Absolute Lake View Motel
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Absolute Lake View Motel

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Room & Suite (41)
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Fully refundable before Thu, 6 Jun
$176
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4.0
#31 of 41 motels in Taupo
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Absolute Lakeview Motel facilities are modern and always changing; as a family run business, we are always looking to keeping our facilities up to date and relevant for our visitors. We now supply continental breakfasts & cut lunches (sandwiches). Absolute Lakeview Motel is situated across from Lake Taupo’s stunning waterfront, a 1 hour drive to the Whakapapa ski fields and offers both comfort and easy access to one of New Zealand’s adventure capitals. The motel accommodation caters for the corporate business person, skiers & snow-boarders, sports-people, travellers, groups or families stays and is pet-friendly. We are a family run business that promises to give you that added attention to detail that makes all the difference.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Breakfast in the room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Foot massage
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Kids' meals
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

Location

58 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
Getting there
Great for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 93 out of 100
93
Rotorua Airport
Taupo Airport
68Reviews0Q+A13Room tips

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mitchfamli wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved the location, you cannot get closer to the lake front or centre of town.
Very accommodating and friendly owner who let us check in early so I could get our car fixed. Also provided additional bed when we turned up with an extra person for 1 night.
Room was adequate for our stay, all we needed was a bed, bathroom and cooking facilities. It was great to have a pool and spa there which our kids used just the once (only because of no time) . Kitchen utensils need updating and has the bare minimum, but each time we asked the owner for something additional he was very obliging.
It is a bit tired and each unit is a bit different but it is priced accordingly.
If you want a budget motel close to town, this is it.
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Units near the pool get all the noise.
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Henri wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Right in front of the lake with fabulous views Absolute Lake View Motel lives up to its name.

The motel is situated just in front of the main shopping, cafe and hotel establishment area.

Although this motel is rated rated as 3 stars the extremely comfortable beds, friendliness and accommodating of the host makes us think the rating is too low.

We loved our 5 nights stay and recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mahoney Gerard, オーナー at Absolute Lake View Motel
Responded 2 Aug 2021
Thank you very much for your kind, lovely comment made us so so happy! Great to hear you had a great holiday.We’re trying our best but we can’t always make everyone happy…Thank you so much again, we’ll keep try to be better !!
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Denise P wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Close to town but old and tired. Bed was far to soft and saggy. Old chewing gum on book in draw. Dishes in cupboards had to be washed before using. Spa pool was repulsive to look at, had dead skin floating on top of water. Then to cap it all off at 9.57am, check out was 10am, we had everything just by the door to take out to the car and this man came knocking on the door and very curtly said, checkout is 10am, get moving! Needless to say we won't be booking there again. Did serve our need for a night's accommodation though.
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Date of stay: August 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ian H wrote a review Dec 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me, my partner and young daughter stayed at this motel and were really impressed with whole visit and the professional but friendly hospitality. The room was welcoming and clean and even though there was a lot of rooms occupied, the manager ensured that there was no noise to disturb guests. Our daughter particularly enjoyed the swimming pool. We are going to be there again in 2 months and have already booked this lovely place. Cheers Ian Harper
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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selinasalinger_ wrote a review Jan 2020
Chester, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After being slightly let down by our initial accommodation in Taupo, Absolute were able to provide us a room at the drop of a hat. The hosts were really lovely and so welcoming and helpful. Throughout they were able to assist with any queries. The rooms were pleasant; clean and well equipped with lovely toiletries provided. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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justme554 wrote a review Jun 2021
Hastings, New Zealand9 contributions2 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
The shower was smelly and not clean.. hair in it the vath fad silverfish in it and the kitchen draw was dirty. Gerard said he would pay for the car to be fixed signed a piece of paper but when we left he has now reneged on it.. making parks tighter and not having g space for people to walk through with their bags is what the problem i think is as damage is not a car door... shame on uou Gerard for not putting this right.. no signs saying pard at your own risk no was it on any check in slip . Moa and you both agreed to pay for the excess shame on you
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Gerard Mahoney, Owner at Absolute Lake View Motel
Responded 20 Dec 2021
The only agreement was that if I was legally liable I would pay. At the time of your departure, we didn’t know who was responsible. And as you know now, this isn’t the case. As my lawyer has already informed you, a motel owner is only liable for repairs if the motel owner or the motel's staff damage the vehicle. And in your case, we don’t know who or when your car was damaged. You were fully refunded for your stay. I do hope you understand. Regards Absolute Lakeview Motel
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Tersia C wrote a review Jan 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand107 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the two bedroom unit. The people there was ultra nice at reception and helped us with anything we needed. Our frying pan did not work and they replaced it with a new one. The stove top hardly works but did not bother us much with the electric frying pan. Had a very nice working fridge. We got clean towels daily but had to do our own dishes and beds. Outside area was very good. Wi-fi could be better. Must say, we were there while they were extremely busy. A bit dated but comfortable. Would anytime stay there again. Location was the best.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: No but totally lakefront.
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Leenz wrote a review Aug 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand73 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
Excellent customer service
Great location
Has the potential to be a really great place

Cons:
Very tired
Seems to be run by one man - lots to be done.
There was boxes of empty bottles when we arrived and still there when we left. Bags of laundry left out. Bits of rubbish not picked up.
Over all the whole place needs a good tidy up, maintenance and some love.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jubi52 wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia107 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 2nd stay here after a break of 4 years, this time with family. There were 3 adults and 2 kids, so the room we received was perfect... queen and single in one room, and the same in main area. Had a small kitchenette with a full sized fridge, 2 seater couch and dining table with 4 chairs. Everything was perfectly clean, plenty of towels etc. The kids loved the indoor heated pool. We loved the fact you could walk 500 metres to lots of restaurants. The only downside was, when we were leaving we asked the kids to check under the beds for belongings, and they pulled out other peoples. We had to tell them to stop touching anything else, there was still more underneath. So clearly the cleaners are only doing a superficial job. A case of out of sight, out of mind.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Charpest wrote a review Sept 2020
Auckland, New Zealand51 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Chose his accommodation because it was dog friendly. The check-in experience was enjoyable. Gerard is friendly, humble and happy. We stayed in the two bedroom unit on the ground floor. When we returned from getting dinner, the heat pump had been turned on so our room was warm. Much appreciated as it was cold out. Facilities are great - Indoor pool, spa, sauna and a few exercise machines. It was so good, we returned on our way home 2 weeks later. Highly recommend this place for no fuss, very comfortable, well maintained, friendly and reasonably priced accommodation.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I had an upstairs and a downstairs suite. Both were quiet.
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jccv15 wrote a tip Apr 2023
New Plymouth, New Zealand27 contributions16 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not worth the $$.. have stayed in Taupo many times at differing properties and this was extremely disappointing."
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mitchfamli wrote a tip Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Units near the pool get all the noise."
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Charpest wrote a tip Sept 2020
Auckland, New Zealand51 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had an upstairs and a downstairs suite. Both were quiet."
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Tersia C wrote a tip Jan 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand107 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No but totally lakefront."
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Nola F wrote a tip Nov 2019
Foxton Beach, New Zealand13 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great beds"
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PRICE RANGE
$170 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
absolute lake view hotel taupo
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Absolute Lake View Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Absolute Lake View Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (0.02 km), Taupo Museum (0.5 km), and Taupo Mini Golf (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Absolute Lake View Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Absolute Lake View Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Absolute Lake View Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Absolute Lake View Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Absolute Lake View Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roquette Restaurant - Taupo, Master of India, and Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Absolute Lake View Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Absolute Lake View Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Absolute Lake View Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Absolute Lake View Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Absolute Lake View Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Absolute Lake View Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Taupo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Absolute Lake View Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
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