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1 room, 2 adults

Colonial Lodge Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

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134 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

Upscale motel within easy reach of Lake Taupo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Excellent location and a good comfortable room. Nothing fancy but I wasn’t expecting it…Feb 26, 2020
  • Motel is tired & needs a makeover Feb 2, 2020

Colonial Lodge Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$250
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub
  • Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub, Partial Lake View

What’s around Colonial Lodge Motel, Taupo, New Zealand


  • Heart of Taupo
  • Lake Taupo - 2 min walk
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 29 min walk
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 23 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 24 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 25 min walk
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 26 min walk
  • Three Mile Bay - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests are required to contact the hotel in advance if arriving outside of normal check-in hours.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Ski storage
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 2002
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Private spa tub
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 49-inch Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Colonial Lodge Motel, Taupo, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Colonial Lodge Motel
  • Colonial Lodge Motel Motel Taupo
  • Colonial Lodge Motel Taupo
  • Colonial Taupo
  • Colonial Lodge Motel Motel
  • Colonial Lodge Motel Taupo


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 15 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Colonial Lodge Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

  • Does Colonial Lodge Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Colonial Lodge Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Colonial Lodge Motel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Colonial Lodge Motel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Colonial Lodge Motel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 53 reviews

Very good 8.0
Lovely staff, room a little tired but clean and tidy.
Daniel, nz1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
great time
great help from the hotel owners
nz3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location by the beach
Service and room was Great 😃😎👍 Parking a bit limited but lots across the way in front of the beach.
Terry, nz1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely friendly people running the motel. Had everything we needed for our stay
Rachael, nz2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Marathon weekend accomodation
We stayed for two nights in a one bedroom unit. There was a double bed in the bedroom, two singles in the lounge area. The unit was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. There was a heat pump in the lounge which kept the room warm, also in the kitchen area there was a powerpoint with USB charging facility which was handy. And a big TV! Not too far a walk into town - under 2km - and restaurants easily within walking distance. Check in/check out easy, the Host was lovely, very approachable, and had some good chats! Parking could potentially be a bit tight,and I see some reviews have commented on this, but we have a big car and had no issues at all. I'd stay here again.
Amanda, nz2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Check in was a breeze . we were given a map and lots of information about the area of which we did all things that were suggested and had a wonderful time. Even a small local restaurant that served great food at local prices..The motel is right on the lake unfortunately for us it rained most of the time but Im sure the views would have been amazing. It was a very comfortable stay.
Kim, nz2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Not Nice Motel
Paid $300.00 per night. Woke up to cockroaches in the bedroom. Next day there were ants and horrible trout flies. Owners said because we left our window open with lights on but it was 29 degrees. Left a day early due to too many bugs. Wondering about bed mites as well?????
Jason, nz4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Enjoyable stay
Hosts most welcoming and provided great information regarding sightseeing. Room clean and comfy
Genevieve, au3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
It was very enjoyable The staff is very friendly and helpful
Terezia, au5 night romance trip

Colonial Lodge Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

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