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“great place to stay near Taupo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kinara Country Homestay

Kinara Country Homestay
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Kinara Country Homestay
Ranked #31 of 41 Taupo B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great place to stay near Taupo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2011

Heather and Graham are delightful hosts, very warm and hospitable and we were made to feel like old friends rather than B & B guests We found their local knowledge and tips very useful. .Kinara is a lovely house with very good facilities and set in a beautiful garden situated about 15 minutes drive from the centre of Taupo. Breakfasts were excellent and we also enjoyed dinner with Heather & Graham on our first evening.
This B & B is highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank samjanpick
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2010

Thoroughly recommend a stay at this beautifully situated home. Everything was perfect from the wonderful warm welcome from Heather to the very high standard of hospitality and friendliness. The rooms are of an equally high standard, with everything in this stunning home spotless with great attention to detail. Stunning views from every window and the garden is truly beautiful. Heather and Graham's local knowledge is a great help when planning to tour the area. We very much look forward to returning.
Dave & Jeannie UK

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jeannieblumire
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Leicestershire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2010

Really recommend this home from home. Hosts are very friendly and will do anything for you. They have all the local knowledge you will need to enjoy your stay at Taupo. The rooms are very clean and comfy and the food is excellent.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank cruiser060
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Durham
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2010

If you want to stay in a beautiful, clean home in an idyllic location, this is the place to be. Heather and Graeme are great hosts who have a genuine interest in their guests. They are happy to give you information on places to visit in the area and how to get there. Ideal base for touring Lake Taupo and surrounding area.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Fedfan56
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northampton
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2009

This is my second stay at Kinara, and it was exactly like the first. It didnt feel as though we had last stayed there 18 months before.
Graeme and Heather are the perfect hosts and their beautiful place feels like home away from home.
Clean, comfortable and the greatest views.
You really do need to try it to believe it.

Martin (Northants)

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kiwilassNorthampton
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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2009

When we drove up to the Kinara Homestay we were so pleased that it was set among the most beautiful views of the Taupo region. Kinara is the perfect place to relax with the warm and friendly hosts Heather and Graeme. We are so privileged to have been able to stay in this magnificent place and also to meet the cute Jack and Poppy (Heather and Graeme's loveable dogs). Our room was so spacious, homely, clean and comfortable perfect to relax in after 33hrs of travelling! The views from our room were of their perfectly manicured garden that goes on for miles with the view of mountains in the background - just incredible!! Heather is such a fabulous host and makes an incredible English breakfast and kindly provided me with my favourite warm croissants every morning which I greatly appreciated! We'll miss staying at Kinara but have the most fabulous memories. We'll be going back!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank MrsB09
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St. Helena Island, South Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2008

Heather & Graeme Anderson welcome you into their home like old friends. Their home, situated on the top of a hill, has spacious rooms and lovely views. After preparing a scrumptious breakfast, Heather & Graeme join you at the table. They are knowledgeable about their area of NZ and love to share the information. They are close to several good hiking venues and the town of Taupo.

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  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank gretvb
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Additional Information about Kinara Country Homestay

Property: Kinara Country Homestay
Address: 159 Palmer Mill Road | RD1, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3

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