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Prince Motor Lodge

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was attracted by the look of the Motel - clean, tidy, well presented, plenty of parking. Went in to check it out and the staff were just brilliant, more than happy to show me the room which I found to be well appointed, clean, large etc. so checked in. The staff were exceptionally helpful, polite at all times and in...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Marie B Thank you for confirming all of the exterior painting has given PRINCE the street appeal we were wanting it to have. With 40+ off-street car parks our Courtyard is great, , plus of course we are very close to the Lake edge and the Town shops and restaurants. We think we have a great team at PRINCE...

Katikati, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and tidy. Great situation, close to town and all amenities. A number of dining options within a few metres. Surprisingly quiet and peaceful.Units well appointed with top grade towels and manchester. Well run and friendly helpful service. We will be back.

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Bill It is great to know that what we are doing worked so well for you both - it is most encouraging to read that. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Withy our very kind regards, Mairi, Ron, and Rachel

Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet ,very centrally located within easy walking distance to Taupo's restaurants and shops. Extremely clean with friendly approachable staff. Plenty of parking and an excellent Thai restaurant attached. Our first visit but will definitely make the Prince our Taupo base in the future.

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Frank M Wow, what a complimentary review, thank you for sharing that for others to read. Our location and the extra parking we have here makes it really easy for people to stroll down to the Lake, or into town for shopping, a meal, or a coffee. Or just walk over to Rose on Roberts or the Taupo Thai...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfectly situated in Taupo, close to everything. We booked into attend the Taupo summer concert and enjoyed our Friday evening in our 1 bedroomed unit. Unfortunately due to a family illness we had to check out early Saturday morning to head to Masterton. Ron asked me to leave our concert tickets with him and later in the week he contacted...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Karen How very thoughtful of you to let others know how much you appreciated our teams positive response to your situation in late January. On our side, we were 'very' happy to be able to on-sell both the accommodation and the concert tickets for you - as that is what we would like to see happening were we in...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prince Motor Lodge is just two blocks from central Taupo, where the main eateries seem to be. The best thing was how quiet it was, only one block from the main road. It was easy to find, there were plenty of car spaces, the prices were reasonable. The atmosphere in the front office was welcoming, always a good sign, and...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Lyn WOW. It is feedback like this that encourages us to keep doing more to improve the property, the amenities we provide, and how we look after our guests. Thank you so much for letting us know that everything worked so well for you - as this is what we want for all of our guests. We hope the...

Richmond Hill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the minute we arrive we were made to feel welcome.Wonderful friendly people who there to help!The location is great close to the middle of Town and the Lake..We would certainly stay at this location any time. Julie

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Julie Thank you for kindly taking the time to write such a positive review. It is really encouraging to know that you appreciated our great location, and that the team made you feel welcome. Hopefully we will get to see you here again one day. With Kind regards, Mairi, Ron, and Rachel

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on the concert weekend and this place was fully booked. The managers were friendly and the location was fantastic - this is one of the closest motels to town in Taupo which made for easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars and concert! We stayed in a one bedroom unit located down a dark side corridor which...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi BringOnTheFun Good to hear from you, we thank you for confirming we do have a really great location. Yes our 'Alleyway' rooms are accurately described as they are not facing our sunny courtyard, and accordingly are priced lower. BTW - If you want to book, currently we still have other room types available for the 2018 concert weekend?? So...

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed our stay very much. The only thing I could fault was the lack of things to prepare food in the kitchenette which kind of defeated the purpose of having one. We made do but things such as a chopping board and sharp knives should be added. Also the bed wasn't very comfortable and we woke...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi allio 2016 Thank you kindly for letting us know you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you really liked our large bathrooms. They are a little different from your average Motel bathroom – especially the ones with the bath and the separate shower. We really do welcome guest feedback like yours, but we also ask people to let...

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Big thanks to the new owners of the Prince Motor Lodge, Taupo for the great service and excellent accommodation. You responded so quickly to my booking request and ensured that the room arrangements suited my whanau. You made sure we knew how to get access to our rooms due to our late arrival (was aiming for 11pm arrival, was actually...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Lucy. We remember you and our telephone conversations well - talking through how the accommodation could be arranged to work for the 8 of you. We really appreciate your kind review, as it lets us know that everything worked out as we were wanting it to for you. We hope you had a smooth run down to Wellington,...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Do not bypass this place just because it's not on the waterfront/motel mile. This place has lovely, clean, comfy rooms with spa bath & mobility-friendly options available. Plus safe, off-street parking for your car & belongings. It's walking distance to town (5 minutes walk from shops, and a 3 minute walk down to the lake for a paddle or swim....

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Robyn That is a very informative, highly complimentary, and a very much appreciated review. It tells us that what we are doing at PRINCE really worked well for your stay with us, which is most encouraging as that is what we are wanting for our all of our guests. Thank you for sharing that. We look forward to seeing...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated alongside the heart of Taupo township with an on-site Restaurant, Conference Room, and two (only 2) pet friendly rooms, PRINCE motor lodge offers 32 fully appointed units only a two minute stroll to both the town centre shops and restaurants, and the shores of Lake Taupo. PRINCE has 32 generous ground floor units including Spa Bath Suites, all being serviced daily. Provides Free, Unlimited, Fibre based WiFi, new 42" Netflix enabled TV's with 10xSKYand a choice of King, Queen, and Single sized beds. This all helps to create the ideal location for your next holiday, corporate stop over or conference. We provide a choice of Studio's or 1 Bedroom Suites... or why not enjoy a 1 Bedroom King with a Spa Bath and a separate shower? Owner Operators, Ron and Mairi Hunter look forward to welcoming you to PRINCE, "We look to provide all our guests with clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in a great location" from where you can enjoy the wonders of the Central North Island, the stunning Geo-thermal valleys, and "Great Lake Taupo" itself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prince Motor Lodge

Address: Cnr Titiraupenga & Roberts Streets | 100 Roberts Street Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €89 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Prince Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Taupo
#13 Family Hotel in Taupo
#22 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Room had two queen size beds, large bathroom with dining and lounge seating - great stuff!”
 of 5 bubbles T6747XMmarieb, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms at ground level with parking directly outside”
 of 5 bubbles D9535AHfrankm, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are ground floor, a real plus,”
 of 5 bubbles 87lyni, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms look pretty good”
 of 5 bubbles TonyMar45, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms on ground floor,definitely try the Thai Restaurant...authentic Thai food”
 of 5 bubbles markkaren2016, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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