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Creel Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Turangi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I haven't stayed here before. The host was very friendly and helpful on check-in. The air conditioning in my room had been turned on prior to my arrival to ensure the room was warm! Great setting and location. I'm not a fisherman, but I would suspect this location would be ideal. My accommodation was a one bedroom suite. Nicely appointed, spacious and comfortable. Great cafe and tackle shop on site.

Room Tip: The one bedroom suite was great. I didn't see the other rooms.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Nice warm room

The heater was on in my room when I arrived so room was nice and warm. Reception lady/owner was nice and friendly. The room was clean and tidy with nice TV. The grounds were tidy and inviting, the property backs onto the river. It is located one road back from SH1, so there is no street noise what so ever. Shower had good water pressure. Needs a ice tray in fridge/freezer.

No where for mountain bike but you can lock it to the beam on the patio.

Would stay again for sure.

Room Tip: if you have a bike bring a bike lock to lock it up outside
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

http://youtu.be/y_ZMDUJXcsA is a snippet of the dawn chorus

the outdoor gas BBQ was a real bonus for us

beautiful location beside the river, and able to walk along the river without driving anywhere

incredibly helpful staff

just a shame the wifi is not free' spent my time running back and forth buying extra time

Room Tip: ask to be under the big oak tree; so beautiful
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We felt lucky to find such a serene place to stayed. Backing onto a river for walks, the beautiful sound of birds on the property and a front porch to enjoy drinks and meals. We enjoyed the quiet property and were minutes from what we needed. We even extended our stay. The furnishings can be a little worn. They cater to fishermen, so that is your thing, this is perfect for you. We loved having our little cottage for a few days while we walked the Tongariro Crossing and toured the area.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We only had 1 night at Creel lodge in a 2 bedroom unit. The welcome was friendly and the unit was clean a spacious. The short walk to the river to watch the fisherman was lovely. The grounds are lovely and peaceful with lots of bird life. We will definitely be back to this location. Great access to the mountain.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

A tranquil lodge next to the river, with the Creel Cafe our front. The wooden decor and quiet bush setting make for a very cosy, relaxing and romantic locale to explore the wider region from. Minutes to fly fishing heaven or a short drive to the miriad of other natural wonderment in this volcanic region. The facilities in and around our king size unit were great. A massive shower with endless on demand hot water is just what you need after a day tramping the nearby national park.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Beautiful gardens, spacious mini cabins with a very compact kitchen that had everything you needed for self catering. Large bathroom with a heated towel rail. Excellent heating with a reverse cycel heating system. Guest luandry with a charge of $4 per load and also with a dryer.Plently of line space and pegs. The cafe that is at the font of the property has delicious coffee and snacks.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 - £81 (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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