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The Lake

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Dallas, Texas
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277 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We stayed just one night, and felt like we missed out a bit on the good facilities here. We got "upgraded" to one of the rooms up front with full kitchen, separate bedroom/living areas, etc. Not sure why they put us in here - we certainly didn't need it staying just one night, but it was nice to have the... More 

Thank astaplet82
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We stayed at the Lake Motel as part of a group. The rooms were fantastic, with great interesting furniture pieces, spacious, and clean. The in door out door flow to the back garden was nice, and the place is quiet as it's not on the main lake front rd. We had a relaxing holiday, Taupo is a great destination with... More 

Thank AngeBen
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Lovely hosts made us so welcome. Loved the retro feel of the guesthouse and their beautiful rooms. Outside is lovely as well especially with access to a fine big barbecue. We asked a lot of questions and they couldn’t have been more helpful. Location is great also, five minute walk to beach and easily walkable to town also. Highly recommended.

Thank BrianVMcCarthy
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This hotel has excellent facilities and very friendly staff. The rooms are very spacious. It feels like home --- it even has a backyard. Certainly highly recommend to anyone -- very good value for money

1 Thank Vivien M
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We stayed at the Lake in Taupo for 6 nights from the 27th Dec 2014 to the 2nd Jan 2015 and we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay which is close to Taupo and all it has to offer. We stayed in a studio which slept 3, and it was very clean, comfortable ,spacious,... More 

Thank SheenaghMac
Western Australia, Australia
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We stayed here for one night in one of the one bedroom units. The owner was very helpful and suggested activities we might like, and welcomed us with fresh milk. The room has a really lovely retro design, was very clean and quiet. There was free wi-fi, bathroom has a heater, and beds with electric blankets. There is a communal... More 

1 Thank ALuciasViews
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay in this small retro boutique hotel. Rooms were so well equipped clean and light. Best sleep I had in ages on really comfortable beds. Very convenient and quite location. Five minutes walk to warm water beach on lakefront. Will stay again.

Thank ShirleyanneAuckland
Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Beautiful motel in a lovely neighborhood! We really enjoyed all the retro furniture and decoration. Everything was very clean and spotless! The room was very quiet and the little garden at the back was perfect to have lunch outdoors. The staff was extraordinary! Jane did an excellent work, making us feel like in our own home and taking care of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Only stayed for one night in a studio, but must say it was a very pleasant evening. Jane, the host was warm, welcoming and helpful. The room was exceptionally clean, suitably furnished and usual toiletries and tea/coffee requirements were supplied. The area was quiet, so we slept well. We would have been happy to stay longer if we had the... More 

2 Thank phoenix103
Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Are you looking for a peaceful stay at the Great Lake and maybe reminisce on times past, simpler and a bit more innocent? The Lake is the place for you. Everything but flashy, it offers a serene environment with comfortable, spacious rooms decorated minimally but very tastfully-I still get a kick when I think of the retro humour pictures, have... More 

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The lake, has attention to detail throughout, the Lake is a unique establishment which has achieved the owner's desire to create a motel that doesn't feel like a motel. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, The Lake truly is a boutique motel with a difference. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lake

Address: 63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 6,149 - ₹ 8,425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Lake Hotel Taupo
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Room 3 was fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles lucih721, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“A room with a kitchen/living area.”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaD664, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“It is a small motel so only a few rooms - try to get one with access to the back garden.”
 of 5 bubbles TropicalTess, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Room 1 is on the end.. must be quieter than others”
 of 5 bubbles YouCantKillAwesome, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Unit One has the most rad furniture. I was in Unit three - which was pretty good too.”
 of 5 bubbles markiavelli, 17 Jun 2015 | Read review
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