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Clearwater Motor Lodge

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Studio (First Floor) | Premium bedding, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds
On the beach
On the beach
Outdoor pool
Studio (Beach Level) | View from room

Overview of Clearwater Motor Lodge

Clearwater Motor Lodge

3.5 star property
3.5-star beachfront motel in Taupo with outdoor pool

9.0/10 Superb

196 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
229 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
For families
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Waipahihi

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 5 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • McDonald's - 4 min drive
  • Taste Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Two Mile Bay Sailing Club - 14 min walk
  • Dixie Brown's - 3 min drive
  • The Fish Box - 2 min drive

About this property

Clearwater Motor Lodge

Clearwater Motor Lodge is only 3.1 mi (5 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available on request) for NZD 25 per person one-way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and the hot tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences at this Mediterranean motel include fridges and microwaves. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

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

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9 AM
  • BBQs
  • Room service

What to do

  • On the beach


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Hot tub


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 35-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Cleaning supplies

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 18 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 15 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 30 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 3 and 18 costs NZD 25 (one-way)

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; 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 sanitiser.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an 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.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Clearwater Motor Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Clearwater Motor Lodge and nearby?
Clearwater Motor Lodge has an outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Does Clearwater Motor Lodge have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a jetted bath.
Does Clearwater Motor Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes an espresso maker, a coffee maker and a toaster.
Does Clearwater Motor Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Clearwater Motor Lodge like?
Clearwater Motor Lodge is in Waipahihi, a short 5-minute drive from Taupo (TUO) and 17 minutes' walk from Taupo Hot Springs. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Very clean. Beautiful view.
June, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We arrived to a lovely warm room (thermally heated) which is good in winter. Well set up, comfortable bed and spa bath. View over the lake was what I wanted. We'll appointed. Stepped out of the property onto the lakeside walkway.
Wendy, 1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Room was very warm due to thermal heat under the foundations, perfect in mid winter a little too warm for late Sept. air con works well. Plumbing quite noisy from rooms close by.
Susan, 3-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

View - amazing!!!
Claire, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and well appointed – great place to stay and relax – loved it
Lisa, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Service was terrible
Staff were extremely hard to communicate with and we’re very accomodating.
Letitia, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great room, excellent views of lake, friendly staff.
1-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Def recommended
Very happy with the service and the room, thank you. Very clean, modern decoration with everything you need. Great shower pressure too. Only slight negative was that we ordered a cooked breakfast and it arrived almost cold. Otherwise loved it thank you!!
Christie, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The views. The spa pool
2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review