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Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tried to book Creel Lodge the last time we went to Turangi but they were fully booked and this time we succeed to book 3 nights there and it was just gorgeous to be there. It's a heaven for all anglers out there (my husband is one of them). The lodge was comfy and big enough for 2 adults...

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Atlanta
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I chose Turangi as my home base for hiking the Alpine Crossing....it's closer than Taupo. I'm so glad I chose Creel Lodge....the whole place is adorable. Very comfortable, quaint and cozy. The grounds were lovely. The kitchen had everything I needed. The best part, however, were the husband and wife owners. They were so nice and helpful. They helped me...

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The Woodlands, TX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turangi is a very small fishing town. We stayed two nights wanting to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on Saturday and recover at the lodge on Sunday. Neither of us are fisherman so wouldn’t choose the town if not for the Crossing. However, we were pleasantly surprised that Creel Lodge had a very nice and relaxing feel to it. It...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked 2 nights in this hotel, and had a car accident right after booking, on the way to the hotel. I called them immediately and asked them to cancel (I had just booked!), and they refused that to me. I had to pay the 2 nights even though I had no car to join the hotel. I understand the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous accommodation. A one bedroom apt that feels like a cottage. Beautiful landscaping all around. Exceptionally clean. Great home base for the alpine crossing, and the volcanic loop drive. Backs onto the Tongariro River, where there is a river walk. Coin laundry available. Really close to groceries. BBQ right outside the door.

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chicago, illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a pleasant and pretty location for cabins of various configurations. The gardens are lovely, and back up to the river. A pathway runs along the riverside. We reserved a one bedroom executive suite which was closest to the road, but it was still quiet and surrounded by beautiful foliage. The suite was spotless and comfortable. While there...

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Thank spotdog
Reviewed 2 November 2016

One of the most delightful places to stay when in New Zealand, the Creel Lodge is a hidden gem on the banks of the Tongariro - renowned among the world's finest trout streams - with beautiful gardens, cosy cabins and a warm, hospitable atmosphere. We have stayed there many times over the years and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. The...

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Thank Julian C
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place was amazing. Great cabin, BBQ, walkway to riverside. Great little cafe and tackle shop to buy all your fishing requirements. The bush setting is tranquil. A great place to "get away from it all". Highly recommend.

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Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

While we didn't arrive until late our unit is cool and has a great garden setting. Very quiet and good rooms and size. The BBQ area looks great and I could see a fantastic summer evening with a few beers and bbq after a days fishing

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Parksville, BC
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was our first stay at Creel Lodge and we were very impressed. The buildings are a little dated, but the room was clean, comfortable and had everything that we needed. The setting is perfect - close to the highway, yet quiet and peaceful. Being able to walk out the back gate onto the river pathway was an added bonus....

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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Creel Lodge - Peaceful and quiet away from the main highway, private river access. Tired of travelling? Then visit this oasis on the central plateau, 15 minutes from the Tongariro Crossing. Inspection welcomed. Have a safe journey. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Creel Lodge Motel

Address: 183 Taupahi Road | Waikato, Turangi 3444, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $130 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Creel Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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