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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second stay & again like our first, everything was just right & in such a lovely setting by the Tongariro river. This is a spot you can really relax, unwind & again Karen & Tim were the perfect hosts, many thanks.

Thank Kaikohe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well my husband just love, love, love this place. We stayed here for 2 nights on our trip in New Zealand and we just wanted to stay for a very long time! It was so tranquil, the gardens are well established and beautiful, the easy river access is great as well. We also really like the café next door. There...

Thank Victorianew
Venice, California, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend staying here. The rooms are, clean, spacious, and really make you feel like you are staying in a little fishing village. The people who work there are super friendly and love to help you find fun things to do. Creel Lodge is located right next to the river, so a lot of the people stay here to fish...

Thank DeeTravels94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had looked quite extensively for somewhere to stay in the Lake Taupo area but couldn't find what I wanted. When looking further afield I found Creel Lodge which actually suited us better as we were travelling on southwards. The motel is set in a quiet road close to amenities. The standard of room was outstanding. The gardens were beautiful....

Thank MVP40
Pickering, Ontario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an executive suite, which was quite new, had a bedroom, living room and kitchen, all very clean and modern. Bed was good, rooms were spacious. Great location for walking on or fishing from the riverfront trail which goes for several km either way on the Tongariro River. Staff were excellent and friendly. Free internet worked well.

Thank AndyGloria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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....

Thank Alan B
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Wendy5558
Florence, Italy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via 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!

Thank fmmarini
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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.

Thank Basiloux
Reviewed 30 December 2016 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...

Thank Bryan T

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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: £80 - £91 (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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“For us, units 17 - 20 are in their own seperate little block with BBQs available, as they are throughout the grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles Kaikohe, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The new block is excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles MVP40, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Executive suite”
 of 5 bubbles AndyGloria, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lodges are totally self contained,and since we only stayed in one lodge I wouldn't like to stay which is best!”
 of 5 bubbles Warren020151, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Any are fine!!”
 of 5 bubbles Wellington_Kiwi_7, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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