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Acapulco Motor Inn
Ranked #21 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Terrific Taupo motel”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This was a fantastic motel. We had a "one bedroom with whirlpool" room which was exceptional. The motel was spotless and whilst the exterior design of the building is dated, the rooms are modern and comfortable and the whole complex is clearly very well maintained. The managers are friendly and very helpful.

The wifi was free but it had a weak signal in our room.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this motel to anyone.

Room Tip: The rooms on the same side as reception have been modernised.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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217 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

When we checked in, our unit was pre-heated with the heat pump going and that was just great as it was cold! The unit was clean, a bit luxurious and we thoroughly our brief stay. Cold morning Saturday -4.5d. frost but a lovely sunny day.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The owners are extremely friendly and helpful- they make everything to make your stay amazing.
The room we had was extremely spacious for my husband and I, 2 bikes and additional baggage!
Wifi was free but not working well- had to go out close to the reception to get the signal.

Great location: 2 minutes walk to the lake and 7/10 min to the city centre.

Little disappointment is that they do the housekeeping only in the morning: one day we were busy doing something in the room when the housekeeping came and we asked to come later but nobody came (they should have informed us that they would have left at noon- we could have make other arrangements).

Anyhow, given the housekeeping service, the no breakfast, old and "cheap" built, we cannot say it's a 4* hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

This place was great. Clean and tidy. Friendly staff. Free Internet. Own car park. Only issue-- fan not to great in bathroom, so causing some mold and mildew. We would stay here again. Love lake taupo!!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We had a lovely stay at the Acapulco Motor Inn in Taupo. We stayed three nights, and were very impressed with the motel - good location, clean and tidy room and good facilities! We were in Taupo for an event, which the Acapulco Motor Inn were actually sponsoring.

The owners were very friendly. They had an extensive collection of DVDs available to borrow. The continental breakfast was good.

The motel is situated just back from the road that runs along the lake, and it was a great location for a walk, and only took about 10 mins to walk to town.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Large, spacious rooms with very comfortable beds. After 5 hours of driving we couldn't wait for a good nights sleep and we got one. Large Jacuzzi tubs were a plus! BONUS - FREE WIFI!

We enjoyed being able to walk to the lake and the strip of restaurants, cafes, and bars. The staff were warm, welcoming, and among the most friendly hoteliers we encountered during our travels! We'd most definitely recommend and would stay here again!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We loved it here, after driving around north NZ this was the friendliest places we stayed at.

Owners were lovely, giving us advice on what to do and where to go.

Free wifi was a bonus as was the breakfast which was lovely.

Room was clean, spacial and comfortable

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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