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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely little place with lovely sized rooms set just off state hi-way one so nice and quiet. Rooms have everything needed and.was clean and tidy bed was super comfortable which isnt the norm for hotel/motels. If there was 1 complaint and it would be a personal choice one the water pressure in.shower is no where near as good as at...

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Colin, honestly, without customers like you, it's impossible I can make it as lovely as you said, thank you so much! Rhett

Poznan, Poland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Judges Pool motel for two days. The motel has everything you need , location is perfect, rooms clean and comfortable. What is most important, hosts are more than friendly, kind and so helpful. Stella and his husband not only showed us maps and recommended us activities, but also helped us very much after Tongariro Alpine Crossing....

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Piotr, it's our great pleasure knowing you had an enjoyable stay! Thank you for your kind comments, Stella

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and very nice place to stay in Turangi. Its a few meters away from a bush walk and the Turangi river. Its also close to New World which makes it easy for people who forgot or prefer to get their supplies at reasonable prices. I think theres a pub close by as well. The room wasnt really modern...

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Thank you, Uyshi. "Very nice and affordable" -- without customers like you, this is impossible! Have a safe and happy trip, Stella

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here when I came to visit my daughter for the weekend. We were greeted warmly and our hosts ensured we had everything we needed. The one bedroom room was modern, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The bed was so comfortable, I struggled to get of bed in the morning. There was a small deck at the...

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

What a pleasure reading your comments! Thank you, Stella

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top hotels could learn a thing or two about how to clean from this place. Whilst the facilities are good what really stands out is the cleanliness! Hosts are very friendly and welcoming. Nothing is too much to ask!

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Your comments is my bonus! Thank you so much, Stella

Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed at the judges Pool motel for four days and we were lucky enough to feel realy at home. The host welcomed us with our dutch flag and showed us our cosy appartement. After our activities in Turangi, we were able to cook. That was realy great. Thanks for the lovely stay and the wonderful little present.😊

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

"... a great motel" -- Frieda, customers like you make it such a place! Thank you very much, Stella

Maleny, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Turangi is all about trout fishing which we're not into but that didn't matter because this is a nicely renovated, clean comfortable motel with friendly hosts suitable for anyone. However, if you were into fishing you'd have a well maintained area for cleaning fish, a large bbq area with what looked like a fish smoker and an area outside each...

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, will you try next time? ;-) Stella

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Very cute family owned motel, they didn't even mind at all that we showed up really late at night and was unable to call ahead (a huge faux pas, oops >_<). Very friendly, knowledgeable staff, showed us maps and helped us plan our day. Our rooms were also very pleasant - stoves and cutlery and all assortments of things you'd...

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

What a day reading such beautiful comment in an early morning! It's our great pleasure knowing you enjoy your stay at Judges Pool Motel, thank you and have a good trip! Rhett

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stayed in a two bedroom unit. Staff greeted us warmly as soon as we arrived but left us to enjoy our stay once we'd checked in (we had prepaid). Everything was clean & tidy. Thought it would be an issue not to have an oven but we managed more than fine with the 4 stovetop elements & the electric...

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JudgesPoolMotel, Owner at Judges Pool Motel, responded to this review

It's our great pleasure knowing you enjoyed your stay at Judges Pool Motel. I should have told you we have portable oven, next time. Thank you, Rhett

Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

How good would any guy look that told his father inlaw(here to visit from south africa) he sorted accomodation for the weekend(booked a month in advance) and the to find out that they quoted for two(2) nights but just booked for one!!!!(we confirmed for the two nights a week before and on the same day) Then if thats not enough....try...

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Firstly, I know you were unhappy, for whatever reason, I hope you are cheered up now! Secondly, let me thank you for staying at Judges Pool Motel. Thirdly, we welcome customers from all over the world and welcome they stay long! We learnt from what happened, now, when booking on phone, we txt below message to the customer: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name:...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2014. Just a stone's throw from the world-renowned Tongariro River at the southern end of Lake Taupo, Judges Pool Motel offers comfortable, quiet place to stay. Stroll to the river pools to fish for big Rainbow and Brown Trout or venture to the nearby Tongariro National Park with its alpine walks and ski fields. Judges Pool Motel provides the perfect base for your activities or the ideal stopover with no traffic noise on your travels, with affordable family accommodation in our fully self-contained units. We're one of the area's most popular motels and the owners-operators Stella and Rhett have a wealth of local knowledge to share with you. . All Units Serviced Daily . Free Unlimited WIFI . Heat Pumps / Air Conditioning . Laundry and a Drying Room . Undercover BBQ Area ... more   less 

Additional Information about Judges Pool Motel

Address: 92 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $106 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Judges Pool Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“One bed room apartments ar well equiped.”
 of 5 bubbles 597fab50, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It is close to the supermarket and activity centres. Beautiful nature and birdlife around the motel”
 of 5 bubbles 537friedal, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms were fantastic. the owners told us that the pool in town was warm and cheap and the town to the west had cheap hot springs.”
 of 5 bubbles 926cm, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Small site - All good”
 of 5 bubbles 1traveller2013, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
“One bed rooms with extra beds in the lounge area. Two other units with 2 separate bed rooms and additional sleeping.”
 of 5 bubbles chriseM5478BF, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
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