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Absolute Lake View Motel
Ranked #48 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Singapore
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56 reviews
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“Biggest, cleanest, newest of most motels we used”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

We had been travelling through New Zealand for 3 weeks in November 2011 and used mostly motels for all our stops in the price range of 100-120 NZD.
This motel was our last one of the trip and we had stayed here before in April 2011. It was still by far the best we had used in this price range. The furniture is new, the shower cabine is new and beautiful with great pressure and proper hot water, no wildlife in the room, new carpets and beds. Great big TV, nice kitchenette. Not a thing really to complain about.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Wendover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Great welcome from Kim on the desk who was always helpful during our stay. Very large, clean room, shower and kitchenette. Right on the lake and close to restaurants so it was a good choice.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

On the plus side, the location and price is great value. The showers are also good and having an indoor heated pool and spa is great, especially in the colder months. The service was also very friendly and courteous which is great. The downside is that there was no cooking facilities that we could find, and the laundry facilities were not in great cpndition, though serviced our needs. Generally it felt like a place that needed a little maintenance to bring it up to spec. But it was cheap to stay w a camper van so the overall experience was reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Great for a one night stay, but if I was staying any longer would stay else where. Bed very comfortable, great shower, good heating. For the price though, was expecting bigger room and one that I you could spread out in, I surpose I just thought that the room would be bigger and more spacious. Host were splendid, very postive and helpful, which was great..

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Just be very careful and make sure you know exactly what you are booking. Our room was freezing. There was rotting carpet at the front door and the view was of a full skip. No I am not kidding! Plus we couldn't get broadband at all. Don't even get me started on the other facilities!! I have never come across a motel like this ever. It makes it worse because Taupo is supposed to attract visitors. The only positive is the manager was very friendly. However this did not make up for the expensive crap room, view or smell.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

The room was exactly as portrayed in the WOTIF photo (ie Family Studio). Clean, comfy and spacious. The location to town is fantastic. Walk out the back gate and you are in town. we found the motel very quiet given it was by a main road.
Our only issue (from a family perspective) is that the kids could not plug in their PS3 because the Plasma was affixed firmly to the wall. This meant they had to do non-electronic stuff which was better for them anyway!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Bermagui, Australia
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

The motel looks very ordinary from the front but we looked in the rooms and were very surprised. Room was very clean and modern. Kitchen was nice clean and well equipped. Bathroom looks new and rest of the room was nice. Location was great on Lake Terrace over looking the lake and a good view of Mount Raupehu. Free WiFi as well. About a 5min walk to the CBD.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Absolute Lake View Motel
Address: 58 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Absolute Lake View Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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