Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa - Taupo

2 Taharepa Road, Taupo, New Zealand  show map
 3 stars
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Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa - Taupo

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa is a 3-star comfortable venue featuring a modern accommodation a short way from Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station and Aratiatia Rapids.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot.

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa offers a wonderful view to its guests.

The property enjoys stunning location within a 5-minute drive to Taupo airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa come with individual climate control, flat-screen television, a laptop-compatible safe, a balcony and high ceiling. The rooms look on to the park. Guests can make use of a hairdryer, a spa bathtub and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

Serving an array of dishes, Waterside Restaurant & Bar and Mr India Tandoori Restaurant are just 300 meters away.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of NZD 13 per person per night. 

Services

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa offers airport transfer, free shuttle service and ironing service.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with a play area and a pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   17.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave on request
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 08:00-10:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa - Taupo Taupo location
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Hotel Address:

2 Taharepa Road, Taupo, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Taupo
    1.2 mi
Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    2.9 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    42.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Mr India Tandoori Restaurant
    1000 ft
  • Waterside Restaurant & Bar (cuisine: New Zealand)
    1400 ft
Beaches
  • Taupo Bay
    3200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    17

Rooms and availability

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Lakeview Room Balcony
Lake view
  • Room size:

    650 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Spacious open-plan suite with sweeping views of the reserve and lake from the balcony. There is a 55-inch flat-screen TV, dining table, sofa, floor lamp and a fully-equipped granite benchtop kitchen including stovetop. Please note that the rate is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Room
Family Apartment Lake View
Lake view
  • Room size:

    810 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Located on the upper floor, this 2-bedroom family apartment features a large L-shaped balcony, spacious lounge room, 65-inch flat-screen TV, a full kitchen and a formal dining area. There is a modern bathroom with a large double-basin, granite top vanity and a shower. Please note that the rate is based on 4 guests. Maximum occupancy is 6 (see Hotel Policies). Located opposite is a thermal pool bath house, open between the hours of 07:30 - 09:30 and 16:00 - 23:00pm daily, guests can use this facility for free and no reservation is needed.

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Queen Room Thermal Pool
Garden view
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Jacuzzi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This Queen Room features an open deck which provides a comfortable outdoor area with lake views. Also available is an in-room private thermal pool located at the back, self fill with untreated 100% mineral water and open between the hours of 07:30 - 09:30 and 16:00 - 23:00 daily. A flat-screen TV, wall cabinet and a non-stick electric fry pan are also included in the room.

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Family Room Thermal Pool
Lake view
  • Room size:

    735 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Jacuzzi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This suite is located on the ground floor, and features a 100% pure mineral thermal pool in the room, self fill with untreated mineral water, which can be used between the hours of 07:30 - 09:30 and 16:00 - 23:00 everyday. Sliding glass doors open onto a deck area with wonderful lake and mountain views. There is a 55-inch flat-screen TV, dining table, separate kitchen and bathroom. The lounge room has a king-size bed and a separate room 2 single beds. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Room
Economy Queen Studio
Garden view
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This studio has an outdoor deck area with both lake and park views. It also includes a flat-screen TV and a wall cabinet offering storage. A touch screen induction cooker and microwave provide simple cooking needs. It has access to the heated swimming pool. No separate sink for cooking.

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Queen Room Thermal Bath
Lake view
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Jacuzzi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This spacious room includes a separate dining and lounge area, keyless entry, 55-inch flat-screen TV, granite bench top kitchen, stove top and kitchen facilities. There is a shower over a triangle shaped bath in the bathroom. Natural mineral water is available for use between the hours of 07.30 - 09:30 and 16:00- 23:00 everyday.

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Exterior Photo album
Deluxe Twin Room Thermal Pool
Garden view
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Jacuzzi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This room features a modern deck with a comfortable outdoor area with lake views. Also included is a 55-inch flat-screen TV, cabinet, a touchscreen induction cook top and kitchenette. It also boasts a private thermal pool at the back area, available for use between the hours of 07.30 - 09.30 and 16:00 - 23:00 everyday. Please note 2 single beds can be configured into 1 large double bed on request, 24 hours prior to arrival. Please inform the property using the contact details found on the booking form.

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Queen Studio Lake View
Lake view
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This studio features a lake and mountain view, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, 1 queen-sized bed and 1 king-single bed. There is a a kitchen with granite bench top and a bathroom with a granite vanity. Located opposite the Family Studio is a thermal pool bath house, open between the hours of 07:30 - 09:30 and 16:00 - 23:00pm daily, guests can use this facility for free and no reservation is needed. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

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Popular areas

  • City Center1.2 mi

Parks

  • Tongariro Crossing1.1 mi

Local attractions

  • Taupo Museum1.2 mi
    4 Story Place, Taupo
  • Volcanic Activity Centre3.8 mi
    Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo
  • Mind Junction7.5 mi
    Corner Palmer Mill Rd & SH 5, Taupo
  • Craters of the Moon3.8 mi
    Karapiti Road, Taupo
  • Huka Falls4.4 mi
    Off SH1, Taupo

Near the hotel

  • Taupo Bay3200 ft
    Taupo Bay Rd, Taupo
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens4700 ft
    Shepherd Road, Taupo

Restaurants nearby

  • Mr India Tandoori Restaurant1000 ft

    Address: Lake Terrace
    Phone: (07) 377 1969

    77% likes this, based on 29 reviews

  • Mole & Chicken1700 ft

    Address: 40 Taharepa Rd
    Phone: (07) 378 7843

    69% likes this, based on 100 reviews

  • The Lakeland Bar & Brasserie2700 ft

    Address: 282 Lake Terrace
    Phone: 7-378 3893

    83% likes this, based on 33 reviews

  • Waterside Restaurant & Bar1400 ft

    Address: Lake Terrace
    Phone: 07 378 6894

    71% likes this, based on 90 reviews
    Cuisine: New Zealand
    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 23

  • The Copthorne Hotel Restaurant2000 ft

    Address: 100 Lake Terrace
    Phone: 64 7 376 0116

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    17
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Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 73 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.8

    Conveniently located near the township - nice to be able to walk beside the lake. Was easy to find

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Friendly managers, handy location clean and tidy, value for money

    Just a bit old and tired

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    The unit was comfortable and big enough for 4 adults. Well equipped kitchen.

    Found the owner to be quite in your face and not very polite. The shower ran cold after 3 short showers. One person had to have a cold shower - not good enough from a motel which says it has thermal springs! Also had to pay on check in- not at check out as it should be.

  • Family with children
    5.0

    The room was decent size and was well set out and tidy

    The guy who was running the place wasnt very welcoming at all. He didnt like the fact that we had booked online and that the booking agent Booked.net had taken money away for the booking. So he charged me $60 for my 7week old baby that didn't use any facilities nor bedding provided. As we had 2 x couples staying he was very strict about only one car being in the venue at any one time and the other would be towed if if was parked in the facility. Also my friend turned up 30min prior to us and the guy wouldnt let these people check in or get into the room until we arrived in town. I will never recommend this accommodation to anyone.

  • Family with children
    5.4

    The most I could say is it was sufficient space and clean

    Very old decor and not on the lakefront as advertised but next to main road which goes along lakefront. Noisy and little view of lake at all - only through car park sideways between buildings and thick bushes. Grossly overpriced!!!!!! If price was $50 less it woul have seemed ok.

  • Family with children
    5.0

    Location was good, staff were friendly. Family room set up was good.

    Not good value for money, overpriced for accomodation provided. Units were not well insulated and were able to hear conversations and movements in other units. Looked liked units were just painted over to tidy up not done to a reasonable standard. It appears that the same price is charged for this unit as the ones in the area but units are not up to the same standard.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    I enjoy staying in this motel and my kids likes it aswell good

  • Family with children
    7.0

    Greeting by owner was pleasant and the room whilst a bit dated was clean and tidy. The beds were extremely comfortable. Having our own little mineral pool was a fun experience too.

    The overhead windows letting in the light were annoying. Would be nice to put up curtains to let those of us who like a darker room have the choice. There is limited hot water for the inside shower. Not enough for 2 females with long hair. One of us had to make a trip to the (private) outside shower with hair full of shampoo - would not like to do this in the middle of winter.

  • Older travelers
    8.0

    The rooms were clean and comfortable and the linen was of good quality, they provided an extra face flannel to wash off makeup and extra towels for the spa bath, the owners are pleasant and were visible throughout the day

    television was too small and the channel choices were poor also we were only offered milk on arrival, the extra face flannel was only there on day one, we were out between nine and ten the following morning which is when the information states the rooms are cleaned but our room was over looked as they thought we were in even though we had pulled the drape back when we left and so when they were ready to clean the room we were right in the middle of hosting visitors and felt we needed to leave the motel room to accommodate the cleaners The spa bath looked nothing like the picture on the booking website so we felt a little mislead, I am recommending the Lakefront Motel but with reservations

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Location, good view of the lake. Quiet at night.

    Not a flash motel but clean and quiet.

  • Single
    4.6

    location was fine and what I paid was as much as I would pay for the place given what else is on offer in Taupo. However I will not stay here again sorry.

    * dated interior * poor wireless connectivity * long grey hairs on bed covers - yuk! * terrible reception on TV * The owners were nice enough but I think a lick of paint and new linen would go a long way

  • Family with children
    10.0

    it was a great place to stay close to town across the road from the lake and nice and private

  • Family with children
    10.0

    What I liked most about the Lakefront Motor Lodge was the cleanliness of our room and the facilities. It was very private and relaxing. We will revisit this motor lodge again.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Fantastic ammenities in the family room self contained Clean and plenty of utensils supplied. Fantastic facilities

    The single beds were a bit narrow width wise but otherwise everything was great

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    There was a lovely couple minding the motel and we found them very obliging and helpful at all times.

How to reach hotel

hotel Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa - Taupo Taupo location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

2 Taharepa Road, Taupo, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Taupo
    1.2 mi
Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    2.9 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    42.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Mr India Tandoori Restaurant
    1000 ft
  • Waterside Restaurant & Bar (cuisine: New Zealand)
    1400 ft
Beaches
  • Taupo Bay
    3200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    17