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“OMG... What an amazing B n B 💐💐” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kauri Point
Ranked #3 of 41 Taupo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
2 reviews
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“OMG... What an amazing B n B 💐💐”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We had 3 nights recently with Gail and Robert at Kauri Point .What an amazing experience unfolded... Beginning with a welcome wine and nibbles with the other guests .. A large comfortable bed , immaculate and beautifully presented room , the best shower ever...quiet and peaceful surroundings.. And then the breakfasts ....Unbelievable ... The choices were varied and all so yummy ...Gail went beyond expectations time and time again. We left medications in the bathroom and they were couriered to our home immediately - arrived one day after the phone call we made to report they had been left behind. Thank you for your care and outstanding service. We appreciated the attention to detail.
Gail suggested we have a meal at The Bistro and this was also a winner .....We will be back ..Kay & Richard

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Such a wonderful homestay! The Ngatoroirangi room is spacious, beautifully decorated and has excellent view of mountain with open access to deck. Power shower and king size bed with quality linen was definitely a treat too. Gail and Robert are excellent hosts, so as their cute dogs (Arnie and Buston) and a cat :) Would definitely recommend staying here. The blueberry pancakes for breakfast was one of the best pancakes I've had in life, it is to die for...!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Spacious, luxurious room and house, beautiful garden, friendly hosts and 2 lovely dogs & a cuuuute cat. Their hospitality was so professional and warm,if I go to Taupo again, I'll make a reservation to this hotel without hesitation!

  • Stayed September 2013
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

The restful evening and good nights sleep, followed by scrummy breakfast put us in good stead for the day as we were on our way to a funeral. Great facilities, bed and bathroom were gorgeous. Hosts very welcoming and hospitable. Would reccomend Kauri Point and if we are up that way again, would definitly stay there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We are two mature couples and one elderly who stayed at Kauri point. It is very luxurious and modern, and a nice breakfast, HOWEVER, their two dogs were running outside our rooms barking at 3.30am which completely disturbed our nights sleep. Over breakfast, one dog was in a cage at the end of the breakfast table while the other ran in and out around our legs. The cat has free rein of the house and rooms and goes into the bedrooms when it possibly can so presumably gets comfy on the pillows etc (eech). Luxurious but you have to love their animals, barking in the early hours and having them up close & personal in rooms, and while eating.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Kauripoint, Owner at Kauri Point, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Thank you Craig for writing your review and for your comments. While we appreciate this guests comments we did apologise at the time for Buston waking him up at 4 am - we had a storm during the night from which he was woken up and had broken out of his kennel, we did get him back in his kennel as soon as we were aware of the problem. The other dog was not out he was inside with us all night.

We explain to ALL our guests that the young dog stays in his crate when anyone is eating. Our older dog is too old to try to crate and if guests show any dislike we put him outside. The other members of this party actively encouraged both dogs during their stay so we were not aware of your distaste - for this we are sorry.

The cat is NOT allowed access to ANY of our guest rooms. When the rooms are vacant the doors are kept closed so she is unable to sneak in. We ask our guests NOT to allow her into the rooms, however some who are cat lovers do try to let her in. For any future guest reading this we can assure you the she never has and never will be allowed to sleep on the beds or pillows. We regularly have guests with a cat allergy and have never had an issue with them reacting to the cat having been in the bedrooms. All rooms are thoroughly cleaned after each guest, this includes pillow protectors.

We are sorry that this guest was woken up by our dog and his disturbed sleep is valid. However this was a one off incident for which we apologised profusely at the time. We do feel his comments are a little harsh as the rest of his party were dog owners themselves and sought out contact with the dogs.

We hope his 1/5 for cleanliness reflects the fact that he thinks the cat has been in the bedrooms. We urge anyone reading this to read our other reviews as we generally receive 5/5 for our cleanliness, a score that we are confident reflects our high standards.

Finally, we do advertise that we have family pets try to minimise the impact of the dogs, particularly when we are aware of our guests dislike of them. When we receive a reservation, if we are given an email address, we send out our reservation statement and policies. On here it explains we have dogs and a cat and asks guests to let us know prior to arrival if this is an issue, or if there are any allergies we should be aware of.
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Wonderful hospitable hosts and supurb rooms. Enjoyed every minute. Attention to detail was second to none and would certainly recommend it and will return again. I have been visiting Taupo for holidays for 40 years and know the area very well but had never had occasion to visit Bonshaw Park. So quiet and peaceful and great views.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Everything at Kauri point as excellent. Our room was well appointed, bathroom luxurious and the facilities were just superb. We really appreciated the thought and attention to detail, like the common kitchenette with microwave and plates and cutlery. Gail was an excellent host who gave us a very warm welcome and lots of local advice.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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