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Karon, Thailand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed here this past weekend for the Taupo half marathon. On arrival I was greeted in a really friendly and efficient manner. My room was warm, comfy bed and great kitchen facilities for the price. Best of all, when there was a small hiccup in the room I initially paid for, a generous solution was promptly found. Great stay

Thank stacey m
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Advertised with a heated swimming pool that is not heated (except over Winter whatever that is and has no water in it. Rooms that do not have enough plugs under the bed for the Electric Blanket and the lamps and then wobble badly when you change things over - Not safe Microwaves that do not fit the available space so... More 

1 Thank RabbitNZ21

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Waiuku, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Very misleading pool pics look awesome and clean which couldnt be further from the truth and quite scumy also unit lounge couldnt fit us and our 3 kids in there..wouldnt come back not good value only good thing was distance to town!

Thank Misstinashaal
Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Nice unit. Reasonable size room with good size bathroom, small kitchenette and enough space in the room for bags. Room looked good on entry but nothing flash. Could hear the nightclubs and pubs very clearly from the room but did not bother us. Not the best nights sleep though as bed was a little hard and had some roll together.... More 

Thank Lincoln A
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Description of this motel is very misleading. 90% of rooms do not have a lake view. The private deck advertised on booking.com was shared by four other rooms. The beds were clean and comfortable but on the whole it is a shabby and tired motel with cracked tiles, light fittings full of dead insects and broken fittings. We were kept... More 

Thank Susan F
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We stayed at absolute for 5 nights and had the most amazing time. The service was fantastic and we were treated to in room massages and facials. The rooms were clean and the view was incredible. we will be back next year!

1 Thank Ellie_Jane_12
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

For such a poor excuse of a motel. Granted it is a cheap place to stay, but there should be a level of standard to adhere to. Mismatch fittings, old mattresses, poor CRT. It looks like someone has acquired some rooms and thrown in whatever furniture they can find. The images I will upload speak for themselves. Stay away...

1 Thank lukeandjoW
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

This would be one of the poorer motels I have stayed in. It was adequate but not very appealing. The tiles in the kitchen were crackled and dirty, the bathroom was poorly Laid out, I'm not a fan of the sink in the toilet, and it was in poor repair. The pool and the sauna was good and it was... More 

Thank Evan M
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

We paid $185 for a lake view room in this motel - the most expensive place we stayed during our 2 week trip in New Zealand (and that included harbour view suites in Auckland). The room did have a lake view of sorts (over rooftops, carpark etc), but no outdoor space to enjoy the view from - just dirty windows.... More 

Thank renontheroad
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Great central location in Taupo and very positive friendly greeting upon arrival. Rooms lovely and clean and the view of the lake is great. The pic I took on my phone does not do it justice. Room very clean and comfortable. The lake view does mean you are on the main drag but it is a lot quieter since the... More 

Thank ThinkRight

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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
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Taupo
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“The rooms overlooking the lake offer breathe taking views.”
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 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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