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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed at the stunning Acacia Cliffs Lodge for two nights of our November 2014 honeymoon. The views are jaw-droppoing, and the rooms are luxurious, but what really makes the Lodge is the hosts. From the moment we arrived, we were treated with incredible warmth and hospitality. Linda and Rick are incredible conversationalists and hosts, generously sharing their deep knowledge... More 

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

Thank you LaurenB We consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to welcome you on your honeymoon and share this special time with you both.......thank you for your positive feedback. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing like many major mountain treks is weather dependant but as you discovered there are plenty of alternatives that offer a stunning day exploring this volcanic region... More 

Thames, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were lucky enough to be gifted a stay at Linda and Rick's stunning lodge overlooking Acacia Bay. We stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the luxurious comfort, the fantastic views and the company of Linda and Rick and our interesting fellow guests. Rick served delicious wine and canapes - including a trout which another guest had caught that... More 

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

Thank you Adie60 It was great to have some fellow kiwis join us at Acacia Cliffs Lodge for a well deserved break.........glad you enjoyed your stay. Lake Taupo's trout have to be caught to be enjoyed so it was lucky for all that one of our guests had a successful day on the lake and was happy to share the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Rick and Linda are awesome people who thoughtfully created this lodge out of their dreams. Then setting is beautiful, the food is 5 star gourmet; the facilities are well appointed, clean, very comfortable; and the hosts are friendly, intelligent people who genuinely enjoy what they are doing and their guests.

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

Hi Len m It's not difficult to enjoy welcoming guests from around the world and introducing them to Acacia Cliffs and the Lake Taupo region. And when our guests are travelling with family or friends, as you were, that only adds to the fun and enjoyment! We appreciate your taking the time to review your stay. As we close for... More 

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The accommodations are incredible and the hospitality is second to none. This was one of the best accommodations we stayed at during our whole honeymoon on both the north and south islands. Rick and Linda take the time to get to know for for no other reason other than to try and help you get the most out of Taupo.... More 

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

Thank you Hillaryd0930 We are fortunate to be able to welcome many honeymooners from all around the world to Acacia Cliffs...always a special time for celebrating a new chapter in life.....and so important to us to make it one to remember so it is really good to know you both enjoyed your time with us! And if you felt like... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had an amazing experience at Acacia Cliffs Lodge. We saw a photo of the lodge before our trip, however, the photo did not give us any idea how beautiful the view from the lodge was. Breathtaking! We stayed there 2 nights. It was one of the best places we stayed during our recent visit to New Zealand. The food... More 

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

Hi KToderick While it would be great to be able to totally capture the stunning setting of Acacia Cliffs on our website it is always rewarding when guests arrive and are even more surprised and delighted! After many years of owning restaurants, Rick enjoys preparing meals for a more intimate group and having the opportunity to plan and discuss the... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure which to rave about most: the incredible cliffside lake location, the unbelievable breakfasts and dinners (dinners extra but are worth the splurge) served by incredibly gifted chef/co-proprietor Rick or the warm hospitality that both Rick and Linda offer welcoming us to their exquisite lodge!! We loved our time there and even extended our stay an extra night... More 

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

Hi Jerry T So many of our guests enjoy the opportunity to share their experiences and travel tales over a glass of wine or dinner with our other guests...............good to know you did too! Rick and I consider ourselves to be very lucky to be able to share our lodge with visitors from all over the world so offering a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

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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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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