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52 on Rifle Motel

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Front of property
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool loungers
Two Bedroom with Lake View | Balcony

Overview of 52 on Rifle Motel

52 on Rifle Motel

3.5 star property
3.5-star motel in Taupo

9.2/10 Superb

178 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
The price is NZ$300
Price available on 12/12/2022
52 Rifle Range Road, Taupo, 3330
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Arcade/games room
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 8 min drive


  • Zest Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Rose on Roberts - 7 min walk
  • Plateau - 10 min walk
  • Cafe Baku - 10 min walk
  • Indian Delights - 12 min walk

About this property

52 on Rifle Motel

A great choice for a stay in Taupo, 52 on Rifle Motel is only 4.4 mi (7 km) from the airport. Guests can enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool, and hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking are nearby. The comfortable beds and helpful staff 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
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 7:00 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

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Trampoline

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Marina nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 per cent

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from October to May

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

52 Rifle Motel Taupo
52 Rifle Motel
52 Rifle Taupo
52 on Rifle Motel Motel
52 on Rifle Motel Taupo
52 on Rifle Motel Motel Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Does 52 on Rifle Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, 52 on Rifle 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 52 on Rifle Motel?
As of 6 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at 52 on Rifle Motel on 12 December 2022 start from NZ$300, 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 52 on Rifle Motel?
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 52 on Rifle Motel?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at 52 on Rifle Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at 52 on Rifle Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at 52 on Rifle Motel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at 52 on Rifle Motel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as fishing, hiking and horse riding. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool, an arcade and a picnic area. 52 on Rifle Motel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near 52 on Rifle Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rose on Roberts (7-min walk), Plateau (10-min walk) and Cafe Baku (10-min walk).
What's the area around 52 on Rifle Motel like?
52 on Rifle Motel is a short 7-minute walk from Lake Taupo and 18 minutes' walk from Taupo Museum and Art Gallery. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Property was fine for our intended purpose although is starting to get a little dated.
Ian, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We enjoyed our stay, and our refurbished room looked nice. BUT - It was not finished and some of the finish was poor. Once you noticed 2-3 things you couldn't help but noticing more. For Example -Paint splashes on towel rails and on walls. Bedside lamps that you could not plug in, missing curtains (Vis a vis Trying to get a 3yr old to sleep in a sunlit room). Blinds with closers missing. Draw that would not open because probably wet paint had sealed it shut etc.... Room needed attention to detail - Not bad; Just 'Not Finished'. Everything worked that needed to work however. Grounds were more 'Motor Camp than Motel with alot of maintenance required. Owners need to do a bit more work to truely drag it out of the 80's. On a positive note, this would be a good place for families as it has a good central playground. Our daughter loved the trampoline.
John, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Recently renovated property and units. Also, friendly and efficient service. I would definitely stay again.
Mary, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

LORRAINE, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent value clean hotel conveniently located
Always a winner this excellent and well run, clean hotel. It is always my first choice in Taupo and doesn't disappoint. Close to the centre and other attractions but away from the crowds. Good easy parking, friendly staff who are nothing but helpful. Good value for money. Separate rooms from the kids. What more could one want?
marian, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

great facilities and location
great central location, comfortable unit. good facilities provided ie table tennis, pool table, spa pool. will definitely stay again
2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The unit was nice and cosy when we arrived very late at night.The beds were very comfy. We found the shower box to be extremely slippery and so one of the party did not shopwer for fear of falling. No hand holds to help this fear and maybe a non slippery mat as an extra precaution.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Well cared for
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

We liked the location and value for money. We felt the second bedroom was a tight squeeze with the twin bedding configuration as the door could not shut unless the beds were moved.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great hosts . Very welcoming and accommodating. Great location
3-night family trip
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