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Acacia Cliffs Lodge

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133 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
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Epping, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This was our third stay in as many years. Rick and Linda were as kind and welcoming as ever. This is a fabulous place to stay, with a great location, comfortable and stylish facilities, outstanding food and wonderful hosts. There were lots of thoughtful extras and abundant help in planning our stay. When we plan our NZ holidays Acacia Cliffs... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

We feel very privileged that you have both returned to stay with us for the third time Val P.......make sure you keep that list of places yet to be discovered that we gave you to plan your next trip! Rick and I always enjoy and look forward to your visit....like welcoming good friends there is always so much to catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

....to the exquisite cuisine of Rick to the rooms designed with attention to comfort and relaxation, our stay at Acacia Cliffs was a special interlude in our travels through New Zealand. No detail was overlooked yet Rick and Linda's hospitality seemed effortless. It felt as if we were visiting with friends! So fortunate that our trip coincided with the months... More 

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Thank Janey B
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Janey B..........we enjoyed your visit too! The lodge is open for guests from 1 October to 30 April annually and we look forward to seven months of welcoming guests from around the world. As we close for the winter and therefore receive no reviews over that period our T/A rating is affected............so all the more reason to thank... More 

Johns Island, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

What a restful and enjoyable place with perfect hosts! This had all the ingredients: a beautiful panoramic view, five star food and an atmosphere you just soaked up. Rick and Linda became one of our circle just as we became part of theirs. We really felt relaxed and part of their home. They double as excellent tour guides: take their... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely comment Ossoman...."Rick and Linda became one of our circle just as we became one of theirs".......I couldn't have summed it up better.........thank you! Hospitality is all about people......add good food, wine and a stunning setting and the ingredients are there for a great time...........glad we had the opportunity to share it with you. Thanks for taking the... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Acacia Cliffs Lodge is one of the nicest accommodations we have ever stayed in. The house and rooms are beautiful and the view of the lake is gorgeous! Linda and Rick are wonderful hosts - always willing to help book an activity or give recommendations. Dinner cooked by Rick was delicious and a must do if you stay here! Thanks... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Hi TRoss1 Glad we set the bar as being one of the 'nicest accommodations (you) have ever stayed in".....and I know you have travelled a lot. Guests arrive from all over the world and it is our pleasure to make sure they have every opportunity to discover the unique experiences this region and New Zealand as a whole has to... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This was one of our very favorite places of our recent 3 week trip to AUS/NZ. Linda and Rick are the perfect hosts - immediately warm and welcoming, you feel you've arrived at a place you already know with longtime friends who just happen to live in an incredibly beautiful setting on a cliff overlooking the beautiful and vast Lake... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you hopeful-ga-traveller! Reading your review makes it all worth while! Rick and I have travelled a great deal over the years and always appreciate finding "home away from home" on the other side of the world so we are glad you felt 'warm and welcomed' at Acacia Cliffs Lodge. And we can only but agree.....Lake Taupo is absolutely vast... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Acacia Cliffs during our 2.5 week NZ honeymoon. We originally booked for 1 night, and ended up staying for 2! We couldn't get enough of this place! Rick and Linda are absolutely lovely hosts- they take care of their guests in a way that we have never experienced! Whether it is ensuring that we... More 

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Thank amandpetersmith
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

We can't wait to check out your recommendations in San Francisco! Thank you for the list you left us and thank you too for your review..........much appreciated.........and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. There were lots of laughs and amusing tales shared that evening.........that's what makes this "job" not a "job"....we love it! We celebrated your honeymoon so... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in January. The lodge is beautiful, Linda was so helpful and Rick cooked fantastic breakfasts. The room and the views were fabulous. It's very close to town a wonderful place to visit.

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Bob F.........glad you enjoyed the views over Lake Taupo and the Kaimanawa Ranges..... a very unique vista of volcanic lake and mountains which never fails to please the eye.no matter the weather. Hope the rest of your New Zealand journey is all and more than you hoped for. Kind Regards and all the best for 2016 Linda Whitlock... More 

Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Beautiful venue set high upon the hillside. Our hosts could not have been warmer or done more and served us and our fellow guests with a gourmet dinner which was some of the best food we have eaten in New Zealand. We had a room with queen sized comfortable bed and own balcony all of which had stunning views. The... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Hi CathyandRakesh Joining fellow guests around the table and sharing travel tales and experiences is all part of the enjoyment of staying in a boutique lodge such as ours. All our guest rooms have super king beds and contemporary furnishings but it is the floor to ceiling glass that provides the wow factor and the views! Thank you for taking... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We stayed at the lodge for two nights in December, 2015, and had the most lovely time. The space is laid out and decorated impeccably, wonderful mix and well-thought-through décor that makes you feel both cosy and modern at the same time. You could see that the hosts put a lot of energy and effort into it. Great open spaces... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

JKLND .....your review is so inclusive of all aspects of the lodge and will give future guests a great overview of the property and service we offer...thank you so much! So pleased you enjoyed your time with us as we did with you.......sorry the weather wasn't the best while you were here......come back now....it is stunning! All the best for... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I, along with my sister and brother-in-law, stayed at the Acacia Cliffs Lodge for three nights. We found the view of the lake and the surrounding countryside captivating from the moment we arrived. Our hosts/innkeepers, Rick and Linda, were gracious and welcoming in every way. Not only is this lovely lodge tastefully appointed throughout but also Rick... More 

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Thank TravelJCBC
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

#1 is a great accolade as we know you are well travelled guests..........thank you TravelJCBC..... we enjoyed hosting you too..........it is always fun when guests are travelling together with friends or family.....makes for good conversation around the table! And you were all such appreciative guests............we loved having you stay with us. Great feedback for Rick too.........."gastronomically tops".....wow! All the best... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury boutique lodge accommodation. Opened April 2008. Stunning panoramic lake and mountain views and a simply spectacular Lake Taupo location! Unique, contemporary design, secluded, yet only minutes from town. This new lodge accommodates eight guests in four luxury suites designed to capture the views. Stylish accommodation, relaxed luxury, superb cuisine and kiwi hosts who offer genuine NZ hospitality and a real NZ experience. Fish, golf, relax.......you may never want to leave! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acacia Cliffs Lodge

Address: 133 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $410 - $505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Acacia Cliffs Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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