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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 Reviewed June 1, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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Byron Bay, Australia
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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
2 reviews
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

Columbia, SC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed our 2 nights at the Acacia Cliffs Lodge. Linda and Rick are fantastic and we have appreciated their warm welcome. We’ve also appreciated pre dinner moment to drink good wine , eat some “canapés” cooked by Rick and discuss with Linda and Rick. The lodge and the room are clean , modern and... More

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

Hi prytr3 Pre dinner drinks are always a great way to meet other guests and catch up on the day's happenings or plan the next. As hosts, we enjoy the opportunity too! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Acacia Cliffs and thank you for your review. Kind Regards Linda Whitlock Owner/Host Acacia Cliffs Lodge Taupo NZ More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at this stunning lodge. The views are to die for and Rick's cooking combined with Linda's attention to detail make for a great stay. Linda made sure we knew all the options available to us within minutes of arriving and we filled our time in Taupo very happily with golf at Wairaki (lovely course), cruising... More

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

Hi Cathy S Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Acacia Cliffs. We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to be able to share both the lodge and the stunning location and region with such a wide variety of international guests. There is certainly no shortage of experiences to be enjoyed,... More

St Ives, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was our second stopover while touring the North Island in January 2014. The house is a lovely contemporary design, lots of timber and big plate glass windows to take advantage of the views towards the lake. There is a large deck where breakfast can be eaten weather permitting, and inside the furniture is contemporary with interesting art and sculptures.... More

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

Hi John2702 Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Acacia Cliffs Lodge. The 'house' is an architecturally designed purpose built boutique lodge which we hope feels like home but which offers the luxuries and extras of hosted accommodation. Having been in the tourism and hospitality industry for some time, both Rick and I understand... 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*
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