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Reviewed 25 March 2016

We booked a family room with two single beds in one bedroom and a double bed in the living room. The price was very reasonable. The room was fine - no frills but in the same token it had what you would expect. There was a spa in the room which went off promptly at 10pm. (meaning the light turned...

1Thank ArohaCM
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Service really bad. Not friendly. Been travelling around New Zealand and stayed at many different motels and this motel was worst motel I ever stayed. No empathy to customers. We decided not to stay and that time the owner was very sweet on the phone. We we were told no charged for 48 hours cancellation. I received my bill and...

2Thank Juli L
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This motel we found to be nothing even remotely close to the profile picture Lakefront motel should be called more like lake sidestreet no lakeviews motorlodge Expecting luxury across from the lake it was more like a view of the carpark and the back yard looked like a chicken coop with a view of a neighbouring property meaning still no...

2Thank Shane R
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This motel is situated about a kilometre from the centre of town but the walk back along the lake shoreline is worth the distance. The room was clean and tidy, the bed comfortable and the room even had its own hot tub, with water direct from the local volcanic springs. The availability of this ready-heated water meant that the mains...

1Thank Trevor E
Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We booked a room that had a "mountain and lake view" that cost $230. We paid, and we shown to a room that did not have a view. It was also sold to us as having a "mineral spa". There was an empty, mouldy old plastic spa pool. We were supposed to have a "balcony." There was not one of...

1Thank clairewoodhall
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We had an upstairs room, stairs were dangerously steep, felt most unsafe everytime we used them. The outdoor spa was scalding hot. I didn't realise that you have to slam the door when you leave for the catch to connect, we came home one time to an open door. Room was comfortable, but noisy floorboards..

Thank myrtle44
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Well if your just in taupo for the scenery and only need a bed to sleep in I guess this will be OK. But in honesty, it lacked charm. The lady on the desk showed a real lack of interest and local knowledge and didn't really seem to even know much about her workplace, being unable to provide any details...

Thank sjbgp
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

After reading lots of bad reviews I wasn't expecting much but the location was great and we were just thankful that there was a place to stay where we could have our small dogs with us. The owner wasn't the most friendly but nice enough. Our unit was lovely and clean and had everything we needed including a spa pool...

Thank 560yvettea
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Checked into this establishment and payed in advance . The room was small and cramped and very dingy . Honestly could not stay in the room provided, it smelt like a brewery and the hygiene lacked throughout . Left and returned the key to the proprietor and moved to another motel nearby . Was offered no refund and decided to...

1Thank malcolmjohn
Reviewed 8 December 2015

we paid for a room with a spa pool attached and could not half fill it with hot water after a hour and a half then the hot water was turned off, complained to owner on the phone and was hung up on, after asking for a standard room charge in stead of the extra cost of the spa room....

Thank Rex G

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  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about VU Thermal Lodge

Address: 2 Taharepa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Lakefront Motor Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 6,248 - ₹ 9,602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Lakefront Hotel Taupo
Lakefront Motel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Taupo
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“Go to another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Check spa bath doesn't leak, and if not working, do you get a refund?”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwicritic007, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“make sure you fill the spa bath before 10pm because they turn the taps and light off automatically - even though it's in your room!”
 of 5 bubbles ArohaCM, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“They falsely advertise. Even the photo on the internet of the photo outside looked different to the real hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles clairewoodhall, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go some where else better hotels in the area”
 of 5 bubbles RexG951, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
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