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Clearwater Motor Lodge

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Highly recommend staying here. You can walk along the lake front walkway either looking at the great view of the lake and mountains or looking at the houses on the lake.. Great view and excellent hosts. Spa bath in the room. Plunge pool. Excellent heating system.

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linashao, Owner at Clearwater Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tricia: Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure to host you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with its own private spa pool and all our facilities. We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Kind regards, Lina More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Loved it again,,, very friendly manager,,,, very pleasant stay,,,loved being near the walkway along the lakefront and watching the cyclists, walkers, runners and swans go by, have stayed here before and hope to be back and stay here again.......

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linashao, Owner at Clearwater Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Denise & Ian, thanks for your time to write a review. we are pleased that you had a wonderful long weekend with us. we are looking forward to see you again in the near future. Regards, Lina More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My partner and myself stayed in an upstairs lakefront room and had a fantastic time. It felt like we were staying on a boat the lake is so close. We had stunning views across the lake to snow covered mt Ruapehu. The room was very large, modern, clean and very well equipped, with tons of towels, lots of good free... More 

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linashao, Owner at Clearwater Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Katerina: thanks for your time to write a review. it was nice meeting you and your partner, and we were pleased you enjoyed your staying with our lodge. we are looking forward to see you again next time while you are in Taupo. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The lakeside location was amazing. The free wifi was fast. Extremely helpful staffs gave us a lot of suggestions about traveling in Taupo. It has everything you could possibly want in a place to stay, so could not have asked for more. Highly recommend!

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linashao, Owner at Clearwater Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your time to write the review. we are pleased that you enjoyed your staying with us. Hopefully you had a good ride on the Rapids Jet...we are looking forward to see you again. regards, Lina More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Great location with the Taupo lake just outside your window! Excellent views! Hosts are nice, friendly and helpful. Great services. Rooms are tidy and clean. In room spa and pool provided great leisure time. We definitely will come back again and high recommend to everyone.

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linashao, Owner at Clearwater Motor Lodge, responded to this review

we are pleased that you enjoyed our accommodation, facility and services... thanks for your time to write a review. Looking forward to see you in the near future. Regards, Lina More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Good value family room and views were excellent. Spa bath in room a bit odd and heater thermostat a bit temperamental but otherwise a great trip with the family and very friendly hosts. Would recommend

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Place is very tidy and clean. Sufficient room size to sleep 4 adults plus one or two kids. Good water pressure and nice view from the room. Lina and Neil are very nice host and very informative about the area and are someone that would go extra miles for the customers. We had a nice time there and will be... More 

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linashao, Owner at Clearwater Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Zhou, thanks for your time to write the review. we were enjoyed meeting and chatting with your family. we are pleased that you had a good time with us. looking forward to see you again. Regards from lina and Neil More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Very neat , tidy , clean rooms. Things well placed and friendly service. My family will use this hotel again. Good part no crossing of road required to be on the lakefront. My kids enjoyed thermal pool as well. Even we were allowed couple extra checkout time

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linashao, Owner at Clearwater Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ravi, we pleased that you and your family both had a good time at our lodge. It was very nice meeting and talking with you and your wife. looking forward to see you again in the future and Good Luck with your Motor Vehicles business! Regards from lina and Neil. More 

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the family suite on the top floor and were really impressed with the amazing lake view, spacious rooms and cleanliness. The hosts were lovely and made our stay extra special. We will be back as enjoyed our stay so much!

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linashao, Owner at Clearwater Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi sarah, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and your parents. we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. we are look forward to seeing you guys again soon. Kind regards, Lina More 

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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

After a long trip with 2 young boys we had a warm friendly welcome from the staff. The lodge was quiet, clean and perfect for the family, located by the lake and hot springs. The staff were super helpful and friendly! A great spot to stay with very reasonable rates!

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It was very nice to meet you and your family. we were pleased you and your family enjoyed staying with us. thanks for your time to write a review. looking forward to see you again in the future. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
LAKE EDGE TRANQUILITY Clearwater Motor Lodge offers quality accommodation situated right at the waters edge of lake Taupo. All 10 self-contained units provide king beds, in-room spa, kitchen facilities, TV/DVD, balcony or courtyard. 6 Of our Studios with unlimited lake & mountain views.Family units with same facilities, 2 single beds in separate bedroom. On-site Thermal plunge pool & BBQ. Quiet location Free on-site parking. Perfect for romantic couples ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clearwater Motor Lodge

Address: 229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $169 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Clearwater Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Clearwater Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#5 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#5 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#15 Family Hotel in Taupo
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“Ask for view over lake”
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