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Tauhara Sunrise Lodge
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   38 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 31 Taupo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Greenfield, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place. Great hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

My wife and I spent two nights at Tauhara Sunrise Lodge in June. Becky was away visiting family, but Rob and Elizabeth took great care of us. Our room was great, the rest of the house was awesome, the breakfasts were delicious, the view amazing. The extra help collecting wayward luggage and drying soaking wet clothes were greatly appreciated! Thanks again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We absolutely LOVED our stay at Tauhara Sunrise, it was a wonderful start to our honeymoon in New Zealand. Rob was an attentive host and his breakfasts were incredible - I'm still telling my friends about the waffles now!

The lodge was beautiful, had everything that we needed and more and is in a perfect location to go out exploring Taupo. We were only booked for the one night but were enjoying our stay so much that we booked another night at the lodge.

I couldn't recommend Tauhara sunrise enough, especially for a romantic getaway. Thank you Rob.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Clinton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

My wife and I spent just over four weeks in New Zealand and stayed mostly in Lodges and B & B’s, all of which were exceptionally good. The Tauhara Sunrise is more like staying in a homely lodge than a B&B, a spacious bedroom, use of a very nice living room, very nice dining facilities and wonderful host, Becky – a great view looking over Lake Taupo too!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We were thrilled to win a night at this luxury B&B and were not disappointed. Rob & Becky made sure we enjoyed our experience with wine, dining and song all laid on. The facilities are first class, from the comfortable private rooms to the stylish guests' communal areas. I enjoyed a pre-dinner massage and a spa. With stunning views, wonderful hosts, great food and music, who could we fail to be charmed?. Thanks guys, we will definitely recommend you to any overseas guests.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Tauhara Sunrise is a very special B&B. Becky and Rob are great hosts, the rooms and facilities are superb, breakfasts are great, and they even arranged a dinner for all their guests on one of the evenings we were there. We were also invited for cocktails each evening and really felt part of the family. Acacia Bay is also a great location, 10 minutes drive from the town centre, but much quieter and more relaxing. It is still very accessible to all the attractions.
Thanks Becky and Rob. We cannot recommend your B&B highly enough !!!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

My new wife and I enjoyed 3 fantastic days staying in the Chalet d'Amour. The views were spectacular and the room well presented. Becky, the host put on amazing breakfasts and happy hour drinks and nibbles each night. The memory foam topped mattress made for a super comfy sleep. It was very peaceful, just what we needed after a hectic few weeks before our wedding.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

The room was spacious. The views of Lake Taupo and the mountains were spectacular. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. No complaints. Overall this was a luxury B&B experience We were not disappointed. The extras provided at this accommodation are worth the price.

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Address: 38 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Tauhara Sunrise Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With stunning 180 degree views over majestic Lake Taupo in the centre of NZ’s North Island, Tauhara Sunrise offers luxury yet casual boutique lodge accommodation. Hosts Rob & Becky enjoy great conversation with guests at breakfast and during the nightly happy hours. Rob is passionate about music, fishing, wine and gardening, while Becky loves treating guests to a relaxation massage, serving delicious treats, travel, reading and movies. ... more   less 
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