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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

such a bad accommodation. should have thought of repairing first before allowing customers to come in. not worth the cost of stay for such condition. not clean and smells bad. really, seriously, not supposed to be opened to the public.

Thank afiqahsuaidah
UtopianMotelTaupo, Manager at Utopian Motel Taupo, responded to this review

Hello Nur Afiqah Noor Zaidi, you have booked for 21st November 2016 and paid $ 63 for two adult , it was Budget Twin with two separate single bedroom. Note - there was one plumbing issue at reception area and your room was on upper floor. This is circumstances and it could be happened in any Hotel/Motel. we remember about... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we arrived and the guy at the front was rude and not welcoming at all. He showed us to our room and checked our duvet for stains and took it off the bed, disappears and came back with the same one, no top sheet on the bed, it said on the website that we would have any time acsess to... More 

Thank rbills321
UtopianMotelTaupo, Manager at Utopian Motel Taupo, responded to this review

hi dear , we have budget motel and cheapest accommodation available in Taupo . it was not stain but it was off stain of detergent , so we have changed blanket and it was same color blanket , its doesn't mean it was same. our bouquet was finished and it was available for VIP customer , but budget customer this... More 

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Palmerston, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked online - and when arrived there he said the room we booked was not available and proceeded to show us some more expensive rooms even after we showed him our booking confirmation he started to argue and we left, he is very arrogant

Thank hawkesb03
UtopianMotelTaupo, Manager at Utopian Motel Taupo, responded to this review

hi we said your booking was incomplete and it was not completely processed by booking.com due to you have not completed booking process at booking.com . you showed us email and it was showing that you need to enter pin for booking confirmation which you did not processed after confirmation. even email which you were showing us, you were trying... More 

Level Contributor
48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is smelly and unclean. we used our own sheets on the bed and didn't even use the shower. Nothing was clean, not the shower, the utensils. Our room was the two bedroom apartment which was next to reception - noise easily came through the walls and at one point the door from reception was opened - dude you... More 

Thank jasonbQ9599NO
UtopianMotelTaupo, Manager at Utopian Motel Taupo, responded to this review

thanks for feedback , we have budget motel for budget customer More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Me and my father had being driven back to Auckland from wellington when our new car was overheating. We were not sure that we where going to be able to make it for our stay at Utopian Motel Taupo, check-in date 2016-10-23, and check-out date 2016-10-24 as our car was not working so we called the hotel at 6:49pm on... More 

Thank Ben C
UtopianMotelTaupo, Manager at Utopian Motel Taupo, responded to this review

hi we are not responsible for your maintenance , you had used free parking , secondly the stain you were showing it was not dent it was scratch which seems you did in reverse . you should care of your car management is not responsible for any kind of damage . More 

Al Kharj
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place used to be great, cheap, clean and great location. Now not as cheap, not clean, noisy, smelly and not safe. light fittings are not covered in the bathroom and have come away from the ceilings, joint bathrooms doors don't lock. I highly recommend you don't go here. The room was also very warm, even with the window open... More 

Thank chizzy98
UtopianMotelTaupo, Manager at Utopian Motel Taupo, responded to this review

hi you have got room in $54 for 2 people More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

1. Very smelly from the reception to the hallway to our room. We opened the window to get rid of the smells then hundreds of mosquitos get in the bathroom, i did not let my children to have a shower as heaps of mosquitos in the bathroom ceiling. 2. you can see spider webs around the light. 3. Utensils is... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
UtopianMotelTaupo, Manager at Utopian Motel Taupo, responded to this review

hi we have budget motel and we cannot provide you in $54 for 2 adults like 5 star facility. More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

should have stuck to the reviews, but normally go look myself paid for a few nights, big mistake left after the first night. this is a very low budget place for passing backpackers who can rough it. good luck.

Thank 8222015
UtopianMotelTaupo, Manager at Utopian Motel Taupo, responded to this review

thanks for review , have a good journey for next time in 5 star hotel. but we have budget motel for budget people $54 for 2 adults More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

2 adults 1 teen in a very small room but was economical and had everything we needed. Check in guy was very helpful, we got a carpark outside our room on a wet night which was great. It is what it is not the ritz but we would stay again

Thank justdaft
palmerston north
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Not enough room to type everything. Disgusting, smelly, dirty. Lights not working; cobwebs; no carpet. Double bed for a 15/16 year old (brother and sister) - not what was advertised. Slept on top of bed not in it with towel over pillow. Actually not much sleeping at all. Beware images of rooms do not reflect what you get. Manager not... More 

Thank 50angela50
UtopianMotelTaupo, Manager at Utopian Motel Taupo, responded to this review

hi all reviewed by you is fake . second you should book room according to your standers but you were looking for cheaper accommodation and your expectation is like 5 star hotel. did you think , what you have paid ? and what you are expecting but you forget what you have paid for and what you will get More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Utopian Motel Taupo

Address: 76 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Astro Accommodation Taupo - Motel & Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: RM171 - RM683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Utopian Motel Taupo 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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