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“Great location, warm and friendly staff - we will be back!”

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Cascades Lakefront Motel
Ranked #10 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 16, 2014

We loved our visit to this hotel. It is very quiet, well managed and right on the lake. The kids enjoyed the pool and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I appreciated the little extras like the lovely toiletries and quality tea and plunger coffee. Thank you!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is the 4th year that we have been to Comfort Inn Cascades in Taupo.

This year my brothers family had a room next to ours which worked out well with the courtyard areas being able to be shared for meals together. The BBQ was fantastic for most of our dinners - it was pristine when we went to use it for the first time.

You can't go past the location for this place, you are right on the waterfront and it is a particularly nice part of the lakeside. Every morning we walked around the lakefront for at least an hour - the path works its way right around the lake and in front of the hotels - it is a good walk especially if you walk right into town for coffee.

The rooms are always clean and tidy at Cascades and we have never had any issues with cleanliness. The room we had this year was a good size with our 2 children upstairs and us downstairs - as we were there for 8 nights we needed the space.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cascades as a great destination for a family holiday. The management are friendly and nothing is too much hassle - we'll be back!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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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I agree that the room is outdated and looks slightly worn out but this shouldn't be a reason not to stay here.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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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