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Barrie, Canada
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

A nice, cheap motel with a cute park and many different rooms! The staff were very nice and welcoming, and sometimes other hotels have tried to make a family of four pay for two rooms, which doubles the price, where we could easily fit into one room, however this hotel easily fit is into one room, and we're very pleasant!... More 

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The staff were lovely, but the place was pretty shabby and grubby. A bit disappointing. We had a cabin with cooking facilities, but the stove top looked really quite dodgy and grimy, and the fridge was unplugged when we arrived, with the electric cord was lying in a pool of water! Not at all inviting. Could do with updating/upgrading.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Pleasant owners, welcoming people & quickly there when something needs to be fixed. We had a cabin with cooking facilities, and everything we needed was there, but it was all quite basic/could do with an update. The place was clean, but because everything is old, it looks a bit shabby. Despite the looks of it, everything worked fine. The kitchen... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

very friendly staff and helpful. the rooms are older and need the odd fix up here and there. We stayed two nights and would stay again if in the area. Its a few minutes drive from the waterfront but close to a take away and the river. The cleaner needs to pay a bit more attention. the rubbish was not... More 

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Thank evagnz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

In auckland the faulty tower experience costs $75 per person with no bed to sleep on afterwards. just a three course meal. and any activity in taupo alone is over $50 for 2 minutes of fun. If you have a good sense of humour- this is the place to book in to enjoy the brighter side of life! great service-... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We stayed for 3 night with another couple in a 2 bedroom cabin. Cabin was clean and tidy. The Staff are very friendly and helpfull. Quite Close to town. The complex has a good holiday feel about it. Am staying again in November. Excellent value for Taupo.

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1 Thank Madgheko
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

We didn't book in advance just needed a stop over for the night. Staff helpful and courteous, showed us a room to enable us to make decision before proceeding. Nice quiet room down the back, met our needs perfectly. We all got a great nights sleep. Personally I thought was great value for the price paid. Thanks for your hospitality,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

My son & I stayed here for 1 night on the 1st Jan along with another couple & their young son. We checked in together and were provided with adjoining motel rooms. Both motel rooms were spotless clean including the fridge & kitchenette, & bathroom. The beds were very comfortable and bathrooms quite modern. We were provided with a carton... More 

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1 Thank Richard M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2012

I will never stay at this hotel ever again! I had booked x2 cabin rooms for 4 people. I'm a travel agent so I know all too well what I get myself into when I book cheap accommodation. However this hotel takes cheap to another level! It all started from when I checked in, when I told him my name... More 

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2 Thank Samanthassp
Auckland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Had to travel through Taupo to Wellington. Didn't need a fancy place, Just clean and quiet. We found the waterfront motels all upmarket, and expensive, and a fair bit of traffic noise can be heard at times. Our family had a good rest, before hitting the road South. The motel is not the best in town, but who cares if... More 

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Thank Richard O

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Address: 50 Tonga Street | PO Box 795, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Number of rooms: 34
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“good value for money”
 of 5 bubbles evagnz, 2 Mar 2014 | Read review
“motel rooms are clean and comfortable, recommended”
 of 5 bubbles RichardM446, 9 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Pick the back ones, away from the street!”
 of 5 bubbles RichardO252, 4 Jun 2012 | Read review
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