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Absolute Lake View Motel

19/07/2017 20/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Great location. Park the car after the days activities and walk to the shops and restaurants easily. Our room had a view from the bedrooms. We could see the lake and the snow on Mt Ruapehu. Rooms were comfortable but with not much room for luggage. The new owner is very friendly and will soon make some improvements I think....

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gmgkc2, Owner at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

Hi, we are making this place cleaner and added some new toys: barbecue, cycling and step-up machine which are getting used nicely. Also, the sauna is going well too. If you ever visit again, please mention this dialogue. Thanks for writing about us and the motel-much appreciated. take care Kind regards Gerard & Moe

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I stayed one night here and unfortunately I will not be staying again, in short it is budget accommodation for a premium price. I have stayed in nicer hotels in the Bay of Plenty for half the price. Firstly the whole place definitely needs a refurbishment as it is very outdated including the staff, they are also in need of...

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gmgkc2, マネージャー at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

Hi, I'm Gerard, the new owner of this motel from October this year. I sympathize with your experiences here and as the new owners we are trying to improve this motel's performance, appearance and service. There is a lot to work on and we like that. Our motto is 'step by step'. I understand your sentiments and thank you for...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Room was clean. But tired. Shower average looking. Air con broken cover. As I say, was clean but not luxury. Our room was spacious. But it could sleep 6 (2 couples + 2 singles). I have no idea where 6 peoples stuff go. And i wonder if you would get more towels/coffee? We were booked for 4 people. $180. Only...

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gmgkc2, Owner at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

Hi, sounds like your room wasn't serviced correctly under the old management. As new motel operators we promise that a room for 4 would have four towels and plenty of coffees/teas for your stay-this is normal and to be expected. We are encouraging feed back so thanks for those comments. We have created our own cleaning culture here (new staff...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I stayed one night here, it is very tired and the chair in the room was tatty. The bed was comfortable and so was the pillow. A bonus was we had a very small room off the room with a single bed in it which was great. The shower floor wasn't in the best condition. I must say a very...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Can't fault the location of Absolute Lake View, just minutes walk to bars, restaurants & shops & just across the road from the lake front, although there is no view of the lake. Our room was large & spotlessly clean but the fixtures & fitting were looking a quite tired. Excellent sized bathroom & finally a motel with a great...

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gmgkc2, Owner at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for those comments. Totally agree especially about the location and a bit scruffy around the edges. We took over six months ago and saw a very scruffy motel in a great location. We believe if we can polish up the scruffiness then this motel can only get better. That's been our main focus polishing and bringing this motel up...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Our stay at the Absolute Lake View Motel was so perfect the staff were so kind and helpful and helped us plan and make the most of our stay in the area. We enjoyed the breakfast, . It is one of those places where you just wish you could stay longer

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Large room, close to everything. No view from the room, but it did not matter, just walk outside the door and the lake and mountains are there. Bathroom was great with a shower with good pressure. Kitchen amenities worked well and the bed was most comfortable. Check-in was efficient and welcoming. All staff greeted you with a smile. Would return...

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Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Great location close to lake and shops and night life. But don't expect a view as it is really set back from the Rd and lake. Rooms large and well set out. Staff friendly. Great to be able to walk to the restaurants and shops. Didn't try pool as felt a little cooler than I could cope with.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Really recommended. Good sized room. Very clean and comfortable. Lovely guy in reception and really good location. Shame the pool was out of action but they were upgrading it at the time. I would definitely book in again.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Right on the lake, this well presented, friendly ran motel was great value for money and had all the creature comforts one could expect. Great location, right on the lake and walking distance to all the eateries and bars, huge room with spacious bathroom, small kitchen area with tea/coffee essentials and comfortable beds. The indoor heated pool was also a...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Absolute Lake View Motel

Address: 58 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: RM403 - RM572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Absolute Lake View Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Absolute Lake View Hotel Taupo
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#10 Spa Hotel in Taupo
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“If you want a room with a view of the lake, ask specifically for one.”
ngahuian, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“there are not many rooms with a lake view so best you check in advance if you wish to have one of these”
vaimaanga, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is free all day parking in the car park out back near Burger King if needed.”
RonaS_12, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms overlooking the lake offer breathe taking views.”
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“Need to book an upstairs unit if you are wanting a view of the lake & mountains.”
mcalpine, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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