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Acacia Cliffs Lodge

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133 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful venue set high upon the hillside. Our hosts could not have been warmer or done more and served us and our fellow guests with a gourmet dinner which was some of the best food we have eaten in New Zealand. We had a room with queen sized comfortable bed and own balcony all of which had stunning views. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the lodge for two nights in December, 2015, and had the most lovely time. The space is laid out and decorated impeccably, wonderful mix and well-thought-through décor that makes you feel both cosy and modern at the same time. You could see that the hosts put a lot of energy and effort into it. Great open spaces... More 

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Thank JKLND
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

JKLND .....your review is so inclusive of all aspects of the lodge and will give future guests a great overview of the property and service we offer...thank you so much! So pleased you enjoyed your time with us as we did with you.......sorry the weather wasn't the best while you were here......come back now....it is stunning! All the best for... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I, along with my sister and brother-in-law, stayed at the Acacia Cliffs Lodge for three nights. We found the view of the lake and the surrounding countryside captivating from the moment we arrived. Our hosts/innkeepers, Rick and Linda, were gracious and welcoming in every way. Not only is this lovely lodge tastefully appointed throughout but also Rick... More 

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Thank TravelJCBC
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

#1 is a great accolade as we know you are well travelled guests..........thank you TravelJCBC..... we enjoyed hosting you too..........it is always fun when guests are travelling together with friends or family.....makes for good conversation around the table! And you were all such appreciative guests............we loved having you stay with us. Great feedback for Rick too.........."gastronomically tops".....wow! All the best... More 

Scarborough, New York
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219 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights and had a great time. The attractive and nicely furnished building was custom built by the owners and the suites have great views and five star amenities. We enjoyed a custom cooked dinner at the lodge the first night and had two great breakfasts. The lodge is close to many attractions and the hosts were... More 

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Thank mazzillp
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Mazzillp Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and Rick and I are delighted that you enjoyed it! Having owned restaurants for many years Rick now enjoys preparing meals for our guests in a more intimate setting and we both love the opportunity to share our guests stories and travels from around the world. Hope your... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a superb lodge in a beautiful area. Linda and Rick are welcoming, friendly and happy to help at all times. Everything is first class the rooms, the view, and especially the cooking. All the guests gather for pre-dinner drinks and the company is convivial. This is a place to feel relaxed, comfortable and extremely well looked after.

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Thank Byre-quilter
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

You've summed it up thank you Byre-quilter! Thank you! First class, relaxed, comfortable and convivial......everything we hoped to offer and achieve! Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to review Acacia Cliffs Lodge. All the best for 2016. Kind regards Linda Whitlock Owner/Host More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay on beautiful Lake Taupo. You would be hard pressed to find a better vista. We were so grateful for Linda's advice on what to see and do. Every aspect of our stay exceeded expectations, including the dinner prepared by Rick. Just superb!

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Thank Martin L
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Great to hear we "exceeded expectations" Martin L......and thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. With world class hikes, international golf courses, pristine lakes and rivers, volcanic and geothermal wonders.........it's no problem helping to plan our guests' stay. Glad you enjoyed your time with us at Acacia Cliffs.......would be happy to welcome you back some... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Acacia Cliffs Lodge was one of the highlights of our honeymoon! Linda and Rick made us feel right at home. And a beautiful home it was! Besides the location, view, and excellent accommodations, the food was the highlight. Rick is an excellent chef! We loved his breakfasts and outstanding dinner. One of the best of our two week trip. We... More 

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Thank Hayley R
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Hayley R for taking time out from your honeymoon to review your stay with us.....much appreciated. I know you stayed in some wonderful properties during your NZ visit so are very happy that we rate as a highlight! Wishing you both the very best of health and happiness for 2016 and your new life together...............you never know.......you might... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of our 3 week honeymoon in New Zealand. It was the best place we stayed in the whole time. The home has 4 bedrooms and a luxurious common room. I also can't say enough about the food and the nice ambiance that the owners create. We spent a lovely evening with them and another couple... More 

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Thank Corey R
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Corey R Rick and I enjoyed sharing this special time with you both and are delighted that Acacia Cliffs was "the best place you stayed in the whole time!" As I have mentioned before to other reviewers it is no hardship planning an itinerary for our guests.....the only problem is having enough time to experience all the activities... More 

london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights on/around the 20th December with Linda and Rick in their WONDERFUL house/lodge. They are the perfect hosts......helpful without being intrusive. The room we stayed in was luxuriously comfortable with a view over Lake Taupo that is probably unbeatable. We ate dinner at the lodge on the first night and had a great meal cooked by Rick... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Radral, glad you felt right at home.....exactly what we set out to achieve....relaxed informal ambience with a healthy splash of luxury........Oh yes....and that tempting single malt!! Thank you for reviewing your stay with us and we are pleased you enjoyed the views, dining and opportunity to meet and mingle with our other guests......we enjoy it to. All the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a brilliant place. Small just 4 luxury rooms and a great open plan living space to share with other guests. Incredible food - Mike is an amazing chef. Suggest you eat in every night. Great to hangout with other guests from all over the world. 100% recommend. Mike and Linda the owners are the perfect hosts.

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Thank Alison J
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Alison J Rick and I too enjoy 'hanging out' with our guests and feel privileged to be able to share diverse the stories, ideas and experiences from all around the world. Having owned restaurants for almost thirty years, Rick (not Mike) enjoys preparing meals on a smaller and more intimate scale for our guests...........(by the way, Mike sounds... More 

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