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Huka Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Huka Falls Road | PO Box 95, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 71 hotels in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Third visit and will be back. They read the guests and service is to suit. Not too much or too little. Love being there in the winter with the steam from the river and log fires. Grounds where impeccable. It's the small things hot water bottles in your bed after dinner is typical of the small touches. Dinner riverside with... More

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Huka Lodge has always been on our "bucket list" of places to stay, we were certainly not disappointed. Right from the moment we drove through the front gates we realised we were somewhere special. The lodge itself and the surrounds are exceptional. On arrival we were given a personal tour of the main house, grounds and our room. Evening pre... More

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a rest, not tourism, though there's a lot to do in the area and on the property. A better, more comfortable stay would be hard to imagine. The staff are extremely professional and obliging, especially Dennis, with Chef Paul excelling our expectations on many levels. The gardens are magnificent, rugs and pillows appear magically upon chairs scattered... More

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66 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed at Huka a number of times before. Last time the evening food was a little disappointing as part was of the fare was 'deconstructured' which I guess was popular at the time. I believe the head chef has changed since the last visit. This visit all the food was fantastic with no complaints. We had a fantastic fun... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Huka Lodge was a very pleasant experience with excellent staff and lovely surroundings. What really struck a sour note however was the so-called Trophy Room where you could sit and read or have dinner if you chose. We were aghast to see the huge ivory tusks and the heads of various wild African game displayed on the walls. And we... More

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MediaManagerSA, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Seasonedtraveller126 Thank you for taking the time to give us valuable feedback after your recent visit to Huka Lodge. I am delighted to hear that you had a very pleasant experience, and that you rated our staff as "excellent". Be assured that we will notify all staff involved of your kind feedback. Please allow me to collaborate a little... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have had many 'holidays' but none as perfect and relaxing as our 4 days at Huka Lodge. EVERYTHING: the Lodge, the Staff, the Service, the Food, our Room was faultless. Met some great people at drinks and enjoyed being 'Piped' into dinner on Saturday night. If you are seriously thinking about staying here stop procrastinating and just book it.... More

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28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful, beautiful location and immaculately kept grounds make for an idyllic setting. Professional, friendly staff who were all welcoming. The room/lodge was beautiful and very comfortable. Unusual offering of dining in separate locations around the house and gardens. You meet up in the lounge for aperitifs and canapés, but are then spirited away to different locations to eat. Must be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Having stayed at Matakauri, kauri cliffs and cape kidnappers we were slightly disappointed by huka lodge. The rooms are lovely and the service was good but it just wasn't as good as the previous properties and if we went back to taupo we would save our money and stay at the Hilton. We were slightly annoyed by a staff member... More

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MediaManagerSA, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sc207, Thank you for taking the time to review Huka Lodge, I was disappointed to hear that your experience at Huka Lodge was not all that you expected. Staying at our lodge involves many dynamic parts and always includes breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and dinner. Dining in the evening at the lodge is considered an integral part of the entire... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

You have undoubtedly heard of the superb Huka Lodge. We visited the Lodge for 4 days as part of a one month visit to NZ. We had heard so much about it that our expectations were sky high. The Huka Lodge exceeded these by a mile. In short, staying there is effortless. Our cottage was roomy without being too large... More

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Julatten, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Huka Lodge has been on my bucket list for a very long time and I'm leaving on the list because we will be going back!! It exceeded the fairy-tale I imagined it to be. Having work in hospitality I can say the staff are some of the best in the business and an absolute credit to the hotel. The hotel... More

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Address: Huka Falls Road | PO Box 95, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Huka Lodge 5*
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