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The Lake Motel

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Classic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Garden View | Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
1960's Suite | Terrace/patio
Unit #4 - The Studio | Terrace/patio
1960's Suite | Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Unit #5 - The Courtyard | View from room

Overview of The Lake Motel

The Lake Motel

3.5 star property
Suburban motel in Taupo

9.4/10 Exceptional

199 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
The price is NZ$148
Price available on 24/04/2023
63 Mere Road, Taupo, 0330

Guests rated this location 7.6/10 - Good

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive


  • McDonald's - 20 min walk
  • Taste Cafe - 2 min drive
  • Dixie Brown's - 2 min drive
  • Zest Deli Cafe - 12 min walk
  • Wild Bean Cafe - 2 min drive

About this property

The Lake Motel

A great choice for a stay in Taupo, The Lake Motel is only 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the airport. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking. Free bike rentals and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. The comfortable beds and WiFi get good marks from fellow travellers.



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
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

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


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Skiing lessons nearby
  • Segway hire/tours nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Hot springs nearby
  • Marina nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free bike hire


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 15.0 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 15 per accommodation, per stay

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.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Lake Motel Taupo
The Lake Motel Motel
The Lake Motel Taupo
The Lake Motel Motel Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Does The Lake Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Lake 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 The Lake Motel?
As of 30 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Lake Motel on 24 April 2023 start from NZ$148, 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 The Lake Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Lake Motel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of NZD 15 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Lake Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Lake Motel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Lake Motel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs and segway hire. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

A Great Stay at the Lake Motel
Easy check in, very helpful staff. Lovely furnished and very clean. Everything you could ask for. A++
Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Really enjoyed our stay. Friendly knowledgable hosts and comfortable clean well equipped unit.
Jillian, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Thanks for the great hospitality. It is at good location. Very helpful and friendly. Hope you enjoy the pinot gris.
Chee, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

philip, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Julia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely retro suites in a small motel format a short 2 blocks walk to the shores of Lake Taupo in an upscale residential neighborhood. Spacious and clean, we used the kitchenette for breakfast and once for lunch. We also were able to do some laundry on site. Great hosts & staff.
John, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What's Not To Like
A 1960s/70s retro look that they must keep under any circumstances - great character, quiet location ... what's not to like
Derek, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a great hotel. Very clean, spacious and was attentive to all our needs. Would definitely stay again if the need arose.
Steven, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable spacious apartment and well located
A very pleasant stay in a spacious unit with just about everything you'd want e.g., channels and apps on the smart TV, plunger coffee and comfortable bed
DAVID J, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stewart, 2-night trip
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