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Lake Breeze Motel

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3.5
#32 of 41 motels in Taupo
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Boating
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Skiing
Windsurfing
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Jane wrote a review May 2020
Kerikeri, New Zealand205 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived Saturday afternoon for two nights with two couples of dear friends. Our king bed rooms were comfortable and everything we need for preparing breakfast. As no contact because of lockdown restrictions fresh towels and roll of loo roll left conveniently at our door. Motel conveniently located for lovely pub and stroll to lake. Takeaway options so many to choose who will deliver to motel.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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shakey999uk wrote a review Mar 2020
Wellington, New Zealand101 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked and stayed here. Reception is next door, but not inconvenient at all. The lady was really helpful as I had mistakenly book the week after. Nothing was too much trouble and I was given a room. Room was a studio but perfect for my needs, it was clean tidy, had a double bed, massive bathroom with a jacuzzi bath. Kitchen had a microwave fridge and all the bits and pieces I needed to get by. Town was 12 minutes at a leisurely pace, the lake was only 2 minutes. It was a quiet location and easy to find. It isn't the Ritz, but I would stay here again with no issues.

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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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ilsa_family wrote a review May 2014
Auckland Central, New Zealand21 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I bought a "2-Bedroom Unit for 2 nights" deal for Courtney Motel from a local New Zealand group buying site on 15 May 2014. I then contacted the motel straight away to book for the next weekend (23-24 May). No hassle there as booking went smoothly and the staff (Leoni) was also very friendly. We met her during check-in and she was very warm and pleasant in person as well. The motel itself was close to the lake and town. It's just next to Quest Taupo and seemed to be under the same management (as the reception is at Quest, and the motel guest uses the pool at Quest). Frankly, I've only got a chance to read the reviews for this motel on TripAdvisor just a few hours prior to leaving for our trip to Taupo. It's my habit to look at the most recent bad reviews to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Suffice to say I was pretty nervous and had braced myself for an unpleasant experience. Fortunately, my personal experience with the accommodation was very different from the bad reviews I've read. For one, we were very satisfied with the service. As I mentioned earlier, Leoni at reception was super nice. We asked for the spa room key when we checked in since it was a cold day and my husband would like to have a nice warm bath in the spa tub after the long drive from Auckland City. The sign says spa usage was only up until 8:30pm, and I think it was around 7pm at the time, but Leoni kindly let us keep the key until the next morning so we can take our time to use the spa once we've put our luggage away in our room. The spa was in an enclosed building accessible only to those with the key so you can use it with privacy. Considering we did book our motel room at a discounted price (nearly half the published rate), I was pleasantly surprised to find (1) some complimentary Cadbury mint chocolates and good quality albeit non-vegetarian butter cookies in our room (2) that we've been upgraded to a three-bedroom unit instead of two with no additional charges (3) our rooms made up when we came back from sightseeing the next day - usually with this sort of deals the hotels/motels won't even bother to make up the rooms if it's for more than a night stay. Even all the plates and utensils we've used (our room has a full kitchen) was washed and put neatly away. So I feel the exceptional service they've rendered us do warrant an excellent rating. I can see that they have put an effort to ensure everything is clean and tidy. Bear in mind this is not a 5-star resort so some e.g. utensils and cupboards do look worn and not sparkling new, though were nevertheless pretty clean. The only reason I put the cleanliness as average is that the tile flooring from kitchen to the bathroom felt a bit oily/sticky. It was more so when it got wet - even the slightest (e.g. if you walk out of the shower and did not properly dry your feet). I suspect it has more to do with the chemical that they used to wash the floors with. We had to use a few foot towels/bathroom mats around the bathroom and kitchen, (luckily they provided plenty) to avoid the icky sticky floor. The spa water also seemed dirty the friday night we had a go at it, but to be fair we were the last to use it for that day. My husband said it was clean when he used it again the morning before we check-out on Sunday. But overall, I am pretty impressed (although I did arrive with a very low expectation of it) and felt it was a great value for money.
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Date of stay: May 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from traveller19701, Owner at Lake Breeze Motel
Responded 5 Jun 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide your comprehensive review. Your feedback is essential to enable us to meet our objective of providing our guests with the best value budget accommodation option option in Taupo and we appreciate the time you have taken. The team at Courtney Motel look forward to welcoming you back to Taupo at some time in the future.
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Pia K wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had worst experience with Courtney Motel.
The rooms, kitchen and bathrooms are outdated. Taps are not fitted proper, cockroaches all over the place.

And the worst thing is the owner and manager are so arrogant and rude, don’t even have a ethics how to talk to the hotel guests.

Not recommended at all.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mark Calvert, Sales at Lake Breeze Motel
Responded 10 Sept 2021
Hi, thanks for your feedback. We are disappointed that on this occasion you did not enjoy your stay. We do aim to provide great value, budget friendly accommodation. We have in place an active pest control process that aims to control insects that naturally occur at different times of the year. Please accept our apologies if you experienced insect activity , we have increased pest surveillance to resolve this. We have remedied the maintenance matters, thanks for bringing these to our attention. All the best for your travels.
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Kjmnic S wrote a review Jun 2013
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn't find it anywhere near as bad as some of the reviews. We appreciated the close proximity to town, the room was a good size, the bed huge and importantly the room clean. The room was well priced for what it offered. If you want luxury pay more and enjoy. If you want a place to put your head on a pillow stay here. We only talked to one staff member during our two day stay and she was friendly and polite.
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Date of stay: June 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from traveller19701, Owner at Lake Breeze Motel
Responded 19 Jun 2013
Thanks for your review, we appreciate that you have taken your time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Courtney Motel. We strive to be the best value Budget Motel in Taupo and appreciate the feedback and guidance you have provided to Trip Advisor readers. We hope to welcome you back to Taupo at some time in the future.
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wazsim wrote a review May 2013
Australia15 contributions16 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
In NZ for 10 days and regrettably, 4 of these were spent here. Taupo a lovely place but this motel has more than seen its day. Old, worn out and tired. Carpets putrid. Hubby NEVER wears shoes inside but insisted the entire stay to wear thongs (flip flops) whilst inside. Shower revolting, requiring me to wear thongs also. Family room (2 adult kids with us) and inadequate lounge seating...for 3...so, last one in got to sit on a kitchen chair for the evening!
Lights blown in every room BEFORE we took occupancy. Crockery & cutlery thrown together and no full sets of anything. Came home late evening to find room had been serviced but no one had bothered to restock toilet paper supplies and the night manager (when he eventually arrived) was rude and aggressive. We didn't bother to try the spa given the state of the bathroom in the room ugggh!
Don't waste your money on this place there are plenty of LOVELY places in Taupo to pick from.
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Date of stay: March 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from traveller19701, Owner at Lake Breeze Motel
Responded 1 Jun 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I have noted your concerns with regards to the supply of your bathroom consumables and have revised our housekeeping checks to ensure an adequate supply is available to guests at all times. Courtney Motel is a 3 star property where we aim to provide the best value budget accommodation in Taupo. I do apologies that on this occasion we have not met your expectations but can assure your all our carpets are steam cleaned on a regular basis.
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Nomad379641 wrote a review Oct 2016
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Our two bedroom unit cost $250 per night. For that we got a terrible smelling unit, stains all over the carpet (the largest hadn't even had an attempt to clean it), leaking shower, other peoples' hair through it, and generally filthy. Have paid less for a top notch rooms in Wellington. Complained to the person at front desk, no help/discount/extra cleaning offered. Don't stay there.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from traveller19701, Owner at Lake Breeze Motel
Responded 4 Mar 2017
It's disappointing to here that the service and room standard were not up to standard. The Courtney team take our guest feedback seriously. The items you have raised will he looked into. We would always encourage any item of dissatisfaction to be raised with a team member so that we can take immediate action to assist in making be your stay at Courtney Motel more enjoyable.
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James t wrote a review Jan 2015
Lower Hutt, New Zealand9 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel was extremely basic and run down. It needs a lot of money spent on it for improvements to bring it up to a standard before I'd consider giving it even a 3 star. The room we were given had a strange toilet and bathroom that appeared to be built under a stairway. The shower was and old school stainless steel base with a shower curtain which I personally loathe. The bathroom sink was very small and designed for a small separate toilet. We paid $135.00 for the night but I would have been happier paying $90. Stay here if you don't want to be impressed at all.
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Date of stay: January 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from traveller19701, Owner at Lake Breeze Motel
Responded 9 Jan 2015
Thanks for taking the time to provide your review for Courtney Motel. We recognise your feedback and opinions are important to us. The Team at Courtney Motel aim to provide the best value Budget style self cater accommodation in Taupo. We aim to maintain the property to the highest Housekeeping standards so that our guests can enjoy our central location relaxed in the knowledge that their accommodation is clean and tidy and hasn't cost them a fortune. We monitor the local market Tariff rates daily and aim to offer the best value rates in the market on any date. We have a number of different styles of unit layouts designed to suit differing guest needs. We are always happy to match a guest to the unit that would best suit their needs. we would love to welcome you back at some time in the future.
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MakeupI wrote a review May 2014
London19 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed with friends in a 2 bedroom unit which had a 3rd room with a single, so great for families.

Clean and comfortable. Well stocked kitchenette, we cooked dinner there which saved us some cash and was good to be able to do this.

Located short walk from town centre but only few minutes from lake.

There is a hot tub on site and access to pool next door but didn't use these.

Receptionist extremely friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: May 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from traveller19701, Owner at Lake Breeze Motel
Responded 22 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your recent stay at Courtney Motel. Your feedback is important to us and readers of Trip Advisor. We are glad we were able to contribute to making your stay in Taupo enjoyable. The team at Courtney Motel aim to provide the best value budget accommodation with unit options to suit all needs in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We would love to welcome you back when you are next in Taupo.
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Piarimu wrote a review Apr 2014
16 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I found the pictures on the website very misleading. The pool is located at the Quest next door, so technically it is not part of the Courtney Motel. Our oven was disgusting & in desparate need of a clean. The storage cupboard in kitchen was dirty so we didnt store anything in there. Would have loved to be greeted by a smiling face (female manager) at reception which was not the case. The room was spacious & quiet which was good.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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Response from traveller19701, Owner at Lake Breeze Motel
Responded 27 Apr 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your recent stay at Courtney Motel. Your feedback is important to us in order that we are able to maintain our normally high standards of Housekeeping. In this instance it would appear we have not met our goal in this regard and for this, I apologise. I have reviewed our housekeeping proceedures and made amendments to ensure that we do not experience a repeat of this oversight. The heated swimming and spa complex is located within the grounds of the adjacent "Sister" property (20 metres walk from Courtney Motel) and is fully available for all Courtney Motel Guests use. It is our aim to provide the best value 3 star affordable accommodation in Taupo and would hope to be able to welcome you back to Taupo at some stage in the future.
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vecee wrote a tip Jan 2019
Hastings, New Zealand22 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet and out of the way."
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GOLFKNUT42 wrote a tip Jun 2018
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"reception office is shared between adjoining establishments, & check-in is at the 'Voyager' complex alongside"
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Michael C wrote a tip Jan 2017
8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"studios have french sliding doors and a little outdoor table and chairs"
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Elizabeth P wrote a tip Sept 2016
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stayed in a doube motel room on the right hand side of the complex, sun shone into the room and the two outside chairs in front."
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Lindararo58 wrote a tip Jun 2016
Napier, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"room 27 or 28 were lovely"
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PRICE RANGE
$159 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Courtney Motel
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
1
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Breeze Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Breeze Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (0.7 km), Maori Rock Carvings (0.2 km), and Taupo Museum (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Breeze Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Breeze Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Breeze Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Breeze Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake Breeze Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Master of India, Roquette Restaurant - Taupo, and Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen.
Is Lake Breeze Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Taupo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lake Breeze Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Lake Breeze Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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