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Le Chalet Suisse Motel

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good location, walking distance to the shop areas where you can find food and trinkets. It's also near the Taupo boat tour area. Overall the place is cosy enough. I got the 2 storey room with a great view and if there's one thing I love, it's the heater in the washroom, if you have coming out of a... More 

Thank Farah Y
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a stop over for a night on our way up to Auckland from Wellington, and were very happy with our room. Two floors, two bathrooms, very spacious, with a kitchenette and spa bath. Massive bed was very comfortable and waking up with a view over the lake was very nice. Friendly service, and a great overall experience. Only small... More 

Thank BeerFan34
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights in a two bedroom apartment. The location is very central, with a short walk to the main strip of restaurants and shops. It is also situated opposite Lake Taupo. The two bedrooms were upstairs and shared a toilet. There kitchen, lounge and bathroom were located downstairs. The bathroom also has a backdoor that leads outside.... More 

Thank Missjte21
Worthing, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice enough place albeit dated in kitchen area. Not enough towels, very creaky upstairs flooring. No power points near a mirror which is not helpful getting ready for a lady. Walls are paper thin and not ideal when the drunken louts next door find a singing competition a good idea from 0215-0430. I've woken tired and not happy after my... More 

Thank MistyW79
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for two nights. Even though our room was on the ground floor and facing the street, we loved the room very much. It was clean and neat. I like the room that separated the dining and sleeping area. Very cheerful host! I miss Lake Taupo! I wished I could stay longer... The only thing I dislike was... More 

Thank SGTracy
Auckland, New Zealand
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84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First night in very noisy outside noise with cars trucks and people. The windows are not double glazed so it is not good if you are a light sleeper. 5.40am there are trucks emptying bins so not happy with that. Sunny side of the building makes it very hot and luckily they have an air conditioning or it would have... More 

Thank Cam P
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While this is an older motel it is very clean and comfortable with hosts who are warm and friendly. The views are lovely and location close to the lake and shops. A short walk gets you to a select of restaurants. The only possible issue could be if you were unlucky and had noisy neighbors. The motel does mention this... More 

Thank Kym L
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I am a pretty seasoned traveller and unbiased and consider myself fair in all my appraisals. I have worked in the travel industry for over 15 years so have compiled a list of pros and cons from my perspective. We booked a two bedroom lakeview apartment and paid NZD175 for the night. Pros. 1. Location. Directly across the road from... More 

Thank Cardyff H
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, awesome lake views and an excellent room - fantastic! So good being so close to town but also with Lake Taupo right on the doorstep. The spa is great, the rooms are warm, bed is comfy and staff are really helpful - what more could you ask for!

Thank nicrennz
LeChaletSuisseTaupo, Owner at Le Chalet Suisse Motel, responded to this review

Dear Nicrennz, We are glad to hear that you had wonderful stay with us. The location indeed is unbeatable and it is indeed something which we do boast about. Thank you for such a great review and it will go a long way to assist other travellers with their decision when booking our motel for their stay here in Taupo.... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on our first family holiday since moving from the uk to new zealand. Our accommodation was on two floors and the bathroom was as soon as you walked into it, miles away from the bedrooms which was challenging with a 3.5 year old! It also had a double bed downstairs next to the kitchen and tv, but... More 

Thank nicolacrilly
LeChaletSuisseTaupo, Owner at Le Chalet Suisse Motel, responded to this review

Dear Nicolacrilly, Thank you for taking time to share your review of our property. We are puzzled to hear that there is no sofa in the room you stayed as all our rooms are furnished with at least one sofa. The Family 2 bedroom units are compact but value for the reasonable rate that is being charged. We do apologised... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located less than 100 metres from the lake and 3 minutes walk from restaurants, cafes, and shopping with a picturesque view of Lake Taupo and Mount Ruapehu from all guest rooms. Rooms include Studios (30sqm), 1 and 2 bedrooms (61sqm) with spa bath in some of the units and balcony on the first floor. Facility includes a heated spa pool, swimming pool, children's play area, BBQ facility, self-serviced launderette, and FREE WI-FI internet access throughout the motel. All rooms are fully self-contained. Seasonal, peak and special events rates apply. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Le Chalet Suisse Motel

Address: 3 Titiraupenga Street | PO Box 1381, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $134 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Chalet Suisse Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#3 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#6 Business Hotel in Taupo
#8 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#9 Family Hotel in Taupo
#16 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“lake view is best”
 of 5 bubbles Nata0419, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are a tall person I do not recommend this hotel as our bed was against a wall with an angled roof only a few inches above your head.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsBrannolte, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I found deluxe 1-bedroom not functional (lots is space in the wrong places). Rooms directly facing the lake are noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles nataliaa324, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Family Two-Bedroom Apartment with Lake View”
 of 5 bubbles MohamedAlJilani, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“One bed apartment well worth it, fully equipped and totally relaxing”
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