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Clearwater Motor Lodge
Ranked #13 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 February 2014

A great place to stay in Taupo, with the lake on your doorstep. Very helpful were Bill & Priscilla Pearcy. We have stayed here twice bringing relatives from overseas. Very affordable and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Folks this is a great place to stay. Warm and inviting on all fronts.Massive mineral pool bath.waters edge just outside the door almost - forget the hotels/motles who say you have aview of the lake .. this was right there at the lake! and quiet as. Very affordable and very comfortable
recommended without hesitation

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We enjoyed our night at Clearwater staying in 2 adjacent ground floor rooms - The rooms are clean & well equipped with the most enormous Jacuzzi baths you can enjoy whilst viewing the lake, mountains and sunset. The small gardens are perfect to enjoy the evening. Hop over the small glass balustrade & stand in the hot pools at the edge of the lake playing with the ducks.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms opposite lake with small garden are lovely
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

I would have given full star rating to Clearwater but unfortunately the previous place we stayed in was so superb that inevitably comparisons are made... and Clearwater was lacking in some areas.
We were not told upon booking that the ground floor rooms were very hot due to the thermal heat underground and the air con had to be kept going 24/7. The room was stifling until the air con kicked in. As we hate sleeping in air con we would have chosen another room if we'd known. However, for other people this might not even be an issue.
The towels were very thin and small. I will forgive the discolouration and odour as am putting that down to the water in Taupo.
Room was nice, bed ok, view great and the manager was very pleasant and helpful. Would I stay again? Yes but in an upstairs room.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We loved staying here recently for a short break. It is perfectly situated right on the lakefront and from the balcony of our room the view across the lake to the mountains was stunning. There is a walkway along the lake just outside the gate and a hot stream runs down to the lake beside the property. The rooms are nicely decorated and have a great spa bath that looks over the lake, There is also a nice mineral pool outside. We have stayed here before and would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Lakefront rooms are the best
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

PERFECT.......brilliant location,upstairs waterfront, overlooking Lake Taupo, great views both day and night from the shairs, bed and the in room spa. Hosts, Bill and Prisilla were exceptional and made the experience all the more enjoyable, recommend with confidence and will definately return. Grant & Heather

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

We booked a lake view studio and what a view! We were only metres from the lake and the sound of lapping water of the lake is just so relaxing. No road between you and the lake, what bliss! You look out on to the beautiful lake Taupo and the backdrop is the tongariro national park. Right next to this motel is a running stream of thermal water running into the lake. Be careful when you wade in the lake as the sand just under the top layer is hot! I burnt my big toes.
The studios is spacious with a jacuzzi that has thermally heated water. From the jacuzzi you can look out onto the lake and mountains.
You can walk along the pathway into town. It is a nice flat walk.
We would have no hesitation in staying here again and certainly recommend it to anyone staying at lake Taupo.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#10 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#15 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: £94 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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