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Kauri Point
Ranked #3 of 41 Taupo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent B & B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Kauri Point is a short drive outside Taupo and is set in beautiful grounds with lovely scenery. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a great view of the garden and mountains. The bathroom was definitely luxurious with a lovely selection of toiletries. Gail and Robert are very friendly and their two dogs proper are equally friendly and welcoming.
Gail cooked us a first class breakfast and she and Robert were interesting company. 1st class B & B which can be highly recommended

Room Tip: Wish we had stayed more than one night so that we could have enjoyed the experience a bit more
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Gail and Robert are extremely friendly and hospitable and go that extra mile to ensure their guests are made to feel very welcome. They have a beautiful home which very quickly becomes a home from home. In a beautiful setting on the outskirts of Taupo, the house is just a short distance by car or taxi from Taupo. The area provides a peaceful retreat from the town and a guaranteed good night's sleep,as does the enormous bed! Evening drinks on the patio made us feel like one of the family and they even offered us a lift into town for our evening meal! Clean, comfortable and spacious with excellent kitchen facilities available for guest use, a luxury shower room and a huge ho.e cooked breakfast; we were sorry we'd only booked one night. Would thoroughly recommend and would definitely go back. Great choice.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michele R
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London, England
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

One night was not enough! Kauri Point is in a delightful spot a short drive from Taupo. The view from the large deck is truly lovely.
Gail and Robert are friendly and welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. My room was large and extremely comfortable as well as being, in my view, particularly good value. Breakfast was very good and it was a wrench to leave after my short stay.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank peter1naples
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Gail and Robert were fabulous hosts! We stayed 2 nights, our room was incredibly spacious, modern and clean. Beautifully appointed, with all the usual inclusions and more! The views from the deck and our room were gorgeous - great place to relax after a day of hiking and exploring around the Taupo region. Gail makes an amazing breakfast, and the social wine hour at 6pm was lovely. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank debeerK
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Robert and Gail were great hosts! Spacious/luxurious room and bathroom, monster deck with great view. Enjoyed the social hour at 6:00 with wine and beer. Breakfast area very comfortable and loved Albert and Bustin the english spaniels! The grounds are beautiful. This was our first experience with a bread and breakfast. Would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kerrie L
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Thanks Gail and Robert for a wonderful two night stay at your lovely property. Beautiful large rooms, comfortable beds, wonderfully appointed, nothing to want for !! Bustin and Arnie are just the perfect pets, beautifully behaved and so affectionate. We just loved sharing our stay with them. Wonderful company and conversation from Gail and Robert each night. Can highly recommend as a perfect place not too far from town, but far enough to feel the peace and quiet.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LinnyLuvsBears
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Longford, Australia
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and found the facilities to be very good. The room was spacious, clean and well set up with what one would need. The bed was fabulous and the views were very nice. A few points though was we found the house to be quite noisey and thought it all felt a bit too "domestic" rather then a luxury home away from home. Another point to make too was the dogs but as we are dog people we didnt mind at all but if you are not dog people probably not the place to stay. We found it nice but just didnt find it "Luxury".

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Claire P
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Kauripoint, Owner at Kauri Point, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate your feedback and use guest comments to ensure we continue to maintain our high standards of quality and service to our guests.
We would urge future guests to be aware that we are a 'homestay' or bed and breakfast, and that we do have pets.
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Property: Kauri Point
Address: 4 Mark Wynd, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kauri Point 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Robert & Gail would love to welcome you to your "Luxury home when you are away from Home." You will arrive as guests and leave as friends having enjoyed being thoroughly spoiled from the moment you arrive. Stay as long as you can - Taupo has so much to offer you, and we are so close to other cities such as Rotorua and the Hawke's Bay - so unpack your bags for a few days and relax and really enjoy New Zealand at its best. Our suites are luxuriously appointed and all are en-suite and have deck access. Join us in the evening for a glass or two of wine, beer or a soft drink before you head into town for dinner (we will even drive you in). Alternatively, and by prior arrangement, we can prepare you a supper, one or 2 course dinner, platter or special occasion dinner. Welcome to New Zealand,have a great holiday in paradise. ... more   less 
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