What to Expect From Motel Accommodation

What to Expect From Motel Accommodation

We all know that feeling of excitement, when we know we are going away on holiday to a new or favorite place, but sometimes the excitement can turn into the anxiety of wondering if you have booked the right motel – Is it going to be what you expected? Do they provide everything you need?

A simple search in Google can bring up a raft of motel accommodation providers in Taupo, along with a number of accommodation directory style sites; So what can you expect?

When you are searching through accommodation directories or online, one of the first things which you are most likely to look at are the facilities on offer. Booking a motel in Taupo NZ that has the facilities you require, is a great start in making you feel more at ease during your trip preparation process. Not all motel’s in Taupo are the same, but here is an idea of the facilities most have :

Basic Kitchen Facilities
Spa Pools / Baths
Air Conditioning / Heating
Off Street Parking
Guest Laundry

Most motel websites display all of the facilities which they have on offer, so a quick visit to their website may well answer your questions.

Deciding on how much you would like to spend on your stay is completely up to you and your budget. Motel accommodation in Taupo starts from approximately NZD$ 80.00 per couple per night, upwards towards approximately the NZD $ 400.00 per couple per night range. Of course it depends what seasons you are traveling in and the services provided along with the number of people you are making the booking for. For instance if you are booking for a group, you may get group discounts.

Motels in Taupo NZ, have a range of booking options – you can book online, over the phone or you can book through an agent. The advantage of booking online is that some providers websites offer ‘Availability Calendars’ where you can put in an arrival & departure date of your stay to see if there will be accommodation available during this time. Whichever avenue you choose, be sure to discuss your requirements at this time, that way you can arrive at the venue, get the keys to your room, settle in and relax, without having to arrange anything else while you are actually on your holiday.

Also when you are thinking about booking, it’s a good idea to decide on how many people are traveling early on, so that you can book for everyone at the same time. This means that the likelihood of finding accommodation at the one venue rather than numerous different ones, is higher.

Taupo is a town full of exhilarating activities such as Skydiving, Jet Boating, Rafting and Caving and whilst you might not have thought about booking one of these before you leave, why not ask the host where you are staying if you can get some sort of package with your accommodation. That way you are in effect saving yourself time and money!

There are motel’s covering a large area of Taupo. The location of the one you choose to stay at, will largely depend on what you plan on doing during your stay. Choosing accommodation which is close or central to any activities you wish to participate in makes it easier on yourself in terms of organization. For example if you book a venue which is on the eastern side of Lake Taupo, but all of your activities are on the western side of the Lake, it means waking up earlier in order to travel to your destination. If you are unsure of the area, just ask for more information on their location when you book / enquire.

So if you are planning a trip to Taupo in New Zealand (NZ), why not make a list of:

When you plan on traveling – and how long you are going to stay for
How much you can spend per night on accommodation
What facilities you require and would like
Why you are traveling (eg. family holiday, thrill seeking weekend etc etc – this will help with deciding on location)
Where you need to be situated in terms of the activities you plan on participating in

The answers to those questions will give you a good base to start looking for the motel which is going to meet your needs.

Award-winning Catellis Motel and Conference Center in beautiful Taupo, New Zealand offers friendly modern accommodation with 18 comfortable suites and a conference center that can seat up to 50. In 2009 Catellis of Taupo was awarded the TripAdvisor Hidden Gems South Pacific and Best Bargains South Pacific Awards in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
In 2008 Catellis of Taupo was voted the Best New Zealand Motel / Hotel in the Corporate Events Guide Peoples Choice Awards. Hosts Wendy and Denis welcome guests from around the world traveling for business or pleasure, whether on vacation or a weekend break. Contact us today to discuss your stay in this beautiful part of New Zealand.

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