Barcelona Motel

21 Taniwha Street Taupo3330New Zealand
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About Barcelona Motel

Barcelona Motel is set in a Mediterranean-style complex, conveniently located within a five-minute walk of Taupo's town centre, and about 15 minutes from the beach.

Straightforward apartments include fully equipped kitchens with utensils and appliances. Guests can stay entertained with satellite TV in the comfortable lounge area, and take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi too. Small balconies are also included.

Off-street parking is free of charge. Guests can make use of the motel's laundry facilities, or take time out to relax and enjoy the private courtyard.

Gas barbecues are provided for outdoor meals with family and friends. Alternatively, travellers can head to Storehouse, just 200 metres away, for good quality coffee and local fare.

Those looking to kick it up a gear will find Taupo Bungy about one kilometre from the Barcelona Motel, with the beautiful Huka Falls just a six-kilometre drive away.


21 Taniwha Street , Taupo, 3330, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 73788915 | Fax: +64 73788900 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Great location

The serenity of the lake and the awesome views over the water make for a peaceful location. Guests comment on the fact that they can walk to the town centre where they have access to shops and eateries, making the motel's location really convenient.

Well-priced accommodation

Budget-conscious travellers are pleased with the room price here, noting that they prefer not to have all the frills and fuss, just a decent roof over their heads and a hot shower.

Relaxed environment

The staff provide such a warm welcome that travellers feel quite at home from the moment they arrive. The super-friendly staff are also very knowledgable about the local attractions in the area, and are always willing to offer helpful tips that can improve the vacation.

Negative Reviews

Needs some upgrading

According to reviews, the motel itself is starting to look a little shabby, and could benefit from a fresh coat of paint and some TLC. Within rooms, guests find shower curtains don't close properly, there's a lack of bedside lights, and furniture would also benefit from some modernisation.

Overgrown garden

The outdoor garden could definitely benefit with some green fingers. Guests say the weeds have taken over, and any sign of pretty little plants is buried underneath these eyesores.

Lacking room amenities

Reviews indicate that bathroom amenities like shampoo and soap are not always replaced in a timely fashion. Meanwhile, the number of bowls and mugs in the kitchens are insufficient to cater for the total number of guests staying in each apartment.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 336 reviews across the web
7.1 /10
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7.1 out of 10 based on 336 reviews