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Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Ranked #24 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Oxfordshire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Fantastic motel”
Reviewed May 16, 2008

We travelled around the North Island for three weeks and this was the best motel we stayed in during our stay. Our room was absolutley fanstastic, spotless and had everything you needed and even had a spa bath. A BBQ was also available for residents to use.

I've already recommended this motel to some of my freinds and family in NZ and to our friends here in the UK, who will be travelling around NZ later this year and next.

Keep up the good work Caroline!!! :))

Heath and Mark.

  • Liked — Modern, clean and tidy and friendly proprietors
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank KiwiOxfordshire
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CarolineTaupo, Owner at Lake Taupo Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 21, 2008
Just to let you know, I'm sitting here reading reviews on Rarotonga, as thats where we are headed in a few weeks. Tripadvisor is a great little tool for people to give good and bad thoughts.

Thanks for witing to tripadvisor. I'm pleased your stay with us was up to your expectations.

Caroline
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed May 15, 2008

We stayed here for just the one night at near the end of March. We chose this accommodation from the comments left by previous visitors on Tripadvisor. We were not to be disappointed. The location is excellent. Near the lake on a quiet street.
We have visited the Huka Falls Jet and The Prawn Park on the drive down from Rotorua. We stayed in a lovely room on the corner of the building. Most the main room was windows, but don’t let that put you off. We had our young daughter with us, so the room was ample. A nice big double bed and a separate area with 2 single beds. We never used the kitchen facilities, but everything was there if you so wished. The rooms were spotlessly clean.
You are given milk on check-in which is great for the all important cup of tea.
Excellent rates for the motel.
We will definitely stay here again when we visit NZ in the next couple of years.

  • Liked — Excellent value
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Thank tankengine
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Solihull, England
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Reviewed May 5, 2008

We were really pleased with our decision to stay here, which we chose based upon may positive comments on TA. So here is our contribution.
Location - excellent, walking distance to town and a nice quiet street. Taupo is also the best base from which to explore the many attractions in the area.
View - We were in the large corner room above the entrance - the floor to ceiling glass on 2 walls made it so light and airy and from the balcony we could see the lake and Mount Tongariro..
Facilities - Sparkling clean room, plenty of storage space, a nice big comfortable bed and a beatiful spa bath to relax in at night drinking wine and looking out towards the lake.
Welcome - Nothing was too much trouble, including the loan of soap powder, recommendations on places to visit and help to chase up a coach which sped off without picking us up for an evening tour.!
When we decided to stay for an extra night to visit the Maori experience (Warakei Terraces - you HAVE to go, much less commercialised than Rotorua) Caroline fixed our booking effortlessly and then told us it would also be at a lower cost as it was a Sunday - how about that for customer service!..

Our stay here was one of the highlights of our holiday in NZ.

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  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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CarolineTaupo, Owner at Lake Taupo Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 12, 2008
Thanks so much Guys!! I remember you!!!

Tahnk you for writing such nice comments, I'm pleased we made your stay a great one. It takes little effort to help someone and people always seem to remember the little things.

Kind Regards Caroline
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Additional Information about Lake Taupo Motor Inn

Property: Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Address: 33 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Taupo Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Taupo Motor Inn has 32 luxourious & well appointed rooms situated on a side street off the main highway and only 300m away from the CBD & Lake. We also have an on-site restaurant, heated pool and 2 spa's for your convenience. Our Executive Spa Suites also have a view of the Lake and Mountains. ... more   less 
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