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Huka Falls Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   56 Huka Falls Road | PO Box 155, Taupo, New Zealand   |  
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Huka Falls Resort
Ranked #30 of 72 hotels in Taupo
Whanganui
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Recommended - friendly atmosphere with great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

was a wonderful, relaxing stay- lovely grounds - beautifully clean rooms,good sized villa. Sumptuous food, great for little ones as well - we had our baby with us. Lovely rural aspect. Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ohope, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Beautiful outlook from our room over the vineyard. Awesome big villa. Very quiet spot and very clean. Nice comfy bed. Close to town with friendly staff. Lacked a rubbish bin ( only had a rubbish bag) & didnt have any plastic containers for the microwave & also seemed to have cutlery missing but all VERY minor things easily overlooked.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

What a great find, just a few minutes drive from central Taupo. Villas are very spacious with fully equipped kitchens and a generous sized lounge to relax in. Undercover attached parking is a nice touch on frosty Taupo mornings. The restaurant at the end of the driveway serves decent food in nice surroundings - highly recommended for families or groups.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed in a 2-bed villa at this resort. Great for us (2 adults 2 children). Out of the centre of Taupo but only 5 mins drive away and we loved the fact that it was so peaceful with no traffic noise etc. All the villas are set around gardens and are very spaced out so lots of privacy. Villa was fairly basic but immaculately clean and had everything we needed for our 3-night stay. Bed linen and towels seemed brand new and of good quality. We didn't eat at the resort so can't comment on the food but the restaurant looked good. Slightly disappointed not to have a bath (always enjoy a long soak while on hols!) as sure the hotel description mentioned a bath but the shower was fine. In conclusion, would recommend this resort, no complaints at all. Wonderful and peaceful so was perfect for us!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We booked a villa at the Huka Falls Resort via Wotif, so we were very pleasantly surprised to be appointed a two bedroom unit for a very affordable price. The villa was not unlike a small holiday house in terms of size, so we had room to burn. All the rooms were a great size, and on a lovely spring Taupo day, it was great to be able to spread out via the french doors to the lawn outside. A very quiet spot, beautiful grounds and around a 25 minute walk to central Taupo. Not ideal if you want to be located right in town, but we preferred the seclusion it provided.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed in the 2 bedroom villa. Overall, we had a very pleasant stay and would be quiet happy to stay here again. The good things first - The location is very handy. Not in the center of Taupo city but not far either - takes just 5 min to drive to the lake front and just 2 min to Huka Falls itself. It's in a quiet and serene location, perfect for a weekend R&R.The villa is very spacious, warm and welcoming. There's complete privacy and you are unlikely to be disturbed by the coming and goings of your next door neighbours. The rooms are quite big and are well furnished. We were even provided with a portacot for our little one :-) The kitchen was well equipped too. Lastly, the staff was super helpful and were able to cater to all our needs, including allowing us to have a delayed check out.
The downsides - just a little bit attention to detail would have been good. The kettle in the kitchen was leaking, there wasn't enough plates or cutlery for us. The pull out bed in the lounge was very shaky and not very comfy to sleep on.

All in all, one of the nicest places I've stayed in and we'll be back again

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Was looking for a place close to Huka Lodge as we were off to dinner there for the evening and after canceling the Chateau Falls after the horrendous reviews were so so happy to find that Huka Falls Resort was a great place to stay. We arrived and were told we had been given a free upgrade to a two bedroom villa which started our stay off very well, then saw that we had oceans of space for the two of us and the villa was immaculate... all the facilities you could want for a longer stay and a very comfortable lounge and nice warm rooms.

A return visit could well be on the cards :-)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: 56 Huka Falls Road | PO Box 155, Taupo, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Huka Falls Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Huka Falls Resort offers a peaceful, private and relaxed environment situated just minutes from New Zealand's largest lake, the world renowned Huka Falls, and the thriving township of Taupo. Nestled amongst 7 hectares of landscaped gardens and a vineyard sit our spacious stand alone villas. With three styles of accommodation consisting of 19 stand alone two bedroom villas, 11 one bedroom suites & 11 studios (which are linked by an interconnecting door). This is a unique venue for everyone with 2 tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool (summer months), petanque and wine tasting onsite in the restaurant. The Huka Falls Restaurant offers stunning views over Mt Tauhara & the Pinot Noir Vineyard. Summer- Open daily from 11.30am to 9pm. Closed Sunday and Monday evenings, Winter - Open for Brunch/Lunch Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 3pm. Dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - late. Closed Monday. (Easter to Labour weekend). The perfect setting for your wedding, with a historic church, stunning landscaped gardens & a variety of reception venues. We offer 6 conference rooms catering from 2-120 guests, a full range of technical, presentation equipment and conference support. Summer time: Reception is open daily from 7.00am to 10.00pm. Winter time: Reception is open from 7.00am to 8.00pm Sunday to Thursday and 7.00am to 9.00pm on Friday and Saturday. If you plan to arrive at the Resort outside of these hours, please contact our friendly reception team. ... more   less 
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