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Barcelona Motel

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Good location and close to everything. The motel surrounding has a European feel to it and has the potential to be a good Barcelona themed motel. Rooms were large and spacious. Onsite parking was available. Staff was friendly and cheerful. However the room and furniture looked, old, tired and badly in need of a renovation. Carpets looked unwashed and dingy...

Thank Aaron S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

$89.00 for the night ... Yes it's dated but the room I had was clean. The shower was nice and hot with plenty of towels. Extra bonus was the electric planked. Well I guess if I want 5 stars I have to pay for it. So this place for me was value for money

Thank ontheroadnowYES
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Rooms here were dirty, bathrooms leaked and spread water everywhere and the whole place seemed frankly unclean. Absolutely no customer service, nothing provided (no milk, nor information and had to ask several times for wifi which was slow at best). Walking upstaris to the bedroom felt precarious and unsafe and there was exposed electrical wires and no security anywhere. Definitely...

Thank jess_cher
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely disgusting motel. Mould on the ceilings, several lights not working, chairs were filthy, no smoke alarm (pretty sure this is illegal?) Head board had somd kind of mystery fingerprint smudge. Would not stay here again if I was paid let alone when Im expected to pay $170 a night!

1Thank Sara2i
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I needed a motel for a couple of nights in Taupo at short notice. Booked in to the Barcelona, no problems at all. The room was upstairs, and was a good size, with cooking facilities, a separate bedroom etc. The place is OK to stay in but needs a bit of refurbishment in places. The shower enclosure wall is broken...

Thank Alfanut
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Never stay at this motel. The reasons why: dirty, overpriced, unsafe and may possibly cause lasting untreatable depression. However...if you came to Taupo to shop at the warehouse it's right next door so location location location. We checked out and got a refund!

2Thank Glen F
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Very greatful of this place as our last minute booking at another place was unsuccessful. After calling around the lovely gentlemen at reception was able to accommodate us. Nice spacious room, super comfy beds and kitchen facilities a bonus. Parking on site always a winner. Perfect for a stop over stay or even a few days stay.

Thank MatranaiE
Whitianga, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights, with a group of people, in a 1 bedroom unit. The Maori lady in the office was very nice and friendly, but thats where it ends. The spa was not working and the playground was old and tired. The unit it self was not very clean when we arrived, and the lights in the kitchen...

1Thank kiwigal78
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We rented out a room that had a bedroom and a living room with another bed/Tv. The bed in the living room was horrible, however the queen bed in the main bedroom was okay. The kitchen was fully equipt with kitchen utensils and a microwave. It wasn't the best hotel we've stayed at, but it was fine! I would recommend...

1Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Had a rest night to carry on our trip to Wellington. Nice and quiet and central to town. Room nice and tidy and clean staff were very helpful and friendly. Good car parking spaces communal courtyard area.

Thank jarrod f

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barcelona Motel is housed in a Mediterranean-style complex and features a private courtyard. A 5-minute walk from Taupo’s town centre, it offers free parking on site and free Wi-Fi access.Heated apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a stove and a microwave. There is a lounge area with sofa and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.Guests can enjoy a gas barbecue at the hotel’s private courtyard. Parking for boats and trailers are available.A cooked/continental breakfast can be enjoyed in the comfort of guests’ own rooms.Motel Barcelona is a 5-minute walk from Gascoinge Street Bus Depot and Tongariro Street, the main shopping street. Taupo Airport is a 10-minute drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barcelona Motel

Address: 21 Taniwha Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $73 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barcelona Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Barcelona Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Taupo
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“Would not recommend staying here at all”
jess_cher, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stay on the top rooms as lower rooms hear everything above them, from taps going on and off, toilets flushing and people walking around.”
kiwigal78, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Find a different motel all together”
388soniag, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Look at extras on offer eg Wi-Fi. Noise from rooms upstairs. Rates comparable but shop around as always.”
TheSouvenirshop, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had a great room at the end reaches, quiet”
PerthJenny, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
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