My partner and I were doing a road trip around the north island and had not booked any accommodation in Taupo. We were recommended this motel by the staff at the VIC and paid up for two nights. When we arrived at the motel my heart literally sank. It was the most horrendous accommodation I have ever seen. The rooms have very depressing with decor from the 1950s and a pool which was filthy. The bed liken and duvets have clearly not been changed for decades. It's such a depressing place, I would not recommend this to anyone who wants a comfortable stay in Taupo. It is also bizarrely expensive and in our opinion the biggest rip off ever; we have travelled around the entire world and this is the worst place we have ever stayed. It was so bad we tried to spend as much time as possible out and literally left as soon as possible. We went to a lovely hotel on the waterfront for our third night which was the same price and we finally could enjoy our stay in Taupo. Please avoid this place, it's utterly awful.