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The Lake
Ranked #29 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Feilding, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“Home away from home”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Helen was so welcoming, warm and friendly, she went out of her way for us. We had a hiccup and left early in the morning via ambulance, my husband was not well. Helen contacted me twice to check we where ok and asked me for tea and chat if I wanted to have a break from the hospital. I didn't know Helen but I felt like I did, thank you for your care and concern, we will be back!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I stayed at The Lake with my son and his family for 2 nights in mid April. Our one bedroom apartment was very clean and well maintained. We had everything we needed at a very reasonable price. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend it without hesitation!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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New Zealand
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Very quite & peaceful place, seems like a royal villa, little far from city to relax. Nice person and staff very helpful and understanding. Wanted to stay more but had to head back. Would definetly recommended for holidays!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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204 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

My best friend and I had a "girlie" weekend away together in Taupo and we stayed at "The Lake". We just loved our room from first impression and as we explore further we could tell that everything was lovingly and thoughtful selected, put together and presented - right down to the miniature glass milk bottles in the fridge for your cuppa. The unit was immaculately clean. We were in Unit #1. It's only a short taxi ride to town for dinner in the evening, and the stroll to the lake front is easy and pleasant. The host is very personable, lovely and friendly. Most definitely recommend if you are looking for somewhere quiet, and with character.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

My husband and I loved our two night stay at The Lake. The accommodation is just so retro-cool, spotlessly clean, quiet and good value. Also there is only about 5 apartments - I much prefer small establishments! A reasonably central location and just a short 5 min stroll down to the Lake Taupo beachfront (fantastic summer swimming). Everything you could want for a short stay. Jane was a lovely host. So pleased we decided to stay in Taupo rather than Tongariro. Lots more restaurants and nightlife and ofcourse this cute little place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
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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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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
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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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