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Cascades Lakefront Motel
Ranked #13 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Weekend Break”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Thanks to Alister & Charlene for making our wedding anniversary weekend extra special. I can't believe we didn't know of this property before. Thanks to the Flybuys site for that. We used a combination of dollars and an upgrade to a Lake View unit with points. Peaceful, light and airy with all the home comforts. Enjoyed the spa bath in the room too. Direct access to the Lake itself which is a big plus and the walkway that follows the Lake was excellent as we used this to go to dinner at the nearby Edgewater Restaurant. We will return for sure.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this review, 24 October 2012
Hi Heather P, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was so neat to meet the two of you. It is always a pleasure to have guests stay who are celebrating special times in their lives. It is an honour that you are happy to come and make your stay at Comfort Inn Cascades part of it. Any milestones in life should be celebrated, we are so glad your weekend was just what you wanted it to be....we wish you many more anniversaries and great weekends away. Warm wishes Alister & Charlene
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Milton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

Perhaps a bit dated, but our comfortable and reasonably sized studio unit had everything we could want for a cloudy, rainy Taupo weekend. A comfortable warm bed, well stocked cooking facilities, spa bath and shower.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this review, 24 October 2012
Hi AlisaAAM
Thank you for staying with us on your NZ travels. We are glad you felt at home in the comfy bed and spacious studio. Like yourselves guests often comment about the great showers. As we said in an earlier response we are working our way through the property updating it. The downstairs standard studio rooms are cheaper because noise can be heard above, it can of course depend who is above but there is no way of knowing. It can bother some people and doesn't bother others. If it could be a bother then guests are better to take an upstairs studio or a small family room. Thank you for the great review and we trust you have arrived home safely. Kindest regards Alister & Charlene P.S. Sorry about the weather, you will have to come back in the NZ summer sometime.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed a weekend at Cascades and had free continental breakfasts thrown in as a Trip Advisor special. We were also upgraded from a mountain view to an upper level studio, giving us more room and lake views. The studio was sunny, warm and comfortable, with a full bathroom including a spa bath, and a small kitchenette stocked with good plunger coffee. The breakfasts, delivered to our room with a smile and a newspaper, were beautifully presented and had some nice extra touches. We felt our stay was great value in an excellent location. We'll return for any future Taupo breaks.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this review, 24 October 2012
Hi littlefmrt, thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your weekend away. Always good too to have a nice sunny room in August where you can just relax. We are happy to upgrade if we can so it was neat that you appreciated it. Glad to see you made use of the Tripadvisor special with the Free Continental Breakfasts. All in all we want our guests to have the best value for their money they can get and so glad you felt you did. See you again sometime hopefully. Best regards Alister & Charlene
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Kumeu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Unfortunately we were only there for one night but after this we plan to go back and stay a few days. Right on the edge of the lake with an excellent walking track right there. Unit was roomy, warm, extremely clean and comfortable. We didn't want to leave when it was time to go. We had the in room cooked breakfast and it was just great. We will be booking in for another stay as soon as we can. Thanks Comfort Inn Cascades Taupo - you do a great job :-)

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this review, 24 October 2012
Hello Judy E, thank you for the stunning review. It is great to have the rooms with the ensuite toilet upstairs and some of the family rooms have full 2nd bathrooms upstairs. Especially good for children in the night as they don't have to come down stairs. It is so nice when someone says we have done a great job. We certainly try our very best and hope it is the best for each guest. Gald you enjoyed the breakfast, they are pretty hearty and hopefully a good start to the day. Sounds like you will be back which will be fantastic. Until then take care and thank you. Kind regards Alister & Charlene
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Reviewed 9 August 2012 via mobile

We had a great weekend staying in the Family apartment. This was right on the end of the building and had stunning views across the lake. We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children. There was plenty of space and it was great having 2 bathrooms and kitchen facilities. The owners were very helpful with eating out suggestions and even supplied us with towels to take to DeBretts hot pools.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Kiwimumx1
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this review, 24 October 2012
Hello Kiwimumx1, thank you for staying with us and for the lovely review. You must have stayed in our lakefront apartment. You are so right it does have stunning views and it must have the closest beds to the lake in Taupo! We have some great restaurants here in Taupo and always happy to recommend so glad you must have found the suggestions helpful. Hopefully you can come back again sometime for some family R & R. Kindest regards Alister & Charlene
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Singapore
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

Unfortunately we were only here for a quick one night stop as we could have stayed a lot longer! Very well presented and maintained units, all the facilities you would need for a very comfortable stay along with friendly, helpful and welcoming service. Highly recommended motel.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this review, 24 October 2012
Hello Aheatkinson, thank you for the stunning review. You will definitely have to come back and stay for longer! Kindest regards Alister & Charlene
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Waikato
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

A fantastic stay. We spent most of our time in the pool and walking around the extremely close by lakeside. The staff were lovely and were helpful in giving us an insight into the local attractions.

The decor is a tad dated but still in excellent condition and very well cleaned.

Would definitely return for another stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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CasLodge, Owner at Cascades Lakefront Motel, responded to this review, 24 October 2012
Hello Nicadeemus, thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed the heated pool and being right by the lake. We are working our way through the complex updated the decor so if you return again hopefully you will still find it extremely clean and updated. We look forward to that! Thanks again for staying with us and the review. Kind regards Charlene & Alister
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Property: Cascades Lakefront Motel
Address: 303 Lake Terrace | Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Cascades Motor Inn)
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#9 Business Hotel in Taupo
#10 Family Hotel in Taupo
#10 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#24 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Cascades Lakefront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfort Inn Cascades is proud to belong to the Choice Hotel Group. We accept Flybuys, Choice Privileges, Air New Zealand Airpoints, Qantas Frequent Flyer, Velocity. Stunning quiet location on the shores of Lake Taupo. Direct access to walk/cycle way (no roads to cross). Lakeside apartment for views and total rest and relaxation, studio units with some lake views, family rooms sleep up to 6 people and some have two bathrooms and 2 LCD TV's and/or a ensuite 2nd toilet. Heated outdoor pool, spa pool, Springfree trampoline, children's playhut, SKY TV, free wireless internet, cooked or continental breakfast available. Clean, warm, affordable and friendly accommodation. Small pets by arrangement. Lots of free parking for boats, trailers etc. ... more   less 
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