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4.2 out of 5

"Booked the wrong unit online. Booked the 2bedrooms unit which can only comfortably sleep 5 but we have 6people. Ended up, we talked to the reception a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 25 Mar 2017

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Hotel Description

At Absolute Lakeview Motel you'll be 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from Lake Taupo and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Taupo Hot Springs. Highlights at this motel include an indoor swimming pool, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle.

All 23 soundproofed rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, ceiling fans, and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient.

Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, and sauna. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

With a stay at this 3-star Taupo motel, you'll be 6 km (3.8 mi) from Huka Falls.

Two Bedroom Lake View Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Spa Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio (Compact)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Spa Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Family Studio

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Absolute Lakeview Motel ratings based on 157 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Absolute Lakeview Motel

Everyone (53) Couples (47) Family (57)
4 out of 5

Very friendly and accommodating owner.

Booked the wrong unit online. Booked the 2bedrooms unit which can only comfortably sleep 5 but we have 6people. Ended up, we talked to the reception and they gladly changed our room to a unit that can sleep 6. 2queen beds and 2twin beds. Motel was very near town and amenities. So it's just walking distance and very convenient to food and shops.

Posted by , from VF on 25 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Good motel

Good location with easy access and parking , staff are very good and friendly. I would stay here again

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2017

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4 out of 5
The owner was very welcoming and then helpful when I need directions to food.

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2017

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2 out of 5

Hotel near Lake Taupo

Pros: Nothing
Cons: This Hotel has too many issues to list in this review.
Location: Location of Hotel was fine and activities were close by and in walking distance.
The bathroom and WC facilities were poor with doors that didn't close and the general bathroom layout and standard of modern expectations were below an expected minimum standard for a Hotel that claims to have family facilities. Room wasn't properly serviced and no toilet paper are just some of the issues regarding this Hotel. Despite being given wifi access, the wifi failed to work for the whole stay. The swimming pool had defective perimeter drainage and the floor was flooded. Overall the family room requires and urgent upgrade to at least meet modern family requirements.

Posted by , from New South Wales on 15 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to everything!!!

This hotel was in the perfect spot. Across the road from the lake, shops 1 block away and the owner was fantastic!

Posted by , from Wellington on 21 Nov. 2016

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1 out of 5

Room was so horrible I did not stay.

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Warn people the room they have booked only has a view of a wall less than 2m from the window.
Room was so horrible I did not stay................................................................

Posted by on 15 Sep. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Oct. 2016 by Gerry

Hi thanks for your comment. What room was this? Kind regards Gerard

3 out of 5

Convenient, very close to Town

Pros: Close to town, very obliging owner.
Cons: Storage in studio unit - there is no where to hang clothes up.
Location: Very close to shopping, restaurants and lakeside activities and easy distance to many others.
Very friendly and helpful owner/staff. However studio unit had no wardrobe to hang up anything, picture was propped up not hung on wall, heated pool was quite cool. This venue is work in progress which in time will improve even more.

Posted by , from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand on 7 Jun. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jun. 2016 by G2

Thanks for those comments - appreciated. We are going to get some furniture for cloth hanging. We will that parrot-picture hung up properly too. It had just come off so i should have taken it out. Kind regards Gerard

1 out of 5

Cleanliness is not their focus

Pros: The location was the only bonus
Cons: Put clean bedding on the bed, clean the bathroom, get rid of stained chairs, clean, clean, clean....
Hugely disappointed and would not go back. No latches on the windows so the wind blew through, double electric blanket on the bed but no socket to plug into on one side, shower had mould, toilet roll holder rusted, dining chair broken and stained, but worst was the stains on the bedding!!

Posted by on 6 Jun. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jun. 2016 by G2

Thanks for your comments and sorry you had such a bad experience here. We are focusing on cleanliness here which has been a major issue. We have new staff house-keeping and they are doing a good job. This involves cleaning all the bedding which wasn't always the case with the staff I inherited here. We have bought new towels, anything rusty in gone and replaced with new gear, the house-cleaners are cleaning away any mould and we as new owners are monitoring this. Also, sockets are all fixed now but we do have a lot of issues to improve and we are working on them. It has been a 'step by step' process.

2 out of 5

not so great

'Heated' indoor pool was freezing. Bedroom wall had had water damage and it had just been fixed but a damp smell lingered. $290 was too much for this accomodation.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice motel in Taupo

Nice room, reasonably priced with helpful owner in walking distance of the town & across the road from the lake front.

Posted by on 18 Jan. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jun. 2016 by G2

Thanks for your nice comments. Hope you visit again. Kind regards Gerard

About the Absolute Lakeview Motel

Location 58 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330

Property Features

As a guest of Absolute Lakeview Motel, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available on request). Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Absolute Lakeview Motel. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Taupo motel.

  • 1 building
  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Absolute Lakeview Motel offers 23 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. This Taupo motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 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

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: NZD 20 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 16 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: NZD 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of NZD 3

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

Hotel Names

  • Absolute Lakeview
  • Absolute Lakeview Motel
  • Absolute Lakeview Motel Taupo
  • Absolute Lakeview Taupo
  • Absolute Motel
  • Absolute Lakeview Motel Motel
  • Absolute Lakeview Motel Taupo
  • Absolute Lakeview Motel Motel Taupo

You should know

  • Absolute Lakeview Motel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

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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