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Lake Taupo Motor Inn

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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the room upstairs with the bath tub by the bed and it was awesome. Very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners there that we met were lovely as well made us feel right at home.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on Wotif, We had a one night stop and was not disappointed. Having driven 6 hours from Wellington, overnight flight from Melbourne, we were tired! Clean, spacious,top floor room with a fabulous spa and a balcony to main road, exceptional service. Competitive $ and a quick walk to all restaurants, shops and the Lake. Highly Recommended.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I visit Taupo on a regular basis, I have stayed in several places in Taupo but find this motel is great, it is very central. The room is spacious, always clean and at the end of a hard working day I get to relax in a spa bath. The office staff are always friendly and helpful.

1 Thank christine_hay
Wellington, New Zealand
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379 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stayed here while in Taupo for a fishing trip - one of their two bedroom units. It's very quiet and comfortable, and within walking distance of town for restaurants etc. We've stayed here before and we can recommend it.

1 Thank Rick M
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Good service..awesome rooms..enjoyed a lot..nice private spa and beautiful view of lake and mountains from balcony.they have outside spa and swimming pool as well..plenty of parking..almost central location..good quality beds, furniture and electronics..

1 Thank HarryyD
Waiouru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Decided to treat myself to a spa room and was very happy I did . The room was very spacious with a queen and single bed. There was a balcony with views to the north over the town. The spa was set back in the corner of the room which allowed for a view while you soaked. The other room... More 

1 Thank Patrick H
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Booked a room with spa pool after reading the other reviews here. Pretty disappointed from our stay. Firstly, the bins and blanket were obviously old and needed replacing. There's a notice saying not to have the spa on after 10pm, so if you were thinking of a good late night relaxing session, it'll have to be before 10pm. The walls... More 

1 Thank Lataecia
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

A last minute decision to have a girls weekend away in Taupo - shopping and a massage and we stayed at the Lake Taupo Motor Inn. Our apartment was very nice - 2 large bedrooms and week laid out with bathroom in between. We didn't spend much time in the room but it was very comfortable. Our only issue was... More 

1 Thank Kaycee8
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and we were very pleased with our stay. It was very comfortable and the lady at reception was lovely! The breakfast (cooked and continental options) each morning was a lovely touch.

1 Thank Sarah M
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We stayed here recently in one of the spa suites. The room was lovely and clean. Breakfast brought to the room was yummy! The only negative thing really was the noise. We could hear everything in the rooms next to us. The lady at the desk when we arrived and when we checked out was really friendly and helpful.

1 Thank kristybell2016

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Taupo Motor Inn has 32 luxourious & well appointed rooms situated on a side street off the main highway and only 300m away from the CBD & Lake. We also have an on-site restaurant, heated pool and 2 spa's for your convenience. Our Executive Spa Suites also have a view of the Lake and Mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Taupo Motor Inn

Address: 33 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: £74 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Taupo Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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“A room with a spa bath and upstairs gives you a view”
 of 5 bubbles christine_hay, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view”
 of 5 bubbles 793PatrickH, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs are best.”
 of 5 bubbles 533Paulc533, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Quiet downstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles Grasshopper4040, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Room with a view and Spa”
 of 5 bubbles DellyJelly, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
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