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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 12 October 2015

Well, I really can't go any further in this review without firstly mentioning just how amazing and friendly the owners are. They really went well and truly above and beyond what any hotel owner should have to do. They spent so much of their own time ensuring we were having a great time in Taupo, couldn't be more appreciative. (We put a load of washing on one day prior to heading out, and they even offered to hang it up for his when it finished)

As for the hotel itself, it is just as amazing. The room was large and spacious with great furniture and fittings throughout. The bed was mega comfortable and the shower was so powerful the water actually came off my body and ricochetted over the shower screen and onto the floor on my first shower. Had to tone down the pressure after that!

If you're after a hotel with good wi-fi, this place has you covered. I completed a speed test and got results of over 100mbps, amazing! Great for people who want to keep in touch with family and friends at the end of the day!

The only slight downside to the hotel is it's about a 20-30 minute walk from the main shopping/cbd area, but this didn't bother us as we had a car. There are restaurants closer as well, but the main area is about 20-30 minute walk.

As the hotel is such a small hotel there is no restaurant or anything attached, but there are cooking facilities in the room along with a bbq area outside. (But you shouldn't eat at the hotel, go try some of the amazing food places in town, including Dixie Browns, Bistro and Lotus Thai just to name a few (All great recommendations from the owners of the hotel as well)

I would recommend this hotel to anyone heading to Taupo! Did I mention the owners are the most friendly and helpful people I have met!?

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

The motel is very nicely decorated and renovated. We had a room at the back and it was lovely. Tony our host is really nice, friendly and very helpful. He suggested to us places to visit and restaurants to eat. He goes out of his way to help.

The room and bathroom was nice. There is even a microwave, plunger coffee among other standard stuff. The room was warm and the bed was comfy. Walking distance to Lake Taupo.

A couple of imperfections - hot water and we could not connect to the Wifi as the signal was bad at the back.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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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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