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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Acapulco Motor Inn

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Acapulco Motor Inn
Ranked #21 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
South Auckland New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Friendly and comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

The owners were very welcoming and helpful. They gave maps and useful information and ensured I received a message left, was given to me straight away. The offered discount card to de Bretts Thermal Pools which was great. The room was nice and clean and the shower great. The kitchen and tea/coffee supplies great. A table and chairs to sit at rather than the bench seats would have suited me better. My two nights were very enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Our family reunion in Taupo was enhanced by the excellent customer service and great location of the Acapulco Motor Inn.
The owners could not have been more helpful in ensuring everyone in our party, from under 1 to 84 years old, was warm, comfortable and well-hosted.
Being within easy walking distance of town and away from the traffic noise on the lake-front was great!

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

Our extended family - age range 8 months to 84 years - recently enjoyed a family reunion at the Acapulco Motor Inn. The rooms were comfortable, clean, warm and adequately equipped. The stand out feature for us was the attitude of the owners. The extra requests that we made - heating up food for a shared meal, rearranging outdoor furniture! - nothing was too much trouble. The finishing touch was the cute bouquet each of the five mums received as we departed on Mother's Day. Wonderful service.

Room Tip: Room 16 - gorgeous morning sun!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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95 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I stayed in this motor inn with a disabled family member. I was impressed with the amount of trouble the owners went to, to ensure our comfort and that the facilities worked for us. Pleasant surroundings and good facilities

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

It's all about expectations, and when they're not met one is justifiably disappointed. When booking this motel I relied heavily on the 4-star rating claimed for it. Well, the room we had was definitely NOT 4-star. This was a studio room right in the corner of a U-shaped courtyard. The room itself was somewhat ordinary, comfortable enough but did not warrant 4 stars. Being in a corner of the complex it did not have a window facing the front. To compensate for this a skylight was installed in the middle of the ceiling. This led to the room being lit up very brightly with no option to cover the skylight. Pity if you wanted a sleep-in. The major discomfort was that people in rooms either side of us were heavy smokers. They would sit outside their rooms and the smoke would waft into our room. Our only option was to shut the front door. In addition a single table and chairs out the front of our room was available for us and occupants of the adjacent room. Its occupants after commandeering the table for smoking then left an ashtray full of stinking butts for us to "enjoy". In addition, while every other room had a parking space immediately at the front door, ours was a littlw away. That wasn't so bad but on the second day I was informed that I would have to park yet further away because the occupants of one of the other rooms had car and trailer which they needed to park in my allocated space. It left me feeling that because we had booked one of the "studio rooms" we were regarded as second-class guests. Overall not a good experience.

Room Tip: Be careful which room you book. Corner rooms not recommended
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

My wife and I went on a 2 week holiday to New Zealand, and when in Taupo, we stayed at this motel. It was very nice, and the location close to the town and also the lake. The kitchen is fully equipped and overall very good place.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Very nice motel, everything in place. Kitchen is fully equipped. Staff very friendly! When I wanted a real frying pan instead of electric one, I was given a private pan owned by the host. Close to the lake; a bit further from the city centre.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Acapulco Motor Inn

Property: Acapulco Motor Inn
Address: 19 Rifle Range Road | Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Acapulco Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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