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Reviewed 29 November 2016

The room was cold and hot water run out while we were in the middle of using shower. The rude owner threaten us to pay for the internet charge which didn't really connect to. Then, we felt very uncomfortable by this racist owner kept on asking where we are from. I would never go there again.

Thank Ide I
Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 August 2016

where to start I was told that I couldn't have the room I expressly asked for and had been told no problem , was told the room I was given was just the same as all the other studios , so okay went with it , there was some confusion when paying initially , but was told no probs we...

5Thank huwa571
Dargaville, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Found a dirty Condom next to the bed, sheets were obviously not changed as there were long black hairs in them (my partner and I do not have black hair) complained to the guy about this and he couldn't shove my partner out the door fast enough. Never coming here again and don't recommend it to anyone.

9Thank jkj0873
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is the worst motel we have ever stayed in. The owner is a rude, horrible and obnoxious creepy looking man. We booked because the site said we could take our small dog and when we arrived he told me that we couldn't have the room we booked and paid for as it didn't allow dogs and we would have...

7Thank CatandDave75
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 May 2016

An older style motel, but clean with spacious units. Our unit had a full kitchen and mineral spa. There is also an onsite swimming pool. No problems with booking process and also dog friendly. We only stayed one night and found it perfectly comfortable.

1Thank wellyburgh
New Zealand
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Don't expect the nicities of relaxing in a luxurious spa bath - it is pretty basic. Our one leaked and the hotel manager blamed us not putting the plug in properly even though we used it more than once. Bed was firm and the decor pretty basic. A previous review mentioned the heater being a shocker - we had a...

1Thank Kiwicritic007
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Overnight stop only so suitable to put your head down. Room had the oldest electric fan heater i have ever seen! Although decor somewhat dated it was clean and tidy. Shower room with basin again dated and shabby but functional. A long walk to main area for restaurants and bars so taxi necessary. On the way back we had to...

1Thank Marcus L
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We booked a family room with two single beds in one bedroom and a double bed in the living room. The price was very reasonable. The room was fine - no frills but in the same token it had what you would expect. There was a spa in the room which went off promptly at 10pm. (meaning the light turned...

1Thank ArohaCM
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Service really bad. Not friendly. Been travelling around New Zealand and stayed at many different motels and this motel was worst motel I ever stayed. No empathy to customers. We decided not to stay and that time the owner was very sweet on the phone. We we were told no charged for 48 hours cancellation. I received my bill and...

2Thank Juli L
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This motel we found to be nothing even remotely close to the profile picture Lakefront motel should be called more like lake sidestreet no lakeviews motorlodge Expecting luxury across from the lake it was more like a view of the carpark and the back yard looked like a chicken coop with a view of a neighbouring property meaning still no...

2Thank Shane R

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about VU Thermal Lodge

Address: 2 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Lakefront Motor Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €94 - €237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — VU Thermal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Lakefront Hotel Taupo
Lakefront Motel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Taupo
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“Go to another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Check spa bath doesn't leak, and if not working, do you get a refund?”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwicritic007, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“make sure you fill the spa bath before 10pm because they turn the taps and light off automatically - even though it's in your room!”
 of 5 bubbles ArohaCM, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“They falsely advertise. Even the photo on the internet of the photo outside looked different to the real hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles clairewoodhall, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go some where else better hotels in the area”
 of 5 bubbles RexG951, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
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