Lake Taupo Motor Inn
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Lake Taupo Motor Inn

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#17 of 41 motels in Taupo
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
We offer luxury Taupo accommodation with well-appointed apartments and suites. Enjoy breathtaking lake and mountain views from many of our first rate rooms. There aren’t many moments of serenity that compare to gazing out at these picturesque winter views whilst you sit back and relax with a comforting mug of hot coffee. How many places on earth can you enjoy taking in the immense expanse of crystal clear waters, coupled with the grand majesty of the snowy mountains in the backdrop as you and your loved one or family enjoy a relaxing retreat away. Our Taupo motels offer the very best in accommodation in NZ and will ensure you receive the utmost luxury during your stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Patio
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

33 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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: 76 out of 100
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Rotorua Airport
67.7 km
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Taupo Airport
394Reviews1Q+A62Room tips

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Lynvic68 wrote a review Nov 2020
Whakatāne, New Zealand16 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A warm welcome & very friendly staff. The two bedrooms in our unit were both spacious with very comfortable king sized beds. We particularly liked the fact that the toilet with hand basin was separate from the shower room. The complex is very well situated, being just a ten minute walk from all the shops & restaurants & an even shorter walk to the lakeside.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Lake Taupo Motor Inn, Owner at Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Responded 11 Jan 2021
Thanks for your lovely review and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay, Regards Stephen and Zoe
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PDWEB wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand26 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a weekend getaway from Auckland. Two adults and two teenagers

We had a room with a double bed and a seperate room for the kids with two single beds

A great place to stay. The room was small but fully equipped and very clean and tidy.

The pool and spa pools were very well maintained and great fun as an added bonus

The team looked after us well and the room was fully serviced whilst we stayed with no shortage of towels etc.

It’s an easy walk to the town, the lake front and a great nearby British pub!

Would recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lake Taupo Motor Inn, Owner at Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Responded 23 Apr 2021
Thanks for your review and we are very glad you stay was a good one. Regards Peter, Stephen and Zoe
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Libby B wrote a review Feb 2021
Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand55 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cannot speak highly enough about this motor inn. After some miscommunication from myself around bedding arrangements, the manager went to a great effort to ensure 9 people from the 11 of our group had their own single bed with 2 sharing only a few days before arrival. We booked 3 of the 2 bedroom units which were modern, really spacious, very clean and comfortable. Staff were always friendly, chatty and helpful. Half of our group made use of the spa pools which were great after a day running around the lake.
Highly recommend and will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lake Taupo Motor Inn, Owner at Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Responded 23 Apr 2021
Thanks for your review and it seems you had a great stay. Many thanks Peter, Stephen and Zoe
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cakerbaker22 wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay here, we were holidaying with another family, also staying in this motel. The rooms were clean, well resourced and perfect for what we wanted. Loved the outdoor area. Great pool that the kids had a lot of fun in, we also enjoyed the spas.

It was comfortable, quiet (during night-time hours, when the pool was open there is just kid noise, which we contributed to lol) and easy accommodation only a short walk from the town centre.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lake Taupo Motor Inn, Owner at Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Responded 11 Jan 2021
Thanks for your great review and we are so glad you enjoyed you stay, Regards Stephen and Zoe
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Katie M wrote a review Mar 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Would not recommend if you are after luxury and relaxing accommodation as stated in the description. Rooms are outdated and poorly maintained, not as the photos show. There was a large function on which created a lot of disturbance noise that we were not notified of. We were unhappy with the misleading service we had been sold and wanted a refund. Owner was argumentative and it was clear he was not going to give us what we wanted. Tatty carpet, unclean, broken curtain rail that a curtain hook was not going to fix which he offered, sky didn’t work, stained towels and broken shower head. Unsure how owner thinks this is acceptable and of standard. Unfortunately is not worth the rate of $270 for 1 night 2 people that we paid for.
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Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t book here if you are after relaxing and luxurious accommodation as the misleading...
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Posie J wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking for a relaxing stay over after a long trip so this was a disappointing stay due to room placement being right above the pool and spa. The stairwell up to the 1st floor was right beside one of our unit walls, and on the end so alot of foot traffic for the 1st floor to the stairwell. We couldn’t sit on our deck as it was too exposed to the pool area and noisy. The general acoustic sound performance of the room was poor… you could hear the kids 2 units down the row, and the neighbors talking, and snoring. Unless you want to be part of the pool party, don’t stay in room 5!
The positives were that the room was nicely appointed, very clean and the bed comfortable. The receptionist was pleasant.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid room 5 and the one below it.
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shonamarym wrote a review Aug 2023
Wellington, New Zealand184 contributions28 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked this place from the UK for next January, booked the pay later option. They took the money straight away!
When I queried it they said that’s what they do.
I have lots of accommodation booked in the UK from now til January next year and no one’s taken the money.
Then it took over the specified timeframe for my refund which I had to follow up on, there was no communication from this place , then the refund was $10 less than it should have been. When I emailed I never got a response.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CJB wrote a review Jun 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand157 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this place when we last stayed (January 2019) so of course stayed again on our next visit to Taupo. It didn't disappoint. The spa bath is certainly the main attraction but it also offers friendly service, close to lake, easy walk to restaurants / shops. Large and clean room with lovely balcony that catches the sun (if it is out). We will be back. Thanks.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Lake Taupo Motor Inn, Owner at Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Responded 27 Jul 2021
thank you so much for your review and your repeat custom, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future
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Debbie C wrote a review Jul 2022
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were pleasantly surprised by our 2 bedroom unit. Super roomy, 2 huge bedrooms, separate toilet and bathroom. TV had access to login to our Netflix and Neon accounts. Heated pool was a treat and they provided pool towels for us. The spa was a bit dirty and the water wasn't very clear but we still used it and showered afterwards. Great location, and really good for the price, especially when we compared it to the motel we went to in Rotorua which was $50 more a night and nowhere near as nice
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The 2 bedroom unit was perfect for the 4 of us but could easily fit a roll away bed for extras
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Lucia L wrote a review Oct 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand113 contributions58 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location as you can walk to town. We had a 1 bedroom unit and they are a good layout with comfy beds. The pillows could do with replacing though as getting a little tired. The heat pump keeps you warm & toasty when the temps drop outside. Facilities all good. Will definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Hone T wrote a tip Jan 2024
Te Awamutu, New Zealand53 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool and Sauna are awesome "
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Katie M wrote a tip Mar 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t book here if you are after relaxing and luxurious accommodation as the misleading advertising states "
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Posie J wrote a tip Jan 2023
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid room 5 and the one below it."
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RippeyCambNZ wrote a tip Nov 2022
Cambridge, New Zealand122 contributions84 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs units have balcony."
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Debbie C wrote a tip Jul 2022
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The 2 bedroom unit was perfect for the 4 of us but could easily fit a roll away bed for extras"
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PRICE RANGE
$156 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lake taupo motor hotel taupo, lake taupo hotel, lake taupo motel
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Taupo Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (0.5 km), Maori Rock Carvings (0.4 km), and Taupo Mini Golf (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Taupo Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Taupo Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Taupo Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Taupo Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake Taupo Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brantry, Plateau, and Embra.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake Taupo Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a heated pool during their stay.
Does Lake Taupo Motor Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Lake Taupo Motor Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Lake Taupo Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Taupo.
Does Lake Taupo Motor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Lake Taupo Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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