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“Fabulous Motel, Best In Taupo” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bay Court Motel
Ranked #26 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
“Fabulous Motel, Best In Taupo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is a Awesome Motel! We really enjoyed our stay here, It was very clean & spacious, Really Friendly & Helpful Hosts, Definitely worth the money for what was included in the room. Next time we go to taupo I'd stay again and would highly recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Matamata, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

We needed secure parking for our bike and this was sorted in a few minutes. Behind a locked wooden gate with the owners vehicle parked in front of the gate at night. We enjoyed the friendly proprietor who was so helpful and we both knew from years ago. Bonus! A great catch-up on the good old days. The bottom unit was great. Very clean and had everything we needed. The bed is the most comfortable we have slept in and the shower is amazing with plenty of forceful water. It was good to have the bike parked right outside our back door. The short walk across the road to the lake was a bonus and we spent a few hours here, on the beach of beautiful Lake Taupo. This motel is conveniently situated near restaurants, bars and only a short walk to the shopping centre.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

We loved this motel. The separate bedroom and lounge was great, with a tv in each. You could watch TV from the spa. So relaxing!

We were in room 12 at the back of the top floor and had a small view of the lake. Room 9 would be perfect coz its at the front and had a great view.

Balconies both sides, very quiet and tidy and friendly hosts. We would definitely stay here again.

There are 3 floors with 4 rooms on each floor and the bottom floor had very little light and no view so the top floor rooms are definitely the ones to stay in.

We had no trouble walking to town and there is a really good Chinese smorgasbord restaurant just up the road.

The only slight negative would be the pale coloured curtains which were very light in the morning. Other than that it was excellent.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

My daughter booked this motel for us, so I had no idea what to expect when we arrived. What a pleasant surprise! From the road the building looks very small, but the apartments are quite spacious and very well equipped. The rooms were very comfortable and the shower is the best I've come across in NZ to date! Also very friendly proprietor. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone and would definitely book there again if I am lucky enough to visit beautiful Lake Taupo again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Merseyside
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

A Lovely Little Motel ideal for a stop gap while travelling around NZ. The Rooms were clean and modern, and we managed to cook a decent breakfast in there. The lake views from the Motel are amazing, and its only a short drive to all the bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

I can see the appeal of this property. It's right on the beach, it's located near any of a number of things to do in Taupo (in so far as there are a number of things to do in Taupo). It was not (however) a good choice for my partner, who is accustomed to more amenities than this hotel has.

Because the property only has three levels, there is no elevator if your room is on the upper level -- you must use the stairs (both the ground and first floor are accessible from the driveway.) I don't recall getting any milk, because we had run out of conditioner (serves me right for travelling with my partner and two teenage girls!) and I had to go to the store to buy some. Meanwhile, my partner is having a heated discussion with the owner about how many pillows we needed in the room.

I can't say we would stay here again, but for people and families with other dynamics, this could be a good choice for them!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My family of 4 and I spent 2 nights here in January. Upon arrival the host gives you a small bottle of milk so you don't need to run to the store right away. The room has a small kitchenette. The room size and setup are such that you could easily spend a week. The hotel is right across the road from the lake. Each room has access to a free gas BBQ out back. The beds were too firm for my taste, but everything else was just right. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Bay Court Motel
Address: 104 Lake Terrace, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Court Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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