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52 on Rifle Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

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52 Rifle Range Road, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

3.5-star motel with outdoor pool, near Lake Taupo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 133 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Just needed one night in Taupo on the eve of the Lake Taupo cycle challenge weekend. Was…Nov 26, 2017
  • Enjoyed our stay recently. The room was lovely, modern and clean and had everything that…Jul 22, 2019

52 on Rifle Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$145
  • Family Suite, Multiple Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Family Unit)
  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Unit)
  • 2 Bedroom Upstairs Lake View

What’s around 52 on Rifle Motel, Taupo, New Zealand


  • Lake Taupo - 22 min walk
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 16 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 18 min walk
  • Barbary - 20 min walk
  • Spa Thermal Park - 25 min walk
  • Taupo Bungy - 26 min walk
  • Golf Club Taupo - 37 min walk
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Playground on site
  • Arcade/game room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

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

Exceptional 9.4 From 110 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Lovely old skool motel with all the mod cons
Just needed one night in Taupo on the eve of the Lake Taupo cycle challenge weekend. Was pleasantly surprised by this Motel. From the outside it looks like an old skool 70s motel, but once you're inside your room, you see that everything has been refurbished with SKY and WiFi, but it still retains its charm. Bed was super comfy with good pillows and black out curtains. It's close to town but is nice and quite. Will definitely stay here again in the future
Caroline, nz1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Enjoyed our stay recently. The room was lovely, modern and clean and had everything that we needed. The room was slightly small for the four of us but was a great base since we were really only there during the evenings. The beds were warm and the extra blankets were comfy & soft (great for winter!). The owners were friendly and helpful and the premises were well maintained. Great location near town, local eateries, and near the lake. Thank you so much!
au2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
It is modern and clean. Beds were comfy and lots of space in room. There is a games room and a spa you can book. Swimming pool was great. Hotel is walking distance to town. We will definitely book here again.
auOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent Value!
Really friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms and relaxing atmosphere. Town centre is just a brief walk down Roberts street with fantastic views of Tongariro on the way. Good swimming pool and great games room for kids and teenagers alike. I stayed here 4 years ago and noticed much renovation has occurred since then. I would highly recommend and will be booking to stay when in town again.
auOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
A very family motel
Best place for family. There is a trampoline inside the motel and children can play freely. Staff was pleasant and gave us good tips on where to go. Room was neat, clean and cosy. Except you need to close the window if you do not want the little bugs to come in. They don’t charge for laundry which is a plus. We enjoyed our stay a great deal.
Yong Boo, sg2 night family trip

52 on Rifle Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

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