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Colonial Lodge Motel

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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...

Thank Tuwhare
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...

Thank Sharlene_and_Paul
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
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Lakefront view, but not from the motel room. I could walk just 1 minute to the lake side. The room itself was spacious for two people. Even has its own spa pool in the bathroom and the kitchen facilities were excellent. Loved the electric blanket in the bed! The host Anthony was friendly.

1Thank IntrepidGoose
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We took a break from our campervan vacation and stayed here for one night in January. And we couldn’t have chosen a better place to do this! The managers were very friendly and we felt welcomed right from the start. The room was spacious and had a great bed. There was Jacuzzi in the bathroom, and it worked like a...

2Thank JoonasHM
ColonialTaupo, Innkeeper at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Joonas Thank you for the time you have spent in writing a review. We appreciate reading what Guests have to say. As you can see everyone has their own opinion and ideas. We strive to make all guests stays as comfortable as possible. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around New Zealand and would like to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
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
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: RM427 - RM688 (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
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#21 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
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“Rooms on first floor provide better views of the lake.”
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“Walking distance to town, shops, food and pubs straight across from the lake.”
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“Family studio at the rear was nice and quiet.”
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