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Clearwater Motor Lodge

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LAKE EDGE TRANQUILITY Clearwater Motor Lodge offers quality accommodation situated right at the waters edge of lake Taupo. All 10 self-contained units provide king beds, in-room spa, kitchen facilities, TV/DVD, balcony or courtyard. 6 Of our Studios with unlimited lake & mountain views.Family units with same facilities, 2 single beds in separate bedroom. On-site Thermal plunge pool & BBQ. Quiet location Free on-site parking. Perfect for romantic couples
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Hot spring bath
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
BBQ facilities
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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asilwashere wrote a review Mar 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand94 contributions30 helpful votes
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Really nice stay. The room came with a massive hot tub in the room which was really nice. We had the upstairs corner room so had a great view over the lake, especially because we had the corner room with extra windows. We could hear the waves splash at night which was quite calming. The bathroom was a bit old, but otherwise clean. An enjoyable stay
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Albert wrote a review Mar 2023
Flagler Beach, Florida297 contributions106 helpful votes
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My wife and I decided to stay our last 2 nights in New Zealand at The Clearwater Motel Lodge in Taupo. We are so glad we did. Fantastic accommodations and beautiful lake front room. Everything you could need was provided. Including a Beautiful Sunset.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Natasha wrote a review Sept 2022
161 contributions21 helpful votes
We booked direct with the motel on their website months ago. Contacted early august to change the date. Confirmed with them via email. Arrive in NZ and received an email from them telling us they’d cancelled our booking. Called them and the my said they “forgot” to change our dates and were now fully booked. They have had use of the money we paid for several months - with no intention of honoring our booking. Book through booking.com or similar as they can’t manage simple booking changes.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lis N wrote a review Jun 2022
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We booked a Partial Lake view 2 rooms over $330 for 1 night. 1 double bed+2 single beds for 1 person and a toddler. They called 6pm to ask when to check in and who do we bring, they said $30 extra for 1 more person. Staff threatend there are CCTVs in the corridors, they would take actions if we bring more people in when checked in. Room Phone rang randomly at night time. Very basic furnitures, short narrow shower, only can see a slice of lake view on the left corner. Very unpleasant stay as we felt being blackmailed and spyed on. They cancelled the reservation booking confirmation order on Bookings.com after we stayed, so we are not allowed to write our reviews.Definitely won't stay again and not worth the money!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rob B wrote a review Mar 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand1 contribution
Privacy not great, noisy, had to request basic things like toilet paper, cold shower on last day of stay, was not provided with milk. While the view was excellent it was spoiled by the fact we had to keep the curtain closed to maintain privacy.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Would not recommend, much nicer places in the same area.
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kdl5117 wrote a review Jan 2022
New Zealand32 contributions56 helpful votes
Website is misleading - we booked and paid for a studio lake front upper level room because the website states airconditioned - this was not the case. When we contacted reception and told them this the suggestion was to open the balcony door. The room was really uncomfortably hot. Lovely lake view, but really close to the walkway which means people can see right into your room. When standing on our balcony we could see right into your neighbours room. I was also asked for my vaccine pass which was no problem for us but could be for others - probably something people should know at the time of booking. Disappointing stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Ray C wrote a review Dec 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand139 contributions15 helpful votes
Great place right on waters edge but secure from passing people by a small wall. We stayed in a lake view room which came with a spa and small kitchenette. Very comfortable bed with no noise in the room from outside.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Lake view upstairs with balcony would be our choice if we stay again
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Emma wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand69 contributions26 helpful votes
We had the 1 bedroom unit which was really well presented. The lake is on your back door which was really cool. There is a pool which is nothing to write home about but my son didn’t mind. The fill in staff at the time were very friendly and helpful. All in all great value for money.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lance P wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions4 helpful votes
What a fantastic place to stay - we had an upstairs corner front room right on the lake - walking track outside so always something to see along with the water activity - accommodation had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. Lovely hosts who made us very welcome- would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Upstairs corner room.
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OliviaF wrote a review Oct 2020
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My partner and I spent two nights here for a weekend getaway and were happy with this accommodation. Nice big spa bath which was bigger than we expected, the view is stunning from the front rooms especially when the sun sets in the evenings. Overall it was a great experience
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Top floor at front - best view :)
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$221 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clearwater Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Waipahihi Botanical Gardens (0.7 km), Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort (1.2 km), and Mount Tauhara (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mole & Chicken, Bistro Lago, and Edgewater Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Clearwater Motor Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Clearwater Motor Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Does Clearwater Motor Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.