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Creel Lodge Motel
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Our family was planning to ski Mt Ruapehu but we wanted to stay in a town that offered other activities. Turangi was a good choice and Creel Lodge was comfortable and well located accomodation. It has a lovely garden setting and its a short walk to the river. Our only complaint was it was difficult to get the cottage warm enough with the single reverse cycle airconditioner provided but it was very cold during our visit. The skifields were closed on our first day so we enjoyed visiting around Taupo and beyond.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Torvie
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed for one night before heading to the mountain skiing. A great welcome...we had a 2 bedroom unit - it was warm, immaculate - very very clean and comfortable. The whole place is really well maintained. Its right on the river so easy access for walking, fishing etc. We will definitely come back. We loved it!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Turangi situated at the southern end of lake Taupo is world renowned for its trout fishing.
Creel Lodge is an absolute gem of a place tucked away off the main road and set in among-st mature trees and gardens with plenty of places to BBQ your dinner and enjoy the abundant bird life.
Accommodation is a series of cottages that have recently been renovated providing a comfortable air conditioned place to stay whilst retaining its links with its trout fishing history I have been staying here for the past 20 or so years.
Not the cheapest place to stay in town but its quiet location with the river right outside the back gate and uniqueness
is well worth the extra.

Room Tip: Cottage 5 or 7 face into the late afternoon sun for a quiet drink after a days walking, fishing or skiing.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We loved having the extra space here, with a lounge / kitchen separate to the bedroom. Felt more like staying in a small cottage unit than a motel room. A beautiful setting near the river (with a lovely river walk) and pretty gardens with barbeques. Also a veranda with table and chairs outside our room, to relax on. Peaceful place. Well equipped full kitchen, smart bathroom and comfortable bedroom - all spotlessly clean. Good wi-fi (stayed in an executive studio). Good value and would def stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank swholidaymaker
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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here several times now since 2007 - this was our 4th stay. Peter and his crew, the managers, and the staff are all top notch folks! Just wonderful people!

Of the units we have occupied, we found the executive suite to have the most comfortable beds.

The two bedroom ones, while roomy, need upgrades on the mattresses - we really were not comfortable sleeping on these as they were softer than we thought was adequate support for adults.

We really enjoyed the beautiful setting and the lodge facilities are just perfect for fisherman - freezer space and all the cleaning area needed - It's great being able to cook and relax there, is awesome after fishing all day - and the early mornings with birds chirping - the Tui's in the gorgeous gardens - all are just amazing!

The proximity to the river trail makes access to the Tongariro very straightforward. Great for hiking as well as fishing access.

We will return - this is just simply a great place!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank West_Tx_54
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