Just 500-yards from the waters edge, The Lake Motel offers free WiFi and free bicycle hire. It features an outdoor dining area with BBQ facilities. This peaceful retreat provides an beautiful base to explore Taupo. The Lake Taupo Motel is a 5-minute drive from Tauhara Golf Course and a 10-minute drive from Huka Falls. Taupo Airport is an 8-minute drive away. These heated rooms are styled with contemporary furnishings and offer garden views. There is a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator. The private bathroom has a shower and free toiletries. Your hosts offer a 24-hour front desk. Towels and linen are provided.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

The Lake Motel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 1, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Taupo, this property has an excellent location score of 9.0!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Tordis
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Great host and convenient parking right outside. Fantastic decor, very comfy chairs and spacious room. Had everything we needed. Great shower and body wash.
  • Mary
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    The location, cleanliness and room we very good, met our expectation.
  • Andrea
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very clean. The set-up of our room was great for our family - a bedroom with a queen bed plus two twins in the main area for our teens. Nice kitchenette. Great backyard area. Off the beaten path, so it was nice and quiet. The owner was proactively...
  • Jean
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We enjoyed the comfortable space with plenty of space for 2. The owners were so friendly with excellent suggestions for activities.
  • Siobhan
    Lovely place. Very clean and comfortable with very friendly helpful manager.
  • J
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Well kept, clean room with plenty of space. Nice quiet neighbourhood. Free parking was also appreciated.
  • Christine
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lake Motel. Owners were very accommodating to our needs in regards to our two dogs. Well organised, lovely toiletry products, the best shower ever, comfortable, warm and private. Definitely top of our list for...
  • Tammy
    Great location, lovely staff, check in and out were really easy, great unit full of everything we could possibly need for our stay, quiet and private!
  • Amber
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Great little motel, very homely. Welcomed our little dog with no problems. Will stay again
  • Vera
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Great host , clean and funky room and decor , comfortable, quiet and good size . Would come again

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Can I bring my dog

    Yes you can. Must bring own bedding for dog & food bowl.
    Answered on 22 December 2019
  • Is there secure parking available for a trailer loaded with dirtbikes?

    Yes we usually back into the left or right side of property.
    Answered on 1 June 2020
  • any cooking facilities

    Yes 4 Of the self contained units have cooking facilities. The 2 studio units have tea/coffee plus microwave.
    Answered on 21 July 2021
  • Can I check in at midnight?

    Check in closes at 9pm.
    Answered on 22 October 2019
  • Hello I’m picking up my new 3 year old Frenchie from Napier and looking for a place to stay in Taupo on route back to Auckland. I’ll have a crate etc

    Hi Just $10.00 surcharge for your dog.
    Answered on 5 April 2021
  • Hi, we would like to stay with our 2 beautiful labrador dogs, one is 4 months old and another one is 15 months old, they will not be unattended. Let m..

    Hi Chandra Depends on availability.
    Answered on 27 December 2021
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Area info *

Amenities of The Lake Motel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Express check-in/out
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

The Lake Motel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash The Lake Motel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please advise the property of the number of guests staying in each room. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

FAQs about The Lake Motel

  • Room options at The Lake Motel include:

    • Double
    • Studio
    • Triple

  • The prices at The Lake Motel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Lake Motel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Bicycle rental

  • The Lake Motel is 1.1 miles from the center of Taupo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Lake Motel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.