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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very greatful of this place as our last minute booking at another place was unsuccessful. After calling around the lovely gentlemen at reception was able to accommodate us. Nice spacious room, super comfy beds and kitchen facilities a bonus. Parking on site always a winner. Perfect for a stop over stay or even a few days stay.

Thank MatranaiE
Whitianga, New Zealand
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39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights, with a group of people, in a 1 bedroom unit. The Maori lady in the office was very nice and friendly, but thats where it ends. The spa was not working and the playground was old and tired. The unit it self was not very clean when we arrived, and the lights in the kitchen... More 

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We rented out a room that had a bedroom and a living room with another bed/Tv. The bed in the living room was horrible, however the queen bed in the main bedroom was okay. The kitchen was fully equipt with kitchen utensils and a microwave. It wasn't the best hotel we've stayed at, but it was fine! I would recommend... More 

Thank Stephanie P
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Had a rest night to carry on our trip to Wellington. Nice and quiet and central to town. Room nice and tidy and clean staff were very helpful and friendly. Good car parking spaces communal courtyard area.

Thank jarrod f
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

a little tired in places but clean and welcoming and good value for money. The staff we encountered were great, we were late arriving but it was no problem - the heater had been turned on and it felt great to finally stop moving and enjoy a warm, relaxed and comfortable environment.

Thank Murpy5
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Not high price. But wifi is very bad . Heater is not work,is killing me in a winter. The most horrible is we got 5 pp, but after 1pp finish shower, it got no more hot water for shower. Reception is nice, after we tell him, he try to help us. And he say we have to wait one hour... More 

Thank Yick T
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stayed for 2 nights and used as a base for travel between Wellington and Auckland. Obviously has not been updated since the 70's! Freezing cold inside with only 1 small heater for the unit which was not effective at all. Electric blanket was not working on main bed so had to sleep in clothes to try and stay warm. Toilet... More 

Thank 388soniag
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the motel to find stains on cushions. A used tampon on the floor in the toilet. and pubic hairs on toilet seat. Nothing looked like it was clean room smelt damp. Mould on the ceiling that had just been painted over and coming back through. Electric blanket had wires showing. Very poor condition. Although the receptionist didn't... More 

Thank russdamuss
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This motel has had it glory days and now, in its faded state a convenient cheap overnighter motel. The room needed refreshing. The room furniture felt as though it had been purchased as a job lot from the Warehouse with the room heated by a small, inadequate heater. The advantage is that the motel is close to the town centre... More 

Thank peperi
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The electric blanket is broken and dose not have heating system in the room. They only have little heater in living room Definitely not recommended for winter!! Fridge is not working, didn't clean the room at all and towels were not replaced with new one. I been to many motels and this was the worst motel ever!!

Thank Chris S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barcelona Motel is housed in a Mediterranean-style complex and features a private courtyard. A 5-minute walk from Taupo’s town centre, it offers free parking on site and free Wi-Fi access.Heated apartments have a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a stove and a microwave. There is a lounge area with sofa and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.Guests can enjoy a gas barbecue at the hotel’s private courtyard. Parking for boats and trailers are available.A cooked/continental breakfast can be enjoyed in the comfort of guests’ own rooms.Motel Barcelona is a 5-minute walk from Gascoinge Street Bus Depot and Tongariro Street, the main shopping street. Taupo Airport is a 10-minute drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barcelona Motel

Address: 21 Taniwha Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $90 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barcelona Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Barcelona Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Taupo
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“Stay on the top rooms as lower rooms hear everything above them, from taps going on and off, toilets flushing and people walking around.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwigal78, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Find a different motel all together”
 of 5 bubbles 388soniag, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Look at extras on offer eg Wi-Fi. Noise from rooms upstairs. Rates comparable but shop around as always.”
 of 5 bubbles TheSouvenirshop, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had a great room at the end reaches, quiet”
 of 5 bubbles PerthJenny, 12 Dec 2015 | Read review
“would not recommend”
 of 5 bubbles hamilton782, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
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