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Cascades Lakefront Motel
Ranked #11 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed at Comfort Inn Cascades for 3 nights half way through our 12 day trip to NZ.
I can honestly say, that I believe the room and service and here was the best we stayed in.
We had the Large Family Suite which had two levels, queen bed downstairs with the large dining/eating area and a great kitchen. Upstairs were 3 single beds and a toilet. This was perfect for our 12 year old son. He had it all to himself!
The hotel pool and spa were great and got full use from our son. They also have bikes to hire for $5 per day, which was excellent value for rides around the lake.
Access to the lake via a walkway was a great surprise. We enjoyed the sunset over the lake on each night.
Loved the breakfast "touches" on our anniversary morning. Thank you!
Nothing to complain out here!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Hello AnnF2407, wow what a fantastic review, thank you so much. We are so pleased you came to stay and share your anniversary at Comfort Inn Cascades. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful setting for the motel and agree the sunsets are just breathtaking. The pool and bikes are always popular and glad you made use of them. We know you had a good look around the region and thoroughly enjoy so much that is on offer here. We would love to catch up again if you are ever over our way again. Kind regards also to your husband and son. Best wishes to all from Alister and Charlene.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Very well appointed motel. Very friendly operators who obviously take pride in good service.
Suits us well as a young family and kids love it. Compact and clean units with 'challenging' stairs.
We use this as our favourite Taupo stop over. Kids love the pool!

Room Tip: If you have kids who are old enough, rooms opening onto pool are great!!
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Hi Viv M, thank you so much for posting the great review. We always enjoy seeing our regular guests and hope with each visit you feel more and more at home. Some of the stairs can be a bit steep but generally managed by little feet very well. We have stair gates which can be used if parents are a bit anxious about the stairs, peace of mind in the night also in case the children get up. The poolside rooms make for an easy relaxing holiday for parents. Always good to see you when you can get away. Warm regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed in a standard downstairs studio for one night at $106. The unit was really big. It was split over two levels with a double bed, bathroom and kitchenette on the ground level. There was then a loft containing a second double bed and bathroom. The unit was very nicely furnished. There was a spa bath in the bathroom. The property is located a 5-10 min drive from the town centre. The staff were nice and were very helpful in recommending a thermal park to stop into on the way to Rotorua.

An enjoyable stay and would stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Hi SF3415, wow thank you for the great review. We must have upgraded you to a larger room as the downstairs studios are just on one level. Not sure if you had one with a courtyard garden or path to the lake, but glad you enjoyed it. Sounds like you were having a wonderful trip around the region visiting the Thermal Parks etc. Would love you to stay again if you come our way. Kindest regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Thanks to Alister & Charlene for making our wedding anniversary weekend extra special. I can't believe we didn't know of this property before. Thanks to the Flybuys site for that. We used a combination of dollars and an upgrade to a Lake View unit with points. Peaceful, light and airy with all the home comforts. Enjoyed the spa bath in the room too. Direct access to the Lake itself which is a big plus and the walkway that follows the Lake was excellent as we used this to go to dinner at the nearby Edgewater Restaurant. We will return for sure.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Hi Heather P, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was so neat to meet the two of you. It is always a pleasure to have guests stay who are celebrating special times in their lives. It is an honour that you are happy to come and make your stay at Comfort Inn Cascades part of it. Any milestones in life should be celebrated, we are so glad your weekend was just what you wanted it to be....we wish you many more anniversaries and great weekends away. Warm wishes Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Perhaps a bit dated, but our comfortable and reasonably sized studio unit had everything we could want for a cloudy, rainy Taupo weekend. A comfortable warm bed, well stocked cooking facilities, spa bath and shower.

Room Tip: Downstairs rooms are cheaper, but you will get foot traffic noise from the unit above
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AlisaAAM
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Hi AlisaAAM
Thank you for staying with us on your NZ travels. We are glad you felt at home in the comfy bed and spacious studio. Like yourselves guests often comment about the great showers. As we said in an earlier response we are working our way through the property updating it. The downstairs standard studio rooms are cheaper because noise can be heard above, it can of course depend who is above but there is no way of knowing. It can bother some people and doesn't bother others. If it could be a bother then guests are better to take an upstairs studio or a small family room. Thank you for the great review and we trust you have arrived home safely. Kindest regards Alister & Charlene P.S. Sorry about the weather, you will have to come back in the NZ summer sometime.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed a weekend at Cascades and had free continental breakfasts thrown in as a Trip Advisor special. We were also upgraded from a mountain view to an upper level studio, giving us more room and lake views. The studio was sunny, warm and comfortable, with a full bathroom including a spa bath, and a small kitchenette stocked with good plunger coffee. The breakfasts, delivered to our room with a smile and a newspaper, were beautifully presented and had some nice extra touches. We felt our stay was great value in an excellent location. We'll return for any future Taupo breaks.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Hi littlefmrt, thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your weekend away. Always good too to have a nice sunny room in August where you can just relax. We are happy to upgrade if we can so it was neat that you appreciated it. Glad to see you made use of the Tripadvisor special with the Free Continental Breakfasts. All in all we want our guests to have the best value for their money they can get and so glad you felt you did. See you again sometime hopefully. Best regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Unfortunately we were only there for one night but after this we plan to go back and stay a few days. Right on the edge of the lake with an excellent walking track right there. Unit was roomy, warm, extremely clean and comfortable. We didn't want to leave when it was time to go. We had the in room cooked breakfast and it was just great. We will be booking in for another stay as soon as we can. Thanks Comfort Inn Cascades Taupo - you do a great job :-)

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Hello Judy E, thank you for the stunning review. It is great to have the rooms with the ensuite toilet upstairs and some of the family rooms have full 2nd bathrooms upstairs. Especially good for children in the night as they don't have to come down stairs. It is so nice when someone says we have done a great job. We certainly try our very best and hope it is the best for each guest. Gald you enjoyed the breakfast, they are pretty hearty and hopefully a good start to the day. Sounds like you will be back which will be fantastic. Until then take care and thank you. Kind regards 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:
#4 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: $97 - $149 (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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