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Acacia Cliffs Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   133 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shirley A Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in September 2014 for two nights. This was the highlight of our New Zealand trip. Our room with the view of the lake was spectacular. The hospitality of our hosts, Rick and Linda, was so friendly and warm. We felt at home! The food was delicious! We would definitely return and stay longer!

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

Thank you Shirley A We are so pleased to be ranked the "highlight of your New Zealand trip"! As Melbourne is not so far away we hope you will return to Acacia Cliffs as do several of our Australian guests. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay............we are glad you felt at home! Kind Regards Linda Whitlock... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect! We had a great honeymoon stay! The good was delicious, kind people, incredible hospitality, but what a view!!! We've also done the tongariro crossing from the hotel, perfectly arranged! I highly recommend the lodge!

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

Hi Daphyall So pleased you both scheduled to walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing...........a truly unique world class experience! I hope the rest of your honeymoon was all you hoped for and we really appreciate your taking the time to review your stay at Acacia Cliffs Lodge......glad you enjoyed your time with us. Wishing you both the very best of health... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at more or less the beginning of our New Zealand stay. The welcome from Rick was warm and friendly which is always a good start. We were shown into the lounge and were immediately stunned by the view. Words cannot describe it but it is amazing. Tea was offered and gratefully accepted. Then we went to our room... More

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

Thank you LCPEN How lovely to read our first review for the new season having been closed for the winter months of June July and August! Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. The views are always a highlight for our guests and at the moment with the unexpected last dusting of snow on the mountains... More

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed here in December 2013 (long overdue review!!). Family of 4 with a 10 year old boy and 13 year old girl. This was our final accommodation on a 5 month around the world trip. We could not have asked for a better capper to the trip of a lifetime! Rick and Linda immediately felt like old friends. So... More

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

Thank you MCARP99 This is a long overdue response! We have been closed for the winter for June, July and August so apologies for not replying sooner. Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and if you ever return we will be sure to point out the many kid orientated activities in the area......quad bikes, fishing, kayaking, adventure ropes,... More

Byron Bay, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed at the lodge for two nights for my birthday and mothers day and had the place to ourselves... As there were no other guests, we had run of the house. Rick and Linda even went out to dinner on our second night and let us make our own dinner in the magical kitchen (which says a lot given... More

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

Hi alisummers1 Your review is very comprehensive and we are so pleased that everything met with your approval! We enjoyed seeing you make the most of having the lodge to yourselves........we hope it felt like home with the luxuries that make you feel pampered. Thank you for your positive comments and hope to be able to welcome you back again... More

Epping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed three nights. The house, the view, the standard of accommodation, the food and the very friendly hosts Rick & Linda were peerless. For a small boutique lodge, this really is as good as it gets and we certainly hope to return.

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

Hi Valerie P Beyond excellent is good enough for us....thank you! We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Thank you for your positive feedback and for taking the time to review your stay with us. Kind Regards Linda Whitlock Owner/Host Acacia Cliffs Lodge Taupo NZ More

Golden, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Words cannot describe how great our time was at Acacia Cliffs with Rick and Linda. From the moment we walked up and were greeted, we felt so welcomed. The accommodations were comfortable and the view was fantastic. The food was unbelievable! All their recommendations were spot on. We cant wait to come back.

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

Thank you barrettjay We hope you do return some time in the near future! So pleased everything met your expectations and that you felt welcome and at home..............that's exactly what we want to achieve for our guests! We appreciate your taking the time to review your stay. Kind Regards Linda Whitlock Owner/Host Acacia Cliffs Lodge Taupo NZ More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Last week my wife and I returned from New Zealand where we were pleased to spend 4 nights with Linda and Rick at Acacia Cliffs. It is hard to imagine a nicer place to stay when you are in Taupo. First, it is a beautiful lodge set on the hillside overlooking Taupo Lake. Our room had a grand view of... More

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

Hi FrankBSC We certainly worked closely with our architect in the planning and building of the lodge to ensure not only the views but the comfort of our guests were carefully protected........glad you enjoyed and appreciated the results! Having owned several restaurants in New Zealand, Rick now enjoys the opportunity to cook for our guests in a more intimate setting... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Acacia Cliffs while travelling round New Zealand with friends. As every reviewer has said, the views are stunning. Ric and Linda are helpful hosts with tips and advice about the local area. Bed was large and comfortable. Spacious common sitting areas both inside and out. Ric's cooking is excellent, delicious although the evening meal we... More

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

Thank you HasHout With guests arriving from all over the world, Rick and I enjoy being able to offer some local knowledge on the many unique sights and activities this region has to offer. It was great to see you enjoy swimming in the lake.....the largest freshwater lake in the southern hemisphere! We offer a four course evening meal (excluding... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you can put up with Rick's torments about the All Blacks triumphs (and unless you are a kiwi, you will get this) then this is the place to stay in Taupo. It is more like staying in a friend's house than a hotel, the accommodation is spectacular and Rick's cooking is delicious. Well worth the money in my view.... More

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

Hi TeamBozer We enjoyed your stay with us and as you have noted, Rick always loves the chance to engage in some friendly banter! Rick and I and many (if not most) of our guests would disagree that "the attractions of Taupo are limited" and with guests staying on average three to four nights .....and some up to twelve..........we have... More

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Address: 133 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Acacia Cliffs Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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