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“Great stay - light and airy room”
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Tui Oaks Motor Inn
Ranked #36 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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“Great stay - light and airy room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

We only stayed here for a night but we had a great time. The hosts are lovely and friendly. Our room was on the third floor and was so light and airy - lovely change for a hotel room. Beds were comfy.

Great location. No complaints!

I had a peek into one of the pool side rooms and would definitely recommend 'splurging' on a lakeview room if your budget allows!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

I would love to give a great review. However despite lovely staff and view, the bed, or more so, the pillows were very uncomfortable. Hard and flat. Neither of us slept well and it made the next day of driving more tiresome than it needed to be.

The toilet also blocked up. It didn't become a big issue but made you think twice before going.

Also the wifi was really slow, this hasn't been an issue with other motels.

Location is great. View is beautiful. Traffic wasn't an issue. Staff were lovely. Just a shame about the rock hard flat pillows.

  • Stayed February 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

The Tui Oakes is in the heart of Taupo. The room we had was beautiful with views of the lake & mountains. The managers & staff looked after us so well we stayed 3 extra days. It's just a walk to the cafe strip & shops and every where we went we were treated so well. Ian & Liz, we will DEFINATELY be back again. U guys are awesome & so is the motel. Thank you for making our holiday an absolutely unforgettable one. Good luck to both of you in the future, we miss u guys already !: - ) Mary Anne & Ron, Australia.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Great place to stay with families. We had booked a studio room and on arrival realised it wasnt quite big enough for us. The manager was very happy to show us around at the other options and we are glad she did. We upgraded to a studio room which was PERFECT. Great amenities, great location, very clean and tidy. Short walk into town.
We will recommend to friends.

Room Tip: 1 bedroom unit had all the cooking facilities (not modern but did the trick). Worth paying the extra...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

We were driving back to Tauranga after 2 nights in Wellington drove thru Taupo and it just looked sooo pretty was an awesome sunny day so decided to stay a night, drove along lake front looking for accomodation, found Tui Oaks and booked in. An older motel but well looked after with comfortable beds and a great view over looking the lake had everything we wanted. One little bug bear would be the toilet paper dispenser is really rather annoying as you can only get one sheet out at a time so to maybe put in proper toilet roll holders would be great.......

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

I was planning on staying in Taupo just one night, but as I drove into town, I realized I had to stay another. When I checked into my room and saw my incredible lake view this confirmed I made the right decision. The managers of this property are great, were able to accomodate me when I needed to stay that second night, and all in all a good value for your money. It is an older building, but I think a real great find. Walking distance to town and nothing beats looking out your window and seeing the beautiful sunset over Lake Taupo.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

I stayed at this motel for 3 nights with my husband and 2 children (aged 6 and 3). We had a one bedroom unit located on the ground floor. It was a bit older but tidy - parts of it were newer such as the bathroom which I really appeciated - nothing worse than having a yucky bathroom! The double bed was in the bedroom and 2 single beds were in the lounge area. The TV was a reasonable size and flat screen, which was great. The room opened out to the outdoor swimming pool, which we used a number of times and loved it, especially the kids. The motel is on the main road in Taupo but the room wasn't at all noisy, and being where it was it was very convenient to the waterfront and other attractions.

All in all it was a good stay - service was good and I think it was good value for money. I've stayed in other motels in Taupo at similar or more expensive rates, and Tui Oaks was definitelty superior. We were comfortable and I would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Tui Oaks Motor Inn
Address: 84-86 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tui Oaks Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tui Oaks motel is an eighteen unit motel, set 700 metres away from downtown Taupo along the lake front. From the four storey front block there are superb views across the lake to the mountains at the other end of the lake. There is free off street parking and restaurants and shops within easy walking distances. ... more   less 
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