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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 January 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here in Taupo and we really enjoyed our stay here. We had an upstairs room (room 21), not really much of a lake view but that was okay as we saw the lake when out and about.

I agree that the room is outdated and looks slightly worn out but this shouldn't be a reason not to stay here. It's good value for money - spacious, clean with each room allocated a parking space. We found the bed quite comfortable and the bathroom was big enough. Didn't try the spa bath.

The owners were friendly and gave us fresh milk when we checked in so we could have tea / coffee in our rooms. Check in and check out were easy.

An easy and simple place to stay in but nothing spectacular. No wow factor but we were not looking for that in the accommodation - Lake Taupo nearby gives you that. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it if you wanted something relatively cheap where you crash after a day out and about in the area.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank meichan3
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Read really good reviews for this place, it surely wasn't the same place, surly receptionist, a room that hadn't been updated since the place was built in the 80s by the look of things, upstairs right by the swimming pool, yes we are a couple in our 50 s so loads of kids screaming constantly wasn't our idea of fun. All the rooms are on top of each other, I could hear someone coughing all night that's how much sound proofing there is. Write up said extra large bed a queen bed isn't what I call extra large. The place was quite clean or I would have been out of there demanding my money back, if you are thinking of booking this place, think hard especially peak season when the place is full

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
3  Thank Jo L
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

A good motel room which was well set out and cleaned daily. Friednly managers and relaxed. There is a heated swimming pool which the kids liked, but in which the water was not changed for the 3 days we were there.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank Beninmarple
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed in Taupo for two nights, and the owner was very helpful and attentive. We couldn't get the WiFi to work in our room but didn't try too hard because we had bought a NZ SIM with a data pack. The location was moderately convenient: it's a bit too long to walk into Taupo itself (~45 minutes at a brisk pace), but the drive is short (~10 minutes). The lakeside access is lovely and you can walk in either direction along the lake, and paddle in the hot streams that flow into it. You don't have to cross the road, unlike a lot of the hotels in this area. The allocated parking bay outside of our room was a bit of a squeeze but not too much trouble. The room itself was laid out well and the kitchen was equipped well enough that I was able to make some pancakes. The bathroom came with a small spa bath, which was a nice touch. The collection of local menus was helpful for choosing a restaurant at which to eat.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Natasha H
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Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Great location and wonderful staff who go the extra mile. The room was lovely and clean and our big breaky the next morning was fresh and fabulous.
Would not hesitate to stay again as a decent, comfortable. Affordable motel.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank Clono
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