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“Great not only for fishermen”
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Creel Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Had booked 2 notes here and instantly knew we'd want to stay longer. Fortunately there was a vacancy so we ended up staying 4 nights. My wife was happy to hang out, relax and enjoy the gardens, the river walking paths and birds while I fished. We based from Turangi to explore Taupo as well, just 40 min away Restaurants in Turangi were scarce, not always open. Fortunately Creel has nice cooking facilities with the rooms so we enjoyed a couple of home made meals

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

As a group of 4 adults we stayed only one night in this motel. The room was very spacious and clean, with better than usual amenities.
This motel is geared to cater for the trout fishermen who come to fish in the local river but this did not stop us non-fishing types from enjoying the place. The gardens are beautiful and very well looked after and the BBQ for guests was fantastic. On our way back to Auckland we have booked to stay here again. Top marks!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Wonderful executive lodge - very comfortable and peaceful with sitting room, good bathroom and big bedroom. Private terrace for meals etc, fully equipped kitchen. Lovely river walk from grounds and handy for pickup outside for Tongariro Crossing. Very friendly hosts - would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

This was our second stay here. This time we stayed in the Executive Studios. There are four of them in a motel style row at the front of the property. Well maintained, clean and comfortable. Good tv stations. Yes, there are a lot of rules, but sometimes rules are needed. I know they worked on us. We had bought an electric fry pan before getting there knowing the rules prior from last time. We used the BBQ area the first night, and our electric fry pan the next night. I do suggest they put electric fry pans in the rooms with plugs outside so that someone can cook outdoors to avoid smells inside. There are fry pans to use but if you use them on the BBQ then they can get real dirty and hard to scrub clean. Overall, I would recommend staying here. We would return again for sure.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful spot ! We thought our unit was perfect-spacious and complete. It is situated along the river so we had a great hike. Dinner was perfect as we grilled and ate "at home". Next time---more than one night. So many of the places we've stayed were cast from the same mold but this one stands out as being different in a very good way. Even a paper at the door this morning.

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We stayed 2 nights and used the BBQ both evenings getting a break from restaurant fare. I managed to get a couple hours fishing on the Togariro River each night, as well. It was just a short walk out the back gate. Having a flyfishing shop on property is a nice bonus for any fisherman.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

What a beautiful place. Are not fishermen, but we loved the setting and the walk by the river was just beautiful. The apartment was fully equipped and had everything you would need. The people were very nice and helpful and we really enjoyed our nights there.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Creel Lodge Motel

Address: 183 Taupahi Road | Waikato, Turangi 3444, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
Price Range: £71 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Creel Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Creel Lodge - Peaceful and quiet away from the main highway, private river access. Tired of travelling? Then visit this oasis on the central plateau, 15 minutes from the Tongariro Crossing. Inspection welcomed. Have a safe journey. ... more   less 
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