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Acacia Cliffs Lodge

133 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Linda and Rick are the perfect hosts at their beautifully designed lodge with a spectacular view over Lake Taupo. Attention was paid to every detail and they anticipated our needs before we even knew they existed. They were helpful with local restaurant reservations, directions and suggestions for our next stop. Rick is a superb chef, so you must eat dinner... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What pure delight is acacia lodge and it's hosts Linda and Rick, the lakeside views from this beautiful home were stunning and Rick and Linda were lovely hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Highlight of our stay was supper cooked by Rick and hosted by Linda. A must if you are lucky enough to stay there.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a fantastic room with a great balcony, complete with loungers, giving a great view over Lake Taupo. Service was magnificent - every time we left our room a 'fairy' went in and serviced it. Linda and Rick were good hosts, introducing guests to one another over drinks and canapés each evening and Rick will serve you with an... More 

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

Hi HandT19 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us..we certainly enjoyed your company. Glad you enjoyed the treats our "fairy" left for you.........wonder who it was?! Hope to be able to welcome you back if you return to this side of the world again. . Kind Regards Linda Whitlock Owner/Host Acacia Cliffs Lodge More 

Mellieha, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Rick and Linda are great hosts and make you feel very welcome and immediately relaxed in their beautiful lodge. The views from the lodge are just stunning, the bedroom we had was quite small but the view right over the lake the small private terrace the great bathroom all made for a great stay. Rick is an excellent chef and... More 

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

Thank you for your review Paul S..we appreciate your taking the time to do so while still travelling! Most of our guests opt for shared dining as did you to enjoy conversation with fellow travellers...all part of the lodge experience. But for those who are tired or want some private time together the option to dine separately is always there....and... More 

Harpenden, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stylish rooms, great views over Lake Taupo and excellent food make for an excellent boutique hotel. However Acacia Cliffs is so much more, Linda and Rick are lovely hosts with an ability to chat whilst they work hard and the guests relax. Getting up at 6am to provide a full breakfast before we did the Tongariro Crossing was just their... More 

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

Thank you WanderingBrit! Stylish, relaxed.......and perfection! We are happy with that feed back! As we close over the winter months and therefore do not receive any reviews during that time our Trip Advisor ratings are penalised so we appreciate your taking the time to review your stay with us. The Tongariro Crossing is a real draw card over the summer... More 

Belleair, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Rick and Linda made us feel so welcome at their beautifully appointed home. Our luggage was delayed out of Auckland and Linda called twice to make sure it would get to us before nightfall. Linda even did a load of laundry for us!!! She plotted out our "things to do" and advised what to skip and what not to miss.... More 

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

Hi Allie C Treasured guests that felt like family.........what a compliment and a perfect combination! While the lodge was purpose built and architecturally designed to accommodate our guests we wanted them to feel at home.....with all the luxuries you would expect at a boutique lodge so we are pleased you feel we have achieved that. We certainly hope to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We concluded a two week adventure in New Zealand with several days and nights at the Acacia Cliffs after hiking (tramping!) the Milford Track…and we couldn't have selected a more perfect place to wind down our trip or to recover from the Track!. Hosts Rick & Linda Whitlock couldn't be more welcoming or expert at what they do, whether planning... More 

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

Hi Commuter Our guests arrive full of the adventures they have enjoyed in NZ many of which we have yet to experience......one day we must enjoy them too! We are fortunate to have so many activities on our doorstep here in Taupo so customising a day's itinerary is easy.............golf, fish, hike, swim, geothermal valleys, sailing on the lake....the list goes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our stay at Acacia Cliffs was one of our family's favorites. This quiet, beautifully designed lodge has the feel of a private home with the service of a five star hotel. The owners, Rick and Linda Whitlock, are warm and gracious hosts. They were so helpful -- they contacted our hiking guide service for us and made sight-seeing suggestions that... More 

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

Thank you Barbara L Great to know we were one of your favourites and that you felt at home...............just what we strive to achieve. With all the wonderful scenery and experiences to enjoy in the Lake Taupo region it is not difficult to plan activities to suit our guests...the challenge is fitting them all in to your stay! Wishing you... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were extremely fortunate to have a mini-honeymoon booked here, as a surprise...and we couldn't have picked a better place ourselves! From start to finish, it was an unforgettable experience - captivating views, cozy yet stylish decor and absolutely lovely hosts. Rick and Linda were warm and attentive, who made us feel welcome and that nothing was too much trouble.... More 

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

Hi Ianandrj How special to be able to celebrate the first days of your honeymoon with you both at Acacia Cliffs. Glad you enjoyed the surprise your family organised for you...we felt very privileged to be selected! We were delighted to be offered the opportunity to welcome you both and wish you all the very best in your future together.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We ( 2 adults & r 2 sons (16,21) ) spent a fabulous 2 nights at thr ACACIA CLIFFS LODGE...LAKE TAUPO. Elegant decor, stunning views of the lake, and Linda n Ricks personal attention made our experience absolutely wonderful! All modern amenities, cozy interiors efficiently managed by Linda, & fantastically sumptuous food prepared by Rick ....couldn't ask for anything more!... More 

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

Thank you Latikaam We were delighted to be able to share Christmas Day with your family and our other guests and enjoyed your interesting tales of your many travels. While we are delighted to enjoyed your dining experience with us we would love to have the opportunity to enjoy some of your traditional dishes if you have the opportunity to... More 

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