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“Great location, great view”
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Great Lake Motel
Ranked #33 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great location, great view”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Great location very close to the shops. The apartment we stayed in was no 4 which was an end one .Views of the lake and a nice outdoor area where we enjoyed breakfast in the sun. The beds were very comfortable, the apartment spacious. Missed having a full length mirror. The towels were great but would have liked a vanity in the bathroom. Toiletries had to be kept on the floor underneath the pedestal basin or on a high shelf on the wall behind. Cigarette butt and leaves on upstairs balcony, a few cobwebs and black rims round toilets but on the whole not too bad and would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2012

The great lake motel is lovely, very quite and clean and amazing location. The owners were delightful and went out of their way to accommodate us after we arrived at 11pm at night. The rooms were very large and bathrooms were plush.
Perfect location and perfect motel for the area.

Room Tip: Great location, lovely owners, great value for money
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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masterton
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Fantastic location. Second visit without hesitation.
Rooms beautifully clean,plenty of supplies, helpful staff.
A pleasure to stay here.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2012

We only stayed in Taupo for one night but found this Motel to be perfect for our needs.
The room was clean and we had a good nights sleep. The location was great, just opposite the lake. Overall we felt that this was good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Positives:-
- Fantastic location, immediately opposite the lake.
- Car parking on site.
- Helpful & friendly guy on reception.
- Free pint of milk so you can have a cuppa without having to dash to the shops.
- Vast array of take-aways and restaurants within a stones throw (McD's, Burger King, KFC, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Cafes, Bars, Pubs etc).
- Longer stayers will appreciate the microwave and hob in the kitchen.
- Great bathroom with shower unit AND spa bath.

Negatives:-

- I thought $125 was a tad pricey, although that did seem to be the norm in the Taupo area.
- The matress and pillows could do with an upgrade as they were really soft and quite musty smelling.
- Whilst it seemed clean, I did spot quite a number of cobwebs loitering about so could probably do with a big spring clean and spruce up.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Wollongong, Australia
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189 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Great place to stay.LOpposite the lake. Clean, quiet, close to town. Room 14 has the view!

Up to Ruapehu for the day makes a great trip. Only 1 1/4 hrs away. Catch the chairlift to the top. Many walks in the area too.

There was a McDonalds behind the motel, not far away at all.

You need at least 3 nights in Taupo! So much to do. Great shopping.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Second night back in my homeland - nice centrally located clean motel.
Easy access with parking at the door.
Would stay there again - very helpful staff.
Had everything we needed in the kitchen to make our breakfast before continuing on.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Great Lake Motel
Address: 56 Lake Terrace, | PO Box 221, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
15 self-contained motel units, studio and one bedroom, situated only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. There are also 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom lakefront apartments. Some units have large spa baths, all units have a kitchen with microwave, hotplates, fridge and kitchen utensils. Sky TV is available as well as Freeview channels. We are across the road from lovely Lake Taupo with views to the mountains, but only the apartments get uninterrupted views. ... more   less 
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