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Colonial Lodge Motel

About us

We are a small friendly 12 unit motel on the Taupo Lakefront. We have an excellent bar situated at the front of the property to sit and drink / eat / relax at and take in the glorious view.

Because we are a free wifi internet property you can even sit out there in the sun and check you emails or play on facebook on your laptop and update the world on what you are doing without the need to hide in your room and stay plugged in!

All our rooms have 32 inch flat panel LCD tv screens, cooking facilities and double spa bathrooms. Our four one bedroom units also now have aircon/heat pumps to keep you relaxed.

Nothing is a problem at the Colonial Lodge Motel as recent guests will tell you.

Some of the guests we are proud to accommodate are..... Team Netherland, Czech republic & Canada A1 GP Teams / The Polish Moto Cross I.S.D.E Team  / The many people that return each year for the Taupo Great lake Cycle Challenge / The Taupo New Zealand Iron Man competitors.

We are here to help you do what you need to do whether that is business or pleasure. Anything is possible at the Colonial.

What we do

The Colonial Lodge Motel is situated on the lakefront of stunning Lake Taupo.

Our modern, fresh, well designed suites will make your stay with us comforting and relaxing, a mere stroll along the lake connects you to the heart of Taupo.

The epitome of affordable luxury at it's finest, where corporate and executive stays are encouraged.

Whether your stay with us is for a short business trip or for a long/short term holiday, our accommodation at the Colonial is warm and comfortable and has all you need to make it feel like your home away from home,

And every unit is equipped with cooking facilities, spa baths, and LCD TV's including FREE WIFI in all rooms all of which make Colonial Lodge a leader in the market.

We are a fully equipped to accommodate to your wants and needs, from having chocolates and flowers in your room on arrival to just having the room heated to the perfect temperature for late arrivals on those chilly Taupo winter nights.
The Colonial Lodge has become a leading Hotel-Motel property, with many of our guests requesting accommodation and returning to the Colonial Lodge Motel from very far afield.

You can trust that we are the best!  We are highly ranked and with the attention we pay to detail you will soon understand how we do the even the little things right.

Find Us

When traveling from the North, come right into Taupo over the bridge and then turn right at the roundabout follow the road, straight ahead at the traffic lights, then continue round right along the lake front (Lake Terrace). Travel along there and on the left hand side not far from 'Taharepa Rd' The Colonial Lodge Motel is on your left hand side.

When traveling from the South continue into Taupo past the big Mobil Station and State Highway 5 intersection on your right, then along Lake Terrace, you will notice 'Taharepa Rd' on your right hand side then 'Sails' and Colonial Lodge Motel is just past them on your right hand side.

We are approx 3 hours from Auckland, 50mins from Rotorua, and 4.5 hours to Wellington. We are situated about 1km from the center of Taupo town.


134 Lake Terrace,
New Zealand