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Clearwater Motor Lodge
Ranked #10 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“Lake Front”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We booked a room with Lake Views.. They were not kidding. Magnificent views and only a few metres from the shoreline. The Spa bath is positioned at the back of the room with views of the Lake and Mountains. The Motel is about 3km from the town Centre which suited us fine, with a walkway running past the front of our unit all the way into town. Altogether an excellent place to stay and very reasonably priced.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The Clearwater fronts directly onto Lake Taupo's shores. No roads to cross and the gentle lap of the waves to wake up to in the morning. There is an excellent walk way along the lake shore, Taupo township one way and Rainbow Bay and Two Mile Bay in the opposite direction. We had an upstairs lake front studio unit with a small kitchenette and a spa bath in the corner of the lounge/bedroom. A lovely big bed and quite comfortable. The manageress is lovely, always happy and helpful. Always look forward to our return visits.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Nottingham
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We stayed on the ground floor, with direct view and access to the lake. The room was large, well equipped with Kitchen and a huge Jacuzzi bath as well as separate shower room. You could sit in the Jacuzzi and look out on the lake. A hot stream ran into the lake directly outside the hotel, and you could sit in it at night, watching the fantastic sunset with Mount Tongariro in the distance. A perfect quiet location within walking distance to the restaurants and shops in the town.

Room Tip: Chose one that looks out over the lake
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

We were booked for lake facing spa unit and it was perfect! It was a yard away from the lake. You can actually listen to the water crashing the shore when it's silent. Priscila was helpful and the rooms were clean and tidy. Just 1 downfall. It was 3 odd km away from the tow Center but we had a car so dint matter and if u. Stay in. The town Center then u will def not be getting such views!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

A wonderful three days in an immaculate unit fronting the lake . The high quality standard of accommodation was matched by the first class hospitality of Priscilla and Bill ( Lodge Managers ) . Breakfast each morning was fresh , superbly presented and always at the time requested

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  • Stayed January 2013
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Hamilton
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

My partner and I stayed here for a winter getaway. We stayed in a lakefront downstairs studio unit. Out unit was pure luxury. We didn't even need to put the heatpump on as these units are thermally heated. The bed was extremely comfortable. The spa pool was wonderful, it is pure mineral water from a bore. The kitchen was adequate and well stocked. The bathroom was spacious and a great shower. The managers were only too obliging to do anything for you.
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at this motor lodge and are already looking forward to going back next year.

Room Tip: We had a corner suite which was very sunny.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We stayed in Unit 4 which is upstairs overlooking Lake Taupo. The views of the lake and the distant mountains are fantastic. There is plenty of room for a couple and the large spa pool in the room is filled with mineral water from a bore near the Lodge. The recuperative powers of these waters is amazing and to have them right there in your room is a real bonus. The bed was comfortable and there is a well stocked kitchen with rangetop and microwave oven. Good parking in front of the Lodge just a short distance from the room. There is a walking/cycling path between the Lodge and the units so we found that the upstairs unit gave better privacy and a better view than downstairs.The manager and his wife were very friendly and helpful. We will certainly be back on future visits to Taupo.

Room Tip: Get an upstairs room facing the lake for maximum views and privacy
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clearwater Motor Lodge

Property: Clearwater Motor Lodge
Address: 229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#5 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#7 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#15 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Clearwater Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LAKE EDGE TRANQUILITY Clearwater Motor Lodge offers quality accommodation situated right at the waters edge of lake Taupo. All 10 self-contained units provide king beds, in-room spa, kitchen facilities, TV/DVD, balcony or courtyard. 6 Of our Studios with unlimited lake & mountain views.Family units with same facilities, 2 single beds in separate bedroom. On-site Thermal plunge pool & BBQ. Quiet location Free on-site parking. Perfect for romantic couples ... more   less 
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