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Cascades Lakefront Motel
Ranked #11 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We were so pleasantly surprised by the Cascades. There were lots of lovely little thoughtful touches to the room and the service that made it feel more like a friendly B&B than a hotel. Room was peaceful, spacious and comfy. The owner was really personable and helpful, and gave us lots of great suggestions of places to eat and things to do. Hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ellie H
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2012

Hello Ellie H, thank you for the lovely review. It sounds like you found your stay just as we would want you to which is reassuring. Enjoy your fond memories of NZ. We look forward to your return :) Kind wishes Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed April 6, 2012

Price is ok for Taupo at easter. We had noise from downstairs drifting up to us, so Im not sure on how good the sound proofing is. Staying in unit 19 is hard with parking, put a scratch on car backing out as its such tight parking. Room was very clean, reception lady friendly and helpful. Pool was warm. TV picture good. Over all a decent spot at a decent price in Taupo.

Room Tip: Avoid room 19 if you have a big car, parking is tight
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cameron4611
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2012

Hi Camtwes, sounds like you had a bit of a mixed time with us. Parking in 19 is tight depending on your car type and usually we check this out on arrival and offer another alternative, sorry if this did not happen for you. We appreciate your comments and please if you come again and have any issues (which hopefully you wouldn't) then mention them at the time of stay so we can put it right for you then and there. We think it is a decent spot too and always try to keep decent prices. Thanks and kind regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

I have to say, after a 6 hour drive and boat trip from Blenheim we were looking forward to a relaxing stay in Lake Taupo, and Cascades did not dissapoint. We arrived and were advised it was free parking which was great and offered milk on arrival which was a nice touch. The staff here are so friendly and knowledgable about what to do and where to go - such lovely people. As for the accomodation, we were upstairs in room 20 I think, with a lovely balcony and out door seating and views over the lake. The room itself was so large and so clean. We had a bath and a shower and a massive bathroom. There was every cooking facility you could want and need and a great TV. The bed itself was massive and you have ample storage and a sofa. All in all this accomodation is well worth it.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2012

Hello atz, well what can we say, thank you so much for the stunning review. Exactly what you found is what we strive to do for all our wonderful guests. Warm regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Lovely quiet hotel on the lake forshore. We had a quaint little room with really high ceilings and windows that caught all the morning sun. Nice cosy touches to the room, percolated coffee, minky blanket and a great heater in the bathroom. (The weather was really cold)
Fabulous walking path from the hotel into town, approx 45 mins away with beautiful scenery along the way. Hosts were very friendly, free wifi and free morning paper was nice.

Room Tip: stay more than one night, it's a lovely relaxing spot.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2012

Hi Sally, we did have a bit of a cold snap when you visited and with you being from a hot climate can't blame you for feeling chilly. Glad you wrapped up and still got out to enjoy the lovely path around the lake and scenery. It sounds like you were in the Mountain View studio which is interesting and quite unique with the high ceilings and windows. Hope you do get to come back and relax again in the future and hopefully for more than one night! Thank you for the kind words in the review. Kind regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Cascades is just out of the town on the main road. It sits right on the lake, has its own small swimming pool and a variety of different room sizes to suit all.
It has changed hands since i was last there but the new owners are nice and approachable and the standards have not dropped.
We stayed in the small studio, which had a lovely double bed and big bathroom and a table to sit around for dinner. Even though this is there smallest room it still had cooking facilities and a fridge. Each apartment has its own parking.
There's a pc in reception, free for guests to use. There is wifi but you have to access it via a voucher which you get for free when you stay to the value of $5 worth of surfing.
Cascades is very comfy and relaxing and i believe good value for money. You can be straight out of your room and in to the lake for a swim in under a minute. Town is probably a 15 minute walk or a cheap taxi ride away. The pool is heated and is nice to relax in. They have a coin operated laundry for guests to use and also have bikes for hire.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank wood1973
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2012

Hi wood1973, what a wonderful review, you covered the complex well, thank you so much. We are so pleased you had a good experience on returning to Comfort Inn Cascades, something probably you wonder when booking that everything will be good a second time.
Just to clarify, the wifi is given out in 50MB vouchers and when this is used you were welcome to come and get some more free of charge, apologies if we did not make this clear.
We hope your trip home was good and hopefully one day you can try us for a third time! Kindest regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed March 17, 2012

I love this place, it located right by Taupo lake with direct access.I had fun cycling around the bay.I hired bicycle to explorer the bay. It cost only 5dollar. The best service is it has complimentary wifi. ..we love it.
I also enjoyed a warm and friendly chat with operators of the Inn,Alister and Charlene.I strongly recommend the place to everyone who plan to visit Taupo

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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2012

Hello mad_yahya, it was so neat to meet you and your family. What a great time you were having cycling around with your son. He had lots of great energy so you did well! The free wifi is very popular, we are glad that helped you enjoy your trip as I remember you were still running businesses at home. We hope to visit your country sometime. Thank you for staying with us and your wonderful interest in our country. Warmest regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed March 14, 2012

I visited twice in about two months for business, and enjoyed my stay each time. The owners were very welcoming and open to the large group of people who I was staying with, and made every effort to make our stay more enjoyable. Is in a location where it is close to the lake and the perfect distance away from the main CBD.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2012

Hi Isoskim, thank you for the nice review. We are glad you found consistency with your stays whether you were with a group or on your own. Business or holiday we look forward to having you stay again. With appreciation, Alister & Charlene.

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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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#9 Business Hotel in Taupo
#10 Family Hotel in Taupo
#24 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: $95 - $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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