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“Wonderful property, owners, room, breakfast and view!!! you don't want to miss it” 5 of 5 stars
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Kauri Point
5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   4 Mark Wynd, Bonshaw Park, Taupo 3379, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Northern California
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“Wonderful property, owners, room, breakfast and view!!! you don't want to miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

We had a wonderful experience at Kauri Point Homestay. The owners
Robert and Gail are delightful as is their lovable dog, Barney.

We thoroughly enjoyed the warm hospitality - including a full,
delicious breakfast, peaceful setting, superior linens/luxurious king
bed, large beautifully decorated ensuite room - and lively discussions
with our congenial hosts. You do not want to miss out on this excellent
B&B. We loved it so much that we returned at the end of our vacation.

If you plan to include Lake Taupo on your NZ itinerary (and you
should), we highly recommend Kauri Point Homestay!

Clay and Janice (Kiwi) Jackson
Danville, California

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kauripoint, Owner at Kauri Point, responded to this review, May 30, 2011
You two were such fun to have stay with us at kauri Point. We hope that you come and stay next time you visit your family here.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

Kauri-point was such a wonderful place to stay. If you are staying around Lake Taupo book this as your destination. A few minutes out from the main area and you find this a wonderful place to relax after you have been out all day. Bedrooms are large with lovely cozy beds. Breakfast was great, and it was amazing sitting around chatting to the other guests. Different ages, different countries and such a lot to talk about. I loved the glass of wine on the deck before dinner. We had dinner at Kauri Point too for a couple of nights, and the food was excellent. The best of course were our hosts Gail and Robert who couldn't do enough for us. Happy memories and thanks for the laughs!
Hopefully we can return and see you and your wonderful country again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Kauripoint, Owner at Kauri Point, responded to this review, April 23, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and hope that you will return to New Zealand some day. If you do remember to visit us and enjoy our return guest discount.
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Moreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011 via mobile

Stayed with Gail and Rob for four nights. They couldn't have made me more welcome. This is more than a homestay it's a petit hotel with big service and comfort. I wish I had been able to stay longer. Don't delay book this place you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Merriam, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

Lovely, quiet B&B just minutes outside of Taupo. Host & Hostess went out of their way to make us feel welcome & comfortable. Very attractive, up-to-date accommodations, large rooms, comfortable beds, modern ensuite bathroom & good quality linens. Setting is very serene with a lovely view. Breakfast was varied, plentiful and the coffee was terrific!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2011

This was a very, very lovely place to stay and sooooo much better than the wall-to-wall hotel/motel offerings along Lake Taupo (or rather across a busy street from the Lake). The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed with a private outdoor deck area. The price includes a sumptuous breakfast and pleasant morning conversation with the four other guests in this warm and friendly accommodation. It's close to thermal baths, fishing, spa treatments, shopping and any other sights you may want to take in or excursions you may want to go on. An added bonus is that the owners were/are terrific people and very helpful.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

Robert & Gail were everything you would expect of great hosts. Snacks and drinks on the deck of an evening were a fantastic way to chat with other travellers and Robert & Gail were spot on with their tips of what to see or where to eat. This was a home away from home and we were so impressed with their hospitality that I am sitting in a comfortable lounge chair doing this review with the free WIFI that is available.
For us the rooms, meals and friendliness of the hosts doesn't get better than this.
A most enjojable stay and Gail you are better off with Robert away from the kitchen.
Thoroughly enjoyable and wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Ladenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

We stayed for 6 nights at Kauri Point and it was absolutely great. Gail and Robert are the perfect hosts - friendly, funny and open for any questions. We especially enjoyed sitting together with other guests and our hosts in the evening to share stories and gather ideas for the next day. Gail offered a continental as well as a great cooked breakfast and dinner on request. The rooms were clean and spacious. TV and Wireless Internet available for free. Frankly - this was the best accommodation of our whole trip!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 Mark Wynd, Bonshaw Park, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kauri Point 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Robert & Gail would love to welcome you to your "Luxury home when you are away from Home." You will arrive as guests and leave as friends having enjoyed being thoroughly spoiled from the moment you arrive. Stay as long as you can - Taupo has so much to offer you, and we are so close to other cities such as Rotorua and the Hawke's Bay - so unpack your bags for a few days and relax and really enjoy New Zealand at its best. Our suites are luxuriously appointed and all are en-suite and have deck access. Join us in the evening for a glass or two of wine, beer or a soft drink before you head into town for dinner (we will even drive you in). Alternatively, and by prior arrangement, we can prepare your supper, a light meal or home cooked wood fired pizza, cooked in our outdoor pizza oven. Welcome to New Zealand,have a great holiday in paradise. ... more   less 
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