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The Lake Motel

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63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#10 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
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Come and stay at the coolest boutique Lake Taupo motel – in central Taupo, New Zealand. Our six motel units boast unique retro styling with modern comforts. Your friendly hosts’ local knowledge will ensure that your stay is comfortable and peaceful. Our six rooms are all located on the ground floor, with SKY TV, queen size beds, free WiFi and separate bathrooms. The units all have kitchenettes. We are small enough to provide personalised service and a homely, relaxed atmosphere for your stay. We are well appointed with facilities and can recommend some great local service providers for further needs. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, The Lake Motel is truly a boutique motel with a difference. With attention to detail, mid-century retro styling and art throughout, The Lake Motel is a unique establishment and is NZ’s only motel to have featured in Home & Entertaining, NZ’s top design magazine. We look forward to you visiting us soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
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lesleypepper2018 wrote a review May 2021
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My husband I recently stayed at the Lake Motel for the second time. We loved it the first time and even more the second. Great retro styled motel with all the mod cons plus being close to the lake and town. The staff are delightful as well as being very helpful - thanks Tony for everything, very much appreciated! We look forward to returning as soon as possible. Lesley and Phil
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Mechelle M wrote a review May 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand283 contributions133 helpful votes
Very friendly hosts who offered good advice re places to go which were dog friendly. Room was the courtyard room which had a separate bedroom, lounge, kitchen dining area and bathroom with external door to back garden / dog area. Room was 70s retro, tastefully done and brought back plenty of memories. Quiet area and parking right outside the door. This is one of the only motels I found that don't have conditions such as size of dog or must be crated or $200 deposit. They are accommodating for all dogs, with a $20 charge, this is fantastic. Easy walking distance to the lake and town is an added bonus and bicycles are available for use if you want. Highly recommend this motel especially if you are travelling with a dog. Thanks for the great stay!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Chooky57 wrote a review Apr 2021
Upper Hutt, New Zealand31 contributions9 helpful votes
Very nice motel loved the retro furniture would definitely stay again. Only stayed 1 night but fully recommend this motel. Check was very easy the host were very welcoming. Would definitly stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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markj5000 wrote a review Apr 2021
Helsinki, Finland9 contributions
So good to find a motel that doesn't look like every other motel. Loved the retro look in the rooms, but still really well equipped, comfortable and clean. Communication and service from the owners was excellent. I rate this as one of those great little finds and will definitely be on my list for a return stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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GigiNewZealand wrote a review Apr 2021
New Zealand19 contributions7 helpful votes
We paid a second visit with out two dogs to this delightful retro themed motel. The unit was on the ground floor and spacious with everything required for a short to moderate stay. Having both a back and front door makes it particularly appealing to pet owners who can exercise their fur babies in relative privacy. Only a short walk to the lakeshore the motel is peaceful and quiet. I loved that we could get into Netflix very easily. Excellent value.
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US$73 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lake Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Lake Motel?
Nearby attractions include Maori Rock Carvings (0.8 km), Taupo Mini Golf (1.0 km), and Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lake Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at The Lake Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lake Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lake Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lake Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brantry, Mole & Chicken, and Fox & Hounds.
Are pets allowed at The Lake Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.