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Cascades Lakefront Motel
Ranked #10 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed in a deluxe room for 4 people with lake view on the front yard and private access to the lake. Can't find anything to complain. Great service, nice breakfast (thank to Trip Advisor we had such a decent continental breakfast for 4 of us on both dates), excellent lake view, nice facilities, good location, good size swimming pool....one of the best motel we stayed in NZ with such a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Owners very welcoming, room facilities excellent. Very little noise from road - slept undisturbed. Premises about 5 kms from main shopping area - excellent choice of restaurants in town & surronding motels and hotels. Stayed two nights 10th and 11th August.
Con....no onsite restaurant - breakfast served as room service if chosen.
Worth another stay on my next visit to NZ North Island.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

Great service, very friendly staff! Room was excellent - beautiful view, clean and felt very welcoming. Location was good - right on the lakefront and close to town. Had a very enjoyable weekend staying here!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

We stayed here for two nights. As we were on our honeymoon, we were upgraded. The room we had was down near the lake front. We had a nice view of the lake (and the sunset from the rear patio). The room was very spacious for two (more of a small house). The kitchen was adequate and there was also a BBQ on the patio.
The owners were very helpful and gave us some good recommendations for things to do etc. There is free Wi-Fi and a desktop computer in the reception area.
It's a long walk into town or a short drive, but that also means its not that noisy.
All in all, a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

We were greeted with a very warm welcome and was at once made to feel very welcome. Our room was cosy but in a nice way it was nice to have a heater in the bathroom which was very spacious with a nice spa bath also our room was super clean. On our departure next morning we were farewelled like we had known our hosts for along time.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

We stay only one night and we are quite like there. The location is very nice including the room.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2011

We recently travelled to Taupo for six nights with three additional families who all had children between 2 and 12. We were 18 in total, 9 children and 9 adults. Charlene and Alister, the proprietors of Cascades Motor Lodge, could not have been more accommodating. They were helpful, informative, interested and exceptionally friendly. They were always in a good mood, nothing was too much of a problem despite us asking for all sorts of things eg extra plates, platters, cutlery so that we could all eat together in the evening. The location is great for children as it leads straight down to the lake where they can bike, walk or play. We had a boat and easy access to the water so could water ski, take out the biscuit or just cruise around the lake with the littler ones. We walked into town a number of times around the lake with the childen in tow which took about 60 mins by the time we stopped to look at various things, try out the water and the blackberries growing on the bushes. At the Motor Lodge there is a spa pool and heated swimming pool. The children had endless fun here and everyone was very tolerant of them. Charlene and Alister also pointed out what was to be a highlight of our walk to Huka Falls from Country Lane, off Spa Rd near Info Centre, namely the thermal streams and waterfall at the very outset of the walk, down from the carpark and under the bridge. Adults and children alike loved this. Many thanks for our stay Charlene and Alister and we are planning our next Easter break to you guys in 2012.

Room Tip: For young kids the mezzanine floor might be tricky
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Cascades Lakefront Motel

Address: 303 Lake Terrace | Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Cascades Motor Inn)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#7 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#9 Business Hotel in Taupo
#10 Family Hotel in Taupo
#24 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: $96 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cascades Lakefront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfort Inn Cascades is proud to belong to the Choice Hotel Group. We accept Flybuys, Choice Privileges, Air New Zealand Airpoints, Qantas Frequent Flyer, Velocity. Stunning quiet location on the shores of Lake Taupo. Direct access to walk/cycle way (no roads to cross). Lakeside apartment for views and total rest and relaxation, studio units with some lake views, family rooms sleep up to 6 people and some have two bathrooms and 2 LCD TV's and/or a ensuite 2nd toilet. Heated outdoor pool, spa pool, Springfree trampoline, children's playhut, SKY TV, free wireless internet, cooked or continental breakfast available. Clean, warm, affordable and friendly accommodation. Small pets by arrangement. Lots of free parking for boats, trailers etc. ... more   less 
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