Tui Oaks Motel
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Tui Oaks Motel

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The spectacular view from my room (on the top floor) at the Tui Oaks Motel Taupo - August 2019.
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4.0
#26 of 41 motels in Taupo
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Tui Oaks motel is absolute lakefront with the best lake and mountian views in all of Taupo. Tui Oaks has 18 units, set 700 metres easy flat walk from downtown Taupo along the lake front. There is free off street parking and restaurants and shops within easy walking distances. We have a secure fully fenced lawn area that has direct access to some of our rooms. We welcome pets and these rooms are ideal. We are a kiwi family owned and operated motel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Boating
Skiing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Snorkelling
Fishing
Table tennis
Photo copier / fax In business centre
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

84-86 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
137Reviews0Q+A44Room tips

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Aunty126 wrote a review Jun 2021
wanganui
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Tui Oaks in one of the lower waterfront rooms. Room was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. Great location and great view of the lake. Rooms are dated and front of the unit could do with double glazing as the road noise was loud. However for what you pay, you can't go wrong.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jvt2017 wrote a review Jan 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We had Rm 303, 3rd floor.
We loved the fabulous view of Lake Taupo. We liked the proximity to eateries. Beds were comfy, so were pillows and sheets. Staff we saw were frirndly too.

But, this motel had its heyday in the 1980s and is in need of a full refurb. It shows. Lift was noisy (outside our room).
Traffic noise noticeable, motel is on a very busy road so couldnt leave window open.
To access the bedroom one had to go through the bathroom (toilet not separate). Or, if you were in the 2nd bedroom, you were trapped in there until the person finished in the bathroom. Light switch for bathroom in the kitchen.
No air con/heat pump. Only portable fans or oil fin heaters.
Everything tired, although clean.

Shower pressure not strong and you have to step up into it, and step down to get out of it. Could be an issue for elderly or people with mobility issues.
We thought there are newer motels that are better value in Taupo to stay at.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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WendyPk wrote a review Nov 2022
Kawerau, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely staff, very friendly. Motel needs updating and redecorating for the price you pay. One room small, had a small hand basin with a soap dispenser over it and you can't even brush your teeth. Traffic noise is annoying. Great views though
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ustwo wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in April, got a room with a view over the lake, that was about the only good thing with this motel.
A strange kind of welcome, the guy seemed nice enough, but could tidy up his appearance, socks and jandels, come on.
No bathroom door, so if you were in bathroom and someone wanted to go to bedroom, anyone in room would have seen.
Apart from the view the room was very unwelcoming feel to it, and I think it could certainly do with an upgrade as it was vert tired looking.
I know times have been hard for the likes of motels, but that is no reason why the rooms can't be spotless. If fact with this room,
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Date of stay: April 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: . Maybe a back room without a view if you don't want any traffic noise
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Cambo wrote a review Jan 2022
Whanganui, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 4 nights, and what a view we had from our room on the top floor over looking the lake and into the mountains. Room was clean and bed comfy. If I'm to be picky, Air con would be nice in the rooms, but this was only because of the beautiful days and sun streaming straight in, if it were rainy cold days, wouldn't have mattered!
Take the lift, always an experience. :)
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Winnall01 wrote a review Apr 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This absolute lake front studio unit was surprisingly well equipped given that it was only that. Microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and, quite welcoming once the sun had gone down, a very efficient heater! The room was quiet, which was a surprise as it is on the main road, and very comfortable. Friendly and welcoming check-in experience.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynne W wrote a review Nov 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It was great to be able to have our dog in one of their dog friendly units. Staff not particularly welcoming and room rather tired. Bed abit lumpy and soft, pillows flat. Mould in shower and bugs in room.
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Date of stay: October 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bronwen W wrote a review Dec 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Was a bit disappointed as the room smelt like someone had been smoking. A good airing and spray with deodorant helped.
As we were two couple’s the bathroom configuration was not ideal you go from the lounge with 2 beds to the bedroom the only access is through the bathroom. Bit awkward
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynda T wrote a review Jun 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic panoramic view of the lake , very spacious room which was clean and spacious, there was heating in the bedroom and the louge. Very friendly hosts and my dog ruby enjoyed her stay too. The location is fantastic, easy walk to town. Very hard to find dog friendly accommodation
Lynda and John
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: we were on the top floor with super views
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AnneKemp wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Tui Oaks was clean an had good facilities an close to Jolly Good Fellows which was excellent food. But the bed was very hard! Difficult to sleep. Lovely view and lift.
The boat, the guys an the sailing was just excellent experience!
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Best views
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Response from Kath Beckett, General Manager at Tui Oaks Motel
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Hello Anne, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear the bed was too hard for you. Please always let us know anything you are not happy with. We would have moved you to another room for the other two nights of your stay. Thank you for choosing Tui Oaks Motel and we hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Lynda T wrote a tip Jun 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we were on the top floor with super views"
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Gilian S wrote a tip Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for beachfront"
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143TravelGenie wrote a tip Mar 2022
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lakefront top floors offer great views"
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Ustwo wrote a tip Apr 2021
Auckland13 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
". Maybe a back room without a view if you don't want any traffic noise"
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AnneKemp wrote a tip Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best views"
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PRICE RANGE
$126 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Tui Oaks Motor Inn
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tui Oaks Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Tui Oaks Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (0.6 km), Maori Rock Carvings (0.1 km), and Taupo Museum (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tui Oaks Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Tui Oaks Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tui Oaks Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tui Oaks Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tui Oaks Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roquette Restaurant - Taupo, Master of India, and Suncourt Indian Taupo.
Is Tui Oaks Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Taupo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tui Oaks Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Tui Oaks Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Tui Oaks Motel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Tui Oaks Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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