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Chelmswood Motel

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stayed in this motel recently for a night and found it clean and tidy. I had let them know ahead of time we would be a late check-in so they had filled the spa bath for us (takes about 4 hours their information says) and left a note on the door welcoming us. A thoughtful and unexpected touch was...

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kiwi Traveller Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated . Your comments reflect a number of positives and a couple of negatives that have upset you. on arrival and check-in you are offered a number of payment options of which Eftpos Cash and direct credit transfer do not incur any additional charges....

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stayed here only one night. I had asked for a quiet room. Our room was good size......But the room is in need of a freshen up, very drab. Very noisy with banging doors. No Air con either which badly needs as was very humid. Bed was so uncomfortable was like laying on a trampoline. But we only paid 117...

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Cherie yes you were in a budget room but since your visit that room has had a freshen up with new paint and fittings and shortly will have windows removed and ranch sliders to exterior fitted thus improving ventilation and access.

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We booked this at very short notice and found the reception staff very helpful in getting our booking arranged. Check in was a very friendly and positive experience, as was the check-out. We were only there for one night so only had a short time to enjoy the pool in the dark but it was very pleasant and well set...

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi David We have a constant refurbishment programme in place where each year a minimum number of units are totally refurbished.the unit you had during you stay has yet to have its make over and is priced accordingly. on your next visit may we suggest trying a lakeview unit as these are twice the size of the little studios and...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Room was a good size, because we were 3 single ladies though, I think a bigger room would have been better, but we managed. My sister and I shared the queen. Outlook toward the lake, deck chairs outside room, 5 min drive or 40 minute walk to/from Taupo township, reception staff friendly and helpful, also provide shuttle to Taupo central...

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Starina Thank you for taking the time to post your review - we really appreciate it.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very out dated and are not organised very well. The kitchen cupboards didn't close and it felt very much like staying in an old person's home. While the staff were very friendly and the thermal pool was lovely, the rooms just didn't match the quality of what I was expecting. Would be a great place to stay...

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

We have a constant refurbishment programme in place where each year a minimum number of units are totally refurbished.the unit you had during you stay has yet to have its make over and is priced accordingly. on your next visit may we suggest trying a lakeview unit as these are twice the size of the little studios and are far...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Really really helpful reception staff. Wonderful room overlooking the lake. Thermal pool with the local thermal waters which was well needed after a days trekking on the Tongariro Crossing. I would thoroughly recommend staying here. It's well placed and very good value for money. The outside pool is really hot - fantastic for sore muscles and there are free bicycles....

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chass67 Really appreciate your feed back thank you

Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The place was amazing. We rented 3 rooms. Two of the rooms were overlooking the lake. Very nice spot to watch sunset. It was an awesome place. Really good value for money. Customer service was perfect. The location is close to main road, restaurants and lake.

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you 304almae Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and have taken the time to share that. Safe and happy travels

New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Nice and cozy motel with friendly staff. Checking in was a breeze with free milk and cookies. They have a huge car park area at the back. We did not get to use some of the facilities like the thermal pool as we just stayed for 2 nights and were out most of the time. Bedroom was cozy and good...

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Micah It was great to have you stay with us and your feedback is greatly appreciated

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We stayed at this hotel during a whirlwind tour of New Zealand. We just completed the Tongariro NP day hike and were looking to book a place that had a way to let our sore muscles get a rest. The pool did just that, so hot we could only take a short while! Great service at the front, offered suggestions...

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi luckylindalu Thank you for taking the time to review us, it is really appreciated.

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Comfortable,clean rooms, friendly service and great value for money. Has private thermal pools at no charge and heated pool. Close to the lake and not too far from shops. Good parking. BBQ area. Very enjoyable

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Laurna. Thank you for tanking the time at this busy time of the year to write us a review. it is really appreciated and all the staff are always thankful when their efforts are praised. Have a great New Year and travel safely.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Asure Chelmswood Motel Taupo Overlooking Lake Taupo New Zealand. Chelmswood Motel Taupo is a Tudor style complex consisting of 36 units (24) with their very own natural thermal mineral pools. Located at the southern entrance to Taupo with beautiful views of Lake Taupo. One of only 10 properties with SKY Guest Select (60 Plus TV Channels). Easy to find, conveniently located on Lake Terrace (old SH 1) which passes through Taupo on the way to either Auckland or Wellington. Just a few minutes from town, with off street parking for cars, boats, trailers, trucks and more. The complex sits on a very peaceful two acres of grass land with stunning views of Lake Taupo. Asure Chelmswood Motel Taupo is the perfect choice for the whole family, the couple wanting a romantic peaceful break, the over-nighter looking for a great nights sleep to break their journey, or the club who want all the facilities on one site. (Function room and large kitchen). Secure off road parking for your trail bike trailers, race rigs, boats etc. While staying have a fun filled break and use the heated outdoor swimming pool, redwood sauna, grassed BBQ area or one of our bikes to ride around the lakes cycle-ways, or just sit along the front of the complex and soak up the magnificent views of Lake Taupo. Keep in touch by utilising our high speed internet access including free wireless, and catch up on the washing in our Free Guest laundry. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chelmswood Motel

Address: 250 Lake Terrace, State Hwy 1 | Waipahihi, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Chelmswood Manor)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $102 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chelmswood Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Chelmswood Manor Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Taupo
#21 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“great lake view, mineral spa bath”
 of 5 bubbles TAROTZAMM, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms at the front have a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Lyn_traveller13, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“lake front!”
 of 5 bubbles See-an-a-looney, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The family units have a an upstairs sleeping area with a stand alone fan. Appreciated the bottle water.”
 of 5 bubbles Andysafrica11, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a spa or a room with a view”
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