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Baywater Lakeview Motel
Ranked #23 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Great Motel would thoroughly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Their catch phrase "Enter as strangers and leave as friends" is so true.

They are really nice units with a great view of the lake.

We arrived late on a stop over on a trip from Auckland to Wellington.We had a hiccup with the hot water and Stephen went to great lengths outside his normal hours to help us out.

I would thoroughly recommend their service to anyone. Our only regret was we would've liked to have stayed longer!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We have been stay in this motel 3 times over couple of years. Love the moden room, spa and the amazing view.
This time we stay 2 nights and have a little issue. We got a bottle of milk when check in at the frist day and didn't get another one on seconed day. So I asked the man at reception. He gave me one but he said it have write in the book only get milk when check in if we need more will pay $1 extra for each. This is not about the one dollar. Just I don't understand this why we pay for same price every day but only get one milk. What if we stay 5 nights and more? still one milk? Think about that, same pepole but if we are separated book for two nights and check-in once each day. He have to give us one milk each day, right?
Overall I am happy with the room and would like to stay here again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Loved staying here, the rooms are modern, clean, has everything you could possibly need and the spa gives it that little extra touch for that relaxing weekend away. The owners were very friendly and more than accommodating. With only a hop skip and a jump to the water and a short walk or taxi ride to town the Baywater is definitely a great choice for your stay in Taupo. They are the top of my list for my next stay!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

This was an excellent motel. Very pleasant and helpful owners. Loved everything about the room - the view was amazing. The chocolates a charming extra touch. The restaurant recommendations were very good. Would definitely stay there again

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Quite happy with our stay in Taupo. The room we stayed in had a great view of the beautiful lake and was within walking distance of many food places.
The room was set up nicely with a massive spa which was lovely to relax in after a long day of activities.
The only problem I had was it was advertised as free wifi on the hotels website but did not say how much wifi could be used. My partner and I were given a password each for 100mb of data and after uploading photos and checking emails/contacting family back home over seas, our Internet disappeared quickly. My partner asked at reception if we could have some more data but the man at the front desk had a go at my partner saying that the wifi costs the hotel owners alot of money. He did give us more data though but the point is that it shouldn't be advertised as free data if the useage limit is next to nothing..
Overall I am still happy with the room, very clean and modern for $160 p/night

  • Stayed April 2014
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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Thank you for your review. Regarding the Wifi, yes we do have free Wifi up to 100Mb per day. When your partner came down to the office to obtain more Wifi it was on the same day (and only some 4 - 5 hours later) after receiving the first for the day, but as you stated we did give additional usage vouchers. Sorry if this was not explained to you earlier. Regards Steve and Lynda.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We recently stayed a night here on our way back from Wellington to Auckland, it is a very nice place to stay and will definately stay there again. It is very clean and modern. We had a wonderful view from our room, which I believe all rooms get a similar view. We had a balcony with a table and chairs to enjoy the view from. We also had a lovely spa bath, which we sat in while being able to watch TV. The king size bed was one of the most comfortable beds that I have ever slept on in a motel/hotel. So a good nights sleep was had and a very comfortable pillow not hard!! The little kitchen area had everything we needed, was a most enjoyable stay, shame it was only for one night.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

We chose this place as it had recently been refurbished and with my son's dust mite allergies, it was excellent. Very modern, new carpet, clean, clean, clean. Lovely welcome when we arrived. Room had beautiful views over the lake and snow capped mountains. We could lay in bed and watch the water and snow. Bedding new and very clean. Soft beds. Used the laundry facilities which were sparkling clean and also new. Room serviced daily. A 1 min drive or 10 min walk to main centre and eateries. Spa bath was amazing. Kids had their own room and tv. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that the unit was fine for your son. Yes having the separate bedroom with a 32 inch tv for the children makes them feel special as they have their own little space. Thank you once again for spending part of your holiday with us and we hope to see you next time you visit NZ.

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Lynda and Steve
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Additional Information about Baywater Lakeview Motel

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
#8 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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