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Baywater Lakeview Motel
Ranked #26 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Overnight stay - Family of 4”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Family of four, we stayed one night as a stop over on our way home. Very impressed with the unit we stayed in. Modern, clean and spa bath was a big hit with our kids as well as the TV in their separate bedroom. Bathroom could do with renovating to keep up with the rest of the room but still adequate enough. Would have given 5 out of 5 if it weren't for the hair behind the bathroom door (not one of ours), and the microwave having food splatters in it. Great views of Lake Taupo even though we had another building in front of ours, and very handy location to town. Overall, very happy with value for money. Would definitely stay again :)

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Have stayed here 3 times in the past 14 years (this is our 2nd visit in 5 years). We were therefore looking forward to "newness" as the sign said refurbished Oct 2013. Disappointingly nothing seemed different (except the lamps or duvet?). Same almond pink, noisy spa bath, same almond pink bathroom fittings with yucky shower silicone looking like it was the same 1998 ilk. As for Mr & Mrs stompy feet in the unit above us (need I say more?). And to top it off we were awoken @ 7.30 on our last day of holiday by noisy workman, carpenter & cleaners.
Yes it was clean, yes the layout is nice and yes the lake view is beautiful but no way is it worth the money. We will not be tripping down this memory lane again.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you think the place is still the same as a few years ago as I can assure you it is not. Yes the bathrooms are the same but are in the process of renovation.We can only do them when time allows.There is new carpet. curtains,beds and furniture but sorry you did not notice the difference as most people have.
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

We stayed at Baywater over Easter. I would really only rate as a motor inn/ motel rather than a hotel due to facilities (i.e. no pool/gym etc). Rooms were recently refurbished (except spa bath, shower & hand basin). Couldn't fault rooms on furnishings & greatly equipped kitchen. Our main faults would be the hard beds as per previous comments & that the room didn't seem to have been vacuumed or cleaned as well as it could have, there were several hairs on the bathroom floor as well as a couple in the shower as well as a small piece of glass on the bedroom floor. Had a fantastic view of the lake with a nice deck area, just a shame about the weather!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We recently stayed a night at the baywater lake view motel.
The couple that run the place are really lovely and helpful.. The room was beautifuly decorated and laid out and the view of your own private balcony is amazing. The giant spa bath in the room was awesome... And the room had a coffee machine with everything needed to make coffee.. That was a classy touch... We loved our stay there and will be going back and would recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

The rooms are freshly decorated; each room has a spa pool overlooking the lake and when it gets dark, a decent size TV makes an alternative view from the pool. Really decent motel but the beds are a bit hard and the pillows are awfully hard - recommend you bring your own

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Thank you for you comments on your recent stay with us.We are sorry to hear that the bed and pillows were too hard for you. We have tried to get the best possible beds and pillows for our quests Thank you once again for staying with us. Regards.
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

This was the second best accomodation we had during our trip. The rooms are large and very comfortable. The ocean view is visible from everywhere in the room. I kicked back nearly every afternoon in the hottub watching the tv and enjoying the views. Sunset was my favourite time of the day it's just indescribable. Definately a lovely place to stay. Highly reccomended.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Hi Linda, Thank you for your wonderful comments.Steve and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.Hope to see you again one day.

Regards.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

A wonderful, wonderful view from the balcony.very clean and tidy and well presented
The service and company such lovely and friendly people Thanks for that, much appreciated
I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Hi David. Thank you for your wonderful comments. It was great to host you and look forward to seeing you again.

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Property: Baywater Lakeview Motel
Address: 126 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Baywater Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#11 Family Hotel in Taupo
#20 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Baywater Lakeview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully Refurbished October 2013,We have the most picture perfect location in Taupo, situated on Lake Terrace and facing out to the Lake and mountains, Baywater Lakeview Motel has the luxury of being close to town, shops and cafes while still being just far enough away for you to wind down on the balcony, soak up the view and truly enjoy the surroundings and scenery before you. ... more   less 
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