Taupo and we could just walk across the road to enjoy the lake. Our kids swam at the lake, rented paddle boat, and easily walked back to our room at the end of their activities. There is a laundry room at level one. We checked in at the motel after we did trekking at Whakapapa and we had ALOT of dirty laundry. I did a few rounds of washing using the normal washing machine for guests, before Christine, the host, saw me. She then let me use the motel's industrial dryer (which is much bigger and faster and I need only to do one round of drying). Thank you Christine.
Prior to our stay, we asked many questions over the email such as how near is such-a-such a place, what they have there etc. All the time, they gave us detailed information. That made our planning easy. Motel has own parking lots.

We shall definitely stay again at Tui Oaks when we visit Taupo again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank aliysue
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

This Motel gives very good value for money. The rooms are immaculately clean and serviced daily, facilities are good with a nice little kitchen area. Free wi-fi and daily papers are great. The hosts are really lovely people, friendly and helpful with nothing being a problem.
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jacqueline D
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Additional Information about Tui Oaks Motor Inn

Property: Tui Oaks Motor Inn
Address: 84-86 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tui Oaks Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tui Oaks motel is an eighteen unit motel, set 700 metres away from downtown Taupo along the lake front. From the four storey front block there are superb views across the lake to the mountains at the other end of the lake. There is free off street parking and restaurants and shops within easy walking distances. ... more   less 
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