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Tauhara Sunrise Lodge

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   38 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 29 Taupo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014
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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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed in the chalet and slept with the curtains open to see the glorious sunrise over Tauhara in the morning ... it was perfect! The property has absolutely beautiful views. As it's chilly in Taupo in July we loved the fireplace, sheepskin rug and snuggly robes too.

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Canberra, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

When we pulled into the driveway we thought we must have incorrectly driven into someones beautiful home. Fortunately Becky came out to greet and assure us we were welcome, and that we were!! Great views, location and excellent service and hospitality, what more could you want.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Tauhara Lodge is a beautiful home/B&B/lodge, situated on a hilltop property, affording wonderful views of Lake Taupo. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Great bed, pillows and linens! There is plenty of space if you're on a big trip with lots of luggage; roomy closet. Becky provides wonderful breakfasts - fabulous! - and 6pm happy hour is a true pleasure.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This impressive, architecturally-designed, home has the feel of a grand lodge but with the coziness of an intimate B&B. Our comfortable bedroom was completely self contained with access to a kitchen and the view of the old Tauhara volcano was a constant reminder of the beauty of the area. Drinks and nibbles at sunset were not to be missed with... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My wife and I were in New Zealand in early March 2014. We, from time to time, have stayed in B&B's when traveling. We've found this to be an interesting experience but with mixed results with respect to quality. Tauhara Sunrise Lodge is a real "find". It was a delightful experience. The accommodations are outstanding. The owners/managers are delightful. The... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Becky & Rob have a lovely home with very comfortable guest accommodation and wonderful views over Lake Taupo. With their very kind and generous hospitality this comes highly recommended. Acacia Bay is slightly out of town however there is a great local restaurant.

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The only mistake we made was not staying at Tauhara Sunrise longer. We have stayed in many B&Bs but this ranks as one of the best. Becky is an exceptional host and we couldn't have been looked after any better. Excellent variety of breakfasts and perfectly prepared. Happy hour at six is not to be missed and wherever we went... More

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A delightful place to stay overlooking Lake Taupo but actually in the quieter surroundings of Acacia Bay. Very convenient for all the local attractions. Wonderful views from our charming room which was extremely luxurious with a large shower room,plenty of fluffy towels and lovely toiletries. Becky was a fanatastic hostess - cooking delicious breakfasts, preparing canapes at drinks time plus... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed in this delightful lodge with extensive views over Lake Taupo for two nights. So warmly welcomed by Becky and Rob - nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful breakfasts were served in the spacious dining room - we were offered simply anything we wanted - and at night we lay in our vast and very comfortable bed and looked... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Becky and Rob have created a very nice environment at the Tauhara Sunrise. My wife and I spent 2 nights of our honeymoon there and loved it. Some bullet points: - Gorgeous Lake Views - Market and Restaurant ~5-10 walk away - Hot Tub with robes, extra towels (on huge balcony) - Warm, Genuine Hospitality - Great balance of interaction... More

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Address: 38 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tauhara Sunrise Lodge 5*
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With stunning 180 degree views over majestic Lake Taupo in the centre of NZ’s North Island, Tauhara Sunrise offers luxury yet casual boutique lodge accommodation. Hosts Rob & Becky enjoy great conversation with guests at breakfast and during the nightly happy hours. Rob is passionate about music, fishing, wine and gardening, while Becky loves treating guests to a relaxation massage, serving delicious treats, travel, reading and movies. ... more   less 
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