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All reviews retro style small dog separate bedroom quiet street one night comfortable stay enjoyed our stay long drive twin room bed was very comfortable location is great friendly owners great stay would definitely stay here again close to town motel lake
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

Quiet and welcoming pet-friendly motel located in a quiet suburb at the eastern end of Taupo. Rooms fitted out in retro-style. Ours was large and well appointed, and Charlie our dog had no trouble settling in. Close to the lake, so an easy walk along the shore. Unless you are super fit, you might need the car to get back into the ton centre for the bars, cafes, shops etc.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The cleanest motel we've ever stayed at. Quiet, amazing shower, comfortable bed, wonderful reception, cool, funky and cosy. Close enough to town and a short stroll to the lakefront. We'll be back and will tell our friends. Thanks.

Date of stay: September 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

A really lovely motel. Just a block or two from restaurants and a street back from the lake itself. The host was charming, the rooms were comfortable and spotlessly clean. Quality, right down to the smallest details. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: September 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

This motel is so unique (in a good way!). There are only 3 rooms. Each one has slightly different decoration but all are in the retro theme. We stayed for 2 nights in room #1 and felt very comfortable. A lot of heating devices were provided for winter time. Tony was a lovely, cheerful host/owner, who was also very helpful. Thank you, Tony!

Date of stay: August 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Taupo was FULL, and our booking somewhere else was double booked.

Fortunately, Tony at "The Lake" had a room and we are so pleased. Friendliest service we have ever had at any hotel in New Zealand. Clean room, heaps of space, decent 40" TV with 4 channels of Sky

Tony was very friendly, pointed me in the right direction for some fishing, and offered to clean the fish for me when I brought one back.

We will be back... just perfect !

Room tip: Room 1 is on the end.. must be quieter than others
Date of stay: July 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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