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Address: 255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 378 2962
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Amazing great art good a little pricey

Took about 30 minutes to wonder through the various art areas, amazing art, most of which is for sale, great little gift shop and friendly staff!! Would deffinatley return & will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took about 30 minutes to wonder through the various art areas, amazing art, most of which is for sale, great little gift shop and friendly staff!! Would deffinatley return & will be recommending others to visit. Can't say too much about the cafe as we felt it was a little out of our peices range $9 for eggs on toast,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

maybe I went with to higher expectations after other high ratings but I wouldn't go out of my way (which we did) to go back . Staff were pleasant, coffee ok, mosiac area quirky but overall nothing special. no views. closed Mondays and Tuesdays

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Birmingham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Really struggled to find decent coffee in NZ. This gets great reviews but perhaps we arrived on an off day. It is very busy with what look like locals and people do come to take away coffee. However whats served is undrinkable, wersh (bitter) tasting and I think burnt. Had a nut slice which was tasty but just way too... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great fun, plenty to see, food was great, tasty and fresh, plenty of arty things around to keep you interested, and different! We went to this cafe twice on our trip because it was so good.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A nice Café with excellent coffee but the setup is really nothing to write home about. staff good fun hosts. no wow factor for me.Older people might struggle to get up from the low loos .

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

if you have time to go to Acacia Bay do find L'arte - not open 7 days a week though. The ceramic garden area is great and the cafe well worth checking out too.

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The grounds at L'Arte are very well kept and the mosaic designs are very impressive. The cafe was extremely busy when we arrived, the staff were great and kept us informed of timings of meals as it was a busy period, they excelled and delivered! Would go back again. Food and pricing standard.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Love mosaics and ceramics then this is a must see place. The artist has created an outside lounge room of mosaics which is comfortable to use and amazing to see. The small artworks around the site make for an extremely interesting and quirky stroll. It was wonderful to see the gallery where works were further displayed and available for purchase.... More 

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Spruce Grove, Alberta
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Terrific ambiance....the mosaic tile art display is pretty cool...even the bathrooms are a work of art! Nice place to stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Adrianne & Trevor are outstanding hosts. Nothing is too much trouble to help their guests enjoy their stay. Lovely spacious and immaculate accomodation. Delicious breakfast. Great tourist advice. We will visit again. Everything you could want from a B&B. Thank you!

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