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“Good location, quiet and clean.”
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Dunrovin Motel
Ranked #46 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Good location, quiet and clean.”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Clean and had all the basics. Comfy bed and nice quiet area. Easy flat walk to town. However our taps dripped constantly which was not good for the environment or the sound quality. Had some nice homely touches like a milk jug.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

I have stayed here a couple of times in the last two months. Although the motel is quite old and the interior and fittings are a bit dated, it was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The owner is polite and helpful. Its location is only a 5 minute walk from the central business area and nightlife. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Manassas, Virginia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I love the charm of this hotel and always like staying in the older non-chain hotels - when you can find one thats clean and well maintained. This place was immaculate! And finally a hotel where you can open the windows and door and let in some fresh air. It was nice to have the kettle in the morning to make tea/coffee, if staying longer there were plenty of supplies to make meals. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Nice units, fully equipped, free internet (rare for taupo). The motel is not far away from downtown and about 5 blocks away from the lake. It has a few units so you should book fast, they have a peto rabbit that is very friendly (there was a friendly rabbit.... maybe it wasnt theirs) The owner will be happy to help you move around Taupo.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reigate, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013

This motel is situated off a quiet street in this nice town, and far enough away to be really peaceful. It is small, and the owner extremely friendly and willing to please. And in addition, he has a pet rabbit which wanders around the site.
The rooms are neat, clean, very well-equipped, and inexpensive. We will certainly stay there next time we are in Taupo.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

great value, old fashioned but tidy, alot more room and privacy than other places at a similar price, only 5 mins walk to downtown taupo and lake. at only $97 per night for a unit you cant really complain:)

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

An older style motel representing good value for money. We had a two bedroom unit at the price of a room elsewhere in town. Furnishings were older and a bit tired in places but meticulously clean. Good location close to the centre of town, but at the same time quiet. Would stay there again. Our nine year old enjoyed the resident bunny!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Dunrovin Motel
Address: 140 Heuheu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dunrovin Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a centrally located motel, 6 minutes walk to the lake and 7 minutes walk to the town centre.We have a peaceful garden and ample off street parking. One of Taupo's original motels established in 1962 we offer units with charm and contemporary features, free wifi, sky tv,all units have cooking facilities. Lockup garage for bikes & motorbikes. 8 ground floor units, 2 Studio, 3 Two bedroom and 3 one bedroom. ... more   less 
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