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Huka Lodge

#5 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Huka Falls Road | PO Box 95, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013
SanjayMehtaIndia Pune, India
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pune, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Owners cottage is the best place at Huka lodge. We were group of 9 including children and had booked 4 bedrooms for one day. The view of Huka river which just runs in front of property is stunning. The multiple locations where food is served are awesome .The services of personal butler are excellent and you can get best blend... More 

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gaea, Social Media & Guest Relations at Huka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SanjayMehtaIndia Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your stay at our Owner's Cottage at Huka Lodge. Its so wonderful to get positive feedback such as yours, and we are happy that you and your group enjoyed the stay. We indeed receive a lot of compliments about all the wonderful locations to offer. Whether it... More 

Muscat, Oman
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Huka Lodge during our honeymoon. The rooms were beautifully designed to incorporate both the rustic feel of an old lodge with the most modern amenities and touches. It was a perfect mix of the old and the new. What was spectacular was the view outside on the side of a stunning river. The main lodge... More 

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gaea, Social Media & Guest Relations at Huka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Buddakhan Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review after your stay at Huka Lodge. We are truly honored to have been able to host you for a special event - such as your honeymoon! Besides the kind words and compliments, your review is written in such a beautiful descriptive way. Thank you very much... More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We took a 5 hours transfer from Auckland to Taupo via Rotorua and stopped by Mamaku Blueberry Vineyard arranged by Huka Lodge. When we reached Huka Lodge, my 2 children, husband and I were so shocked that where in this world we still can find such a nice view? Green trees and grass, beautiful flowers, clear river water and a... More 

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gaea, Guest Relations & Social Media at Huka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ok_xin Thank you very much for your detailed and generous review. Apart from the fact that your review was delightful to read, we were pleased to learn how much you and your family enjoyed your stay at Huka Lodge. We strive to accommodate dietary wishes for all our guests, and it was a pleasure for our Executive Chef and... More 

Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

wow just read previous review, how could you rate this property so low I imagine you are one of those people who blame everything and everyone else for not having a good time. Try sitting peacefully in your warm cosy chair with your fire blazing behind you with a Huka lodge wrap around your shoulders watching the ducks with their... More 

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gaea, Guest Relations & Social Media Manager at Huka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pakaxx Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely and comprehensive review on your recent stay at Huka Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and grateful of your appreciation of the food, our charming setting and surroundings, and personalized service we strive to provide to every guest.... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We took two hours out from a long drive from Wellington to Hamilton to visit the Lodge for lunch. The gardens were gorgeous with blossoms in full bloom, and the Waikato river magnificent. Sitting on the terrace enjoying a really splendid quality lunch overlooking the garden and river was pure heaven.

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Auckland
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a truly wonderful experience our weekend at Huka Lodge was. The staff were welcoming, professional and made us feel like nothing was any trouble at all. The excellent service is delivered with a really light touch, no overly solicitous feeling, they just seemed genuinely happy to be there and to deliver a great experience. We had beautiful, crisp spring... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I read previously a review about the addictive qualities of Huka - we feel the same. We have never had a better experience anywhere in the world. You can go to amazing places, with extraordinary scenery and design, but the experience here is total. And might I add, this place is not snobby, intimidating, nor out of the reach of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

If you like privacy, discretion and pampering, this is the place to go. One of the most romantic and healing spots on the planet! The chef served beautiful and creative dishes, and the wine-list supports the caliber of the dining experience.

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Copenhagen
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The Hotel was located beautifully, but the overall experience was traumatic due to the horrible transfers. Furthermore the food was disappointing, after having stayed at many top class hotels/lodges of the world, this is not nearly worth the money. On the way to the hotel the driver smelled of alcohol and drove very irresponsibly. On our way to Auckland, we... More 

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

Dear Guest It was extremely regrettable behavior by the representative of the private independent limo service company who drove you back to Auckland at your request and booked through us on your behalf. The limo service has agreed to repay you a full refund of NZ$2,000 for both of your transfers between Taupo and Auckland, for the unfortunate one hour... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Huka Lodge - It's addictive qualities remind me a lot of my childhood and youth. I recall watching Superman as a child and hearing how he was more powerful than a locomotive - So too is the desire to return after a visit to Huka Lodge! That's right, just like the "Eagles" song says "you can check out any time... More 

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