Gilly & Brian are friendly, very welcoming and their home and gardens are stunning! The rooms are beautifully appointed with many extra touches such as fruit, chocolate, home made cookies and a variety of coffee, tea, & other beverage choices.
Our hosts were so interesting & engaging that we made a point of meeting them for the offered 6:00 p.m. glass of wine on both evenings of our stay.
The breakfasts were delicious and again included lovely homemade items such as raspberry muffins and yogurt.
We felt like royalty and definitely wish to return,
- 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