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Chelmswood Motel

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have never come across such an arrogant and rude management couple in my life. I have been in hospitality all my life and this couple puts Faulty Towers to shame. Accepting a booking from a rugby club - all players being 12 year old children should not have been accepted if they do not like children - this was...

2Thank terry676
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Dear Terry676 Forgive the same response as Previous writer but it is relevant, we do have an expectation that children, 12 year olds, will be behaved and have parental supervision. Particularly when in our heated pool and running around the complex, where there are 20 other rooms of guests who are not here to suffer uncontrolled and totally unsupervised children....

Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed at the motel over the past weekend as part of a larger group of families and kids. From the get go it became very apparent that the Manager had very little tolerance for the children. Instead of approaching the parents with his gripes he took it upon himself to remonstrate with the kids directly. The kids were locked...

7Thank M R
Chelmswood M, Manager at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Dear MR My responses to the two others of your groups reviews substantially cover views, but you have highlighted two specific items which I will address. Your children were locked out of the Hot outdoor pool, as after three requests to stop jumping from the rocks (2metres from pool edge) into the pool (12 year olds) and the total lack...

Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great Room with view and very friendly and helpful owners. The pool was lovely and warm and we had a plunge pool in our room. Parking was right outside our door. Kitchen and cooking facilities as well.

Thank Crissybuka
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Crissy Your review is greatly appreciated , thank you.

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The owners were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The unit was clean, tidy and comfortable. Great parking available for those that require more than just a car park. The motel is set back off the road a bit so road traffic noise is not a problem.

Thank Tuffie59
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Truffle Thank you for taking the time to write a review it is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Awesome place, we stayed in a family suite which is really nice & spacious for families If you're a couple escaping from kids then I recommend the Lake view studios. We will be back in Dec for our Wedding Anniversary. Thanks Rich & Sandy :-)

Thank truebluekiwis
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi True Blue Kiwis Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated and we are really pleased that your enjoyed your visit.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We absolutely love the Chelmswood! It is our home away from home when we are in Taupo. The rooms are lovely, has a kitchenette which helps when trying to prepare small snacks etc, the pools in the room are great, the pool outside is lovely. We also like the courtyard area for a kick around. It is a short distance...

Thank Komal A
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kormal Its always great to have such good regulars. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated and we are really pleased that your enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to have a weekend away with our family and booked this place to stay for 2 nights. The service we received was more than horrible and disrespectful here. After a long night of driving all the way from Auckland to Taupo we couldn't wait to unpack and settle into our apartments. However when we arrived at the motel...

5Thank priyaa1991
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

A moteliers nightmare. Group of guests (3 rooms) who totally disrespect all others. Our reception closes at 9.00 pm unless prearranged. You advise a 9.30 arrival. at 9.45 we tried to contact you but received no responses to our efforts. Arrived after midnight and parking at reception with full lights on. When advised that they were potentially disturbing others and...

Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent really enjoyed our stay room was spacious clean and tidy and so warm all the time with the underfloor heating perfect for us 2 adults and 3 kids for 3 nights the big outdoor hot pool was a huge hit with the kidswould definitely stay here again.

Thank Jason P
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jason Amazing how the kids just love that big hot pool. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated and we are really pleased that your enjoyed your visit

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 June 2016

An amazing place to stay. The room was spotlessly clean, and had a mineral pool in the room. We hadn't booked, but staff were happy to show us the rooms available and let us choose what suited us best. It was a cold weekend in Taupo, but the room was warm and cosy. The management went out of their way...

Thank Miriam C
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Miriam Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated and we are really pleased that your enjoyed your visit.

Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had a family unit sleeping 6. Really clean and tidy and comfy beds. quite roomy even with 4 kids.Kids had a great time in hot pool and also in the hot tub in unit. Good to have that when it was too cold to swim outside for asthmatic child.

Thank kath909
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Really pleased that you enjoyed your room and the hot pools. thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Asure Chelmswood Motel Taupo Overlooking Lake Taupo New Zealand. Chelmswood Motel Taupo is a Tudor style complex consisting of 36 units (24) with their very own natural thermal mineral pools. Located at the southern entrance to Taupo with beautiful views of Lake Taupo. One of only 10 properties with SKY Guest Select (60 Plus TV Channels). Easy to find, conveniently located on Lake Terrace (old SH 1) which passes through Taupo on the way to either Auckland or Wellington. Just a few minutes from town, with off street parking for cars, boats, trailers, trucks and more. The complex sits on a very peaceful two acres of grass land with stunning views of Lake Taupo. Asure Chelmswood Motel Taupo is the perfect choice for the whole family, the couple wanting a romantic peaceful break, the over-nighter looking for a great nights sleep to break their journey, or the club who want all the facilities on one site. (Function room and large kitchen). Secure off road parking for your trail bike trailers, race rigs, boats etc. While staying have a fun filled break and use the heated outdoor swimming pool, redwood sauna, grassed BBQ area or one of our bikes to ride around the lakes cycle-ways, or just sit along the front of the complex and soak up the magnificent views of Lake Taupo. Keep in touch by utilising our high speed internet access including free wireless, and catch up on the washing in our Free Guest laundry. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chelmswood Motel

Address: 250 Lake Terrace, State Hwy 1 | Waipahihi, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Chelmswood Manor)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 5,301 - ₹ 12,346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chelmswood Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Chelmswood Manor Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Taupo
#21 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Request a room in the front of property facing the lake”
Ontheroadagain055, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“great lake view, mineral spa bath”
TAROTZAMM, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms at the front have a view of the lake”
Lyn_traveller13, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“lake front!”
See-an-a-looney, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The family units have a an upstairs sleeping area with a stand alone fan. Appreciated the bottle water.”
Andysafrica11, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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