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Lake Taupo Lodge

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, teenage daughter and I recently spent a night at the Lake Taupo Lodge on New Zealand's north island. The lodge is beautifully situated with great views of Lake Taupo from a very peaceful hillside location. Our room was of top designer quality and extremely comfortable. The owners, Gary and Shirley, ensure that their guests' needs are well met... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gary, Shirley and the Chef, Chris, made our honeymoon stay at their luxurious property most memorable, thanks to their warm hospitality!! Right from receiving us at the driveway to seeing us off, from booking reservations at the town's most sought-after eateries, to explaining in great detail the facilities available in our room and recommending things we could during our stay,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It's difficult to describe the atmosphere of serenity and beauty, nevertheless - Lake Taupo Lodge is beautifully presented, serenely wonderful views and the most affable host ..Gary. We enjoyed the apartment immensely. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented. We left Lake Taupo Lodge feeling restored AND with a very special, generous treat of Gary's own smoked trout, trout pate and... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Dawne for the fabulous review. I hope you indulged and enjoyed the smoked trout, trout pate and the passion fruit. Please come and visit again some time. Cheers, Gary More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A stunning location overlooking Lake Taupo and snow capped Ruapehu in the distance . A 10 minute drive to the town centre. A warm welcome by our host Gary set the tone for our weekend visit. Rooms were of a high standard and the roaring fire in the lounge with friends and a few wines meant for a truly relaxing... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review Chris. It was lovely to have you both here. Look forward to seeing you back again some time. Kind regards, Gary More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Firstly the Lodge has a beautiful outlook and is the epitome of luxury! Bedrooms are clean, comfy and furnished beautifully. The complimentary homemade cookies with your coffee are delicious. The owner of the Lodge is extremely attentive, providing wine and canapes before dinner, which were superb! He will help you with information and locations for evening meals as well as... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review Murphs255. It is was lovely to host you two ladies here at Lake Taupo Lodge. Please come and visit again some day, I will happily watch a game of rugby with you. Cheers, Gary More 

Torbay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

As a regular traveller around the countgry filming The Hot Rod Show, my crew and I get to stay in many motels. Everything we needed was here, amazing showers, decent sized cups and glasses, excellent mattresses, tons of free internet and Sky TV. Perfect.

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

I look forward to you coming back to stay again one day Doug. Thank you so much for the great review! Kind regards, Gary More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We made an excellent choice staying at this top notch property. It is not only beautiful, but luxuriously comfortable, serene, and on top of all of that, has a service oriented host, Gary, and an excellent Chef, Chris. They both went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed in this beautiful lodge. Even the housekeeping... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Barbara and Burt. I am extremely grateful that you took the time to write such a wonderful review. Thank you! Please come and stay again sometime. Kindest regards, Gary More 

Australia
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

From the moment we arrived, we where greeted by Gary who made us feel very at home. Gary went over and above to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and that all our needs where met. The room we stayed in was very cosy and luxurious. The décor throughout was of high quality. The views from our room over lake... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Craig! I really appreciate you taking the time to write a wonderful review for Lake Taupo Lodge. It would be my pleasure to host you and Marie here again some day. Until then..... Kindest regards, Gary More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you like to stay and fish than Taupo Lodge is the highlight in the region. If someone knows where the fish is to find then the guys at Lake Taupo Lodge. The lodge has a lot to offer for all the ladies and the gents. If you are a family then you have all the great activities the region... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

What a great fishing day!! I hope your fish was delicious. Thank you New Challenger for the fabulous review. I look forward to the next trip! Cheers, Gary More 

Redwood City, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The suite and entire grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. Gary, the owner, clearly takes great pride in the lodge and it shows in all the "little things" he does and his own friendliness and hospitality. He made sure we had everything we needed and more, and even arranged to have breakfast prepared and available in our room the... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Chris for your wonderful review of Lake Taupo Lodge. We strive to ensure our guests have a relaxing, enjoyable and memorable time so to receive reviews like this helps to remind us that we are on the right track. We look forward to having you and Sandra back again some day! Kindest regards, Gary More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Taupo Lodge offers 5 star luxury accommodation with dinner by arrangement. The focus is on gracious living and the six guest suites are luxurious examples of world class accommodation.This award winning, luxury bed & breakfast lodge is a designer’s delight. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is set within magnificent landscaped gardens overlooking beautiful Lake Taupo and the mountains.Lake Taupo Lodge prides itself in the care and attention that we put into our guests. From the moment you arrive you can relax and let us look after you in style and comfort.This is a large (10,000 sqm) multi faceted property with each room having its own lounge area as well as the large main lounge and dining areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Taupo Lodge

Address: 41 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $383 - $563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Taupo Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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