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Alpine Lake Motor Lodge
Ranked #32 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
133 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay, Very Clean and Cosy”
Reviewed May 3, 2009

We stayed here for one night in March, it was lovely. The location was really good, just outside of the town centre and very peaceful. The room was modern, spacious and spotlessly clean. There was a kitchen area which included a microwave and there was also free broadband access. Would recommend a stay here and we would definitely go back

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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birmingham UK
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Reviewed April 9, 2009

When we pulled up I was a bit worried as it seemed miles from anywhere on a very quiet residential street, but it is actually only about 5 minutes walk from the lake shore. The apartment had a small kitchen, but no cooker only a microwave. A fantastic bathroom with spa bath and separate shower. The rooms are non smoking but the terrace outside witha pot for butts, which when you are travelling with a smoker is a refeshing change and actually doesn't compromise the non smoking environment in the rooms. Bed was very comfy and unlike in other apartment places we stayed in on our trip this one was serviced daily. We actually ended up staying an extra night as we liked the place and Taupo so much. If I visited this area again I would actually stay in Taupo and use it more as a base and see things further away rather than actually going to stay for example in Rotorua. Taupo smells better! Hosts were very friendly and helpful with directions and use of the internet for free in their back office.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2009

In terms of the hotel I can do no better than point you to the excellent and accurate observations of "Parsanias', posted on 26th February. My one disagreement is over the noise of the aircon fan , which caused us no problems at all and my wife is a light sleeper. Also I think it is probably a 15 minute walk to the lake front.
Other comments on Taupo; I hesitate to recommend any particular establishment for dinner, just have a look at go with what you fancy, nothing was too appealing from my point of view. However, we do recommend 'Friendlys' for breakfast. All freshly cooked and excellent value. If you are really hungry try the omelette., piping hot and delicious.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 656 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2009

Alpine Lake Motor Lodge is an entirely typical NZ motel - clean, modern with a friendly and locally knowledgeable hands-on owner. The motel is in the mainly residential zone of one of Taupo’s main arteries, with many other motels as neighbours. It’s a ten-minute walk to the lakeshore and the shops. The rooms are arranged on two floors in a single wing. Bathrooms contain a spa bath and walk-in shower. There are adequate kitchen facilities - a two-hob plate, a microwave and sufficient pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. The bedroom was a decent size, the bed very comfy. There is minimal storage space and the lighting was exceptionally harsh - oddly, there were no bedside lights. There was a dining table and a separate desk for a laptop - very fast Internet - and even a little private garden patio for ground floor rooms. Road noise, since the motel is at right angles to the road, is not a problem, though an aircon fan right outside our sliding glass door was. Value, as ever in these places, is outstanding.

Taupo has several restaurants - we had a brilliant dinner at The Brantry on Rifle Range Road, a ten-minute walk away.

A motel that does exactly what it says on the tin.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed November 6, 2008

As a frequent business traveller to Taupo I have recently discovered this motel which I consider the best in town. Service is great, units are exceptionally well equipped, clean and spacious. All units are away from road noise, parking is oustide the door of unit and I can walk to any of the many good local restaurants. Their cafe breakfast is great and of course the free internet is an essential now days. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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ladyt41
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Reviewed November 5, 2008

Just finished a lovely week in New Zealand and would like to commend Sue and Ron for making our stay in Taupo the highlight of our trip. Not only was their friendly advice re things to do so appreciated but their motel was head and shoulders above the others we experienced. The motel is very new, sparkling clean and furnished beautifully. We liked the larger than usual unit which had its own private courtyard and even its own barbecue. Every thing was provided, spa bath, kitchen and even complimentary DVD's as well as free broadband in the unit. As we did not have our own laptop we used the free email cafe instead and this was much appreciated. Location was great and it was away from road noise. Great fresh bean coffee too!

  • Liked — The large and beuatiful unit
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 25, 2008

We had two fantastic nights at the Alpine. We have 4 young children and there was plenty of space. We had TV trouble when we checked in and the owners went out of their way to fix this small problem for us. The spa bath was excellent when the weather was wet it gave the kids something to do. Thankyou for a fantastic stay.

  • Liked — The service and lovely clean well appointed rooms
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Alpine Lake Motor Lodge
Address: 141 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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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