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The Lake Motel

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63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Pets Allowed
3.5 Star accommodation
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30 Sep1 Oct
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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 ...More 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! Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Suites
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Suites
Number of rooms
Price range
US$75 - US$122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Lake Hotel Taupo
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
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Reviews (145)
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All reviewsretro styledoor accesspet friendly accommodationquiet areanew zealandplunger coffeeminute walkthe room was niceenjoyed our staynice staystayed for two nightsliving roomcomfortable bedmotellakehostspooch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comfortable accommodation, we enjoyed the 60’s theme. The motel is in a great location and walkable to the lake. Laundary servive was very much appreciated too. Owner was very friendly, he gave us fantastic tips for activities and places to eat. I would defiantly recommend...More

Thank Safari670195
Response from The_Lake_Motel, Owner at The Lake MotelResponded 1 week ago

Great having you stay guys and so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was tastefully decorated, spacious and very clean and warm. The owners were incredibly helpful. It's great they allow dogs, but they also upgraded us, and allowed my son to stay a little longer to finish his homework. Just very thoughtful and kind.

Thank Gill-Verney
Response from The_Lake_Motel, Owner at The Lake MotelResponded 1 week ago

So glad you had a great stay.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived and were welcomed by the owner who was friendly. Accomodation was extremely clean and tidy, loved the amenities and my fur child was welcome too. Overall it was a good stay and will stay again if going through Taupo

Thank O2466DOsophiem
Response from The_Lake_Motel, Owner at The Lake MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stay was lovely for the room was very comfortable and had plenty to offer. The styling of the accommodation was quirky and well thought out. The location was excellent for it was close to the shops but still away from the busy traffic. The...More

Thank Christie A
Response from The_Lake_Motel, Owner at The Lake MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you had a great stay guys.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I spent a couple of lovely nights staying at The Lake Motel earlier this month. The 70’s theme room was fab and was ideal for the three of us (2 adults and a 5 year old). We had a warm welcome from...More

Thank MattPC81
Response from The_Lake_Motel, Owner at The Lake MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for your review of both our motel and Taupo and so glad you had a great stay.

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15 July 2018|
Response from Chia D | Reviewed this property |
No the room that I was given doesn’t come with a hot tub and this motel also doesn’t have a hotpool.
Peter M
24 July 2014|
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Response from phoenix103 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Peter, Centrally heated? Not as far as I remember, but don't quote me on that. We were there in March, so it wasn't cold and we didn't need heating. I suggest you email them direct. You will find the email address on... More
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