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Alpine Lake Motor Lodge
Ranked #31 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
London
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Put another prawn on the barbie...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2010

One of the newer motel developments in Taupo, Alpine Lake, did us proud. The welcome was extremely friendly and helpful (from one of the owners) and the room kept up this standard.

We had a ground floor 'studio' with separate seating and sleeping areas and a private courtyard to the rear with table/chairs and barbecue (which we were happy to make use of!).

After a long day we were bushed so the free DVD rental was a real bonus.

We really enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2010

We booked the Alpine for 2 nights. As we had stayed in Taupo previously at a B&B, we were looking to try a motel and the Alpine does everything but disappoint. Located a couple of blocks from the beach means its away from noise and traffic. The rooms are large, spacious & complete with WiFi, Full Kitchen, AC, private patio & BBQ (on ground floor units). The bathrooms boast a corner soaker as well as separate shower, towel warming rack and even a mirror heater. This property is only 2 years old and very well maintained. Rooms were always nicely prepared, staff are very friendly & any requests were followed up. Our best stay anywhere in NZ yet!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2009

Easy to find motel in central Taupo. Great big rooms with an individual patio and bbq. Big bathroom with bubble bath and shower. Nice beds. Very modern and clean. Impeccable service, we arrived late and found the key where we had agreed. Could even help with colour printouts etc.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tatianatemm
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Gemany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2009

Stayed here while I did the Tongariro Crossing. Very nice unit with lovely spa bath and free internet. Bus for the crossing picked me up outside lodge early in morning. Good to have a guest laundry and guest internet. Really good value. Sue and Ron were very knowledgeable and helpful. Hope to return one day in the ski season.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Old England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2009

My wife and I have just had 3 nights at the Alpine Lake motel. It is located close to the town centre and walking distance to most activities. The motel is modern and the only thing lacking is a swimming pool, otherwise it is just perfect. The reception, advice and support given by our host Sue was wonderful and I would stay at the Alpine Lake if we visited Taupo again. There is plenty of off street parking with the motel offering charge back from some local restaurants. Free internet is also available via a LAN cable which is thoughtfully supplied. The rooms are spacious and quiet and we had a lovely relaxing time.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Wellington
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2009

We stayed in a one bedroom unit for $159. Fitout appears quite cheap at first, but the rooms are large and have pretty much everything you would expect. Spa bath and large shower (although temperature of water fluctuated during shower). Small; non-widescreen TVs in both lounge and bedroom.

Warning - external aircon units are very noisy and deep 50hz rumble / hum made it hard to go to sleep even when we turned off our unit.

Free wired "broadband" but the speed was variable and some sites didn't work due to slowness.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank emelar
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Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2009

This motel was refreshingly modern and spacious with excellent service. Was perfect for my business stay in Taupo. Had unlimited broadband in unit and despite the cold outside the unit was lovely and warm thanks to the undefloor heating. The breakfast panini was delicious! Will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Alpine Lake Motor Lodge
Address: 141 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#18 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#21 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Lake Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taupo's newest motel is ideally located just a few minutes walk to restaurants, the town centre and lakefront. Featuring 20 spacious modern units. A variety of room styles and facilities are on offer which include spa baths, kitchens, BBQs and private courtyards. All units have unlimited free ultrafast broadband WiFi access, Sky Digital TV (5 channels) and DVD players. A large, free off street car park is available for convenience. ... more   less 
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