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Cascades Lakefront Motel
Ranked #10 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 17, 2011

My mother and father stayed at the Cascades in 2000 when they visited New Zealand. Sadly we lost Dad in 2003, but I wanted to take Mum back to visit her brother who lives in NZ. She and Dad had loved the place it was one of the stand out places they had stayed at.

Our hosts Charlene and Alister were incredibly welcoming and accommodating. They gave us as much information as we needed to explore the area and also how to keep my 8 year old son amused. The even hooked us up with another family who were staying at the same time so the children could play together.

The hotel itself was in a quiet location about a mile and a half from the town itself. The rooms were spacious and the layout worked well for our family group. We could even accommodate all our luggage. The only let down was the decor was a bit tired, but it was immaculately clean.

At the time we commented that with a fresh coat of paint and updating curtains, carpets and bedding covers it would be perfection. However I note on the website that it was refurbished in June 2011 and is now a Comfort Inn but still with the same lovely host. So I am sure it really is a wonderful place to stay at when visiting Lake Taupo now.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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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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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 Family Hotel in Taupo
#9 Business Hotel in Taupo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: $93 - $173 (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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