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19 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#22 of 66 hotels in Taupo

Welcome to Acapulco Motor Inn, your Taupo “home away from home.” Acapulco Motor Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at Acapulco Motor Inn, visitors can check out Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve (1.7 mi) and Formula Challenge Racing (1.8 mi), some of Taupo's top attractions.

Acapulco Motor Inn offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers baggage storage, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a hot tub and barbeque facilities. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out The Steak House Taupo and Cobb & Co. Taupo, which are some steakhouses that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out Maori Rock Carvings (0.1 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

Acapulco Motor Inn puts the best of Taupo at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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FarAway55663718948 wrote a review 5 Jul
Tauranga, New Zealand19 contributions2 helpful votes
Great place to stay, friendly helpful staff. Room was clean and very inviting arrived a little late lights and heater on very thankful as was a very cold evening. Awesome spa bath, great shower pressure and fluffy white towels. Great location easy walk to town.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great location easy walk to town, easy parking
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ozkiwis2016 wrote a review May 2022
Lower Hutt, New Zealand65 contributions8 helpful votes
Had a Grab One special which included a cooked breakfast each morning very good value nice room close to everything. Only fly in the ointment was the key provided to access the room very awkward to use no exterior light .
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Caroline D wrote a review Jan 2022
Hastings, New Zealand13 contributions3 helpful votes
We had just the one night but we were welcomed with a smile before a great nights sleep, a faultless breakfast and a lovely clean room. Bonus spa in our room with bathsalts and large fluffy towels. I've no hesitation to recommend this motel to others.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
John S wrote a review May 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The facilities are very good. However why couldn’t the manager retrieve my phone charger? I told him where it was plugged in and he denied that it was in the room.! Very strange! Friends called in to collect it for me only 3 hours after checking out and found the manager’s attitude arrogant.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Tony D wrote a review Apr 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand181 contributions40 helpful votes
Top location and all the amenities needed. A walk to Town or the Lake. Have the buffet breakfast , it must be the best value in Town. It was brilliant to start the day for a family of 4........ Well done guys.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Judith D wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand98 contributions71 helpful votes
We have stayed at this motel before and as returning patrons we were not disappointed. Super clean, comfortable with full amenities to make the stay so pleasing. The downside is that there are no blinds/nets on the windows that look out on to entrance way and you do feel exposed before nightfall. Would suggest to owners that should be rectified. Keys to rooms are difficult to use. Couple next to us were knocking on our door at 9pm to ask us to help get them into their unit. Keep it simple is what I think! Shame to read of other travellers having concerns over Covid refunds. Not good for public relations.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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2 Helpful votes
N3908HSDavid_B wrote a review Mar 2021
Katikati, New Zealand28 contributions7 helpful votes
Have stayed at the Acapulco before, and have enjoyed our stay once again. Very central to the CBD, the motel is comfortable, and provides all the comforts you need. The buffet breakfast is great, and caters for all tastes.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Wendy G wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
We booked into Acapulco Motel for weekend in April 2020, due to Covid we were not able to go, this was non refundable but other motels refunded or offered credits. This motel flatly refused. We feel this is bad business. We visit Taupo regularly but will never stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Peter K wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family had a very comfortable stay in the 2 bedroom spa room. The room was clean, beds were comfortable and it was extra nice to have the private spa in the courtyard where you could relax in the evening.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Brendan wrote a review Oct 2020
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Definitely do not stay here - customer service is a 0 out of 10. Booked in here a few months back for a family of four , which we were all very excited for. Paid in full ($300+) but due to COVID Volatility had to cancel the booking at least 3 months prior to the stay date. This was a “non refundable” booking which we had only found out after payment , so we were refused a Refund due to this being the owners policy. We were then emailed and told that we had been tentatively Re-booked in again for October the 31st ( not a suitable date at all for us ) which we told them that this wouldn’t work out due to work commitments and not being able to get work off for this date that seemed to only suit them. Informed them of this fact via email. (Multiple emails back and forth requesting our money back) it’s just the morally and ethically right thing to do - we physically couldn’t stay and had paid for a room upfront , money that they have decided to hold on to. They then rung my wife today to see where we were / if we were going to stay there the night. No information passed on to anyone of this matter. I then rung them back and asked where our money was / had gone to. We don’t know was the reply. Asked to please speak to the owner about a refund. Was told this wasn’t at all possible. Asked for ANYONES number to help resolve the issue. None given. Moving forward , we will never book or stay here again and will actively recommend to others if they go to Taupo to avoid staying at the Acapulco Motor Inn.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acapulco Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Acapulco Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (0.6 km), Lake Taupo (0.8 km), and Taupo Museum (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Acapulco Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Acapulco Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Acapulco Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Acapulco Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acapulco Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, and Master of India.
Is Acapulco Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Taupo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Acapulco Motor Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Acapulco Motor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Acapulco Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.