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“small but very friendly” 5 of 5 stars
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The Lake
Ranked #27 of 70 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“small but very friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We loved our two nights stay at the Lake Motel, we arrived to Jane's friendly welcome and the lovely one bedroom suite that we stayed in offered everything that we required.The suite was spacious, beautifully clean, quiet, kitchen that was well equiped, we asked where we could get milk no sooner said and she brought some for us so we could have a drink also a nice bottle of wine.Jane also helped us in booking a meal at a local restaurant PLATEAU. Notthing too much troble

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank bjdigg
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We loved our one nights stay at the Lake Motel, we arrived to Jane's friendly welcome and the lovely one bedroom suite that we stayed in offered everything that we required.The suite was spacious, beautifully clean, quiet, kitchen that was well equiped, great water pressure in the shower and the retro fit out was great. Comfortable bed with electric blanket just what we needed on a cold winters night.
We will be back to stay for sure next time we need a place to stay in Taupo.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank SilverFernRotorua
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed here for one night during a tour of New Zealand. Staff made special arrangements to ensure we picked up the keys to our room as our arrival time was outside the reception opening hours.
The room was clean and very well presented. It is a fantastically unique motel with its retro themed rooms.
In the morning staff continued to be very helpful, as they suggested local landmarks we could visit and help us plan the next day of our trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

The retro furniture in this hotel is simply gorgeous. We booked a studio room, but were upgraded to a room with a kitchenette. The room was well-appointed and clean. Although the retro chairs were not the most comfortable, the bed was good. The hosts were very helpful and friendly and hotel is well-located.

Good value and perfect if you're looking for something different.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank Empyrerose
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

we stayed 3 nights and couldn't fault it, everything was immaculate.

Helen was very helpful and recommended places to eat and all were excellent.
It is a very pleasant 15 min walk to the town,and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank edandlizjones
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Loved our stay in this motel, lovely and helpful staff, great location and amazing retro furniture!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Thank Rollograyson
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Sorry small room. The foot of our bed was only feet away from the public footpath and the road. Didn't enjoy our one night stay at all. Stayed in New Zealand for 3 weeks and this is the only place I would not go back to. Need blackout lining for the curtains as not very thick and let all the light in. Tiny bathroom.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lynne_sayers
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Additional Information about The Lake

Property: The Lake
Address: 63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The lake, has attention to detail throughout, the Lake is a unique establishment which has achieved the owner's desire to create a motel that doesn't feel like a motel. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, The Lake truly is a boutique motel with a difference. ... more   less 
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