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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

First visit back to Turangi to stay for over 20 years. Creel Lodge has not lost its magic and great to see how it has developed but still stayed the same. Grounds and gardens are beautiful. Loads of native bird life and easy walking access to the 'village' and the river. Can highly recommend Creel Lodge as somewhere to stay....

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only stayed one night re New Years Eve wedding ,found the the Motel a perfect place to stay, the grounds were amazing, units all you could ask for and the atmosphere perfect. There is even a lovely cafe on site for the perfect lunch or snack.

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Thank Wendy5558
Florence, Italy
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderful place, wonderful people. I would just recommend choosing the newer wing: fabolous! You will enjoy the garden, perfectly kept, and your BBQ. Don't forget having breakfast and/or lunch at their cafe!

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Thank fmmarini
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice room, well furnished and clean. Nice bed. Well located. Welcoming staff. Nice gardens around. Very good place to stay if you plan on doing the Tongariro Crossing. Direct access to the river from the gardens.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Creel Lodge cottage was well equipped and it's a change to the usual hotel rooms especially in a land sparse and great land of abundance. The cottage rooms are very suitable for a family, with bedrooms well furnished. We had the chance to use the BBQ, during a Christmas day and it was fun. The amenities are well taken...

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Wauchope
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our last visit six years ago was special but this time the fishing was out of control. The Lodge was still it's usual excellent self but being able to stroll out the back gate and being latched onto big leaping rainbows within a couple of minutes was HUGE. Slept very soundly each night and even the earthquake barely disturbed our...

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2Thank Legend1961
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A beautiful & tranquil place to stay. The grounds are so well groomed & a real delight. After a hard days work this is such a lovely place to stay. So well designed - although there are lots of units/chalets there is also privacy among the lovely trees & birds. Set among nature & a stones throw to the river....

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1Thank Ngatiwhatua
Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We tried to book Creel Lodge the last time we went to Turangi but they were fully booked and this time we succeed to book 3 nights there and it was just gorgeous to be there. It's a heaven for all anglers out there (my husband is one of them). The lodge was comfy and big enough for 2 adults...

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Atlanta
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I chose Turangi as my home base for hiking the Alpine Crossing....it's closer than Taupo. I'm so glad I chose Creel Lodge....the whole place is adorable. Very comfortable, quaint and cozy. The grounds were lovely. The kitchen had everything I needed. The best part, however, were the husband and wife owners. They were so nice and helpful. They helped me...

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The Woodlands, TX
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Turangi is a very small fishing town. We stayed two nights wanting to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on Saturday and recover at the lodge on Sunday. Neither of us are fisherman so wouldn’t choose the town if not for the Crossing. However, we were pleasantly surprised that Creel Lodge had a very nice and relaxing feel to it. It...

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

Additional Information about Creel Lodge Motel

Address: 183 Taupahi Road | Waikato, Turangi 3444, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: £77 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Creel Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“all units appeared quiet, pleasant and spread around a very tidy and tasteful park-like property. .”
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“All excellent from what we found.”
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“be sure to get close to the river and away from the main road”
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