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Prince Motor Lodge

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#15 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed today NEW

The Prince Motor Lodge is in an awesome location with just a short stroll to town and the lake. We stayed for two nights in the deluxe spa bath suite which had a very comfortable super king bed in the bedroom, which was nice, clean and quiet and a separate lounge/dining room with 43" TV's in both rooms and a...

Thank hugh c
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just one block from town and the lake, easy level stroll to both. The location is excellent. The lodge is single story with parking at your door. Simple furnishings but everything you need in the room. Bed and pillows were both comfortable. Large bathroom. Tea/coffee facilities available in room.

Thank BarbWats0n
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi BarbWatsOn Good to hear from you and to know that you had everything you needed in your room, and that you enjoyed one of our comfortable beds and the great pillows. Our single story property, the huge courtyard car park, on-site restaurant with room service, and our great location are difficult to beat. Put together with our friendly and...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here 18/4 on our way to Auckland for World Masters. We had a one bedroom unit with queen bed with a table and chairs and lounge in front room. There was also a single bed in front room. Both rooms were quite large. There is also a kitchenette between rooms and a large bathroom with spa bath. The...

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

Hi Squeaker Thank you so much for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay with us on the way to the Masters Games in Auckland. You have very kindly highlighted what we believe makes PRINCE work so well for our guests and we really appreciate your doing that for us. Reviews like yours are what encourage us and the...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Motor Lodge is in a great location - a few minutes walk to town and the lake. Our hosts Ron and Mairi were so accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The cleaning staff are also very friendly. Good WiFi and laundry facilities. The The Thai restaurant (Taupo Thai) is onsite and deliver to your room! We...

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

Hi Karazzie We remember you well, and enjoyed meeting you both. We are delighted to see you confirm that you were as comfortable as we were wanting you to be and that you had everything you needed for your 4 night stay with us. Yes, we are very fortunate to have such a great location, an on-site authentic Thai Restaurant...

Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hosts friendly and very attentive went the extra mile. Nice room clean and tidy very warm just what we needed. Very close to Lake and shops (walking distance) Taupo is a great place to visit has lot of activities to do and great place to visit.

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

Hi Anita What a great review, thank you for doing that so very quickly for us - the team will really appreciate knowing that all was as you wanted it to be for your stay with us over Easter. Taupo is a lovely place to spend a few days, with so much to see and do. As you have noted,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was the perfect location for our weekend getaway. It is walking distance to town, just up from the lake. The staff are friendly, the room was impeccable! The bathroom was huge! The shower pressure was perfect. Everything was clean and tidy, everything you would expect from a high class hotel. And the pillows!! They were comfortable and made...

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

Hi Abbey (Love the title!!) We remember you both, and we thank you for kindly letting the readers know that you were well looked after by our team, and that your accommodation was all you wanted it to be - clean, tidy and comfortable. The team will really appreciate knowing their efforts are being noted. Thank you for also mentioning...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for one night. The room was awesome and very spacious suiting a family of 4. Clean and had everything we needed for the night. Great location, only a 2 min walk to shops, cafe etc and Thai restaurant right next door. I would stay again and highly recommend.

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

Hi Sarah WOW, what a great review, and published the day after you left us. Thank you for that. We are so glad we were able to help make that booking work for you in a way that allowed you all to be comfortable. As we discussed, it just goes to show that things always work out better when you...

Waiouru, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

When travelling with a boat in tow space is always a premium. At the Prince they put cones in place to reserve my parks and allocated the room alongside. This was great given the fact they were pretty busy. In the morning (early) I was able to back out without waking the neighbours. The room was quite large and very...

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

Hi Patrick H Thank you for kindly finding the time to write us a review. Much appreciated. Our team was only to pleased to have been able to help you in that way. Our triple car park is very popular, so, if you are coming this way again and bringing the boat, do try let us know in advance. We...

Brugge, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night in an Alleyway Bathsuite. The couple that manage the Prince Motor Lodge are lovely people and they do all that they can to offer you a pleasant stay! They just started some months ago with the managment of the hotel and they do it in a very sympa way. We arrived at about 11h00 (we took...

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

Hi Liesenluc (De Belgique) Yes, we can remember your early arrival, and that our team were very happy to have been able to arrange your accommodation so quickly for you. Thank you for letting us know that you also appreciated our great location, that your room was comfortable for your stay with us, and that you both made the most...

Lower Hutt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property is one we have stayed at on a number of previous visits to Taupo, and is our accommodation of choice. It appears to have changed ownership / management since we last stayed there, but is every bit as good as it has always been, albeit a little more expensive than on previous visits (last time was 12 months...

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

Hi Penny B What a great review, thank you for sharing your feedback in such an informative manner - much appreciated. Yes, we purchased the business last October and while we are going through the upgrade we will be managing the property ourselves. The outside is done and bringing in compliments, and we will be continuing working on the interiors...

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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, Mairi, and Rachel look forward to welcoming you to PRINCE, "We 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: ₹ 5,993 - ₹ 8,080 (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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Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Taupo
#13 Family Hotel in Taupo
#22 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Rooms at the back I think are quieter. Own little outside area for all rooms.”
anitapopple, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“South side rooms could be quieter, however we always choose a room on the north side.”
pennyb375, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room had two queen size beds, large bathroom with dining and lounge seating - great stuff!”
T6747XMmarieb, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms at ground level with parking directly outside”
D9535AHfrankm, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are ground floor, a real plus,”
87lyni, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
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