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“Fantastic for all the family”
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Braxmere
Certificate of Excellence
Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Fantastic for all the family”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

We have had the most brilliant break away. It was fantastic to have family in other units and enjoy a family and friends weekend at Braxmere. We loved being with a big group but at the same time enjoy our own space, privacy and quiet time.
The units were well set up for the two of us with everything we needed for our weekend. We could have easily stayed a week and needed nothing more.
The rooms are beautifully furnished and have gorgeous quilts from Wallace Cotton - a real treat.
For 2 nights we used the BBQ and cooked our own meals and the third night treated ourselves to a delicious meal at Lakeland House. A perfect way to end our long weekend.
Lots of fishing, right from our own boat ramp and also the children and their parents enjoyed water skiing from the ski lane a few hundred meters away. Perfect spot and we will be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Braxmere, Owner at Braxmere, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. It was great to hear you utilisted the boat ramp and enjoyed skiing - we are so lucky having many days of flat calm water.
Love to have you back again, thanks for the great feedback.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We just had 3 amazing nights at the newly renovated Braxmere. The apartments were perfect for our family of four with everything you need for a very comfortable stay. Our days were filled with swimming, fishing, boating and lots of relaxing by the lake. The apartments haves BBQ's which were perfect for the first two nights and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant which is on-site. It was a great place for a family and friends getaway. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Braxmere, Owner at Braxmere, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Thank you for your feedback graemew.
We are so lucky having some of the calmest water and our own boat ramp on Lake Taupo, it is great to hear you managed to take advantage of it.
We hope you can stay again and enjoy the property.
We are getting lots of comments about the children having a great time - remember to bring bikes etc for them as there is lots of space to ride around.
Look forward to seeing you again.
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

My husband & I & two kids have just enjoyed two nights at this amazing Lodge. So relaxing in a very scenic part of Lake Taupo. Beautiful rooms with everything you need, no need to over load car with bedding or food. The Restaurant serves top quality meals with a extensive wine list. Each room has lake views with a large lawn for kids to play & be insight at all times. This is going to be an annual weekend away for my family. Thank you so much Braxmere.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Braxmere, Owner at Braxmere, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Thanks for your feedback Emma W. It was great to hear you had a good time and found the units fitted out for all your family. As you know we have recently opened, so it is nice to get positive feedback. Hope you can stay again next year, as planned.
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Taihape, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We have just enjoyed two nights at Braxmere. Fantastic units all very tastefully decorated and set out for four people.
The setting is just perfect looking out over the lake, it was so relaxing just like a retreat!.
We enjoyed a very tasty meal at the restaurant, beautiful food and great service, lovely wines and good coffee!!
All you need for a very relaxing couple of days. Highly recommended stay, a perfect place, we will be back for sure!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Braxmere, Owner at Braxmere, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Lovely to hear you had a good few days away. Thank you for your feedback.
We hope to get the hot pool opened this year, so that will add to your relaxation at Braxmere.
Glad you loved the meal at Lakeland House - we are very lucky to have such a fantastic restaurant on site.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

We enjoyed a great few days at the newly opened Braxmere on the Southern shores of Lake Taupo. The units are perfect for four people and there are ten of them to enjoy for bigger numbers.
Clean, comfortable and functional with fantastic showers, kitchen facilities and a BBQ available for that trout that didn't get away. If it did, there is the wonderful Lakeland House restaurant a hundred metres from the units where the food is fabulous. It's location is perfect for all the great trout fishing in the area and great for a day trip to Whakapapa ski field.
Park the boat up and enjoy all that Braxmere has to offer.
We'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Braxmere, Owner at Braxmere, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Hello Jilljamo, thanks so much for the fantastic photos and feedback. So glad you had a good time at Braxmere and managed to get some trout fishing in. Love to have you back when you are out from the UK again.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on back home to Auckland. What a delight, total privacy, huge lake front lawn and Braxmere even has its own little jetty, so boats were parked up at it, coming in to the restaurant for lunch!

It's very new so rooms of excellent standard, really clean and nice to relax in. The attached restaurant did a fabulous dinner, and top coffee for the mornings. And it's really close to cruise into Turangi, quaint little town that we really hadn't spent much time in before as usually rushing past.

It's felt like a secret gem of the southern part of the lake, but not secret for long I imagine!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Braxmere, Owner at Braxmere, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. So glad you managed to have a stay at Braxmere and enjoyed the restaurant and setting. Love to see you back sometime.
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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

After a fantastic Christmas gift from a friend of a night in a new lodge at Taupo we headed over for a night away not knowing what to expect. Braxmere Lodge is tucked away on the lakeside in a no-exit road. What a lovely spot for a relaxing stay, no traffic noise just the peaceful shush of the waves on the lake.
We were greeted by the staff who immediately made us feel welcome and then shown to our unit.
Beautifully appointed (being modern, clean and new) it overlooked the lake and from the sliding door we could walk down to the small boat jetty. A quiet walk to relax and then back to the unit for a wine and nibbles, while enjoying the peaceful lakeside setting.

The shower is worthy of note, I have never had almost instant hot water in such powerful supply!

Then to dinner at the restaurant, which is popular judging by the number of people enjoying its cuisine. We totally enjoyed the food, beautifully presented, great service, will go back again..

A great day away...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Braxmere, Owner at Braxmere, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Hello Lyn H - what a fantastic Christmas gift! So glad you enjoyed your time and had a lovely quiet break. Thank you for your feedback - we would love to have you back.
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Property: Braxmere
Address: 88 Waihi Road | Turangi, Tokaanu 3381, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Tokaanu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Tokaanu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Braxmere 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Braxmere is in a breathtaking location that provides an idyllic setting for tranquil relaxation. It is also within a short distance of some of New Zealand’s best skiing, tramping and fishing spots. Reflecting the balance of action packed activities with downtime is done through simple yet stunning design. Host a wedding, take a weekend break or enjoy a corporate retreat. ... more   less 
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