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Great Lake Motel

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#33 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Comfortable beds, great spa bath and very reasonable price. It didn't come with a swimming pool, but the spacious and comfortable bath made up for this. My parents were woken by a few noises upstairs, but that's not really the hostels fault.

Thank H B
Sans Souci, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We chose this motel because of its location and good prices but when we arrived we were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in room 14 which was upstairs & we had a small window on the side wall behind the front door which gave a good view of the lake. the room & bathroom were both of a good size, modern...

Thank Sue K
North Pole, Alaska
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Chose this motel due to great reviews and reasonable price. It was much more than we expected! Owners were kind and welcoming..... even allowed us to do laundry in their machines AFTER HOURS due to our crazy schedule. Super comfy bed, spacious, clean beautiful room with balcony and view of Lake Taupo. Great place to stay!

Thank Danielle S
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This motel was just fantastic a short walk to town must be the closet motel to city centre the lake right across the road the room was very tidy an clean very spaces Also had a double spa bath and separate shower kitchenette also a luggage bay Will definitely rebook on my next visit Only let down was no porta...

Thank narnz13
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This place is perfect. Value for money with a good sized room. Single beds in the bedroom & the queen bed in the lounge which meant we could put the kids to bed & continue being adults in the lounge. A short walk to restaurants & bars so no need to take the car. Playground just round the corner &...

Thank Mike S
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

It was a dreary old night, but the hostess was very friendly, took me up to the room turned the lights and heater on and made sure I was going to be comfortable. The motel unit had nice modern decor and was sparkling clean. At the back of the motel were restaurants galore . Thank you Great Lake Motel I...

Thank peteandvalza
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2016

As the title says this was our second visit to this motel as we find the rooms are a good size, the staff welcoming. The position is excellent just walking distance from the restaurants and shops. As we are regulars to Taupo we will be staying there again.

Thank Peter C
Waipukurau, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Always stay here when visiting Taupo. Wonderful hosts - always very helpful. Situated on the lake front and the closest motel to Taupo town centre. Clean, comfortable units all fully self contained. Park the car, walk across the road and you are in town - check out all the wonderful shops and cafes Taupo has to offer

Thank Euan B
Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Arrived without a booking and was lucky to get in I think.Room was really spacious with good bath,shower etc and good cooking facities.Just across the road from the lake and the owners were very pleasant and helpful.

Thank john r
Hockley UK
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Good location just across the road from the lake and a short walk to a large number of bars/cafes. Accomodation has bedroom and separate sitting room/kitchenette with adequate amenities, comfortable bed, shame about the pilloows. No air-con.

Thank RobHockleyUK

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
15 self-contained motel units, studio and one bedroom, situated only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. There are also 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom lakefront apartments. Some units have large spa baths, all units have a kitchen with microwave, hotplates, fridge and kitchen utensils. Sky TV is available as well as Freeview channels. We are across the road from lovely Lake Taupo with views to the mountains, but only the apartments get uninterrupted views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Lake Motel

Address: 56 Lake Terrace, | PO Box 221, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €79 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Lower level rooms are better for mobility restricted people - upper level rooms are accessed via stairs. None of the rooms have a view.”
BrianInAuckland, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We find the upstairs rooms have more light”
PeterC888, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Wifi slow when busy”
873johnr, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Spa bath in room.”
Jwendyt, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Last 2BDR apartment in the block closest to reception is ideal”
iwatan, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
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US$98* /night
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