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

Off-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

The comfortable 3-star Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa offers a modern accommodation in a natural area of Taupo.

The property lies within 1.9 km from Volcanic Activity Centre, Taupo Museum and Aratiatia Rapids. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from Taupo city center.

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

Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Taupo airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa come with individual climate control, a personal safe, satellite TV, LCD flat-screen TV and a private balcony. The property boasts views of Andes Mountains from its rooms. Bathrooms are fitted with a hairdryer, bath sheets and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide range of dishes, Waterside Restaurant & Bar and Mr India Tandoori Restaurant can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

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

Services

Guests can make use of airport transfer, free shuttle service and ironing service on site.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include a patio and a golf course.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free 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
  • Dressing 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
  • Microwave on request
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until 08:00-10:00 

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 650 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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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).

Room facilities
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    Family Apartment Lake View
    Bed type: 2 King-size beds
    Size: 810 sq. feet
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    Located on the upper floor, this 2-bedroom family apartment features a massive 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).

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      Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
      Deluxe Queen Room Thermal Pool
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 270 sq. feet
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      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.

      Room facilities
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        Superior Family Room Thermal Pool
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 735 sq. feet
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        This suite features a 100% pure mineral thermal pool. 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 another room with 2 single beds. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

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          Premium Queen Studio
          Bed type: Double bed
          Size: 195 sq. feet
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          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.

          Room facilities
            Lakefront Motor Lodge & Thermal Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
            Premium Queen Room Thermal Bath
            Bed type: Double bed
            Size: 270 sq. feet
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            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. A shower over bath is available. A thermal bath with mineral water is also available for use between the hours of 07.30 - 09:30 and 16:00- 23:00 daily.

            Room facilities
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              Delux Twin Room Thermal Pool
              Bed type: 2 Single beds
              Size: 270 sq. feet
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              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.

              Room facilities
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                Family Studio Lake View
                Bed type: Double bed
                Size: 270 sq. feet
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                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. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

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                  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

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                  What's nearby

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 1.2 mi

                  Parks

                  • Tongariro Crossing - 1.1 mi

                  Local attractions

                  • Taupo Museum - 1.2 mi
                    4 Story Place, Taupo
                  • Volcanic Activity Centre - 3.8 mi
                    Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo
                  • Mind Junction - 7.5 mi
                    Corner Palmer Mill Rd & SH 5, Taupo
                  • Craters of the Moon - 3.8 mi
                    Karapiti Road, Taupo
                  • Huka Falls - 4.4 mi
                    Off SH1, Taupo

                  Near the hotel

                  • Taupo Bay - 3200 ft
                    Taupo Bay Rd, Taupo
                  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 4700 ft
                    Shepherd Road, Taupo

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Mr India Tandoori Restaurant - 1000 ft

                    Address: Lake Terrace
                    Phone: (07) 377 1969

                    77% likes this, based on 29 reviews

                  • Mole & Chicken - 1700 ft

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

                    69% likes this, based on 100 reviews

                  • The Lakeland Bar & Brasserie - 2700 ft

                    Address: 282 Lake Terrace
                    Phone: 7-378 3893

                    83% likes this, based on 33 reviews

                  • Waterside Restaurant & Bar - 1400 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 Restaurant - 2000 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