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52 on Rifle Motel

52 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#11 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
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52 on Rifle provides (group) accommodation in Taupo for business travellers, families, sporting teams, visitors and tourists. Our renovated Taupo family motel boasts fresh modern self-contained units coupled with the conveniences of being close to the town centre and lakefront. Our on-site facilities are provided to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay. Soak in the spa pool, watch the kids play at the playground or fire up the barbie and enjoy the park-like setting of this leading group accommodation in Taupo.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Table tennis
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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The Von wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
Basic accommodation within 10 mins walk to lake. Nice fresh decor and clean rooms. Good beds. Basic solar heated swimming pool. Small Spa pool indoors in lockable room. Trampoline for kids. We stayed in room 10 which is has lake views being on the second floor. It's a two bedroom unit with a queen in one room and two singles in the other. Unfortunately , this room has a slightly quirky design that has high triangle windows along the walls at both ends of the unit. These windows don't have curtains so not suitable for light sleepers or anyone with kids who need them in bed before sunset in Summer time. At night, a security light from within the complex on the end of the next block shines all night into the unit. I mentioned it to the owner and she was quite defensive saying that I was the first person who had complained and that she had no plans to do anything about the light issue. I know for certain that it is an ongoing issue with this unit because the cleaners said the owner was aware of it and the previous owners had gone so far as to cut out temporary cardboard shapes to slot over the windows. It's a pity as it makes what should be a premium room into a unit with issues. Very easy and relatively cheap to fix in a number of ways. The new owner's attitude was surprising to me and was on the edge of bolshy. It was certainly not the response we were expecting. She has a little bit to learn about customer service. It was vehement enough to make the whole family come to the opinion that we don't want to stay at this motel again. Watch out for the Scottish Terrier on reception!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Avoid unit 10 even though it has a view of the lake, the high windows have no curtains so light...
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JRNZ22 wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
Some nice features about the motel like the spa pool and game room but rooms are old and refurbishment in the two bedroom unit we stayed in had some health and safety issues. One bedroom had two single beds, one of which was way too long for the room and obstructs the doorway. Also the toilet room was a tiny closet with only a foot or less between the toilet and the wall, which is relatively easy to use if you don't have to sit down or if you are a contortionist!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Paul S wrote a review May 2021
Napier, New Zealand40 contributions52 helpful votes
My wife & I stayed for the weekend. The Moyelis an easy stroll into town The rooms are comfortable , clean and secure. Concrete block construction means noise is well insulated between rooms. Parking is convenient and out of sight of the road so feels secure. Jo, the host , was friendly & helpful. We will be back next time we stay in Taupo.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Warwick_Thomson wrote a review Oct 2020
Vejle, Denmark14 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed just one night. Booked as we drove and were really well attended to by the owner. Very attractive price. What a lovely surprise!! Big, big rooms. Super clean and tidy. Looks like it’s had a recent refurb. The style is “Old School Kiwiana”, and in today’s world of generic kitsch, is so cool, without trying to be so. A short walk to town centre and the lake. Pet friendly. Very quiet. We will be back! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Raymond Nair, Owner at 52 on Rifle Motel
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Hi Warwick, what an absolutely fantastic review. To us the place feels like you're traditional kiwi bach and with the current decor and refurb (completed a few years ago now), it feels fresh. The other difference this motel has over others is the space, space for kids to run around and space for a few trailers. We look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards Raymond and Olivia.
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saul w wrote a review Jul 2020
Silverdale, New Zealand1 contribution
We booked the 3 bedroom apartment and really enjoyed it! The Manager and staff were super friendly and helpful. The apartment was perfect for us and was cleaned everyday. We even enjoyed the private spa pool. Things we really enjoyed were: - Friendly Staff - Daily room cleaning - Parking space for 2 cars - Great location (especially if you want to experience Rotorua and Tongariro also. Also got a great price on their website. Really happy with this Motel!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$86 - US$139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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Frequently Asked Questions about 52 on Rifle Motel
Which popular attractions are close to 52 on Rifle Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (0.7 km), Lake Taupo (0.9 km), and Taupo Museum (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 52 on Rifle Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at 52 on Rifle Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at 52 on Rifle Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at 52 on Rifle Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 52 on Rifle Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 52 on Rifle Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is 52 on Rifle Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Taupo.
Is 52 on Rifle Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.