52 on Rifle Motel

3.5 star property
3.5-star motel in Taupo

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52 on Rifle Motel

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Two Bedroom with Lake View | View from room
Two Bedroom with Lake View | Balcony
One Bedroom | Living area
Two Bedroom with Lake View | Dining room

Overview of 52 on Rifle Motel



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
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
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Playground
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Two Bedroom with Lake View

  • 65 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Two Bedroom

  • 65 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds

One Bedroom

  • 60 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds

Three Bedroom

  • 85 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen Beds and 2 Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Taupo - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 8 min drive


  • Master of India - 12 min walk
  • Malabar Beyond India - 11 min walk
  • Southern Meat Kitchen - 12 min walk
  • Indian Delights - 14 min walk
  • McDonald's - 9 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.


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 8:00 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

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

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
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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.
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.
What's the area around 52 on Rifle Motel like?
52 on Rifle Motel is a short 18-minute walk from Taupo Museum and Art Gallery and 20 minutes' walk from Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great management, clean and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone heading to taupo
Nick, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Colin, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Decent condition, clean, nice host
Tanween, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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6/10 Good

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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, lovely clean and spacious apartments
sarah, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous, and the bed was super comfortable
Cindy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Property was fine for our intended purpose although is starting to get a little dated.
Ian, 1-night family trip
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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
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10/10 Exceptional

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