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Baywater Lakeview Motel
Ranked #28 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Mangawhai, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fantastic views and rooms”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Clean, comfortable luxury just across from lake was stunning and loved the spa in the room
see you next we are in taupo . we went to a wedding and ate out at plateau restaurant it was a real get away , would recommend for a great get away break

Room Tip: order the breakfast and eat on the balcony so nice
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We spent a night here, great location looking out on Lake Taupo, though the Motel is a bit dated and on the balcony, you can here your next door neighbours conversation whether you anted to or not.
The room we stayed in was basic, but had all the amenities of Wifi and tea and coffee facilities. Was good for a night.

Room Tip: There is no restaurant here, and ask for a room with the lake view
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dave H, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Hi Rochelle, Thank you for your review of Baywater Lake view Motel. We are sorry that you think that our motel is average and outdated.A lot of time and money has been spent on the upgrade which was done in October 2013 and we feel that it is looking great.All our units have lake views and balconies to sit on and enjoy the views of the lake and the mountains and we are sorry but we cannot make them soundproof as that is what having a balcony is all about and that is to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful views. No we do not have a Resturant and do not advertise that fact so if you wanted a motel with a eatery attached you could of gone to the Hotels in Taupo that do have them.Once again we are sorry that you found the motel not up to your standard. Regards
Lynda and Steve
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Adelaide, South Australia
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

My partner and I stayed one night in an upstair spa suite which cost us $180 for the night. The room was modern which had been refurbished but the view was absolutely fantastic. Although slightly noisy from road traffic during the day, at night it was hardly noticeable and the hotel was close enough to walk into town and other attractions. The spa in the room was a great feature and although the bathroom was a little outdated it, there was no issues with the function of the bathroom. We've stayed in Taupo 4 times now at different hotels and I can honestly say that the Baywater was the best hotel for the price that we paid and I would have no hesitation in returning to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

My partner & I stayed here for a night while travelling through Nz with family. The rooms are average but no very spacious. I was not impressed with the ridiculous amount of noise generated from upstairs with people running up & down stairs. The rooms have spa baths & a high pitched noise rings through the entire room when anyone opens a tap or fills their tub. We lost a few hours of sleep & would not book again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed in an upstairs spa suite at the premium $190 a night price, for this price I would expect a bit more. It has seen better days, very dated, freezing cold bathroom and toilet, even with the heat pump going, this did little to heat the room.
The shower is terrible, it is tempramental and saturates the floor, I was amused by the sign saying to recycle the towels, get a heated towel rail if you want guests to do this, the tiny single towel rail located in the freezing toilet did not cut it. The towel was an iceblock the next morning.
The positive is it is handy to town and has a nice view ...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Putaruru, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Been to Baywater Motor in twice in the last 12 months, both great experiences. Stayed in the Queen Studio Spa Unit (upper floors) both times. Nice tidy kitchen area, bathroom could do with a bit of updating, love the spa bath in the room! The heat pump heats the room nicely. Double glazing on windows. Little balcony to look at the amazing views of Lake Taupo. The owners are lovely and incredibly helpful. A very comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Bailey W
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Otorohanga
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Clean units - The bed was very comfortable. Decor is a bit dated and the spas are very shallow. Only some jets worked. Nice friendly service. Bathroom is small and shower is small, cracked toilet bowl and bathroom needed revamping really. All basic needs supplied and clean.

Room Tip: Didn't view other rooms, please note we were late getting in so didn't take up offer to look...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Baywater Lakeview Motel
Address: 126 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Baywater Motor Inn)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#11 Family Hotel in Taupo
#20 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Baywater Lakeview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully Refurbished October 2013,We have the most picture perfect location in Taupo, situated on Lake Terrace and facing out to the Lake and mountains, Baywater Lakeview Motel has the luxury of being close to town, shops and cafes while still being just far enough away for you to wind down on the balcony, soak up the view and truly enjoy the surroundings and scenery before you. ... more   less 
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