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4.6 out of 5

"Lakeside and view. We were not on walking level so lots of steps. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 02 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

At Clearwater Motor Lodge you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Lake Taupo and Taupo Hot Springs. Highlights at this beachfront motel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and private spa tubs.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 10 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and sitting areas. Room service is available and kitchens come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, so in-room dining is easy. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like jetted tubs and free toiletries. DVD players, separate bathtubs and showers, and espresso makers are also available.

Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite spa tub. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 9 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Taupo motel, you'll be 8.3 km (5.2 mi) from Huka Falls.

Comfort Studio, 1 King Bed, Partial Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$146* Per night/room 2 Feb. - 3 Feb.

Studio (Beach Level)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio (First Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio/Family Beach Level

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Clearwater Motor Lodge ratings based on 61 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clearwater Motor Lodge

Everyone (37) Couples (21) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2020

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4 out of 5
Lakeside and view. We were not on walking level so lots of steps.

Posted by , from Auckland on 2 Sep. 2020

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3 out of 5
A little expensive for what is a pretty basic facility

Posted by , from Hawkes Bay on 9 Aug. 2020

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5 out of 5
great spa bath and the shower is to die for. wouldn’t hesitate to return.

Posted by , from Auckland on 15 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5
Lovely location and great view. Close enough to everything yet far enough away you aren't part of the hustle bustle of the restaurant centre. The jacuzzi was amazing after a long drive and already planning our next trip there!

Posted by , from Auckland on 19 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5
Nice and easy to organise, super neat spot, very clean and tidy when arrived

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2020

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5 out of 5
We couldn’t fault anything about our room - excellent accommodation and would highly recommend Clearwater.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jan. 2020 by Lina

Thank you for your review. we are glad that you had a good stay at our property. Regards

5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Nov. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
Loved the view of the lake and the proximity of the lake. Would have loved a heat pump / aircon.

Posted by on 22 Sep. 2019

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About the Clearwater Motor Lodge

Location 229 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330

Property Features

Clearwater Motor Lodge offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Clearwater Motor Lodge. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Taupo motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Taupo (TUO) (5.1 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clearwater Motor Lodge offers 10 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature private spa tubs and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. 35-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star motel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and espresso makers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private hot tub
  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Jetted tub
  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 12.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

A credit 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.

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, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit 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. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 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 not available

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 25 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 25 (one-way), (from 3 to 18 years old)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 12.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Clearwater Motor Lodge
  • Clearwater Motor Lodge Taupo
  • Clearwater Motor Taupo
  • Clearwater Hotel Taupo
  • Clearwater Motor Lodge Motel
  • Clearwater Motor Lodge Taupo
  • Clearwater Motor Lodge Motel Taupo

You should know

  • Clearwater Motor Lodge offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.

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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