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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just the loveliest motel. Such great value for money. Very clean and comfortable. The service was excellent as we arrived after closing time of their office but he still opened up for us so we really appreciated that. Lovely warm unit and very handy position. The owner was also very helpful as we had a trailer on and showed where... More 

Thank Marianne W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
321 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not have a booking arrived later in the day, offered room with bath $155, But was under stairs no view and very clastrophic, so took a view apartment At $170.00 special rate, this was lovely with a bath and view, so the old saying throw money at it and it works. Facilities were starce, toaster and jug which has... More 

Thank Havefun830
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were stopping in Taupo for 2 nights on route to Auckland, and liked the look of the complex so called in to check availability of a room. We had a lovely room with view of the lake right across the road. Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff.

Thank paulaj0an
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a must for families and businessman alike. I have stayed here a number of times for business and pleasure. There is a wide range of rooms, and the amenities rival that of some of the larger hotels. There is a welcomed sauna and spa after long day to enjoy, or an indoor swimming pool to relax. I strongly... More 

Thank Martin D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Spent 1 night here with our daughter who is working in NZ, pleasant staff, very clean rooms (22) perfect for what we wanted it for, good shower, ticked all the boxes, 30yds from the Lake side, no grumbles, the local area has lots to do, eat and drink. Recommended and will stay again when/if we go back.

Thank TheNewVoyager
gmgkc2, Owner at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

thanks for staying with us and we do hope you come back again. Kind regards Gerard & Moe More 

Matamata, New Zealand
Level Contributor
71 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the Absolute Lakeview in Taupo as we were able to bring our dog with us. Although the rooms aren't luxury they are homely and tidy enough. The location is a short walk into town which is favourable if you are happy walking rather than finding a car park

Thank CPLOsborne
gmgkc2, Owner at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

Thanks and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here. We are constantly working on cleaning this whole complex to a better level. We do hope to see you again. Kind regards Gerard & Moe More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The name is a misnomer as there was no way I could see the lake from my unit however it was very clean and a shower that just about pierced your skin so good was the pressure. Owner was very courteous and welcoming. The pool & spa looked nice. There is a load of local information in the directory re;... More 

1 Thank mcalpine
gmgkc2, Owner at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

I agree with the name as a misnomer. Working on promoting the motel for it's location which I believe is excellent. The views are minimal from the lake view studios and a few other standard studios. If you do visit again please mention this email dialogue we had. take care Kind regards Gerard & Moe More 

Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The location is great within walking distance to most things. We booked a spa studio, the room was tired and the spa had maybe one or two bubbles so hardly a spa bath. We were right down the back so had no view of anything. Probably wouldn't stay again as it was quite expensive for what is was.

Thank _phillygibson
Gerard M, マネージャー at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We have two spa units one with a view and the unit you stayed in which doesn't have a view. We agree with the tiredness of this place-that is one reason why we bought: we are improving this aspect. Also, location here is superb. Hopefully if you do want to try again, call me for a... More 

Voesendorf, Austria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2016

At 5. of March I finished the Ironman NZ in Taupo. Two days before we looked for a hotel near the event and find the Absolute Lake View Motel. We were very happy that we could get the last room. It was a good decision, the motel was near by the Ironman event approximately 700m, so it was ideal for... More 

1 Thank ultrafastfreddy
Gerard M, Owner at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for that review. Hope your knee and body recovered from that effort of completing the ironman. We enjoyed the ironman week enormously here and look forward to supporting all again next year. We had athletes from Austria, Japan, England, New Zealand and all were a pleasure to host here. Location is our strong point here however as new motel... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We stayed 2 nights (2adults, 1 child). Room was a bit of a tight squeeze. A queen bed and a single. The kitchen space was good and we had a small dining table. Unfortunately everything was stocked for only 2 people - all the crockery/cutlery, even the dining area only had 2 chairs! Our room was directly opposite the swimming... More 

1 Thank Kirstin B
gmgkc2, マネージャー at Absolute Lake View Motel, responded to this review

Hi thanks for those comments-much appreciated. We are new here and just getting organized step by step. I usually have the pool closed at 9, your night must have been a bit later - sorry about that. Just today-after 3 months-we've changed all the compendiums. In these, we ask our guests to tell us their views and have explained our... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Absolute Lake View Motel

Address: 58 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $131 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Absolute Lake View Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Absolute Lake View Hotel Taupo
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#10 Spa Hotel in Taupo
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“The rooms overlooking the lake offer breathe taking views.”
  • Absolute Lakeview Motel Lake views
 of 5 bubbles martindR9983QW, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Need to book an upstairs unit if you are wanting a view of the lake & mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles mcalpine, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Avoid being too close to the pool”
 of 5 bubbles KirstinB660, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room so you get a view.”
 of 5 bubbles 361jenib, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Close to Lake”
 of 5 bubbles EmilyannNZ, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
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