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Colonial Lodge Motel

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#40 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed one night in a studio unit passing through, room looked recently decorated, bed was comfortable, bathroom spotless. Plenty of tea and coffee supplied, a table outside each unit as well on the ground floor. Motel was busy but not excessively noisy. The lake is just over the road. Sure you can pay a lot more for a lakeview from...

Thank kw44
ColonialTaupo, Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for your review. We are gradually upgrading all Studios and Apartments further. We do so much after each season. All downstairs bathrooms have been renovated in the past 3 weeks. Upstairs commence shortly. All the outside furniture is planned for upgrade this off season. They will all be re-sprayed with colours to suit our theme. Taupo is...

Luang Prabang, Laos
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Room is very spacious and comfortable with TV, king size bed and second smaller bed. Everything is clean and tidy. Motel is run by two decent man who are there to answer on all questions regards Taupo and all possible options to make your time interesting in that remarkable place. You have fridge, microwave, kettle and cooker to prepare your...

Thank piotrekj81
ColonialTaupo, Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Peter Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed staying at Colonial Lodge Motel. It is a pity that the Cyclone from Australia disturbed your plans. We hope you were comfortable enough waiting out to continue your Bike Journey. Good luck with the rest of your trip and we are sure you will enjoy the next...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had a twin room apartment, had a kitchenette, en suite, table etc little area outside to sit. Beds very comfy laundry room available. Anthony was so helpful advising you best places to go and full of local tips. We ate in but loads of places to eat in Taupo. The lake and small shingle beach opposite and what sunsets....

Thank Jean F
ColonialTaupo, Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Jean. Thank you for your comments/review. It is always interesting to read honest reviews. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and hope to see you again.

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We booked this motel a while ago to stay in Taupo for an event and when we checked into the Motel we were met by a gentleman who probably shouldn't be at the front desk of reception. He handed us over to another gentleman who was very helpful and courteous. He took us to our room and while it was...

1Thank Tuwhare
ColonialTaupo, Front Office Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Dear Tuwhare Thank you for your review. You may have not have noticed that there were Studios being updated whilst you were here. Not possible to do them all at once unless we decide to close down for 12 weeks. New bathrooms have been completed and all Pots and Pans have been replaced since you left. The order for them...

Reviewed 30 January 2017

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and we were very comfortable. Very welcoming and friendly hosts who greeted us with home made biscuits on our arrival. The one bedroom unit was spacious, clean and tidy but the bathroom is ready for refurbishment, however this didn't detract from our overall experience. The room had aircon and ceiling fans...

Thank dwalt
ColonialTaupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. December to April weekends are PEAK PERIOD in Taupo. The concert weekend, Wellington and Auckland Days along with Waitangi Weekend are in high demand. Prices are reflected with this demand. Thanks again for the feed back re the Apartment.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The staff were great and nothing was a problem and very helpful too,(great hospitality) it is on the lake front and you get some nice view's of the lake. It is a little bit out from the middle of town but you can walk into town and it is a nice walk along the lake side. The room we had...

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ColonialTaupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. 1.3klm to town centre is a pleasant stroll along the lake.

New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Charged $180 a night. Unit nice size. Tidy. Not happy with the bed, way to soft and doesn't support back. Toilet is tiny and space around it is very limited. Makes very hard to do the paperwork. Said heat pump in all rooms, but none in ours. Car parking is absolutely ridiculous. Small cars when they are parked very carefully,...

Thank Dave067NewZealand
ColonialTaupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. The Bathrooms are 3 mtrs by 3 mtrs. Much larger than a Standard Motel Bathroom. We do not advertise Heat Pumps in Studios at all. Our Apartments currently have Heat pumps. This is why we have a disclaimer on our Confirmation letter stating we are not responsible for 3rd Party Websites information. We have no...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

From the moment we arrived, we received great hospitality and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. The room was well laid out and very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location was on the Lakeside and we were treated to spectacular sunsets over Lake Taupo from the veranda outside our room. There were good Amenities nearby and the...

Thank Triciapen
ColonialTaupo, Owner at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your review. We try to entertain all guests equally. This is also our home so we try to make guests feel at home also. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and it would be nice to see you again.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed one night at this comfortable motel facing the shores of Lake Taupo. When we arrived we found that we had only one double bed rather than the twin beds we had requested. NO problem- our host Anthony moved us next door to a unit with three beds! The motel is well situated onto lake front, but it is...

1Thank Flossybarker
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My 2 kids and I stayed for 3 nights over late winter. Awesome views directly across the road from the lake, attentive service from innkeepers, daily housekeeping, washer & dryer facilities essential for families.

2Thank Cheah E

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located opposite the main swimming beach just 1.3 Klms, a short pleasant stroll along the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo, to the main Shopping Centre, Restaurants and Vibrant Night Life. Our spacious Spa Studios, Family Studios, One Bedroom and Family Apartments are tastefully decorated and furnished for your comfort. Our Studios and Apartments are quiet, without any road noises, making them suitable for Corporate or Free Independent Travellers wishing to have a quiet nights rest. They have been built to capture the warm Sun in Winter and to keep cool during the Summer months. The main Swimming beach is opposite our front door and, from our BBQ Area and Picnic Tables, there are wonderful views of the 3 Volcanoes and all the splendour of the lake with yachts sailing, fishing boats and water sports. Come alone, with your partner, bring your family or friends and request an interconnecting room. Stay for a night or for a week. Stay here while on a Business Trip or for Pleasure and Relaxation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Lodge Motel

Address: 134 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $131 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Colonial Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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#8 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#19 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
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“Rooms on first floor provide better views of the lake.”
Triciapen, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Walking distance to town, shops, food and pubs straight across from the lake.”
nicolld2016, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Family studio at the rear was nice and quiet.”
Melza88, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room Number 10 has a view of the lake”
dd908, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Back rooms are best.”
716aaronm, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
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