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Cascades Lakefront Motel
Ranked #10 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Had a fantastic four nights here. Charlene and alistair who run it were the most amazing people and couldn't do enough for us! Felt like we had known charlene for years! Motel is on a wonderful location on the beautiful lake and just perfect with everything you could want . Our first trip to NZ and we will definitely come back gill and Eddie

  • Stayed: January 2013
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Hi Gill & Eddie, glad you made it home safely. Thank you for the lovely review. You guys were such fun, a pleasure to have stay. Please do come again one day. Warm regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed in one of the studio units for 2 weeks over the Christmas holidays. It was the unit with 2 beds so I also had a friend to stay on several nights and it was spacious enough for the 2 of us. Very clean and comfortable with a good little kitchen where I cooked a lot of meals. They also gave me a BBQ to use outside my unit 1 night- great. The standout is the quality of hospitality and service. Very friendly owners and staff and always willing to help with advice about local activities. Great location next to the lake. I will be back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Hi Sue, thank you for staying with us and thank you for the wonderful review. We loved having you to stay, Otis misses you! We miss seeing you fly past on your bike with your lovely big hat. You were fun to have and we enjoyed meeting your sister friends as well. Have a great year and hope to see you (and Pippi) for another break again soon. Warm regards Alister, Charlene & Otis

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Have stayed here on several occasions, it's our favourite half way stop between Auckland and my inlaws place, a great place to rest and sleep after a very long flight from the UK. Great rooms, friendly staff, good value. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Hi DinyNorrie, thank you for the lovely review. Great to have you stay again, we are always happy to be a halfway stop! Take care and see you on the next visit. With kind regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

A lovely motel of very good quality with a superb view over the Lake. Walked the foreshore to town. A beautiful clear day along the lake with areas of hot springs entering the lake. The signs posted said boiling hot water but that did not seem to deter some children from playing in the small pools. It is a bit farther than we thought but it was good for us. We ate at a lovely wine restaurant reviewed separately and took a taxi home. Had we time it would have been a great spot to spend some days exploring the environs.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank RMHBJH
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Hi RMHBJH, thank you for posting a lovely review for us. We are so pleased you enjoyed Comfort Inn Cascades. It was great that you enjoyed beautiful weather and got out to explore all the wonderful things the region has to offer. Warm regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed here just one night. Nicely located right near the water. Large room with nicely equipped small kitchenette. Clean and tidy, spacious, nice hosts and near the lake. Driving distance to center of town, a few restaurants in walking distance. Overall, we were very satisfied.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Hello Clearview3000, thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our location and units. We hope you had a lovely time through the rest of the country and can come back again one day. Kind regards Alister & Charlene

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The room in this hotel was very spacious and very well decorated. The hotel has no facilities for breakfast. The people at the reception suggested that we have breakfast at the hotel at the opposite site of the road. And so we did. The quality of this breakfast was very poor. Wifi was offered but did not function well.
Looking at the price of the room we clearly did expect more.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

Hello NC0205
We are pleased you enjoyed your room and our surroundings here. We are sorry however to hear about your breakfast experience. All our rooms have kitchenettes with toasters, coffee plungers, kettles, frying pans, BBQ's are available, crockery, cutlery etc. We give complimentary fresh milk on arrival and there is tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the rooms. We have always had an extensive breakfast menu including gluten free options, which is in our room compendiums and available at reception. The orders need to be handed into reception by 9pm the night previous and they are then delivered to the guest in their room at a time they specify. We are also happy to point out other restaurants and cafes that offer breakfast, one of which is the property across the road.
In regards the wifi, we are always keen to hear if anyone has issues. We pay handsomely for a good service so our guests can expect the same. Without knowing when you stayed or what your device was we are unable to quantify this.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We were only overnighting here but found our downstairs studio to be perfect. We appreciated the kitchenette which was better equipped than many places we stayed in. Direct access to the lake was good too. We had a lovely stroll along the walkway on a very blustery evening! Our only disappointment (and this is nothing to do with the Inn) is that places to eat close by were very limited. We'd had a busy day so did not want to self cater or drive back into town and had only the option of the hotel over the road which was mediocre at best. Still our lovely room made up for that!

Stayed: November 2012
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

Hi jmum,
Thank you for staying with us, we are glad you enjoyed our facilities. We are lucky to have spacious rooms with kitchenettes and also be in the stunning location on the lake edge. We hope you had a safe trip home and hope that one day you may get back down under again. Wishing you all the very best for a Happy New Year. Kind regards Alister & Charlene

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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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