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Chelmswood Motel

275 reviews
#34 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“mineral pool”(21 reviews)
“bottled water”(4 reviews)
“front lawn”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Awesome friendly staff amazing service. Loved the bath in our unit but could use a freshin up was abit scratchy on our skin. Liked being so close to the lake and the huge section of grass between the units and road. Pool was nice could...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2016

Location is great. The laundry equipments at our disposal at no additional cost is very nice too. Hot swimming pool after crossing the Tongariro is super. Negative remarks: loud Chinese guests won't keep it low especially after late hours. One of the clerks at the...More

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Response from Chelmswood M, General Manager at Chelmswood MotelResponded 28 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time at this busy time of the year to write us a review. It is really appreciated and all the staff are always thankful when their efforts are praised. Particularly the man at the front desk. The Bit Chubby and...More

Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stayed in this motel recently for a night and found it clean and tidy. I had let them know ahead of time we would be a late check-in so they had filled the spa bath for us (takes about 4 hours their information says)...More

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Response from Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood MotelResponded 7 November 2016

Hi Kiwi Traveller Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated . Your comments reflect a number of positives and a couple of negatives that have upset you. on arrival and check-in you are offered a number of payment...More

Reviewed 8 February 2016

We stayed here only one night. I had asked for a quiet room. Our room was good size......But the room is in need of a freshen up, very drab. Very noisy with banging doors. No Air con either which badly needs as was very humid....More

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Response from Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood MotelResponded 7 November 2016

Hi Cherie yes you were in a budget room but since your visit that room has had a freshen up with new paint and fittings and shortly will have windows removed and ranch sliders to exterior fitted thus improving ventilation and access.

Reviewed 12 January 2016

We booked this at very short notice and found the reception staff very helpful in getting our booking arranged. Check in was a very friendly and positive experience, as was the check-out. We were only there for one night so only had a short time...More

Thank DavidGSI
Response from Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood MotelResponded 2 February 2016

Hi David We have a constant refurbishment programme in place where each year a minimum number of units are totally refurbished.the unit you had during you stay has yet to have its make over and is priced accordingly. on your next visit may we suggest...More

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Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Conference Facilities
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Hot Tub
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Price range
US$84 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#17 Family Hotel in Taupo
#21 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Price range
US$84 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#17 Family Hotel in Taupo
#21 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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