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Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge
Ranked #28 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

My husband and I stayed for two nights a week ago with our thirteen year old son during our two week holiday in New Zealand. We booked here based on previous reviews and we are so glad we did. We had a family mid level apartment. The location is one of the best anywhere in Lake Taupo being right on the lakeside - not across the road as most other hotels and apartments are. Being situated at the end of a short driveway it is away from the road and extremely quiet. The walk along the lake into town is so pleasant as it takes you past the hot water beach which is a great attraction for overseas visitors! There are so many fabulous restaurants in town so it is worth the walk (or drive). Our favourites were The Vine for dinner and Dixie Brown for breakfast. Although the weather was drizzly during our visit it didn't detract from our enjoyment. The apartment was modern and well appointed and in our view better than the photos show. We are happy to recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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lewisco, Owner at Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review & are pleased you enjoyed our facilities & lake edge location.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Had a lovely stay AGAIN, hotel situated far enough away from town so you don't have the noise but close enough to walk alongside the lake. They could improve the DVD players as both times we have visited they never work. Spa in perfect spot in room. Perfect little kitchen to do all your cooking just don't turn stove tops up too high as tend to smoke out room. Love how close it is to lake. Recommend 2nd or 3rd level rooms as there is a lot of foot traffic during day

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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lewisco, Owner at Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Great to have you back at Boulevard Waters & pleased you enjoyed your stay once again. More often than not we only become aware of problems with electrical items when it is bought to our attention. We do carry replacements of most items which I understand was the case with the DVD player. Thank you for taking the time to respond & look forward to your return.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Sensational location, great rooms and lovely hosts. We were able to sit outside our ground floor suite and watch our children play on the edge of the lake, just meters away. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be regular visitors.

Room Tip: All rooms absolute waterfront!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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lewisco, Owner at Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
It is great that you utilised our facilities & location as they were designed. It is quite special to be able to enjoy the views etc while the children play on the the lake edge and thank you for taking the time to respond.
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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137 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Super friendly service, lovely clean quiet room beautiful views and luxurious spa bath in the lounge which was so lovely on a chilly evening. not the newest decor but definately happy with everything and would definitley rebook again

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Upper Hutt
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141 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We loved this place and will highly recommend it to everyone . Its only a small hotel but its right on the Lake with great views and sooooooooo quiet! Recommend the high rooms (only has a total of 10) as they have unrestricted views of the lake. We had room 5 which was on the 2nd floor and had everything we wanted and can easily accommodate 4 people. Also had a lovely hot plunge pool. . 5 minutes drive to central town and a 10 minute walk to the local pub and restaurant - The Coachman. Will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Book a higher room for better views. May cost a little more but worth it.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Zealand
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

We stayed in one of the top floor units. The location of the property is great - right on the lakefront (with just a public walkway between - so ground floor units aren't private). Away from the road, so it was very quiet. Fantastic views of the lake and mountains. Sitting on the balcony sipping bubbly or sitting in bed and watching the view - heaven.

The unit was clean and comfortable. Didn't use the spa bath which is in the bedroom, presumably so you can see the lake from the spa bath. Two burner hot plate and a small fridge so set up for small meals. No dishwasher but we left dirty dishes and the cleaners washed the dishes - thank you cleaners as I don't want to hand wash dishes on vacation.

The only thing that I couldn't understand is that there were not windows on the side wall of our unit. There would have been fabulous views out of such a window and because the unit is rather long with (apart from a very small window in the kitchen) no windows on the side wall, the unit felt a bit dark. But that's a relatively small point because of the lovely views out to the lake.
If I owned this property, I'd be knocking holes in the walls of the two top units and putting in windows.

We'd happily return to this lovely property.

Room Tip: Higher rooms are more private.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed in a corner family unit on level 1. There is a small bedroom with 2 singles. This room is really tiny and nothing else can fit in , great for kids. The kitchen has all the basic stuff you need. Queen bed in the hall area with huge spa next to it . There is no door for the spa. The patio is rather big and the glass panel provides unblock lake view . There were ducks and swans at the lake which we loved. Lots of people walk along the beach outside, so not much privacy. Convenient access to the beach by a side door next to the pool. Reef is just next door and can be noisy if there are children playing in their ground floor unit. Floor plan was on their website and we thought the unit was slightly bigger than expected upon arrival. Reasonable rate for a lake view accommodation .

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pris W
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Additional Information about Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge

Property: Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge
Address: 215 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#12 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#16 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#16 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Lake Edge Accommodation on the shores of Lake Taupo. ALL 10 luxury units have views of Lake Taupo and the mountains of Tongariro National Park (Ruapehu, Ngaruhoe & Tongariro) Studio units with king size beds, in-room 2 person spa, kitchen facilities, underfloor heating, wireless internet and LCD TVs & DVD players. Family units with same facilities, 2 single beds in separate bedroom We have an outdoor Thermal Pool and BBQ for guests use Free off street parking in a quiet location ... more   less 
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