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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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

yuba city
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

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 

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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 

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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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