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116 State Highway One | Taupo, Taupo 3778, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Another wonderful, warm hostess. The room was perfect and well appointed. The location is great, south of town but not too far. The location on the beach was perfect. We did make use of the BBQ to cook up the last of our fish. Really, just another great vacation rental for a good rate.

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waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review us. As soon as I read about cooking up the fish I remembered who you were! You gave us a huge plateful of snapper and terakihi that's you'd caught elsewhere. You don't often get given seafood in a trout fishing area. In fact I think it was a first for us! It was... More

Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed here for two nights with my husband and two boys aged 10 and 12. Gorgeous original Bach that has been done up to be very comfortable and modern inside with everything you would need. We stayed in no. 3 which was on the lake and to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine while the kids ran around... More

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waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge, responded to this review

To you and the last few reviews that I haven't responded to. We are so glad that you find our little lodge a lovely place to stay. We know the location is tops and love the idea of guests being able to experience what its like to stay in the quintessential "kiwi bach". We continue to improve on the facilities... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We rented a lakefront unit with a kitchen (sorry, can't remember the number). The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. The location is outside the city and is peaceful. It was a lovely place to stay - unfortunately the weather did not cooperate for outdoor activities, but at least we had a nice room to stay in and... More

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Singapore
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Only unit 5 was available at the timing of booking. We arrived much earlier than stated and luckily Sue was there to check us in. We departed hastily for our 5 pm Lake Taupo cruise and almost didn't come back in time for the sunset. While it is not a lakefront unit, unit 5 is equally lovely. I like it... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

I am so pleased we chose the lodge over other accommodation in the center of Taupo. The access to the lake is unprecedented and exceptionally private. We were travelling with our son who is a busy toddler and it is a real joy to wake up in the morning and walk straight to the clean sandy lake edge. The Bach... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Once again we have just experienced the best Taupo has to offer. The Fishing Lodge at Waitahanui on Lake Taupo is indeed the most enjoyable and relaxing spot to stay at the Lake. We have stayed many times, and in three of the five 'rooms'. The two right on the lake front are true bliss, but even Room 1 beside... More

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waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review Audrey. Its always nice to see guests return and even though a lakefront cottage wasn't an option this time, its great to see you were able to enjoy the bbq area and take some great photos. More

scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I had great expectations of Waitahanui Lodge after discovering their website and we were not disappointed. I thoroughly recommend chalet 4 in particular, which is virtually on the beach of Lake Taupo. With plenty of glass and patio doors to the lounge, you can enjoy the great view from the settee or while sitting outside on the small terrace. There... More

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waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge, responded to this review

I've just read your review and you've really made my day! Thankyou for your very kind remarks about our lodge and my hospitality. I only did what anyone would do under the circumstances. I hoped I was able to turn your unfortunate experience into a nice memory of Taupo. More

Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Spent 3 lovely days here, totally relaxing and peaceful - Absolutely lake side, simple 'Kiwi batch' style cabins super clean, tidy and comfortable, fitted out with every thing you need for self catering. Good beds with nice linen and towels. This place achieves 'the point of difference' having all those little extra's, free laundry, kayaks, access to the lodges herb... More

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waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, that's am awesome review of our Lodge John. and holds even more kudos because of your resort management history. As you are in the industry you know how important it is to make your guests feel at home. Mostly I think the Lodge does it for us with its uniqueness and location. You also were a perfect guest who... More

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We have driven past this place many times and finally booked a weekend here. This place is a real treat to experience the Kiwi baches of old with all the modern conveniences, in a gorgeous spot right on the lake with it's own private boat ramp. The bach was spotless, fab new bathroom - flatscreen tv and very comfortable beds... More

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waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jan, thanks for taking the time to comment on your experience at our lodge. I'm glad you had such a great time with your family. I get a real buzz when guests get fabulous weather and are able to use all the facilities. Cheers Sue More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with my partner and son for 4 nights. The location is amazing, being right on the edge of such a huge lake. We had Bach no.3 with water views. Even when it rained it was gorgeous. All the basic necessities are available. Use of kayaks is also available. Despite being on the main drag it was very quite.... More

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waitahanui, Owner at Waitahanui Lodge, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review us on this site. We really appreciate it and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Cheers, Sue More

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Address: 116 State Highway One | Taupo, Taupo 3778, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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