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Founders At Turangi

253 Taupahi Road, Turangi, New Zealand
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Founders At Turangi
Ranked #1 of 8 Turangi B&B and Inns
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Our group of 6 stayed with Chris and Peter for 4 nights in Feb 2014. It was our first stop on a three week tour of NZ and it was a great one. Chris prepared a fantastic breakfast with fresh fruit and a choice of made to order hot entrees. She and Peter were very helpful in pointing out the... More

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It was a pleasure to have you all stay and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our home in Turangi !! Kia Ora, Peter and Chris. More

Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed with Chris and Peter for 4 nights In February 2014. It was excellent - very comfortable, spotlessly clean and wonderful breakfasts. Chris went to a lot of trouble to work round our dietary restrictions so we ate very well indeed. She was also really helpful in suggesting excursions and booking restaurants, although, by then, we were so well... More

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us ! We enjoyed meeting you both ! Kia ora and thank you, Peter and Chris More

Molndal, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

During our two days´ stay at Founders Turangi B&B we had a very good time. Chris and Peter were perfect hosts, very kind and helpful. The accommodation was nice, and clean and the beds were very comfortable. We specially admired and enjoyed Criss´ appliqués. A B&B we would recommend to anyone.

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

Thank you for lovely review ! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and my quilts !! Thank you for your recommendation.We enjoyed meeting you both! Kia Ora and thank you, Peter and Chris. More

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

So good we didn't want to leave! Clean, comfortable, quiet and very welcoming. Lovely chocolates each night at our bedside. Delicious freshly prepared breakfasts. Chris kindly reserved tables for our meals out during our stay.

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and your breakfasts in our home ! It was a pleasure to meet you both. Kia Ora and thank you, Peter and Chris. More

Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Chris and Peter are friendly and very nice. We had access to their laundry facilities, which was a big help. It was just like being guests in their home. We had the living room to ourselves, very nice place to relax on a warm day. Close by running behind the house is the Tongariro River with a lovely public river... More

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for us! We are so glad that your stay with us was enjoyable and convenient for those doing The Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Great that you all enjoyed breakfast @ Founders!! Kia Ora and thank you , Peter and Chris. More

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed at Founders for two nights, it is a great place in a great location,very convenient if you intend to walk the Tongariro Crossing.The rooms are spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The owners Chris and Peter are just the best, they are lovely people and it was a delight to spend time with them. Breakfast was first class, fresh... More

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

Thank you, to all of you, for your great review !! We enjoyed meeting you all and having you to stay ! Enjoyed some good laughs ! So glad, you had perfect weather to tick The Tongariro Alpine Crossing off your bucket list !! Hope the rest of your holiday in NZ goes perfectly ! Kia Ora and thank you,... More

Wilmot47
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the lovely Founders at Turangi for four nights in February/March 2014 and enjoyed the experience immensely! From the warm welcome we Aussies received from Chris and Peter to the well appointed room with high quality and very tasteful furnishings this was an experience to savour. Turangi is a lovely small town in a great location on the... More

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a great and very informative review! We loved meeting you both and having you to stay was a real pleasure. Thank you for sharing your catch of the day with us and other guests, staying at our place --- a real treat ! Hope to pop into see you when we are in Brisbane next... More

Hope, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We arrived just before 3pm , an hour before the authorised check-in time because, quite simply, we had not taken note of the earliest check-in times at the 20 or so different establishments we are staying at during this trip. The landlady Chris snapped at us that there was a reason for a 4pm check-in time. We felt suitably scolded.

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

That is very good advice Rosemary and David, because accommodation providers know exactly how much time they require to get their place ready and up to the standard guests require and deserve. We categorically state on our booking confirmation that our checkin is 4pm but also state that if guests plan to arrive early can they please phone us so... More

Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This place is amazing. From the moment I arrived until the time I left I couldn't have wanted for anything. Peter and Chris are lovely hosts and the attention to detail they give is second to none. The house and rooms are spotless, the beds are so comfy and the breakfast offering vast. Thanks for making me so welcome.

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

Thank you Nicola for the great review ! We enjoyed you and you visit ----- shame about the weather ! Next time -- Tongariro Alpine Crossing !!! Thank you enjoy your time with friends here in NZ. Yours, Peter and Chris. More

Saratoga, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Really nice place to stay ... too bad it was only for one night. Chris and Peter were consummate hosts from dinner recommendations to facilitating/arranging local activities. Their B&B is very comfortable, impeccably kept, and well set up. Breakfast was fantastic -- the food and the company. If in the area again I will surely return.

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pukekocentralNI, Owner at Founders At Turangi, responded to this review

Hello ! Thank you for your lovely review! So glad you found us and hope you can make it back one day ! It was a pleasure to meet you! Kia Ora and thank you, Peter and Chris. More

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Address: 253 Taupahi Road, Turangi, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Turangi

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Close to the beautiful Tongariro River and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing we offer you a warm welcome to our home on the magic Volcanic Central Plateau of the North Island of New Zealand. (Aotearoa--the land of the Long White Cloud).The volcanoes of Tongariro National Park and World Heritage Park and the caldera, Lake Taupo , our largest lake ( the size of Singapore) are part of an amazing landscape with variety of colour,activity, foliage and wild life and bird life including the endangered blue duck the Whio, which is increasing in numbers on the rivers.We are always happy to answer your questions and tell you about places to visit that you may not hear about otherwise.As well as all the walks in the Nat Park we have mountain bikes and helmets you are welcome to use to explore the cycle trails and of course trout fishing is an added bonus!! So much to see and do we hope you can come by and spend some time with us!Peter and Chris ... more   less 
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