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87 Wharewaka Road | Four Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Wharewaka Lodge
Ranked #7 of 36 Specialty lodging in Taupo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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208 reviews 208 reviews
49 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The B & B is beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Taupo with great views over the lake.. You walk through the garden to the lakeside and we did each morning during our stay. Susan and Tony were really welcoming hosts who made us feel at home and could not do enough for us. We enjoyed free wine and... More

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Absolutly beautiful with a lovely room, we only stayed one night but the view over the lake and the hospitality of the hosts were second to none. They made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. The breakfast was excellent and the bed very comfortable. Thank you for a lovely stay, The view over the lake with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Wharewaka Lodge for three nights and from the very moment we were met and greeted at the door by Susan and Tony, we felt welcomed, just like we were part of the family. Our room had a lovely view of the lake and had a private balcony, lovely linens and very spacious bathroom. What makes this place... More

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From the moment we arrived at Susan and Tony's beautiful and elegant home their hospitality was fantastic, everything you could possibly want catered for. We were given a very warm welcome, with drinks and canapés on the deck with our hosts, which was a daily occurrence we later realised! We felt like friends rather than paying guests - one morning... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is s top quality Bed and Breakfast with a lovely and interesting couple running it who can't do enough for to make your stay at their home comfortable and welcoming.This includes planning your day for you if you so wish.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Felt Like Home. I spent three weeks here, my wife and boys were with me the last ten days. I came early to finish training for the 30th anniversary Ironman in Taupo. Tony and Susan were incredible hosts. They made me feel completely at home. They even let me use their garage to keep my bike safe at night. Breakfasts... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our family spent 4 nights at this lodge in Taupo and it was a wonderful experience. The location was scenic - right on the lake and the accommodations where very comfortable. The Dalby's (Susan and Tony) provided a wonderful breakfast each morning and offered a delightful glass of wine and delicious appetizers before we headed out to dinner. Anytime we... More

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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed here on the recommendation of our travel agent. It was so welcoming. Great conversation and Susan and Tony are so easy to talk to, though the Americas cup was keeping all Kiwis on the edge of their seats so we learned all about yacht racing. Every little thing was in place for a perfect stay (except the weather,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here over a year ago and through all of travels, this has to be one of the top places we have ever stayed mainly due to the wonderful owners who spare nothing to make you feel at home. From the welcome wine and nibbles, the amazing breakfast including fantastic home made muesli, and the great... More

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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

They offered wine, conversation and the warmth of their fire on a chilly end of fall day to myself, my husband and our college aged son. The rooms were immaculate and provided views along with every comfort - and even beyond first class comforts like good coffee and chocolates. They too have traveled many, many places and it was great... More

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Address: 87 Wharewaka Road | Four Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$

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Visit Taupo and enjoy our warm hospitality and boutique lake edge accommodation.All rooms have tea & coffee, ensuite tiled bathrooms with heated floors and towel rails, high quality linen,TV.Experience golf, trout fishing, Tongariro World Heritage Park, thermal parks & spas, wine tour & Maori culture.Dine at a wide choice of nearby restaurants.Relax with pre dinner wine and hors d’oeuvres by the open fire or on the terrace. We serve generous healthy breakfasts. ... more   less 
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