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Colonial Lodge Motel

134 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#41 of 64 hotels in Taupo
We are located opposite the main swimming beach just 1.3 Klms, a short pleasant stroll along the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo, to the main Shopping Centre, Restaurants and Vibrant Night Life. Our spacious Spa Studios, Family Studios, One Bedroom and Family Apartments are tastefully decorated and furnished for your comfort. Our Studios and Apartments are quiet, without any road noises, making them suitable for Corporate or Free Independent Travellers wishing to have a quiet nights rest. They have been built to capture the warm Sun in Winter and to keep cool during the Summer months. The main Swimming beach is opposite our front door and, from our BBQ Area and Picnic Tables, there are wonderful views of the 3 Volcanoes and all the splendour of the lake with yachts sailing, fishing boats and water sports. Come alone, with your partner, bring your family or friends and request an interconnecting room. Stay for a night or for a week. Stay here while on a Business Trip or for Pleasure and Relaxation.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Monique R wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
The owners were so friendly to my son and I. Everything was clean and nothing was a problem. Great for self catering when you need to. Smart TV and comfortable beds. I will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Robyn B wrote a review Jul 2020
Whangarei, New Zealand37 contributions11 helpful votes
Very average motel for the price we paid. Dated decor, fridge didn’t close properly and very difficult parking. Was clean and reasonably comfortable. The bathroom needs updating and the jet bath looked quite grotty. Very nice proprietors - friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2020
fortunatefew wrote a review May 2020
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand454 contributions167 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights over the long Queens birthday weekend at Colonial. I agree with other comments regarding Anthony and Noel, excellent owners/managers. They added a personal touch to our stay and gave us excellent service. Comfy bed and no traffic noise from the very busy road. Loved the yummy bread/toast that was included in our Continental breakfast. Our upstairs room had been recently redecorated and the Smart TV was a bonus. Enjoyed the location on Lake Terrace - walk across the road to enjoy beautiful Lake Taupo. We had great weather, there were so many people there on holiday, everywhere was busy which added to the vibe.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Craig J wrote a review Jan 2020
Nelson, New Zealand6 contributions2 helpful votes
When I rang to confirm my booking I spoke with a chap named Anthony. On arrival I met him & the other owner, David (I think) was also there to welcome us. Anthony is a wonderful host and a very good gardener. His complex has an English country garden feel to it. Rooms were clean and well presented. Basically what you expect. But the difference was Anthony's hosting & hospitality. Great value and great hosts. Try them. It's a bit of a walk into town but certainly not un-doable.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Homekit N wrote a review Sep 2019
20 contributions6 helpful votes
We arrived to a very pleasant gentleman who gave us the keys to our room. We arrived in the evening and noted that the room had very large cobwebs on the wall directly above the bed head. When we went to close the drapes, there were also cobwebs throughout the folds. The spa bath needed a good clean and the shower settings brought forth either freezing cold, or scolding water initially. It took some time to fiddle with the controls to enable us to have a shower.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms towards the back are best as the hotel is on a main road
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US$86 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (1.2 km), Maori Rock Carvings (0.7 km), and Taupo Mini Golf (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Colonial Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brantry, Spoon and Paddle, and Mole & Chicken.
Does Colonial Lodge Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Colonial Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.