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1 room, 2 adults

Clearwater Motor Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

3.5-starThis property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • On beach
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
229 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

3.5-star beachfront motel with outdoor pool, near Lake Taupo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
    • On beach
    • DVD player
    • Microwave
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  • Very friendly hosts. Willingness to make my stay comfortable. Offers were made to make…Jan 21, 2020
  • Very nice room with a great view of the lake and mountain. Spa was lovely too, wish we…Sep 9, 2019

Clearwater Motor Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$166
  • Studio (First Floor)
  • Studio (Beach Level)
  • Studio/Family Beach Level
  • Comfort Studio, 1 King Bed, Partial Lake View

What’s around Clearwater Motor Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand


  • On the beach
  • Lake Taupo - 5 min walk
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 16 min walk
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 10 min walk
  • Three Mile Bay - 22 min walk
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 37 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 38 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 6 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Private spa tub
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 35-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Clearwater Motor Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Clearwater Motor Lodge
  • Clearwater Motor Lodge Motel Taupo
  • Clearwater Motor Lodge Taupo
  • Clearwater Motor Taupo
  • Clearwater Hotel Taupo
  • Clearwater Motor Lodge Motel
  • Clearwater Motor Lodge Taupo


This property does not have elevators.

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

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; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 18 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 12.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 18 costs NZD 25 (one-way)

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 Clearwater Motor Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

  • Is parking offered at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Clearwater Motor Lodge?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM on request. The charge is NZD 25 per person one-way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 119 reviews

Very good 8.0
All good
All good close location to toen
Mark, nz1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent quiet and clean
Doug, nz1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Lake view motel
A pleasant motel overlooking the Lake. Woken early by plumbing noise tho' & we needed to use the additional electric heater as the unit was cold. Friendly staff.
Rosemary, nz1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
A brilliant, well maintained lake front property w
We enjoyed our stay at Clearwater. However, when booking, it will pay to ensure that what you get is what you expect. What we wanted was absolute lakefront...only the walkway in front and fabulous views as per the images on the booking site. When we arrived the hostess explained that what we had was NOT as per the photo on our booking but a 'partial' view... we chose to pay a nominal surcharge to get what we expected with no regrets.
ALAN J, nz1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
very good very quiet and spacious
george, nz2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
A nice accomodation.
Ursula, nz2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice. Nothing special but pleasant
The staff was very helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. Right on the lake. Joggers, swans and lake to enjoy. Dinning required a car trip into Taupo where there was a lot of choices. The air conditioner could have worked better. Kitchenette well supplied and clean. Grocery store abour 2 miles
Deborah, nz2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay ,great people ,
Really warm units after a big day at the shoe fair
Patricia, nz2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Weekend retreat
Lovely relaxing 2 day stay, lake front unit was awesome
Angela, nzRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beachfront, big spa! Great for couples.
The modern, 'house' looking frontage and small reception area doesn't really shout 'accommodation' from the road..but we liked that fact. The room we had was lovely and clean with a fantastic outlook over the lake. The bed was comfy and the room was extremely clean. The large spa bath was a bit dated looking but did the trick and the air conditioning was welcome (it was a necessity actually given the warmth created from being in a thermal area). We would definitely stay again and highly recommend it to those who don't want/need a hotel with more facilities like a restaurant, gym etc.
Ian, nzRomance trip

Clearwater Motor Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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