We stayed 3 nights with John and Ruth, our room was spacious, with lovely views and beautiful gardens. The most memorable part of our stay was the Looooong breakfasts. In John and Ruth's house, or more correctly mansion, you are treated as family. So we had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with our hosts, where we would discuss our day and what we wanted to see. Soon the conversation turned to other things and time would slip by as we talked about common interests. Thanks so much John and Ruth for a wonderful and memorable 3 days.
- Also Known As:
- Pillars Hotel Taupo
- 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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