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Clearwater Motor Lodge

229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#16 of 65 hotels in Taupo
Travellers' Choice
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)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Hot spring bath
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Emma wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand37 contributions21 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 Zealand18 contributions3 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
Sleep Quality
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
Room Tip: Top floor at front - best view :)
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Alicia R wrote a review Oct 2020
Greytown, New Zealand151 contributions57 helpful votes
The quality of the mattress was shocking - so thin we could feel the base and hardly slept at all. The cleaner had left doors open and there was a large wet patch of carpet and on top of that every time the people upstairs ran the water we could hear it coming through the pipes. So disappointing especially when you pay top $$.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Angie L wrote a review Sep 2020
Hastings, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
We took our 4 children to Taupo for two nights, we could have stayed at a friends but decided to treat the kids with somewhere nice. We booked and payed for a room that slept 6 and what we got didn’t even look like the room we booked, two single beds and a king, (this room slept 4) we had to ask for extra beds and the mattresses were literally torn and so very thin that the kids slept on the floor as they could feel every slat in the rollaway. We were told “they could “top and tail” they are teenagers and we had selected their ages when booking and we did not pay that much to “top and tail” we then had to ask for pillows for the disgusting rollaway beds to which they could not find any so we made do. Will not return here and don’t recommend at all.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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US$98 - US$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clearwater Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Huka Falls tracks (6.3 km), Lake Taupo (2.2 km), and Formula Challenge Racing (3.1 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 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 Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Clearwater Motor Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Clearwater Motor Lodge offers an airport shuttle 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.