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Lake Taupo Lodge

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41 Mapara Rd | Acacia Bay, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Descriptions and photographs do not do this luxury lodge justice, it is fabulous in every possible way. The owner/operator, Gary Akers, went out of his way to make us feel entirely relaxed and comfortable in exquisitely decorated surroundings. Would have no hesitation recommending Lake Taupo Lodge to anyone.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

“I’d just like to get your photo into my scrap book” Gary explained “my memories, you see” he added, almost apologetically. This was the point at which I finally understood the passion behind the hospitality we had experienced for the last two glorious nights. We arrived at Lake Taupo Lodge a little after 4pm on Saturday 4th April 2015. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent three weeks on an awesome holiday and could not have ended on a better note with our stay at the lodge. Gary made us feel very welcome and the accommodation was very luxurious. The views over lake Taupo were amazing and the food from in house chef was superb. Cannot wait to return to the Taupo area and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Descriptions of the Lake Taupo Lodge cannot do it justice. A great deal of thoughtfulness has gone into the design of the building and everywhere you look there were details or items of interest. Gary, the owner, is fascinating to talk with. He has lived an amazing life and we were delighted that he shared his stories with us. Our... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I stayed 2 nights over Easter. We were in the Pines suite. It was superb. The room was lovely and big. The bed was excellent, right up there with our 'gold standard', beds at The Langham, Auckland. The only lake view from the Pines suite is from the bathroom.... Great excuse for a bath. The shower is also... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful location,fairly easy to find, the accommodation is 1st class. Chef is brilliant and have never had such a lovely fresh trout pate before. Superb. Wonderful Lake views. Will definitely come again.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful time staying at the Lake Taupo Lodge. We stayed in the "Lake Suite," which has a stunning view of Lake Taupo. The hosts, Gary and Shirley, were extremely warm and wonderful. The experience was top-notch in every way and we highly recommend the Lake Taupo Lodge.

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Spicewood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and traveling companions stayed 3 nights at Lake Taupo Lodge and did not want to leave. The owner, Gary, made our short visit completely enjoyable and arranged all our activities including fishing, visiting Rotorua, Huka Falls Jet Boat and all dinner reservations. The property and rooms were immaculate with special care given to the landscape. Each morning we... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were warmly greeted and generously upgraded to the Wright suite, a lovely room with a lake view and a very comfortable bed. Fridge, full bath, good toiletries. Ok wifi , tv basic package so missed the cricket a little...but there is a full sky enabled tv in the main lodge. Helpful and knowledgeable host , gave good advice about... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Having just flown into Auckland from overseas and on our way to Wellington, my wife, daughter and I were in need of some rest and relaxation before continuing on our journey. Gary and his staff were able to provide the ideal lodging, to not only recharge our batteries but to also allow us to be in one of the most... More 

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