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“what lake view” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Absolute Lake View Motel
Ranked #46 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Tokoroa
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“what lake view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

its advertised as having a absolute lake view. well all when i looked out the window was a view of customers cars and not sure where lake view was. also was advertised as having 3 sport channels. when we stayed only 1 was working and it wasnt the sport channel that had the All Blacks game on. And the free wi fi internet only worked for a few hours so all in all it was a disappointing stay there. location is excellent 5 mins walk from town, and the unit i stayed was huge with a very big lounge area with queen size bed and a fully eqipped kitchen and a separate bedroom. Its not somewhere i would recomment staying

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank madbill
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Stayed Mid September 2012. Average 2 bed room with balcony and great view. Layout not very functional with below average bathroom facility. Parking is poor with difficult access. One when fully booked we parked on street. Proximity to services and view compensate. Generally over priced for the overall package.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GoldLeft
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Do not go here if you are thinking of using the campervan area.
Sure it's by the lake (well across the fairly busy road), but the for $40 a night, it's better to go elsewhere where facilities are so much better.
The facilities - kitchen and bathrooms were well below average.
The womens loos were filthy. Skids all over the inside and on the actual seat! They clearly had not been cleaned for sometime.
There was quite literally about 300 dead flies around the sink - so disgusting. When you pay $40 a night you can at least expect a clean loo and sink, but the owners here clearly do not give a stuff about those using the campervan area and perhaps focus more on motel guests?
We had seen cleaner drop loos in the Department of Conservation sites campgrounds.
The hall, toilet and kitchen are very run down - old torn chairs everywhere and old matresses.
If you have a campervan stay elsewhere and just drive and have your brek by the sea in the morning!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank EggLoop
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Wollongong, Australia
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179 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Hi. I stayed next door to this motel and noticed that it's signage welcomed Campervans! There appeared to be about six spots for vans at the front of the property, providing electricity and water. I spoke to the guy in the office and he said NZ$40 per night. Out the back of the motel, there were more sites for vans. Yes, the grounds looked rundown but if you had your own self contained van and could park in the front of the motel, you couldn't get much closer to the Lake. Beautiful spot for sure! I was told that they do not promote the sites. Can't think why! We will certainly keep it in mind for our next Caravanning holiday. I do not know what facilities one would have access too, hopefully the indoor hot pool!

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Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

The room was nice enough and there was some view but we had booked there hoping for a spa and found we'd been booked into a double rather than twin room so swapped to a room with a view. The view was lovely for about half hour before it got dark. Breakfast wasn't available there despite what they said in the in room info.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sakarenz
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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

Stayed overnight with my wife in March. Have to agree with the others. Tired, noisy and cramped. Parts of the motel look like a junk yard. The place was full but this mean't we couldn't park in front of our unit (although numbered). Our unit was under the stairs which clang. Woken up most of the night by guests returning from wedding. Woken up early in the morning by guests leaving and clommping down stairs. Interestingly wasn't asked whether we enjoyed our stay either.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Moxy42
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Auckland NZ
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117 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

We were a little disappointed in this motel. We had a ground floor family unit which was a little tired and dated and the ceilings could have been cleaned a bit better in the bathroom. The room was adequate for a night's stay but our neighbour's kept us awake all night with a huge domestic argument with a lot of door slamming and yelling! shame the manager did not hear it and ask them to leave!. The Manager did not ask us how we enjoyed our stay so we never mentioned it. The indoor pool area was a bit dated and the hot pool was a bit slimey and dangerous -needed some maintenance. Needs some more money spent here

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ingy13
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Property: Absolute Lake View Motel
Address: 58 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Absolute Lake View Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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