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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This motel is situated about a kilometre from the centre of town but the walk back along the lake shoreline is worth the distance. The room was clean and tidy, the bed comfortable and the room even had its own hot tub, with water direct from the local volcanic springs. The availability of this ready-heated water meant that the mains...

1Thank Trevor E
Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We booked a room that had a "mountain and lake view" that cost $230. We paid, and we shown to a room that did not have a view. It was also sold to us as having a "mineral spa". There was an empty, mouldy old plastic spa pool. We were supposed to have a "balcony." There was not one of...

1Thank clairewoodhall
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We had an upstairs room, stairs were dangerously steep, felt most unsafe everytime we used them. The outdoor spa was scalding hot. I didn't realise that you have to slam the door when you leave for the catch to connect, we came home one time to an open door. Room was comfortable, but noisy floorboards..

Thank myrtle44
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Well if your just in taupo for the scenery and only need a bed to sleep in I guess this will be OK. But in honesty, it lacked charm. The lady on the desk showed a real lack of interest and local knowledge and didn't really seem to even know much about her workplace, being unable to provide any details...

Thank sjbgp
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

After reading lots of bad reviews I wasn't expecting much but the location was great and we were just thankful that there was a place to stay where we could have our small dogs with us. The owner wasn't the most friendly but nice enough. Our unit was lovely and clean and had everything we needed including a spa pool...

Thank 560yvettea
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Checked into this establishment and payed in advance . The room was small and cramped and very dingy . Honestly could not stay in the room provided, it smelt like a brewery and the hygiene lacked throughout . Left and returned the key to the proprietor and moved to another motel nearby . Was offered no refund and decided to...

1Thank malcolmjohn
Reviewed 8 December 2015

we paid for a room with a spa pool attached and could not half fill it with hot water after a hour and a half then the hot water was turned off, complained to owner on the phone and was hung up on, after asking for a standard room charge in stead of the extra cost of the spa room....

Thank Rex G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This is the second Motel we have stayed in with a Lake View, this Motel is older than the last one and naturally it shows on the inside, if you just passing through I would highly recommend it for one or two nights. Book a room with mineral pool, that way you do not need to share the communal pool...

Thank philip_symonds-burke
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This was a very comfy hotel for our family of 5. Offered a lovely view and a very nice and hot mineral pool. Even the swimming pool was lovely and warm and nice and secluded. The kids loved it, as did we. Clean and tidy and easy to keep warm. We even sore snow on the Mountain. Great place to...

Thank Donna S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Totally outdated place, will only pay $50 a night for any room as it is like a hostel Thermal spa is a joke and had mosquitoes in it. No regards for health and safety. Only stayed there cuz they allow pets. Wi-Fi password did not work.

Thank worldlywise2015

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Lakefront Motor Lodge

Address: 2 - 6 Taharepa Road | PO Box 191, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €94 - €129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lakefront Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Lakefront Hotel Taupo
Lakefront Motel Taupo
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#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 ATPMead, 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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