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Colonial Lodge Motel

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Superior Studio Suite, Jetted Tub | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub | Living area | 50-inch Smart TV with satellite channels, TV, Netflix
50-inch Smart TV with satellite channels, TV, Netflix
Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Colonial Lodge Motel

Colonial Lodge Motel

4-star property
Upmarket motel on lake in Taupo

8.6/10 Fabulous

264 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is NZ$238
Price available on 07/02/2023
134 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Taupo

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive


  • The Brantry Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • Espresso Cove - 13 min walk
  • Zest Cafe - 13 min walk
  • Rose on Roberts - 16 min walk
  • Cafe Baku - 17 min walk

About this property

Colonial Lodge Motel

A great choice for a stay in Taupo, Colonial Lodge Motel is only 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the airport. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upmarket motel include fridges and microwaves. The convenient parking and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Skiing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage


  • Built in 2002
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

What to enjoy

  • Private hot tub

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 15 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These 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 and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Colonial Lodge Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Colonial Lodge Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Colonial Lodge Motel?
As of 27 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Colonial Lodge Motel on 7 February 2023 start from NZ$238, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Colonial Lodge Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Colonial Lodge Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Colonial Lodge Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Colonial Lodge Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Colonial Lodge Motel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as skiing. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Colonial Lodge Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Brantry Restaurant (11-min walk), Espresso Cove (13-min walk) and Zest Cafe (13-min walk).
Does Colonial Lodge Motel have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a private hot tub and a jetted bath.
Does Colonial Lodge Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes cookware, a fridge and a microwave.
What's the area around Colonial Lodge Motel like?
Colonial Lodge Motel is in the heart of Taupo, a short 2-minute walk from Lake Taupo. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Neil and Anthony were welcoming and gracious hosts, the hotel is across from the beach on lovely Lake Taupo, and the room was nice and comfy. The parking was free but pretty tight and required some fancy parking skills. Great value. Lovely spot.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Salim, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Trevor C, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Waterfront, nice and clean property.
Himani, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our unit was quiet, clean and spacious. Great motel location. The hosts are welcoming and accommodating, we would stay here again.
Nicole, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dion, 1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Comfortable & clean. Good location. Friendly staff and very helpful.
Dillz, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Great service and friendly people. Comfortable beds and lovely towels. Dated bathroom and average kitchen.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great hosts and location. Small and simple but good value for money. Nice and clean. No road noise. The owners were so friendly and helpful. The room was cosy and warm.
3-night trip with friends
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