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The Lake Motel

123 reviews
#26 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“retro style”(9 reviews)
“living areas”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
3.5 Star Hotel
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All reviewsretro stylelovely neighborhoodliving areasseparate bedroomhire carlovely ownerslovely place to staynew zealandbeautiful propertyspent one nightshort walkbusy roadcomfortable staythe room was niceclean tidyenjoyed our staystayed for two nights
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome Retro Motel Where Pets Are Welcome. Tony was most welcoming to us and our beloved pooch. Rooms are great size and have everything you could possibly need. Great to see real plunger coffee especially after long drive. Hosts are warm and friendly. Highly recommend...More

Thank IvanandSusie
Response from The Lake M, Owner at The Lake MotelResponded 2 days ago

Was great having you stay guys and so glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the photos on the website (and the price) I was expecting clean mid-century style and was disappointed to instead find the rooms stuffed full of tatty old junk. While I appreciate the furniture was (mainly) ‘authentic’, a lot of it was also worn out...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay very much. Tony provided such cheer and helpful information/suggestions about local activities and places to eat. The unit was clean and very attractive. It is situated away from the busy area, but close enough to walk to shopping and eateries and...More

Thank Holly L
Response from The Lake M, Owner at The Lake MotelResponded 5 weeks ago
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So glad you enjoyed your stay guys.

Reviewed 1 December 2017

The rooms are just SO lovely, each with its own retro design and Tony and Di are very helpful! We stayed for two nights, and it has everything you could need; comfortable bed, kitchenette (with microwave, stove, kettle and all cutlery), a great shower with...More

Thank Natasha J
Response from The Lake M, Owner at The Lake MotelResponded 2 December 2017

So glad you had a great stay guys.

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

What a delightful place to stay. Clean, beautifully retro in its styling and with a lush quality shower. Quiet location, close to lake and amenities. And fur babies are welcome, it don’t get better than this! Highly recommended.

Thank DodopigletNZ
Response from The Lake M, Owner at The Lake MotelResponded 1 December 2017

So glad you enjoyed your stay. It was great having you.

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Microwave
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Price range
US$96 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Price range
US$96 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#6 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Peter M
24 July 2014|
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Response from phoenix103 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Peter, Centrally heated? Not as far as I remember, but don't quote me on that. We were there in March, so it wasn't cold and we didn't need heating. I suggest you email them direct. You will find the email address on... More
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"Only a small number of rooms - so book early."
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"Room 3 was fantastic"
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"A room with a kitchen/living area."
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"It is a small motel so only a few rooms - try to get one with access to the back garden."
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