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“Serenity, style...and great value”
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Kauri Point
Ranked #4 of 41 Taupo B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

After staying at many B&Bs and boutique hotels, you get to become a bit of a connoisseur...and I definitely have to say this is one of the best. It is not often that you hit the triple whammy of comfort, location and service along with affordability. The location of this Lake Taupo gem is great - just 5 mins drive from town, it provides the majestic scenery that is requisite for NZ, but it lets you bypass the compression braking truck noise of the main street motels etc. in town. The hosts are lovely - friendly and knowledgable. One of the nicest things to do here is enjoy aperativo time on the deck! Very clean rooms, nicely decorated...and big, which is great for all your Auckland shopping bags! I don't think you'll be disappointed. In fact, being only 1 hr from Rotorua, consider it instead of staying in that ordinary town.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

Just returned from a month travelling through NZ, and this was our favourite accommodation of the trip. Large spacious room, excellent bed, quality furnishings, good breakfasts and welcoming hosts. Drinks and nibbles were also provided each evening.
Some might not like the fact that the house is a few km out of Taupo, but with the quality of everything else, it didn't detract for us, and we liked the tranquility.
No hestitation in recommending

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kauripoint, Owner at Kauri Point, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2011

We are so glad you enjoyed the 'back' road to Napier. Fantastic views and no traffic!!!
Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed January 3, 2011

We stayed at Kauri Point for three nights and could not have found better accommodation. The rooms are really well appointed and lead out onto a large deck that overlooks the large and interesting garden. Gail and Robert are friendly, welcoming hosts who have a wealth of local knowledge - without Gail's suggestion we would never have ventured along the 'back road' to Napier and experienced the wonderful and varied scenery.
We used Kauri Point as our ideal base for the Taupo and
Roturua area and would certainly return.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 28, 2010

Gail and Bob were gracious host. The Taupo area is a great base to travel central North Island. Stayed four nights and each night become more comfortable.
Luxury "at home" accomodation.Beautiful grounds made it very warm and relaxing. Quiet surroundings ,yet close to town and short driving distance to restaurants.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kauripoint, Owner at Kauri Point, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2011

Thank you for your reviews. These help us to maintain and improve our level of service and quality recieved by our guests.
Your review of our location is noted and will be useful for those looking for accommodation in or nearer to town. Kauri Point enjoys an idylic rural location, barely 10 minutes from the town center. Our guests enjoy the peaceful surroundings and so it is not therefore suited to guests who wish to be in the bustle of the town itself. The majority of our guests book with us because of the location which is portayed on our website.

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Reviewed November 30, 2010

The room we stayed was lovely and decorated with native wood furnitures and loads of pictures. This is more of a nice home than a hotel, and makes you feel relaxed the first second you enter the house. The room, bathroom was huge. There were kitchen facilities too with free soft drinks and filtered coffee.

The host was nice and helpful in booking activities for us, and called a few places until found one for us to kayak in lake Taupo. I wish I could stay there for longer! Highly recommended for anyone who arrives by car and do not mind driving 10 minutes from the Taupo city center.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

Gail and Robert couldn't be better hosts. Very friendly and accommodating, and they obviously care a lot about looking after their guests. The rooms were immaculate, and the bed was VERY comfortable. The location is about a 10 minute drive outside of the main part of Taupo so you'd want to have a car, but this was never a problem for us. If I ever make my way to Taupo again I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kauripoint, Owner at Kauri Point, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2011

Thank you for your review, your comments are so kind.

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Reviewed November 13, 2010

Our stay our Kauri Point, was amazing. So comfortable, homey and relaxing. Robert and Gail are such nice hosts, from our welcoming handshake to the last wave good bye. We felt like part of thier family, even interacting with our "extended family" was enjoyable. The rooms were immaculate, comfortable and beautifully decorated.
I don't think 5 stars is enough!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #4 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
Price Range: $131 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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