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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfectly situated in Taupo, close to everything. We booked into attend the Taupo summer concert and enjoyed our Friday evening in our 1 bedroomed unit. Unfortunately due to a family illness we had to check out early Saturday morning to head to Masterton. Ron asked me to leave our concert tickets with him and later in the week he contacted...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Prince Motor Lodge is just two blocks from central Taupo, where the main eateries seem to be. The best thing was how quiet it was, only one block from the main road. It was easy to find, there were plenty of car spaces, the prices were reasonable. The atmosphere in the front office was welcoming, always a good sign, and...

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Richmond Hill
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the minute we arrive we were made to feel welcome.Wonderful friendly people who there to help!The location is great close to the middle of Town and the Lake..We would certainly stay at this location any time. Julie

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here on the concert weekend and this place was fully booked. The managers were friendly and the location was fantastic - this is one of the closest motels to town in Taupo which made for easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars and concert! We stayed in a one bedroom unit located down a dark side corridor which...

Thank BringOnTheFun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed our stay very much. The only thing I could fault was the lack of things to prepare food in the kitchenette which kind of defeated the purpose of having one. We made do but things such as a chopping board and sharp knives should be added. Also the bed wasn't very comfortable and we woke...

Thank allio2016
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi allio 2016 Thank you kindly for letting us know you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you really liked our large bathrooms. They are a little different from your average Motel bathroom – especially the ones with the bath and the separate shower. We really do welcome guest feedback like yours, but we also ask people to let...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big thanks to the new owners of the Prince Motor Lodge, Taupo for the great service and excellent accommodation. You responded so quickly to my booking request and ensured that the room arrangements suited my whanau. You made sure we knew how to get access to our rooms due to our late arrival (was aiming for 11pm arrival, was actually...

Thank Lucy T
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Lucy. We remember you and our telephone conversations well - talking through how the accommodation could be arranged to work for the 8 of you. We really appreciate your kind review, as it lets us know that everything worked out as we were wanting it to for you. We hope you had a smooth run down to Wellington,...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not bypass this place just because it's not on the waterfront/motel mile. This place has lovely, clean, comfy rooms with spa bath & mobility-friendly options available. Plus safe, off-street parking for your car & belongings. It's walking distance to town (5 minutes walk from shops, and a 3 minute walk down to the lake for a paddle or swim....

Thank RobynLeguyon
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Robyn That is a very informative, highly complimentary, and a very much appreciated review. It tells us that what we are doing at PRINCE really worked well for your stay with us, which is most encouraging as that is what we are wanting for our all of our guests. Thank you for sharing that. We look forward to seeing...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Called in without a booking. They could fit us in and were very welcoming. Helpful with eateries in local area. Room was everything that we needed after long day travelling. Clean and comfortable and pretty quiet. Few minutes walking to centre of town. Being tired, decided to try restaurant on premises. Very nice. Would highly recommend.

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Woonies Being one of the larger properties in town we are often able to help those arriving in Taupo without a booking - and do so at a fair price. It is great to see the relief on peoples faces, especially those arriving after a long, tiring drive as you did. Thank you for letting us know the room...

Reviewed 24 January 2017

We came to this motel because we travel with a little dog and they have a couple of designated rooms that are pet friendly. We were greeted warmly on check in and met the manager, Ron, who was very friendly and laid back. The room was well laid out although the kitchen was a little cramped. The bathroom was large...

Thank WaggerWagger
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi WaggerWagger Thank you kindly for letting us know that all was well for your recent stay with us in Taupo. Glad you appreciated those two rooms being right by our 'Doggie Run.' Yes, at 40 sq mts our 1 Bedrooms are quite a bit larger than your average Motel room. Thank you for noting everything was nice and clean,...

New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Internet service here is great, inspires me to come home and get mine working properly. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants, nice roomy bathroom, walls in bedroom need a bit of paint touch up in one corner...overall, very pleasant place to stay.

Thank zebrakiwi
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi zebrakiwi Thank you kindly for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay with us - and that you really appreciated our fibre based free and unlimited WiFi. We recently invested in a top quality solution with multiple access points to ensure everyone can take full advantage of a fast and reliable connection - even when we are full....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated alongside the heart of Taupo township with an on-site Restaurant, Conference Room, and two (only 2) pet friendly rooms, PRINCE motor lodge offers 32 fully appointed units only a two minute stroll to both the town centre shops and restaurants, and the shores of Lake Taupo. PRINCE has 32 generous ground floor units including Spa Bath Suites, all being serviced daily. Provides Free, Unlimited, Fibre based WiFi, new 42" Netflix enabled TV's with 10xSKYand a choice of King, Queen, and Single sized beds. This all helps to create the ideal location for your next holiday, corporate stop over or conference. We provide a choice of Studio's or 1 Bedroom Suites... or why not enjoy a 1 Bedroom King with a Spa Bath and a separate shower? Owner Operators, Ron and Mairi Hunter look forward to welcoming you to PRINCE, "We look to provide all our guests with clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in a great location" from where you can enjoy the wonders of the Central North Island, the stunning Geo-thermal valleys, and "Great Lake Taupo" itself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prince Motor Lodge

Address: Cnr Titiraupenga & Roberts Streets | 100 Roberts Street Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 6,826 - ₹ 8,605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Prince Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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#8 Business Hotel in Taupo
#13 Family Hotel in Taupo
#22 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“All rooms are ground floor, a real plus,”
 of 5 bubbles 87lyni, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles TonyMar45, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms on ground floor,definitely try the Thai Restaurant...authentic Thai food”
 of 5 bubbles markkaren2016, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room was at back of courtyard and very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles racalvert, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“This motel is on one level, although some of the units are up a couple of stairs, where as the others are flat.”
 of 5 bubbles onetreept, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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