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By a verified traveller on Mon 03 May 2021

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Hotel Description

Barcelona Motel puts you in the center of Taupo, 1.5 km (0.9 mi) from Taupo Bungy and 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from Taupo Hot Springs. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

All 14 individually decorated rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy balconies or patios, living rooms, and hair dryers. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Phones and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This motel has free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Taupo motel include Huka Falls and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.

Family Suite (Plus)

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Two Bedroom Villa

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Barcelona Motel ratings based on 107 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Barcelona Motel

Everyone (55) Couples (15) Family (32)
2 out of 5
Old and in need of a complete renovation. Furniture was old and worn out (covered by old bedding sheets) electric socket hanging out of the wall (held in with sellotape), no hot water in the kitchen, microwave was digusting - paint peeling off and covered in rust, no door on the toilet, bedroom door didn't fit so wouldn't close. Heating was not would be expected in motels. DEFINITELY NOT UPTO STANDARD OF MOTELS OF SIMILAR COST MOTELS.

Posted by on 22 Jun. 2021

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5 out of 5
I had a late check in but the staff made it super easy, the beds were super comfy

Posted by on 3 May 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 May 2021 by Raj

Thank you so much for your feedback. Kind Regards Raj

3 out of 5
I liked that the property was so close to town. I did not like the outside light which you cannot turn of shining in throgh the door all night. I did not like that there were no extra blankets or pillows. Yes I did ask for an extra blanket which took over 20 minutes to arrive.

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2021

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3 out of 5
The playground in the back was great for kids. Nice and close to city centre but quiet.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2021

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1 out of 5
This place was disgusting!!! $322 a night. It stunk and was dirty. The owner was rude and obnoxious

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2021

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3 out of 5
It was great to have the room ready and a text in advance for instructions as accommodation was required on a public holiday... I was not impressed with the puddle on the kitchen floor and the damp carpet after a previous occupier had turned off the fridge, causing the freezer part to defrost and the fridge to leak... Also, the curtains were thin/not covering the windows well to stop the outside security light from pouring in overnight... With the setup of the room, it made for a restless night's sleep...

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Dec. 2020 by Raj

Thank you for your feedback👍

3 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Nov. 2019

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3 out of 5
It was central to most things in taupo. City central. Host was nice however guest at motel were drinking, very loud. Aside from that. Basic motel.

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2019

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3 out of 5
Property was nice enough but wasn’t worth the price it was. Staff at check in were lovely and very welcoming

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2019

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Property Features

Barcelona Motel offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. Barcelona Motel also features a picnic area and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Taupo motel.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Barcelona Motel offers 14 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually decorated accommodations have separate living rooms. Accommodations at this 3.5-star motel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers. This Taupo motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Satellite television is provided. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 30.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. 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. Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Barcelona Motel
  • Barcelona Motel Taupo
  • Barcelona Taupo
  • Barcelona Hotel Taupo
  • Barcelona Motel Motel
  • Barcelona Motel Taupo
  • Barcelona Motel Motel Taupo

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.