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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stayed here in January 2016 for the concert at Taupo. The owners allowed us to bring a trailer in early along with our stuff. Lovely units,yes its next to the main road, so what. Stayed for a week, will come back. Lovely in the evening sitting out on the deck having dinner. For those needing a coffee fix there... More 

Thank 983ElaineH
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stayed one night here. Nice place to stay. Really quiet, comfortable, lovely view from the deck. Rooms were very clean and tidy. Comfy beds and great seating in room. Huge kitchen area in our studio unit.

Thank robintus
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47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The staff at the Motuoapa Bay Motel were incredibly friendly and helpful; they were happy to answer all of our questions, gave a great recommendation for a swimming spot, and provided a hair dryer upon request. The hotel is a short drive from Turangi and presents great value for money. Each unit is spacious and contains a well-stocked kitchen. The... More 

Thank Andrea M
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Beautiful motel, very comfortable beds, all the amenities you need for a convenient easy to find stay. Such a nice setting, it was perfect spot to recharge before our next trip. The owners were so hospitable and very informative of the area and the surrounds. Did a lovely short walk up by the back of the motel with viewpoint over... More 

Thank hannafuni
Rome, Italy
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39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Nice bungalow with patio in the green, just a 5 min walk to the lake shore. Convenient location with connection possibilities for the Tongariro Crossing. The owners are friendly, and have started to renovate the place, however at the time of writing, more renovations are still needed (e.g., the bathroom was quite old). Not many eating possibilities in the surroundings... More 

1 Thank andt3
1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Rooms were very clean and tidy. Very comfy beds and great seating in room. Huge kitchen area in our studio unit! Nice new bbq and a huge gazebo outside with seating to enjoy our meal, grounds look beautiful nicely trimmed bushes and a cool little outdoor play area. The new owners are great and really helpful with what's in the... More 

Thank Samm2468
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

After spending a lovely week in Taupo we decided to book a night at Motuoapa Lodge, to add an extra night to our holiday. BIG mistake! Upon arrival we thought the place had an old charm to it and we liked that the grounds and peak views of the lake, offered some ambiance- Unfortunately that was all we could compliment... More 

Thank 622Valerie
Turangi, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Great to see its under new managment, its exactly what was needed! The rooms have been upgraded, and what a difference compared to what it was a year ago. Clean, tidy and friendly motel.The new managers were lovely also :)

1 Thank Motuoapa B
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I booked this place only because nothing else was available as I read terrible reviews. New Owners and I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. The staff were very helpful and gave directions to a place to eat which was appreciated. The room included a full kitchen if required. It was great value.

4 Thank Grant A
Charleston, South Carolina
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124 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

i stayed here as a midway point to wellington. there was no wifi available, but that really wasnt too much of an issue. it had a little porch area where you admire the mountains. it is just right off a main road, so you will hear cars passing by. theres a kitchen available with a frig. it was a pleasant... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Motuoapa Lodge Motel

Address: 58 State Highway 1, Turangi 3382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $118 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Motuoapa Lodge Motel 3*
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