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Cascades Motor Inn
Ranked #13 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Very helpful owners”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We arrived in Taupo after a days driving with no accommodation booked, not knowing the next day the Ironman was been held there of course everywhere was booked out. I stopped at the Comfort Inn to see if he could give us an idea where we might get somewhere to stay. The owner tried ringing round a bunch of places but couldn't get anything, after spending a long time on the phone he spoke to his wife and ended up letting us stay in a room used by family and friends when they come to stay.Even phoned and booked a restaurant close by for us to get a meal. It had looked like we may end up sleeping in the car so I must say we were very grateful for all the trouble he went to for us that night. We had a lovely room at a very good rate and and a great nights sleep. Can't thank them enough and would recommend the motel to anyone. A little out of town but a lovely walk around the lake if you want to go in.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dargaville, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

We arrived on our motor bikes dripping wet..and pretty codl,. to be greeted by the manager, with a smile and a question; would you like to book the spa? A man on top of things, way to go. After signing in and welcomed by the cat we (four ) of us found our accommodation. Plenty of space, and good heaters. So we hung up our wets, cracked a bottle of wine and started what was a two day very relaxing stay. Unfortunately there is no where in the spa room to hang clothes, so had to nip along wrapped in towels. A very good family style Motor lodge. The property verges on Lake Taupo with a nice walkway going either way for miles. Just a little too far out of town to walk of an evening

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night during a trip around New Zealand.

The owners gave us a very friendly welcome. The room was very big with a double height ceiling which was initially a bit cold but heated up quickly.

The hotel isn't in the middle of the town but being on the lakeside of the road it was nice to be able to access to the lakeside so easily.

We walked into town for dinner and back again afterwards, 30 mins or so each way, which was nice to walk off dinner.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham UK
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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We booked for a queen bed room with kitchenette & whirlpool bath at a very competitive rate for 1 night.
The room was fufurnished & equipped to a high standard and there was lots of space. Wifi worked very well and we enjoyed Sky tv as an included part of the deal.

The Welcome was exceptional and we had friendly & genuinely helpful support for all of our short stay. We tried the spa pool which was clean, private and convenient for our room.

A great feature was the cooked breakfast delivered to our room, very freshly prepared, delicious and most welcome. It was a good to discover that a gluten free option was available as this makes our family holidays much less hassle and more enjoyable.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

I stayed here for three nights largely because of the positive reviews on here. Though it isn't anything too fancy, it is a solid property with very friendly and accommodating owners. The kitchenette is quite useful and the small in room spa is actually quite nice. Everything was clean.

The only downside is that it is a bit outside of town, but it is well worth it given everything else (especially the friendliness of the owners).

Looking forward to staying here again someday.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Katikati, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed here with a friend 14th-16th April.
Patrons were very helpful, and the accommodation was really clean and comfortable.
Great value for money, we will certainly stay here again next time we are visiting Taupo.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Ireland
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed here during the week and the place was fairly quiet, but even still the noise from the people in the pool at 9pm was enough to keep my young daughter from going to sleep. All the family rooms have a mezzanine bedroom upstairs which made it very difficult for getting a little person to sleep (as there were four of us in the room and with no door to shut out the noise the rest of our party had to be practically silent to facilitate sleep). The wall of the mezzanine floor seemed very low and I felt it was dangerous with a young one. We pushed the beds against the opposite wall, but still it didn't feel safe. There were tacks coming out of the stairs and both myself and my daughter cut our toes/heals on these tacks....not good at all! The kitchenette was very small and fairly basic, but workable. Overall I think this property is a bit tired and in need of a makeover. I wouldn't stay here again and wouldn't recommend it for families. Positives were a lovely location near the lakeside and easy to find on SH1.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Cascades Motor Inn
Address: 303 Lake Terrace | SH1, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Comfort Inn Cascades)
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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:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#9 Business Hotel in Taupo
#10 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#10 Family Hotel in Taupo
#24 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cascades Motor Inn 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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