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All reviewsmezzanine floorspa bathqueen bed downstairslake taupodirect access to the lakegreat accessheated swimming poolenjoyed our staythe kitchencooking facilitiesfree wifistayed for nightssmall kitchenettewould definitely stay here againshort drivelake viewgreat place to stay
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Four of us booked the appartment right on the beach front. Lovely appartment, perfect setting. We ate outside and watched the sun setting over the lake during dinner. Could have had the same view lying in bed!! Great location.

Room Tip: The beach side appartment is wonderful
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank SVPromise
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2012

Ahoy there SV Promise, thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure to meet the four of you whilst on your land travels. The review is really significant to us considering all the amazing places you sail to around the world. Wishing you a great sailing season. Safe travels, Alister & Charlene.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stayed one night with family (3 kids) recently at this lovely property which is in a beautiful position right on the lake. The unit was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the mezzanine floor was perfect to sleep the children while we had the queen sized bed downstairs. There was a lovely courtyard - unfortunately the weekend we were there it was too windy to enjoy but it would have been a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the lake from. I can't remember what the coffee is that they use, but it was absolutely delicious! It is only a very short drive into town and we found the unit exceptionally quiet. I would highly recommend this motel for anyone wanting to visit Taupo.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank tropicalsundae
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2012

Hello Tropicalsundae, (Love the name, it sounds like Paradise) Thanks so much for the great review. We are so pleased you and the family enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry about the weather, the NZ summer has been a mixed bag this year. A shame it was windy because the courtyards are usually really sheltered and a great place to sit, relax and enjoy a drink and chat with friends and family. Our coffee is One Fairtrade and yes it is very good. Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to do the review. See you again hopefully. Kind regards Alister & Charlene.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

I'm near the end of a week-long stay here, which has been delightful in every way. I loved the room - clean, bright and facing the pool - with mezzanine floor for sleeping. I had some writing work to complete, and it was just perfect for that. Plenty of quiet, beautiful lake view day and night, walks along the water's edge, closeness to town for provisions, and within an easy drive of some fabulous attractions. Oh, and good Wi-Fi too, plus excellent laundry and kitchen facilities - just everything one could want. The hosts and staff were so kind and friendly - I felt really welcomed and very much at home.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Whitestarlion
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2012

Hello Whitestarlion, we miss you! How special guests can become, you came to us a stranger and left as a wonderful friend. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here with us and your needs were catered for with both your workin environment and leisure time.
Thank you for this wonderful review and we do hope the rest of your travels are going well. Keep in touch when you can and of course visit again if you can. Although of course you already have! which was a bonus, Taupo is a handy stop to lessen the driving to Auckland Airport when you have come from areas south of here.
Keep well and take good care. Warmest wishes Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed February 6, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights over long weekend,you can not beat the location & the great swimming pool right outside your door

  • Stayed: February 2012
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2012

Hi jaffajames, thank you for your great review. We think the location is awesome too, the lake and Lions walk on your doorstep! Thank goodness with the unusual summer we have had the heated pool for people to enjoy. The rooms by the pool make for easy logistics for parents of children that love to swim all day.
Thanks for staying once again and hopefully we will see you again before the year is out. Take care and kind regards from Alister & Charlene.

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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Quiet units despite being joined, on the lake which is nice for walks etc, very very helpful staff, WiFi available, Has a pool & trampoline for the kids. Units could be freshened up, Spa bath is very noisy. Also use Fair Trade tea, coffee and sugar. Our 3.5 year old loved it !

Room Tip: Garden units [where we stayed] I suspect are quiter than poolside units
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank xlinknz
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2012

Hi xlinknz

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you and your 3.5 year old enjoyed your stay, it sounds like the tramp and heated pool were a hit.

We are currently moving through the units freshing them up. We had done a number prior to Christmas but had to stop with the busy season but as things are quietening down a bit now we will be into it again.

We are glad you enjoyed the new Fairtrade tea, coffee etc, these are all inline with our wish to operate an environmentally friendly motel as well as being really good products.

Thank you for staying with us and we do hope you can stay again in the future.
Kind regards Alister & Charlene

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