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1 room, 2 adults

Judges Pool Motel

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92 Taupahi Road, Turangi, 3334, New Zealand

Turangi mountain guestrooms with comfy beds
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
Very comfortable
Great room

Judges Pool Motel

from €70
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment 1 Bedroom (Deck)
  • Comfort Studio Suite

What’s around Judges Pool Motel


  • On the riverwalk
  • Turangi i-SITE Visitor Centre - 7 min walk
  • Tongariro National Trout Centre - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Tongariro National Park (and vicinity) - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Lake Taupo - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Tokaanu Thermal Pools - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Lake Rotopounamu - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Kuratau Jetty - 12.4 mi / 20 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 32 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport drop off (available on request) *


  • Free extended parking

  • Free RV/bus/truck parking


  • Area shuttle within 50 km *

  • Ski shuttle *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 1980
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Number of living rooms 1
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On Site

  • Fishing on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Playground on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Judges Pool Motel’s small print

Also known as

  • Judges Pool
  • Judges Pool Motel Turangi
  • Judges Pool Motel Motel Turangi
  • Judges Pool Motel
  • Judges Pool Motel Turangi
  • Judges Pool Turangi
  • Judges Pool Motel Motel


This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 15 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 18 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 18 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 50 per vehicle

Area shuttle and ski shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Judges Pool Motel

  • Are pets allowed at Judges Pool Motel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Judges Pool Motel?
    Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Judges Pool Motel?
    Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is NZD 50 per vehicle.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Judges Pool Motel?
    You can check in from 1:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 15 (subject to availability).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 128 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Value for money
I selected a budget room that turned out to be very small with no clothes hanging facility. The manager provided a mattress and bedding at no extra cost as we were two men to a room so that made even less space. We used the outdoor bar-b-que as our living area as the weather was quite hot. All in all it served our purpose for sleeping as we out during the day.
Richard, au4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Owners were kind and smiling. We loved our stay. Will go back again.
Amir, nz2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Don’t book the cheaper rooms ...too small
The room we booked was extremely small.....big mistake as it’s just a bed and small bathroom. No frig although the managers were kind enough to let us use the one in the office and they lent us some cutlery so we could eat. Go for the studio apartment and it will be fine
paul, au1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice spot near the park!
us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Scott and lili Beth very comfortable room and frie
Scott, nz5 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Adequate Stay with Excellent Customer Service
This motel was one of the least expensive during our 12 day roadtrip in New Zealand. The good... the room was adequate with a double bed and two twins for our family of four. It has all the basics although everything is dated and older except for the shower which looked like it was recently remodeled. The service was excellent. The kids got to borrow a bunch of DVDs from the front desk which were a hit on a rainy day. My daughter left her hair brush after we left the hotel and I received an email letting me know and when I said we couldn't retrieve it, he said he would donate the item which I thought was very kind and thought to both notify us and let us know about the donation. Also the WIFi was decent by New Zealand standards. The not so good ... the room could be cleaner and everything can be more updated. We had quite a few bugs in the room probably because it is so lush in the area. Everything just felt a little icky. If I had to do it over, I would probably spend a little more on a nicer room.
nz1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Older motel in great location for fishing the famous Tongariro River.
Rob, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Kitchen makes this place a cut above.
This was the best value of our 2 week trip. Nice rooms with full kitchen and cooking equipment. Had a home cooked meal after a quick trip to the nearby grocery. If we ever stay in the area again we will definitely be back.
Adam, us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Stay Here!
We had been travelling around NZ for about three weeks and stayed at many motels, a lot of comparisons to make. Judges Pool was among the best of our experiences and definitely recommended to others. Rooms are big, airy and comfortable. Each room has a deck with seating. Location is quiet and within walking distance of town centre. Guest laundry is free.. big plus..and the owners are wonderful to deal with. Parking is under partial cover, handy on a wet arrival or departure. Price is very reasonable and the surrounding region very well worth visiting for a few days. We stayed two nights.
Gary, au2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Nice stop over stay
One night stay.Quick and friendly check-in. Room was spacious. Decor was dated. WI-FI was intermittent depending where you were in the room. Provides everything you need. Small ant issue in the kitchen and bathroom floor flooded with shower on, leaving it wet afterwards. Quiet, away from main road and slept well. Comfortable stay and value for the price we paid.
Neil, gb1 night romance trip

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