A very comfortable modern family home with beautiful gardens. Our hosts John & Ruth greeted us on our arrival with tea and biscuits served in the lounge. A very welcome start to our stay with them for two nights. Our bedroom with views to the gardens and swimming pool was spacious with an extremely comfortable bed and ensuite bathroom. The excellent breakfast choices were delicious and as we were the only guests we were also able to enjoy the company of our easy going hosts. Their advice and recommendations on things to do and choice of restaurants to visit added to our five star stay with them. They even included a very drinkable bottle of wine on the tray with the tea & coffee facilities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pillars Retreat is a modern Mediterranean style country manor close to lake Taupo. Brian & Gilly Jenkins as your hosts will welcome you with a homemade afternoon tea, followed by an early evening glass of wine and nibbles.A hearty breakfast next morning is made from fresh local or home produce including eggs from our own hens.Set in 3 acres of park like grounds to explore,with a gazebo,pond,tennis court and swimming pool for you to relax and unwind.The Pillars has four large beautifully appointed upstairs ensuited guest rooms, three with own balconies.The Pillars Suite,our most luxurious, has a californian king bed and large bathroom with a stand alone shower, plus raised bath.Our other suites are either king, superking or californian king beds with three suites being made into twin beds if required. All rooms have under floor heating,flat screen TV,radio clock,gowns,slippers,iron and ironing board,hairdryer,Koha Spa toiletries,tea and coffee making facilities.Home baked cookies,fresh fruit,bottled water and chocolates also compliment all rooms.WiFi is free and available through out the house.We have a complimentary laundry for guests use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pillars Hotel Taupo