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Great Lake Motel

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Taupo was booked out with very few options available for the one night stay. This motel was average at best and we wouldn't stay again if other options were available. Everything about the motel was budget. Paint was flacking off the wood work around the doors and windows, the TV showed a terrible picture and the microwave oven was ancient...

Thank Rick T
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Directly across the road from the lake, could not be in a better location. Around the corner from the restaurants and bars on the lakefront. Very clean and comfortable. A little home away from home with the kitchenette. Spacious and well appointed. The service and stay could not have been better.

Thank Michelle M
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This motel is in a great location right across from the lake. For golfers, it's located right across from the floating green target area. The central business center of the town, with restaurants and stores, is only a block away. The room was very comfortable and clean, with a jacuzi tub. The service was very good - the hosts drove...

Thank MikeD602014
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I stayed here for a race on my own. The service was excellent (they received my luggage for me when it was being delivered by the airline, let me have a late check out, and also held my luggage for me when I checked out). The location is great (close to the lake and city centre). The rooms are comfortable....

Thank SharonLQ
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had 2 couples stay 3 nights in a 2bed, 2 bath villa. Great location with fantastice views over the lake and within easy walking distance of the main shopping area. Easy to get to main activities eg Huka Falls, Wairakei Golf, Geothermal parks,etc. Our unit was very clean and well appointed albeit somewhat dated and could do with some...

Thank Lester R
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2017

On arrival, check-in was great, the man at the desk was friendly, helpful, and efficient. A little later I approached the desk again and the woman that was there at that time made it seems as if I was a nuisance. The location of this motel is excellent, just three minutes' walk to many restaurants and pubs, yet totally peaceful....

Thank BrianInAuckland
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this motel for one night and felt it was good for the price. The view and accessibility to the town and lake is great so cannot complain at that. The size of the room was great and the shower brilliant too. It was clean and tidy as well. However, the beds were a tad lumpy so we...

Thank lovesagoodholiday84
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a great motel. I stayed here on a business trip and have no issues. the room was big and spacious, the bed was very comfortable, the room was clean, the bathroom was really big and had a spa (I did not have the time to use that). It is really quiet. Very close to the town centre so...

Thank Shafraz
north yorks
Reviewed 16 January 2017

3 adults travelling were offered 2 bedroom house for the night . close enough to walk to town and bars plenty of room to spread out . reception helpful and pleasant . 2 bathrooms plus laundry and garage well worth the money

Thank alfie08
Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was a good decent apartment to stay in.We had a spa bath in the bathroom which was lovely to relax in after a day exploring. Laundry was free to use and you could use the line outside for drying. Close to lots of eating and drinking places. It was situated on the lake which was just lovely. I would...

Thank LesleyHopson

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
15 self-contained motel units, studio and one bedroom, situated only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. There are also 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom lakefront apartments. Some units have large spa baths, all units have a kitchen with microwave, hotplates, fridge and kitchen utensils. Sky TV is available as well as Freeview channels. We are across the road from lovely Lake Taupo with views to the mountains, but only the apartments get uninterrupted views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Lake Motel

Address: 56 Lake Terrace, | PO Box 221, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $126 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Lower level rooms are better for mobility restricted people - upper level rooms are accessed via stairs. None of the rooms have a view.”
BrianInAuckland, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We find the upstairs rooms have more light”
PeterC888, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Wifi slow when busy”
873johnr, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Spa bath in room.”
Jwendyt, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Last 2BDR apartment in the block closest to reception is ideal”
iwatan, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
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