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    Utopian Motel Taupo

    76 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent4%
    • Very good18%
    • Average19%
    • Poor12%
    • Terrible47%
    19 Aug 2017
    “I wouldn't recommend it, but it's not the worst place ever...”
    1 Apr 2017
    “poor wifi and uncleaned room”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Breakfast included
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 78 reviews

    Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

    I foolishly booked this before seeing a lot of the very grim reviews. My experience wasn't as bad as some, but there were huge issues... 1. The room smelt of stale cooked food. It was really horrible and difficult to get rid of. I think...More

    Thank Mel P
    Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

    On arrival there were guests on top balcony smoking in a non smoking motel. Reception was unattended on arrival. Reception was dark filthy and stank, Gib dust all through out the reception office. The smell was of the marijuana type and the atmosphere felt like...More

    Thank Brendon W
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    Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

    We booked two double deluxe rooms which were anything but. The room had a small kitchenette that was dirty, had only odds and sods cutlery, crockery. No mugs, glasses or kettle, expired uht milk. The shared bathroom was with a budget room next door so...More

    4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

    Having travelled for the last 2.5 years and recently settling in Auckland, we've stayed in a lot of budget accommodation. We expect a basic, clean and no-frills place to rest our heads. We didn't come here with high expectations. But this place was beyond grim....More

    2  Thank laurahuet
    Reviewed 2 April 2017

    the worst wifi connection, where as the room was not even cleaned found used towels and few rubbishes from previous guests. had a shared bathroom which was attached to my room but the doors were not able to be locked from inside. the milk provided...More

    2  Thank Pramit G
    Bella Vista Motel
    140 reviews
    #29 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Birchlands Motel
    167 reviews
    #21 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Chandlers Lodge
    3 reviews
    #58 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    Family Motel
    28 reviews
    #60 of 69 hotels in Taupo
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
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    • USD 39 - USD 177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 21
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    • Waikato Region >
    • Taupo District >
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    Response from Brendon W | Reviewed this property |
    We only wished we had read the feedback before staying. We will remember this place for all the wrong reasons!
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    "don't even think of this motel"
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    "They have a selection of different room make ups BUT as written, I booked 6mth in advance and it means..."
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