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Alpine Lake Motor Lodge
Ranked #30 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Indooroopilly, Australia
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99 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent Motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

If you are not fussed about a view, then you'll be suitably impressed. We took the downstairs room w/ small courtyard, very nice kitchenette with all the amenties, including a small dinning area.
Everything sparkled, exceptionally clean. A bit of a walk to the town centre, try the English pub next to the lake, probably one of the better establishments. Sundays are boring, most eateries are closed or don't open until dinner, BYO corkage is outrageos, tourist towns are notorious for that. Buy your grog at the Pack n Save or Countdown, better selection and good value, don't be lazy, cook, the restaurants are not that great, you will be disappointed. Kiwi cuisine in nothing to write home about, very similar to Australia not so long ago.

Room Tip: Apparently there is only one two bdrm apt that has a view of the lake, book ahead, I'm sure that...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Renesse, The Netherlands
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144 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

I stayed 2 nights in this lodge and thought it was good value for money. Even though I arrived very early I could straight away get into my room. The room was spacious with nice little terrace outside with enough privacy. Good sleeping quality and all furniture looked new or very well maintained. The kitchen facilities are great and all you need is there and it is all very clean. The bathroom is big and very convenient. There was a proper internet connection in the rooms and the location of the lodge was good, but you will need your car to get around to the attraction sites. I highly recommend this lodge and would book this again for a next visit without any hesitation; you can not go wrong here in any way.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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 amvg2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Had a great stay last Saturday at this near new motel. The price was very reasonable for Taupo especially considering we had a spa bath, kitchen, free WIFI and were able to watch complimentary DVD's. Our unit was gorgeous and I really appreciated the spotless triple sheeting on the beds which I much prefer over scruffy bedspreads that are found still in many older motels.The motel was very busy so obviously a popular place to stay. We were able to walk to everything we wanted. Highly recommended and will stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mardi B B
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had 2 nights in this motel in a ground floor room. Room was spotless, very comfy big bed. Bathroom had shower and spa bath. Kitchen well equipped. Ground floor rooms have a small patio area with table and chairs which is very private. Would stay again. Free wifi a bonus. Flat 10 minute easy walk into town.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Read trip advisor so this venue sounded good. Paid more than any other hotel or motel so expected good. Arrived at 1.30pm and a big group of men were standing outside the units around the cars drinking and swearing. There were about 20 of this group continiung all afternoon we went out at 6pm came back about 7.30 and they were still drinking, swearing outside the rooms. This continued most of the night, they presumably went to a night club about midnight and then it started off much worse at 4 am but with brawling and continuing swearing. If management sleep on the premises what happened? This motel also adjoins the Bella
Vista so there would have been many tourists affected. We arrived here after a long mountainous drive from hastings in rain and heavy fog so looked forward to a peaceful night.

Room Tip: Never stay here on a saturday night especially if you see a big group of men.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maeveMelbourne
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Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed here with a girls Football team and it was excellent. The owners were super friendly and helpful. We did most of our cooking on the BBQ which was so handy for us. The rooms were immaculate. I would recommend this property to anyone whether you are by yourself, as a couple or family, or in a group

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alethea S
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

After running away from the horror of another Taupo motor lodge, the Alpine Lake Motor Lodge was sweet sweet relief. We were warmly greeted by the lovely and caring caretaker, with a jug of milk to start us off. We took the 1 bedroom apartment and it had everything we needed. The place was warm dry and immaculate. The interior decor was very modern, trendy and chic. A small courtyard in the back with a bbq. Beds were comfortable. Bathroom and kitchenette were spotless. Generous amount of free WiFi for a short stay too..... I would definitely recommend this place and would happily go back next time we're in Taupo.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have the courtyard and bbq.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cathy M
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Additional Information about Alpine Lake Motor Lodge

Property: Alpine Lake Motor Lodge
Address: 141 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#18 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#21 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Lake Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taupo's newest motel is ideally located just a few minutes walk to restaurants, the town centre and lakefront. Featuring 20 spacious modern units. A variety of room styles and facilities are on offer which include spa baths, kitchens, BBQs and private courtyards. All units have unlimited free ultrafast broadband WiFi access, Sky Digital TV (5 channels) and DVD players. A large, free off street car park is available for convenience. ... more   less 
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