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Parklands Motor Lodge

25 Te Arahori Street PO Box 142, Turangi 3334 New Zealand
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#3 of 7 motels in Turangi
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Renowned for its ambience hospitality, Parklands Motorlodge combines a popular restaurant and neighbourhood bar with 30 tasteful accommodation units, both hotel suites and self-contained units, only a stone's throw from Turangi township and within comfortable travelling distance of the area's major attractions. Turangi is the closest town to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the Tongariro National Park near Turangi is said to be"the best one day trek in New Zealand". It's annually ranked amongst the top 10 single day treks in the world. High praise but if you have even a passing interest in hiking, The Tongariro Alpine Crossing will be one of the most rewarding experiences in New Zealand. Fly Fish the Southern Lake Taupo region. Fly Fishing Guides available. Whitewater Rafting Daily. Scenic Flights over the Volcanos.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Game room
Table tennis
Children's playground
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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emilykn wrote a review Jan 2024
19 contributions6 helpful votes
Positives: The location was fabulous and enough parking. We thought that the variety of cabins/rooms and tent/caravan accessibility was a great asset to the accommodation. The hosts were very lovely. Beds were comfy and well made. The shower pressure was excellent. It was a quiet area. Negatives: Advertised as air-conditioned but there was no air-conditioner in the room.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This is very kid-friendly with a bounce pillow, pool, sauna, games room etc. Very well set out...
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Parklands Motor Lodge
Responded 18 Jan 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate your kind words about our hosts, the comfy beds, excellent shower pressure, and the overall tranquility of the area. Regarding the air conditioning, we apologize for any confusion. Please note that only our one-bedroom motels are equipped with air conditioning. We appreciate your understanding and hope to welcome you back for another positive experience.
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Amy W wrote a review Jan 2024
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The campsite overall was decent, but there were a couple of issues. The bright light that stayed on all night was a bit much, and it made its way right through the tents, impacting our sleep. The cleanliness of the bathrooms left much to be desired during our entire stay. On the bright side, I did catch someone restocking the toilet paper and paper towels. However, the quick wipe-down of the sink felt a bit insufficient. It would be great if they could step up the cleaning game. Moreover, having only two showers for all the campers was a bit inconvenient, especially during peak times. It'd be a major improvement to have more shower facilities. Additionally, a changing room would be a welcome addition for campers looking for a bit of privacy while freshening up.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Parklands Motor Lodge
Responded 8 Jan 2024
Thank you for sharing your insights on your recent stay. We appreciate your feedback on our amenities and cleanliness. Please note that our amenities are serviced twice daily, in the morning and afternoon. We apologize that they did not meet your standards, and we're actively working to address these concerns. Considering the higher volume of guests during the peak time of the year, staying off-peak might offer a more relaxed experience. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future.
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Skion3 wrote a review Oct 2023
Wellington, New Zealand15 contributions27 helpful votes
Good size room which was very clean. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and shower pressure was great. Only there for one night so just a place to rest before driving on but would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Parklands Motor Lodge
Responded 8 Jan 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you found the room spacious, clean, and equipped with a comfortable bed and pillows. It's great to know that you enjoyed the refreshing shower as well. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear that you would happily stay with us again. If your travels bring you back to the area, we look forward to welcoming you for another comfortable stay.
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Moira P wrote a review May 2023
49 contributions41 helpful votes
We met friends in the restaurant. Turing is a small town and this is without doubt the best offering in the area. The food was very good as was the service. I had a pork chop which was well cooked with fresh veg. Fellow diners also gave good accounts of their experience.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Parklands Motor Lodge
Responded 10 Oct 2023
It's wonderful to hear that you met friends and enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant in the charming town of Turing. We're proud to be the best offering in the area and provide very good food along with excellent service. The well-cooked pork chop with fresh vegetables sounds delightful, and we're thrilled that your fellow diners also had a great time. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back soon! 🍽️👫🏡
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bayfordra wrote a review Apr 2023
Winchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
A good place to stay, quiet, clean, easy to to walk into town and go fishing from. We stayed eight days in a camper van. The restaurant is very good. The fishing shop in town is good and very helpful and got us a wonderful fishing guide. It is a good place to hole up in.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The restaurant gets upset if you do not come in before 7.15
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Parklands Motor Lodge
Responded 10 Oct 2023
It's fantastic to hear that our location was a great place for fishing and provided a peaceful, clean, and convenient stay during your eight days in the camper van. We're thrilled you enjoyed the restaurant and found the local fishing shop to be helpful in arranging a wonderful fishing guide. We're indeed a good place to "hole up" and we hope you return for more fishing adventures soon! 🚐🎣🏨
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Charles L wrote a review Mar 2023
48 contributions24 helpful votes
Great restaurant. Nice comfortable rooms Peaceful surroundings with trees and plenty of space. Swimming pool and hot tub ensure a relaxed experience. Friendly staff who really look after you. We will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Get the rooms from 2 to 20
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Parklands Motor Lodge
Responded 10 Oct 2023
We're delighted to hear you had a comfortable and relaxed stay with great food at our restaurant. Our restaurant is indeed a gem, and we're pleased you enjoyed it. The nice, comfortable rooms and peaceful surroundings with trees and ample space make for an ideal getaway. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit! 🍽️🏨🌳
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Moira P wrote a review Feb 2023
49 contributions41 helpful votes
We visited the restaurant only. Reasonable pub food and the prices were ok. However, there were no vegetarian options which is unacceptable Lucily our vegetarian friend was able to eat shellfish although she said it was too heavy encased as it was in breadcrumbs
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Serve some vegetarian food options
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Responded 10 Oct 2023
We're glad to hear that you found our reasonable pub food and prices to be satisfactory. However, we apologize for not offering vegetarian options during your visit. We understand the importance of catering to a variety of dietary preferences. Rest assured, we will take your feedback seriously and explore adding vegetarian options to our menu in the future. To help guests make informed decisions, we encourage everyone to check our menu, which is available on our website, prior to booking. This way, they can see the full range of offerings and choose dishes that suit their preferences. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and we hope to provide an even better dining experience during your next visit.
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Angusio wrote a review Jan 2023
6 contributions
Whilst the website has some nice imagery and suggests a peaceful haven in the charming town of Turangi, beware the advertising if you are intending to camp. Plentiful motel units is the clue - this is a single night stay for people moving through, not ideal for campers at all. Whilst the space is adequate, there is no shade and nothing between you and State Highway 1 and the the non-stop juggernauts steaming and grunting past. It is very noisy, 24/7. Perhaps fine if you are in a motel unit but not if you are in a tent! The location also serves as a truck stop, and the truck noisily leaving at 4am, taking 15 minutes to run through its start up routine, ensured a very restless night. A walk into Turangi for supplies or a meal is also not on the cards - it was hard enough to drive across SH1 let alone walk. The kids were happy with the amenities though, and the lovely Waikato River Cycle Trail starts just a few metres from the site.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Perry C wrote a review Jan 2023
Gold Coast, Australia56 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at Parklands a couple of years ago and had the best experience. It seems like the management has changed since then. The hosts were rude and very unhelpful. We felt like we were a major inconvenience, just being there. We had enjoyed our previous stay, we travel to the area a lot for adventure activities, but after our last experience, we won’t be back. Very disappointed!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not recommend
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1YearLater wrote a review Dec 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand24 contributions1 helpful vote
Due to arrive after check in closed but a phone call from Taupo enabled it all to be sorted online. They emailed compendium of details. Easy to just arrive late, plug in next to facilities (turn left after entering). Too much rain to enjoy the pool or bouncy pillow. Kitchen/dining area well set up.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 8 Dec 2022
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - we are glad we were able to make the late check-in process as seamless as possible
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$177 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
parklands hotel turangi
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Asure Parklands Motor Lodge
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTurangi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parklands Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Parklands Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mount Ngauruhoe (0.1 km), Southern Lake Taupo Adventure Mini Golf (0.2 km), and Pihanga Art Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Parklands Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Parklands Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Parklands Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Parklands Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Parklands Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The creel tackle house, Turangi Tavern, and Hydro Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Parklands Motor Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Parklands Motor Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Turangi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Parklands Motor Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Parklands Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.