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Chalet Eiger

534 Gillespie Place | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We spent 2 nights here under the hospitality of Emil and Hea Min. It was wonderful. We are a couple in our 60s from Sydney, Australia. The room was sensational and we mastered the lighting pretty quickly! Lovely touches like home-baked biscuits, some delicious NZ cheese and a bottle of chilled wine were there for us. I loved the music... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Hea Min and Emil were superb hosts who went out of their way to make our visit relaxed and enjoyable. Our room was first class, and the Acacia Bay location was quiet and restful. Had a great evening with two other couples who were there and wound up exchanging details for further catch ups. Overall a strong recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have stayed in Taupo before mostly near The Lake which means great views - The Chalet is set on a height with glimpses of The Lake so a pleasant outlook without being stunning. Emil and Hea Min are excellent hosts with everything running to precision, and the property is meticously presented though it does feel a little "fussy" -... More 

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eigerTaupo, Owner at Chalet Eiger, responded to this review

Dear Olive and Trevor, it was a real pleasure to be your host here at Chalet Eiger for a short time (one night). We had the impression that you both are a lovely couple and we are sorry that we didn't had the chance to know you better. We hope that you will find your way back to Taupo in... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

staying in this wonderful lodge every time when in Taupo. hosts are so friendly and warm. the food is just outstanding. very relaxing place, nice big rooms and probably the best beds you will find in NZ. i am still working out the lighting system in the room but will eventually get there (too outstanding for my capabilities:)) will definitely... More 

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eigerTaupo, Owner at Chalet Eiger, responded to this review

Thank you and Ursula for your review. It is always our pleasure to welcome you each year for the “Cycling Challenge” here in Taupo. We hope very much that you both not only enjoy the cycling but also the peace and tranquility of Chalet Eiger. It is also our pleasure to prepare dinner for you both knowing that you are... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

For a start Lake Taupo is a great destination. As good as if not better than Queenstown. Lake, scenery, activities and more. How better to spend a long weekend than at the Chalet. Food was fantastic. Particularly the degustation dinner. Very comfortable room. Emil and Hea are lovely people and great hosts. Emil has lots of tourist ideas as well.... More 

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eigerTaupo, Owner at Chalet Eiger, responded to this review

Dear Mike and Jan, we appreciate you response and the time you have taken to write this review. We agree with you that the Lake Taupo area is a very special place and we are very proud to live here. You both know very well New Zealand so your comments about Taupo are highly regarded. We are very happy that... More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Amazing food- Hea Min is an exceptional chef, lovely attentive hosts and beautiful location- couldn't have asked for more for a perfect honeymoon. The room was lovely and Emil and Hea Min ensured that we felt relaxed and welcome in their wonderful home.

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eigerTaupo, Owner at Chalet Eiger, responded to this review

Dear Michelle and Derek, it was nice to read your review about your stay at Chalet Eiger. We are always very happy to prepare special gourmet dinner for our guests. We are going an extra mile to source the best NZ produce and also using our own vegetables from our garden. Surely also the seasonal approach in the preparation for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The Chalet is a modern house a bit outside of Taupo. You definitely need a car if you want to stay there. They welcome you with very nice details, for example a flag of your country (I am from Costa Rica, so that's impressive), a delicious homemade tea and cookies. The rooms are perfect, the beds are perfect, no noise... More 

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eigerTaupo, Owner at Chalet Eiger, responded to this review

Dear Silvia and Joerg. What a pleasure to meet you both and be your hosts for a while. With such a beautiful couple like you we are always reminded while we are doing this hosting business. We are very much pleased that you have enjoyed our cuisine. It is an both way road because we are enjoying cooking for quests... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

My partner and I stayed at Chalet Eiger and were overwhelmed by the hospitality shown us by our hosts, Emil and Hea Min, followed closely by the succulent food and luxurious suites, which were completely without ostentation and yet every feature was just perfect- from the underfloor heating to the spa bath, from the beautifully executed lighting to the Finnish... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at Chalet Eiger in Taupo, New Zealand, and felt like family as soon as we met the owners, Emil and Hea Min. If you are looking for a lovely Bed and Breakfast where every little detail has been thought of to make your stay exceptional then I can recommend the Chalet. The accommodation and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We recently stayed 3 nights in the Chalet Eiger, using it as a home base to explore the greater New Zealand Taupo region. To jump right to the conclusion, we found this B&B to be absolutely perfect - the best we have seen in NZ. Thus if you are coming to this region and desire the absolute top in accommodation... More 

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Address: 534 Gillespie Place | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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