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“Lovely tranquil place to stay”
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Creel Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Hawkes Bay
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Lovely tranquil place to stay”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We often stay at Creel Lodge in the executive suites (which are not expensive ) as for us it is a lovely tranquil place to stay to get away from everything. The self catering units are clean, comfortable ( I guarantee the best nights sleep you will ever have away from your own bed), well equipped and the managers are really friendly and helpful. Many of the units are great for families and are set in the beautiful gardens which lead down to the Tongariro River where there are walks and cycle paths. I highly recommend Creel Lodge as a place to stay whether you are a fisherman, skier or just wanting a peaceful break away.

Room Tip: As a couple choose the executive suite but the family units look great - large and welcoming too
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We recently spent three nights here. Beautiful location, very spacious and well-equipped lodges, quiet and private. Ideal base for the Tongariro loop and the warm baths but also reasonable travelling distance to Rotorua and Orakei Korako. The hosts also friendly and incredibly helpful without being at all intrusive. Next time we hope to have a less hectic shedule and will use this place as a base for a relaxing longer stay.

Room Tip: All the lodges are laid out to give privacy
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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9 reviews
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Creel Lodge was delightful. I was traveling with Active New Zealand and this was one of our favorite accommodations. The couple, who manages the resort, is very special and treat you like you are staying in their home. The lodges are comfortable and clean. The lodge even has laundry facilities which are very helpful too.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Rotorua New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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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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5 reviews
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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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71 reviews
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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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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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