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Cascades Lakefront Motel
Ranked #12 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This property is well situated with direct access to the lake. The children had a wonderful time in the pool and our room was quiet even though it was well back from the lake. Overall, the property is slightly tired but not bad value for money. The family unit (sleeps 5 using a messanine level) had slightly treacherous, steep stairs so might be a bit dodgy for younger children.

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

Hi Pip 1965, thank you for the review. We are so glad the children enjoyed the heated pool. We are working our way through the rooms updating them and perhaps you had a room we had not worked on yet and as you say good value for money, especially for 5 people. If you are in a mezzanine room with stairs and have younger children we can give you stairgates for peace of mind. The pool is warm all year so hope you can come back again sometime. Kindest regards Alister & Charlene.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed at Cascades for 4 nights end of December 2012 (not long enough) in a lovely studio unit overlooking the pool area. On arrival, we were greeted by Alister & Charlene. It was so nice to meet such lovely hosts after a long drive. Our room was perfect. Clean, tidy, nicely decorated and it was good to have a kitchen. Great to have use of the BBQ as well. We ordered a cooked breakfast on the first morning, which was so yummy! Thanks Charlene. Cascades is a fantastic motel that I highly recommend to everyone and will be recommending to everyone I know. It is one of the only places in Taupo that is right on the lake. We really did not want to leave after our stay. Alister & Charlene are the perfect hosts! Cascades is definitely our new home away from home everytime we visit Taupo. We can't wait to come back. Thanks for everything, you guys are the best :)

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

Hi Jessvh, thank you for the fabulous review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay, the room, the lake and the breakfast. We are doing our best and hoping everyone finds us just the way you did. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Enjoy the rest of this wonderful summer. Kindest regards Alister & Charlene

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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
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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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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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#9 Business Hotel in Taupo
#10 Family Hotel in Taupo
#24 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: $95 - $136 (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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