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4.4 out of 5

"Affordable (about the same as another one around the road), and quiet, considering how close it was to the main road. However, the room smelled a lot ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 26 Jan 2022

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Hotel Description

At Judges Pool Motel you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre and 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from Tongariro National Trout Centre. Highlights at this ski motel include free in-room WiFi.

All 9 soundproofed rooms feature living rooms, private yards, and coffee/tea makers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads, while Select Comfort beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Room service, down comforters, and free weekday newspapers are also available.

This motel has free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a terrace. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities and ski storage. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Turangi motel, you'll be 8.6 km (5.3 mi) from Tongariro National Park and 25.1 km (15.6 mi) from Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Comfort Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$103* Per night/room 11 Feb. - 12 Feb.

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Apartment 1 Bedroom (Deck)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Judges Pool Motel ratings based on 94 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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 Judges Pool Motel

Everyone (56) Couples (13) Family (22)
3 out of 5
Affordable (about the same as another one around the road), and quiet, considering how close it was to the main road. However, the room smelled a lot which was disappointing, and the TV on the wall was barely 20 inch, which didn't fit the room at all, I could barely watch anything on it from the couch opposite. The Air con only covered the one room (main entrance / second bedroom), which left the room I was sleeping in very hot due to the sun pouring in the back of the unit.

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jan. 2022 by Rhett

Luke, sad to see you didn't have a great experience while staying with us. The TV size is 32 inch, while you downgraded my TV from 32 to 20, I have reason to assume you downgraded other things at the same scale. Then, the actual rate, when you gave me 3 out of 5, should be: 3 / (20 / 30) = 4.8 Wow, 4.8 out 5, not bad at all, thank you. ;-)

4 out of 5
Friendly. Modern clean room.

Posted by on 6 Jun. 2021

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4 out of 5
We like the closeness to the river and where it is situated in Turangi.

Posted by on 18 Jan. 2021

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4 out of 5
Good price. Friendly staff, we spoke about a walk we were considering and given good advice. Being off the main road, so very quiet. Close to places to eat, a 3 min drive.

Posted by , from Pokeno on 6 Dec. 2020

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4 out of 5
Very close to the river, good drying room and freezer on site. Large bbq area with muttiple BBQ's and a smoker. Perfect for a fishing trip

Posted by , from Wellington on 19 Jul. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 19 Jul. 2020

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4 out of 5
Good stay.. nice brand new room. Had bbq outside which we used. Friendly and helpful

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5
wonderful friendly staff, easy place to stay and good practical response to covid.

Posted by on 24 May 2020

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5 out of 5
Friendly and wonderful rooms. Very thoughtful staff.

Posted by on 16 May 2020

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4 out of 5
An older property but very tidy. Very quite area. Easy to find with good parking.

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2020

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About the Judges Pool Motel

Location 92 Taupahi Road, Turangi, 3334

Property Features

As a guest of Judges Pool Motel, you'll find a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. WiFi is free in public spaces. An area shuttle within 50 km and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are available for a fee. Judges Pool Motel also features ski storage, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Turangi motel.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1980
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking , Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle within 50 km, and ski shuttle available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Judges Pool Motel offers 9 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Select Comfort beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Living room
  • Select Comfort beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • HD television
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 15
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 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 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 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

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 18 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 18 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Judges Pool Motel

Policies

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.

This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted. 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. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals 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 provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is 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

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 50 per vehicle
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 18 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 18 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Judges Pool
  • Judges Pool Motel
  • Judges Pool Motel Turangi
  • Judges Pool Turangi
  • Judges Pool Motel Motel
  • Judges Pool Motel Turangi
  • Judges Pool Motel Motel Turangi

You should know

  • Judges Pool Motel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

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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