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Kinara Country Homestay

159 Palmer Mill Road | RD1, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
Kinara Country Homestay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Graham & Heather made us very welcome as did the cat and dog. The room was warm and comfortable with the peace and quiet of the countryside making our stay extremely pleasant. Handy to Taupo but far enough away to feel away from it all. A great selection of breakfast goodies from bacon and eggs to cereals and home made... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at Kinara Country Homestead which we found well located for touring the central North Island. Heather and Graeme were excellent hosts and made us feel like one of the family. Our room was extremely comfortable and well appointed with an impressive view over the beautiful garden and surrounding countryside. The breakfast each morning... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Kinara is a beautiful home...set in gorgeous, tranquil, peaceful grounds. Graham and Heather are accommodating hosts and made us feel at home. Thanks to them for getting up super early to cook breakfast for us cyclists about to conquer the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge...much appreciated. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

From the moment we entered Kinara, we were welcomed with warm hospitality. Heather and Graeme are lovely hosts and great people. They are happy to share information about places to see and experiences to be had across New Zealand. Breakfasts are a bountiful and delicious. Rooms are well adorned and comfortable. To get the most of your stay, I recommend... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Kinara was a beautiful home set in lovely grounds and the room we stayed in was decorated to a very high standard. We were welcomed by Heather on arrival and given tea and homemade cake and this was a good opportunity to find out about things to do in the Lake Taupo area. Kinara was a nice place to stay... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Kinara Homestay is a very quiet, beautiful location in close proximity of the major tourist attractions around Taupo. The hospitality is examplary. Graeme and Heather take great pride in their home and look after their guests with passion. We felt instantly a warm friendship and sincere hospitality. The entire experience was memorable. The breakfast table is nearly a reason to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed only one night in Kinara Country Homestay which was to short. The hospitality of Heather and Greame is great. And Kinara Country Homestay is a wonderful place to stay in a magnificent area. Wim and Olga, The Netherlands.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Kinara Country Homestay for three nights. We were delighted with the comfortable accomodations and the extremely friendly owner, Heather. We enjoyed the rural atmostphere outside of Lake Taupo and it was easy to access Lake Taupo, Rotorura and other surrounding areas. Heather had a wealth of ideas about what to see and do and... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at this property, the first was three years ago, and if anything it was even better than we remembered. The rooms are extremely comfortable, exceptionally well maintained and the hospitality extended by Heather and Graeme is absolutely first class. Sitting around the breakfast table chatting to other guests and our hosts until... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Kinara Homestay was our first stop after Auckland in our month in NZ. What a wonderful home Heather has made. We stayed here for 3 days as a base for our visit to the Taupo/Rotorua area. After visiting Rotorua, we were so glad that we had chosen Taupo, and especially Kinara in which to stay. The rooms are very comfortable... More 

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