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!
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.
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.
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.
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.