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Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly motel with free valet parking and lazy river


This family-friendly Turangi motel is located on the riverwalk, 4 mi (6.4 km) from Tokaanu Thermal Pools, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Tree Trunk Gorge and Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Mangatepopo Trail Head and Taupo Museum and Art Gallery are also within 32 mi (52 km).

Property Features

Along with a lazy river, this motel has concierge services and dry cleaning. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, express check-in, and express check-out are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 9 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Guests will find kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Judges Pool Motel features tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and ski storage. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. For a surcharge, the property provides an area shuttle within 50 km and a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request). This family-friendly motel also offers a garden, a picnic area, and concierge services. Onsite self parking and valet parking are complimentary. A total renovation of this property was completed in May 2013.

Judges Pool Motel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge) 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Lazy river 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Picnic area 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Ski storage 
  • Total number of rooms - 9 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1980 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • DVD player  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Lazy river  
  • Microwave  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Separate living room  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Soundproofed rooms  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free long-term parking, Free self parking, Free valet parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Down comforter 
  • DVD player 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Furnished balcony 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Kitchen 
  • LCD TV 
  • Microwave 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Separate living room 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Shower only 
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Stovetop 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 8:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Rock climbing nearby 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 15

Special check-in instructions:

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.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 18 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 18 per night.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service dogs are allowed

24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 50 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 15
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 18 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 18 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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