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Baywater Lakeview Motel
Ranked #27 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Everything was wonderful. My only suggestion would be that smaller bedside tables and dining table as well as chairs would help to create a lot more space in the room. The hosts were very helpful and the room was very clean. Thanks, We hope to be back someday. Bek, Mark and Scarlett, Australia.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

This was our 7th return visit to Baywater. Obviously we have previously Loved staying here. This trip we found the motor inn under new management. Refurbishment underway, but not completed. On day 4 of our 5 night stay, we left our unit for 2 hours, during which time our unit was serviced and cleaned, on our return I found a hair product missing from where I had left it on the vanity. I talked to manager on discovering this missing, and then again on our departure. The manager was unwilling to deal with this and did not accept any responsibility. We were told "I can't explain it, don't know what happened". Very disappointed with his attitude, and more disappointed that our belongings were not safe.

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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Denise, in reply to your comments about the missing item, we did try and look for the hair spray you apparently mislaid. Went through the rubbish bin on the day and your room on departure but could not find the product. We talked to our cleaners who stated they did not see any hair product in the bathroom and to have you state that ourselves and our staff are just thieves is blasphemy. I trust our staff thoroughly. No responsibility was taken as there was no proof that it was stolen and your attitude towards accusing management and our staff of theft is unfounded, to pay for the item would be s sign of guilt for which we were not. An apology from you and your husband would be appreciated as we or our staff are not thieves.

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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 :)

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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.

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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 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!

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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!

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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 reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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: £62 - £134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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