Initially looking at the photos of the place, the rooms and motel look recently renovated, and seemed well worth the cost. However, upon arriving, 1st impressions were, "this isnt what the photos show"; "little bit of false advertising going on here". However, not one to judge a book by its cover and to give everything a chance, the hope was that the room would be as good as the website showed and stated. Well, long story short, it wasn't. Not just the motel but the room itself. The motel looks dated and very cheaply built. Even the workmen ship looks cheap too, including the products used. The paint, the carpet on the stairs and patio, hell, even the card readers on the doors; it all looks like it was brought at the $2 shop. Then the room itself. Um, put it this way, the floor tiles on the kitchen and bathroom floors and the tv were the only new/recent things in the entire room. Only mentioning 3 things: 1: a massive Bench oven,that belongs in the 70's, instead of a microwave, which is found in any other motel. 2: the so called "2 in 1 shampoo/ body wash". Ya felt more dirtier/grubbier after using that, compared to before hopping in. WAY Better off buying/providing both your own, AND ACTUAL, shampoo and soap. 3: unless you're wearing very dark sunglasses, dont bother turning on the light in the shape of a balloon/lantern. Its brighter than the brightness of burning magnesium. ( plus: - the bed was very hard, - no sky tv + not all freeview channels work either, - the a.c unit is in the wrong place; pointless only cooling/heating a smidge of the room, instead of the whole room, - only one power socket on one side of the bed; no option of extension lead either, - buy own milk, unless you feel like using 6 sample sized tubs for your coffee. - hope everyone parks straight and proper in car parks, otherwise, good luck; it's not the best. In a nutshell, if your happy to stay and pay at a motel that is not only falsely advertised and way over priced, but was designed and built for extremely cheap, including the "Far East" interior design, and b.y.o is better than what's provided, then by all means, stay here. Oh, and the lake is best viewed from the downstairs, outside and uncovered deck. Lovely views of the road from your room. #wontstayhereagain #disappointed #wasteofmoney #rattenshizer…
Absolutely loved this place. From the warm welcome to the incredible views to the rooms with personal spa pool. Just perfect. Bed was comfy, room, bathroom, kitchen was everything required but the additional private spa pool room was such a special addition! Great location too. And naturally heated outdoor pool. Everything we could have hoped for. Not 5 star luxury but also not 5 star prices. Great value for a fabulous stay!!!
Absolutely gorgeous place with attention and care to detail - you can really feel a lot of love has been put into the place. The owner/manager was quirky and friendly - we appreciated her warmth and hospitality. We had our own private thermal spa just off the bedroom with lake views leading on to a massive deck on the corner of the park and beach. You can dig for hot water right outside on the lake too! Will definitely be coming back. Highly recommend!
Very tired motel. Booked through booking.com. Seriously overpriced for what it is. Location is fine, but awful traffic noise. Bedroom/ unit photos bear no resemblance to actual room. Dark, with poor design ( making unit feel very small) and horrible damp smell in bathroom which had mould in the shower. Can’t recommend. Won’t stay again
We stayed in a studio unit with a private, outdoor thermal pool in a covered area at the rear of the unit. What a treat! The room was cosy, comfortable and clean and the host friendly and helpful. It was an easy walk (15min) beside the lake to town. Taupo topped our best meal, best breakfast and best coffee list. The former at Fox and Hounds, the latter two at Replete. Wish we’d stayed longer!