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Prince Motor Lodge

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#16 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here on the concert weekend and this place was fully booked. The managers were friendly and the location was fantastic - this is one of the closest motels to town in Taupo which made for easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars and concert! We stayed in a one bedroom unit located down a dark side corridor which...

1Thank BringOnTheFun
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi BringOnTheFun Good to hear from you, we thank you for confirming we do have a really great location. Yes our 'Alleyway' rooms are accurately described as they are not facing our sunny courtyard, and accordingly are priced lower. BTW - If you want to book, currently we still have other room types available for the 2018 concert weekend?? So...

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed our stay very much. The only thing I could fault was the lack of things to prepare food in the kitchenette which kind of defeated the purpose of having one. We made do but things such as a chopping board and sharp knives should be added. Also the bed wasn't very comfortable and we woke...

1Thank allio2016
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi allio 2016 Thank you kindly for letting us know you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you really liked our large bathrooms. They are a little different from your average Motel bathroom – especially the ones with the bath and the separate shower. We really do welcome guest feedback like yours, but we also ask people to let...

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Big thanks to the new owners of the Prince Motor Lodge, Taupo for the great service and excellent accommodation. You responded so quickly to my booking request and ensured that the room arrangements suited my whanau. You made sure we knew how to get access to our rooms due to our late arrival (was aiming for 11pm arrival, was actually...

Thank Lucy T
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Lucy. We remember you and our telephone conversations well - talking through how the accommodation could be arranged to work for the 8 of you. We really appreciate your kind review, as it lets us know that everything worked out as we were wanting it to for you. We hope you had a smooth run down to Wellington,...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Do not bypass this place just because it's not on the waterfront/motel mile. This place has lovely, clean, comfy rooms with spa bath & mobility-friendly options available. Plus safe, off-street parking for your car & belongings. It's walking distance to town (5 minutes walk from shops, and a 3 minute walk down to the lake for a paddle or swim....

Thank RobynLeguyon
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Robyn That is a very informative, highly complimentary, and a very much appreciated review. It tells us that what we are doing at PRINCE really worked well for your stay with us, which is most encouraging as that is what we are wanting for our all of our guests. Thank you for sharing that. We look forward to seeing...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Called in without a booking. They could fit us in and were very welcoming. Helpful with eateries in local area. Room was everything that we needed after long day travelling. Clean and comfortable and pretty quiet. Few minutes walking to centre of town. Being tired, decided to try restaurant on premises. Very nice. Would highly recommend.

Thank Woonies
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Woonies Being one of the larger properties in town we are often able to help those arriving in Taupo without a booking - and do so at a fair price. It is great to see the relief on peoples faces, especially those arriving after a long, tiring drive as you did. Thank you for letting us know the room...

Reviewed 24 January 2017

We came to this motel because we travel with a little dog and they have a couple of designated rooms that are pet friendly. We were greeted warmly on check in and met the manager, Ron, who was very friendly and laid back. The room was well laid out although the kitchen was a little cramped. The bathroom was large...

Thank WaggerWagger
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi WaggerWagger Thank you kindly for letting us know that all was well for your recent stay with us in Taupo. Glad you appreciated those two rooms being right by our 'Doggie Run.' Yes, at 40 sq mts our 1 Bedrooms are quite a bit larger than your average Motel room. Thank you for noting everything was nice and clean,...

New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Internet service here is great, inspires me to come home and get mine working properly. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants, nice roomy bathroom, walls in bedroom need a bit of paint touch up in one corner...overall, very pleasant place to stay.

Thank zebrakiwi
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi zebrakiwi Thank you kindly for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay with us - and that you really appreciated our fibre based free and unlimited WiFi. We recently invested in a top quality solution with multiple access points to ensure everyone can take full advantage of a fast and reliable connection - even when we are full....

Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

A great reception when we arrived, room was spacious, clean, good facilities and great wifi connection, a comfortable bed and the motel is close to the lake and all the bars and restaurants, this was a good choice of motel for us.

Thank TonyMar45
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi TonyMar45 That is a fantastic review. Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to write that. 3 months into owning PRINCE it is heartwarming to know that how we meet and greet our guests is welcoming and helpful, and that the accommodation itself is seen as spacious, clean, and comfortable with good beds - as this business...

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Hi there we stayed for weekend at Prince Motor Lodge with our dog. They gave us a brilliant room loads of space for the pooch and us. The hospitality of Ron and his staff was fantastic. They even gave us parking for both cars and the boat. Highly recommend this property to all, there is few properties who allow pets...

Thank IvanandSusie
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Susie Having written this review so quickly means that we do remember you, and a really encouraging review it is too. Thank you so much for that. We are finding that out two pet friendly rooms are very popular, as is the big double car park we have for those with race cars / boats / or larger trailers....

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We arrived in Taupo about 8 pm with no booking for accommodation on a Friday night.Driving along lake front all we saw were "No Vacancy" signs.Went down Roberts Street saw the Prince with a vacancy sign and were very fortunate to grab the last room.A very comfortable,clean 1 bedroom room with queen bed,good bathroom,tea and coffee making facilities and at...

Thank markkaren2016
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Mark and Karen Thank you for very kindly taking the time to let others know we treated you fairly you price wise, that your apartment was clean and comfortable, came with a good bathroom plus all of the amenities you needed. We also appreciate your mentioning that you 'really' enjoyed your meal at the restaurant. Thank you. Our size...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated alongside the heart of Taupo township with an on-site Restaurant, Conference Room, and two (only 2) pet friendly rooms, PRINCE motor lodge offers 32 fully appointed units only a two minute stroll to both the town centre shops and restaurants, and the shores of Lake Taupo. PRINCE has 32 generous ground floor units including Spa Bath Suites, all being serviced daily. Provides Free, Unlimited, Fibre based WiFi, new 42" Netflix enabled TV's with 10xSKYand a choice of King, Queen, and Single sized beds. This all helps to create the ideal location for your next holiday, corporate stop over or conference. We provide a choice of Studio's or 1 Bedroom Suites... or why not enjoy a 1 Bedroom King with a Spa Bath and a separate shower? Owner Operators, Ron, Mairi, and Rachel look forward to welcoming you to PRINCE, "We provide all our guests with clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in a great location" from where you can enjoy the wonders of the Central North Island, the stunning Geo-thermal valleys, and "Great Lake Taupo" itself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prince Motor Lodge

Address: Cnr Titiraupenga & Roberts Streets | 100 Roberts Street Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $122 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Prince Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Taupo
#13 Family Hotel in Taupo
#22 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Parking is first in first served, so you may not get one outside your room every day.”
F2778ZJdianac, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back I think are quieter. Own little outside area for all rooms.”
anitapopple, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“South side rooms could be quieter, however we always choose a room on the north side.”
pennyb375, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room had two queen size beds, large bathroom with dining and lounge seating - great stuff!”
T6747XMmarieb, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms at ground level with parking directly outside”
D9535AHfrankm, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
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