Now, for the review below, this street is FAR from dodgey, yeah, the street doesn't have trimmed lawns and really nice cars parked in the driveways but there are WAY worse streets in Taupo, message me for the street names and you can drive fast down them.
One thing my partner commented on, was that it was well off the street (this is good), I couldn't park my car near my room, so I parked it outside the main reception building near the security lights. My car was still there in the morning, with all 4 tyres...............
I was dubious about staying here, the reviews weren't flash, it's was super cheap and it was in a so called rough street. It took us AGES to decide. There was a good $40 difference between this and the next option (we used that for dinner YUM YUM). We got a basic room, the 2nd room up from super cheap cheap. So we had a tv, microwave, fridge, jug, plates, cutlery. We just wanted a bed and tv for Sharknado and Team NZ. The mattresses were thin, so we pulled the top ones down onto the bottom mattresses so we had double the depth, using our kiwi ingenuity.
The heater heated up the room, as it was FREEZING in Taupo last night, -4 degrees in spring! I was nice and cozy, there were heaps of duvets (2 bunks, 4 mattresses, 4 duvets), heaps of pillows.
The bathroom was a different story, needs a little maintenance, mainly the shower cubicle, I can see there was been some painting going on. But the way I see it, the better the place looks, the higher the price....
Of my whole week staying in different places, it was the quietest. I slept like a baby till about 0730, as there was a school group staying, they were running around like blue bummed flies and sleep ended about then.
If you want 4 walls, friendly staff and are able to think outside your comfort zone and want to save money for a nice meal out in Taupo, then this is your place. Set low expectations and don't believe everything you hear (or read in this case) ....
Oh and the flowers are lovely! All the trees are in flower and so many different colours!
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