This is definitely more motel than lodge, the bedrooms being standard basic motel fare. Pretty noisy being just off the main highway, and also noise from next door, as we found out with the screaming kids (despite being nearly empty they chose to put us next to a family…). Overpriced at $130. Turangi is fairly nondescript and underwhelming, so unless you have a passion for trout fishing it's probably not worth the trip. Much better choice of lodgings and restaurants in Taupo.