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“Great Place to Stay.” 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
Greytown, New Zealand
1 review
“Great Place to Stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Everything about Gail and Robert's homestay was excellent, from the beautiful room, yummy breakfasts, to the superb setting and views from the expansive deck. As hosts, Gail and Robert were fantastic, being very hospitable, friendly and interesting to talk to. We loved our 5 nights at Kauri Point Homestay and will certainly stay there again when next visiting Taupo.

Room Tip: We loved our room that opened out onto the north facing deck.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had a great stay at Kauri Point. The hosts were extremely hospitable and welcoming, offering you wine, inviting you to dinner. They also had great restaurant and area recommendations. Our room was very spacious, clean and cosy. We enjoyed the deck area and Jacuzzi, it really felt like we could make ourselves at home here. The location was nice as it was just outside the downtown area to it was quiet, but a conveniently close drive. What stood out the most was the service and very nice rooms/house! We highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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 July 1, 2013

We stayed at Kauri Point for one night this June as part of our travels around the North Island. It was the perfect stop of after a week of faceless hotels and gave us the home comforts we needed. Gail and Rob (along with the dogs!) were very welcoming and great hosts. They gave a fantastic restuarant recommendation (our best meal in NZ), shared a glass of wine with us in the living room before dinner and even drove us into town.

All this being said, the best thing was the huge room, with a cosy living room area, a very comfy bed and most importantly decent heaters (something that seems to be lacking in NZ!)

Highly recommend if you are staying or passing through Taupo.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, July 8, 2013
Thank you for writing your review of your stay with us. We appreciate your time and your comments. Our guest reviews have helped us to achieve our Certificate of Excellence 2013 WINNER award, thank you all! This is the second year we have achieved this accolade, we are of course thrilled as it is recognition of our efforts to offer quality accommodation and friendly yet professional service to our many guests.

Those who read these reviews will notice that we often score 4/5 for location. We are located in a rural position, about 6 kilometres from Lake Taupo and the town centre. Our fantastic situation means we live in a very quiet situation, with undisturbed views and the most fantastic night sky! This does however mean we are a short drive into town. Please bear this in mind when making your reservations as we do not want to disappoint. We are happy to drop guests off in town.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Warm welcome on arrival with afternoon tea and a slice of choccy cake how could we say no!
The room was great with a sitting area so you could relax in your own space and the choice of DVD's,very comfy beds with good linen and quality pillows so it was like being in our own bed at home.
Great hosts and easy chatting over a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles at 5.
A fantastic breakfast with a good Latte' in the morning set us up for the day.
Would highly recommend !

Room Tip: Two of the rooms have a view of the Mountain.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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 June 11, 2013

We stayed in Kauri Point for two nights in this winter, and it was amazing! All very confortable, nice, tidy and clean. The beds, linen, everything was fantastic. And Gail prepares the breakfast with so much care and expertise! We can not forget to mention the good conversation by the fire with Gail and Robert, and the warm welcome from Arnie and Buster! We highly recommend this place for the top place to stay in Taupo.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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Kauripoint, Owner at Kauri Point, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We thoroughly enjoyed your company, as did Arnie & Buston who were really spoilt and I'm certain were sorry when you left. It is very rewarding for us when our guests take time out of their busy holiday to spend time writing us a review.
Thanks to you and our many other guests, who have also written reviews, we have for the third consecutive year been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as well as being the 2012 and 2013 Certificate of Excellence Winner & number 1 in Taupo. We could not have done it without you all, so a huge THANKS from us both.
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Kariong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Having never done a home stay before I was a little unsure of how it it would go. Gail and Robert just made us feel so welcome. To anyone who is traveling through the Taupo area this place should be your number one consideration for accommodation. The room was absolutely beauftiful, so quiet and peaceful with wonderful ammenities. Thanks Gail and Robert, we will certainly be recommending you to our friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Kauri Point, a few minutes out of Taupo, is a spacious and well-designed 5 star B&B with all the facilities a discerning traveller may ever require on holidays. The setting is truly beautiful and we found our 4 day stay much too short to both fully appreciate our splendid surroundings and the many attractions that can be easily accessed from this location.

Our hosts Gail and Robert, created a relaxed homely atmosphere within their tranquil environment - all centred within extensive and beautiful gardens. All holiday requirements were available to us, and their knowledge and experience in running a B&B, skills in providing hospitality and relevant information for guests and in ensuring we were always comfortable. It made our stay very special.

Despite our busy-ness we felt quite at ease as we were spoilt by our hosts with wine, chocolates, special coffee and breakfasts to order. Their two very friendly dogs became part of our experience as we shared their home. We look forward to sharing further with Gail and Robert in the future.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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