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The Lake Motel

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63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#10 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
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Come and stay at the coolest boutique Lake Taupo motel – in central Taupo, New Zealand. Our six motel units boast unique retro styling with modern comforts. Your friendly hosts’ local knowledge will ensure that your stay is comfortable and peaceful. Our six rooms are all located on the ground floor, with SKY TV, queen size beds, free WiFi and separate bathrooms. The units all have kitchenettes. We are small enough to provide personalised service and a homely, relaxed atmosphere for your stay. We are well appointed with facilities and can recommend some great local service providers for further needs. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, The Lake Motel is truly a boutique motel with a difference. With attention to detail, mid-century retro styling and art throughout, The Lake Motel is a unique establishment and is NZ’s only motel to have featured in Home & Entertaining, NZ’s top design magazine. We look forward to you visiting us soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Wifi
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
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Glennis B wrote a review 13 Jul
Whakatane, New Zealand323 contributions83 helpful votes
Man Taupo is cold. Almost perfect visit. Only could have been made better if each unit had its own little yard... Loved all the retro touches but nice to have up to date everything else eg Netflix etc. so happy we stayed. Easy location to find and parking was enough. Thanks again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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helenpZ623UG wrote a review 6 Jul
Masterton, New Zealand14 contributions1 helpful vote
The unit was nice with a separate bedroom and kitchenette which suited us well. It was warm and not too noisy. The motel is well placed to explore Taupo if that's what you are staying there for. Ours was only an overnight stay en route elsewhere but it would have been nice to been able to stay longer. The hosts are really accommodating and contacted us before we arrived with instructions, etc. We definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Unit 5 was down the side of the motel so may be less noisy than those at the front
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Michael W wrote a review 4 Jul
Wellington, New Zealand98 contributions21 helpful votes
I stayed here for one night while visiting Taupo for an event. I was in a Studio, so didn't get to sample the famed retro rooms. The Studio was neat, clean and well presented. Room had a heater on when I arrived, which was great given how cold the outside was in winter. Bed has electric blankets and there are extra covers available to help protect you from the cold while sleeping. Fridge was a bit noisy, which is normal, but easily unplugged for when asleep. Host is friendly and welcoming. Free wifi enabled me to watch the football on-line the next morning before check-out.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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combatp8ntball wrote a review Jun 2021
Whitianga, New Zealand20 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a comfortable stay at this well positioned Pet Friendly Motel. Di and Tony were excellent hosts, giving us a heads up on a great place to eat which was only 450 metres away! Could have walked, didn't :) The Motel is located in short walking distance from the Lake. If you have a furry friend you want to take with you, this is a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Room 5 furtherest from road for quiet sleep.
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Jade Kake wrote a review Jun 2021
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Wonderful accommodation. The rooms felt comfortable and homely but clean and appropriate. It was like a boutique art house hotel without the hefty price tag. Highly recommended. Fabulous service as well, thank you. Will be staying again next time I'm in Taupō.
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PRICE RANGE
US$73 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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lake hotel taupo
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lake Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Lake Motel?
Nearby attractions include Maori Rock Carvings (0.8 km), Taupo Mini Golf (1.0 km), and Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lake Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at The Lake Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Lake Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lake Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lake Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brantry, Mole & Chicken, and Fox & Hounds.
Are pets allowed at The Lake Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.