Are you looking for a peaceful stay at the Great Lake and maybe reminisce on times past, simpler and a bit more innocent? The Lake is the place for you. Everything but flashy, it offers a serene environment with comfortable, spacious rooms decorated minimally but very tastfully-I still get a kick when I think of the retro humour pictures, have my own little collection of photos!
Hospitability, cleanliness and genuine care are the hallmarks of the owners and employees of the establishment. I felt welcome and at home from the moment I arrived and they always took care of my comfort and pleasant stay.
All facilities are continually maintained to a very high standard of cleanliness. The washing room came in very handy for me indeed with basic, easy to use appliances. The rooms are even furnished with a practical assortment of household utensils for those who enjoy cooking their own food and maybe saving a penny now and then ;)
There is common access to a grill and there are more appliances on reserve if you just ask for them. The bicycle was very handy to me when I first arrived and had no means of transportation.
One of the highlights is the lovely back yard, green and serene, a nice wind down place after a busy day. The rooms are sound insulated, which I appreciated very much, even when the neighbors decided to throw a late night party in the aforementioned back yard!
In a nutshell: best motel I've ever stayed at, hands up! The Lake will be a tough one to beat for me, a place I will always consider home away from home, with a touch of old-time nostalgia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and stay at the coolest boutique Lake Taupo motel – in central Taupo, New Zealand. Our six motel units boast unique retro styling with modern comforts. Your friendly hosts’ local knowledge will ensure that your stay is comfortable and peaceful. Our six rooms are all located on the ground floor, with SKY TV, queen size beds, free WiFi and separate bathrooms. The units all have kitchenettes. We are small enough to provide personalised service and a homely, relaxed atmosphere for your stay. We are well appointed with facilities and can recommend some great local service providers for further needs. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, The Lake Motel is truly a boutique motel with a difference. With attention to detail, mid-century retro styling and art throughout, The Lake Motel is a unique establishment and is NZ’s only motel to have featured in Home & Entertaining, NZ’s top design magazine. We look forward to you visiting us soon! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lake Hotel Taupo