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“Great little place”
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Judges Pool Motel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Stayed for 1 night and was pleasantly surprised with how great the motel rooms are.
Rooms have a decent sized kitchen/lounge and a large bedroom/bathroom.
Front office offers dvds overnight for you to watch in your own room.
Small complex which only makes this place more great; not overrun nor noisy.
Staff were wonderful, even allowing us late last minute check out as we lost our keys (doh!)
You do need a car however to access town readily, about a 3-4minute drive to the main hub.
Definately recommend and would stay again!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Judgespoolmotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2012

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again and maybe some of your friends to enjoy the wonders of the surronding arears around Turangi. Cheers, Jill and Chris.

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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Sort of old and a little musty, old furniture and such. Price was good, people were great. Maybe for the right people this might be fine (fishermen etc.). It is probably the best in Turangi given that Turangi is kind of a small out of the way joint. I guess I hoped for better but as we worked our way through New Zealand we came across similar and worse places. This was no worse than some of the others we stayed at.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Judgespoolmotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2012

Well you can not please everyone. We have over 100 fantastic reviews with AA Been There reviews and Booking.com. I suggest sir if you visit Turangi again you stay at the Tongariro Logde for $400 per night. It seems that you want to pay budget prices for luxary accommodation. We noticed you stayed 2 nights so it could have not as bad as the type of review you have given us. Jill and Chris Hill.

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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Avid fishermen – we are regulars to Judges Pool.
Spacious, clean and quiet – the motel units are well appointed, have recently been redecorated and now have 50 SKY channels to choose from.
Nothing is a problem for hosts Chris & Jill.
Very comfortable beds and great value for money.
Features include: covered outdoor BBQ area ideal for groups or families, private decks, wifi.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

I am a business traveller and have been staying in Turangi once a month for about 1 year now. I have stayed in most of the motels in Turangi and Judges Pool Motel with its amenities, cleanness, tariff, and being off the main highway across the road from the river, beats the other motels hands down. A big bonus was the 50 channel tv. I highly recommend this motel.

Room Tip: This motel is off the highway and you get a good night sleep.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 November 2010

Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming and had excellent local knowledge. The units were reasonably well appointed, although we found that the heaters were too noisy to leave on overnight, so it was rather cold when we woke up.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2010

We stayed at most of the motels in Turangi before becoming regulars at the Judges Pool.

Units are large, very quiet and well appointed with comfortable beds, full kitchen, outdoor covered BBQ area including fish smoker. We mainly self cater stopping at the local New World (now open til 8pm) as the eating out options are pretty limited - although we can recommend Grand Central for takeaways.

We prefer to leave the car at the motel and walk to the fishing spots - all handy to Judges Pool.

The owners of the motel can't do enough for you. Not surprising that we seem to see other regulars turn up or meet travellers who ask to extend their stay. Chris is an avid fisherman who is often suggesting new flies and as a point of difference changes flags for international guests (nice touch).

Judges Pool meets all our needs - WIFI, Sky TV, full cooking facilities, fish cleaning & storage, comfortable beds. Good value, location & great hosts.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Judges Pool Motel

Address: 92 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
Price Range: £59 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Judges Pool Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2014. Just a stone's throw from the world-renowned Tongariro River at the southern end of Lake Taupo, Judges Pool Motel offers comfortable, quiet place to stay. Stroll to the river pools to fish for big Rainbow and Brown Trout or venture to the nearby Tongariro National Park with its alpine walks and ski fields. Judges Pool Motel provides the perfect base for your activities or the ideal stopover with no traffic noise on your travels, with affordable family accommodation in our fully self-contained units. We're one of the area's most popular motels and the owners-operators Stella and Rhett have a wealth of local knowledge to share with you. . All Units Serviced Daily . Free Unlimited WIFI . Heat Pumps / Air Conditioning . Laundry and a Drying Room . Undercover BBQ Area ... more   less 
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