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Clearwater Motor Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
229 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

3.5-star beachfront motel with outdoor pool, near Lake Taupo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 239 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Great wellness & sports facilities

Clearwater Motor Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$152
  • 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
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 10 min walk
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 16 min walk
  • Three Mile Bay - 22 min walk
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 37 min walk
  • Barbary - 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.

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 deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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.

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.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.0 From 113 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great location on the water
We highly commend the owners for maintaining a clean, comfortable facility and for keeping guests' comfort at the fore of their efforts. On the first night of our 2-night stay we tried to use the air conditioner but it began to drip water almost immediately. When we mentioned this to the owners the next morning, they immediately came to look at it, and made arrangements for a maintenance company to fix it. By the afternoon it was fixed, and the owner generously brought us a bottle of wine for the inconvenience the situation had caused! The view from our room over Lake Taupo was wonderful, as was the patio to sit out and enjoy the scenery. The motel is situated a little further from the town centre than we had expected (we thought we could walk into town, and did so once, but drove the other times), but is still very accessible by car to town and to the attractions in the area. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to others.
caOther trip
Good 6.0
Close to the Lake
Very disappointed with the Cleaning and Servicing of the room. Folded duvet / pull up at the end of the bed was stained - the dish brush was dirty , should have been thrown out weeks ago. The coffee plunger was in a bad state of repair and like the dish brush should have been thrown out weeks ago. The first day the bathroom shower gel, hair wash/ conditioner, and hand soap were there but were never replenished during our three day stay. Believe this accommodation to be closer to a 3 Star not a 4+Star rating
MJKJ, auOther trip
Very good 8.0
On our arrival we could not communicate with the lady at the desk as she did not speak english. She phoned up a person who told us what room to go to a bad start. The room was advertised as all meals included. But no breakfast arrived. We were told this was a error made by their overseas listing company.. disappointed with this we made our own way to the room. When we got there we were amazed at the quality warmth and view of the apartment. All our disappointment disappeared. This place is fantastic we loved it .
auOther 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, 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, nzOther trip

Clearwater Motor Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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