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Creel Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Rotorua New Zealand
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10 reviews
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

I spent two nights here what a great place to stay if you just want to chill out for a few days, I only wish I had more time as I could have spent a week here, beautiful grounds with walkway through the trees which links into a walking track that takes you around the Tongariro river and up to some amazing lookouts over the town. I would definitely recommend Creel Lodge I will be coming back again thats for sure.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

The Creel Lodge is our family favorite spot, a family with four sons all keen on trout fishing it does not come any better than the Creel Lodge. The units are well presented, and offer a private home away from home. The master bedroom is large and the bed very comfortable. The second bedroom with two single beds roomy and comfortable. The lounge has a double fold out double bed if needed. There is everything you could want in the kitchen and dinning area. You will love this place.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

We were passing through and only staying 1 night but quickly wished we stayed longer. The owners were lovely and provided great local advice - riverside walking, eating etc. Rooms were clean and suited our family of 5. Wifi good and self catering all provided. I was having such a good laugh with owner I forgot to pay on check out. We popped out to Licorice cafe for breakfast and paid on way back through Turangi -all good and breakfast lovely.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

The lodge has a good location on the river and is good for visiting the nearby volcanoes and ski area which are about an hour's drive away on a scenic route. The room we were in was not very refined but quite comfortable enough and spacious. The bathroom was cold and no hand shower. It is a cosy place in a lovely setting and the welcome was fine as nearly always in NZ!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

What a gem of a place, with absolute care and love from the owners. Beautiful gardens, great facilities and amazing access for fishing if you like that, and so much to do in the area if you don't. Rooms were tranquil and spacious, well laid out and spotless - literally. Wifi good.

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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is our all time favourite motel. Set in beautiful gardens on the banks of the Tongariro River it's principally a fishing lodge. The units are clean, comfortable and extremely quiet. There are private areas to sit outdoors and also covered barbecues - great if traveling with a group of friends. Jill and Richard are helpful considerate hosts. Apart from trout fishing, it's the perfect base for tramping in the Tongariro National Park. There are also lovely walks just outside the gate alongside the Tongariro River.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stayed for 5 days and had a fantastic time at the Creel Lodge. Thanks to the proffessional advise of Jill and Richard who put me on to my guide Kenny Drummond. He not only mad an effort to fish with me a different river every day, he also gave me hints how to finetune my cast and showed me what flyfishing is all about. Kenny was the best guide a fished with, we had a fatastic catch rate while other fishermen at the rivers came back empty. Not to mention the stories he had to tell, the laughs we had when I lost another big one!
Thank's Jill and Richerd you have made my trip great.
I will be there again!
Paul Romagna

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Creel Lodge Motel
Address: 183 Taupahi Road | Waikato, Turangi 3444, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Creel Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Creel Lodge - Peaceful and quiet away from the main highway, private river access. Tired of travelling? Then visit this oasis on the central plateau, 15 minutes from the Tongariro Crossing. Inspection welcomed. Have a safe journey. ... more   less 
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