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sueandjohn1948
Tauranga, New Zealand

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Review of Tui Oaks Motel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 Jul 2019
Good location, great view from lower floor, good size room but hotel itself bit dated. Very clean and reasonable price. Easy parking. Booked through Booking.com and advised to pay on arrival. Did this when we arrived only to be told later we’d paid twice as staff had done payment before our arrival. No probs with refund. Lift was bit dodgy. Nice staff.
Date of stay: June 2019
Room Tip: 3rd floor rooms have expansive views of lake and mountains. We were on lower floor, still had...
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 May 2019

When we stopped for gas on our 2+ day drive from Wellington to Auckland, one of the attendants asked us where we were going. When we told him that we wanted to stop for the night inTaupo, he suggested we stay at the Tui Oaks Motel Inn. He told us to ask for the room in the front with a view of the lake. We decided to take his advice and on the chance that we could get a room without a reservation, we found the motel easily on the main highway. The woman in charge was very welcoming and told us the only thing we should be aware of is the elevator. It was the first one installed in Taupo and it behaved like it was. When the elevator landed on the floor we were on, the mechanism suddenly "shuttered" and then there was a bump which jolted us a bit. When we left the elevator, I noticed there were dead bugs on the ground and was told by the woman who greeted us that it was normal for that time of year (November). Even then we were not too upset, but when we saw our room, we looked at each other in amazement. Where would be put our suitcases? The room was so small there was literally was no room for our luggage. We piled everything up and had to maneuver our way into the bathroom. The view from the window was beautiful, but we could not even pull out the chairs to sit at the small table on the side of the bed. As I remember, there was a coffee maker but no hooks or racks in the bathroom for towels. The room was clean, but not large enough for a couple.

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

We were in room 302 which had a superb view of the lake, room was clean, bed comfortable, bathroom clean and good water pressure and had the basic facilities for breakfast, toaster, microwave and kettle. Staff were polite and helpful. Location was very good, walking distance into the town centre and pubs for evening meals.
Access to the room is either lift or stairs. The lift has small small bounces when it stops for some reason.
I would definitely recommend accommodation here.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

My husband and I stayed here for four nights as we were at the motor racing. The Motor Inn is dated and has not had a face lift inside or out for some years. The cleanliness was not up to scratch but in saying that the linen was clean and towels changed daily. The Manager was very accommodating when it came to parking our trailer and truck on the last night.

Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

Room was basic but very clean and had everything we needed. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. We popped in on the offchance they would have a room early in January - staff were very apologetic the only room they had didn't have lake views. Didn't matter to us and we were very happy with the price

Room tip: Lake view rooms are obviously desirable but ours with no view had no road noise either
Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here after being bitterly disappointed by our original booking at a nearby property. We popped in on the off chance they had s vacancy at the busiest time of the year and imagine our surprise when the lively lady said yes due to an unexpected cancellation. Lovely large 1 bedroom unit beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean. This is a credit to the proprietors. Just over the road from beautiful Lake Taupo and a swim is a must do for everyone who stops here in the summertime. A short walk from the town centre. Everything they promise on the website is correct and not only that the price is so so reasonable. We would highly recommend Tui Oaks to everyone and given the chance we will be back.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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