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Wharewaka Lodge

87 Wharewaka Road | Four Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Medfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent 4 extremely comfortable and relaxing nights at Wharewaka Lodge with Susan and Tony. They are exceptional hosts, taking care of every detail to make guests feel welcome and at home. Their house is beautifully furnished with a lovely patio overlooking Lake Taupo. Each evening they serve wine and hors d'eouvres and engage in interesting and friendly conversation... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tony and Susan could not have made us more welcome to their beautiful lakeside home. The accommodation was perfect with lots of extra nice touches eg.chocolate, fruit, beer and wine in the fridge! Breakfast was excellent as were the home made canapés each evening on the patio. Tony and Susan are extremely knowledgeable about the area as well as the... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tony and Susan were unforgettable hosts. welcoming us into their home like family .We have not experienced this concept of 'upmarket homeshare accommodation' before. Not sure exists in UK.Their home overlooking Lake Taupo was a delight .Chatting over Canapes and wine was superior to the best hotel giving a real insight into NZ life .highly recommended.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We spent two nights here in December and had a wonderful time. The accommodation was lovely and the hosts, Sue and Tony, could not have been more welcoming. The Lodge is a little way out of Taupo (a short drive) but its setting on the shore of the Lake could not be beaten. The location is quiet and very restful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This was our first stay in a home stay lodge as we only knew hotels up till now. Tony and Susan made us feel right at home in their beautiful lodge by the lake and prepared a king's breakfast every morning. They know everything about Taupo and its surrounding, New Zealand and its history and we had the most interesting... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

First class place to stay,Susan and Tony excellent hosts by welcoming them into their a amazing home, our room was very comfortable and clean and in a good location. Lovely homely feeling joining them for drinks and homemade canapés early evenings and chatting with them over a delious breakfast. Thank you for a lovely stay Lesley and Stuart.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This house is wonderful, stylish design and every detail shows the concentrate of the hosts. The Dalby's are friendly and warm-hearted. Mrs Susan give me a lots of advice about the trip. About the room, its stylish, clean and comfortable. We booked a king room and a twin room, unfortunately we cant see the lake view from twin room because... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Can't disagree with any of the other reviewers highly praising this lodge, and its location. Susan and Tony can't do enough to make you welcome. The guest rooms and whole house are stylish and comfortable, they have excellent taste. Pre dinner drinks and delicious home made canapes are a great way to meet the other guests and learn more about... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

First class B&B, Susan and Tony welcomed us as if we were old friends and by the time we left that is how we felt. Our room was very comfortable and quiet with a fridge and lots of goodies. We enjoyed our wine and canapé sessions greatly, thoughtfully provided early since we don't like eating too late. We certainly laughed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Your friendly hosts Susan & Tony Dalby will warmly welcome you to their lovely B & B situated along the shores of Lake Taupo which is about a 3 to 5 minute drive from the main Taupo City Center area. The nicely appointed accommodations are clean with very nice private baths, comfortable beds, as well as a refrigerator in each... More 

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