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“An Unforgettable Stay”
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Lake Taupo Lodge
Ranked #1 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 7, 2014

We recently stayed for 3 nights in February at Lake Taupo Lodge and could not speak more highly of our experience. Gary and Shirley, our hosts, were the most wonderful people. Accommodating, knowledgeable, discreet and unobtrusive yet extremely welcoming and very good at hosting you with grace and style in this magnificent home. Everything is first class from the stunningly decorated rooms, gorgeous crockery and tableware at breakfast and in your room, the fresh flowers from the garden, the linen, towels and bathroom accessories, and last but not least the delicious evening nibbles served to have with your pre dinner drink and the amazing breakfast served each morning. Surrounded by stunning gardens, looking out over picturesque Lake Taupo, this accommodation is exceptional. Gary and Shirley are outstanding at what they do and the service they provide. We would not hesitate to return and will be telling all we know or ask that this is the place to stay in Taupo if you want the best. Thank you Gary and Shirley (and Baxter the dog) for the wonderful memories you have left us with of our stay with you. Unforgettable!

Room Tip: The Lake View room has the best view in the whole house.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Loved every moment of our 3night stay . So peaceful and relaxing . Room comfortable and welcoming . Gary a wonderful host , so helpful with restaurant suggestion and bookings .
Such a beautiful home and gardens , and lake views !
Would recommend to others, and go back in a flash!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Handsome rooms with high attention to detail, lovely gardens and scenery from rooms too.
Hosts were welcoming
However, It is a little pricey, and it's not overly close to town (5km?).
It is a lovely and quiet though (save for the neighbours dog who was barking loudly one morning).
Recommended for sure!

Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

I can only endorse earlier positive comments about this property, having recently spent 2 very pleasant days there. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well appointed, and Gary is a superb host, but it's all been said by others.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights in a comfortable room with beautiful lake and garden views with my elderly mother. Had great breakfasts and a very pleasant dinner in and the best wi-fi we'd had for weeks. Caring hosts provide delicious canapés and drinks, helpful.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

The ideal location for Lake Taupo with wonderful views from our bedroom terrace. Gary, our host was most attentive and nothing was too much trouble for him. The breakfasts were impressive feasts. Worthwhile asking Gary for restaurant tips.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Fabulous individualized attention form our host Gary who couldn't do enough for us.
Lodge and gardens are magnificent
Room had terrific view and beautifully appointed
Superb breakfast
Highly recommend to discerning guests who value quality.
R and M

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lake Taupo Lodge

Address: 41 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Price Range: $497 - $742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Taupo Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Taupo Lodge offers 5 star luxury accommodation with dinner by arrangement. The focus is on gracious living and the six guest suites are luxurious examples of world class accommodation.This award winning, luxury bed & breakfast lodge is a designer’s delight. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is set within magnificent landscaped gardens overlooking beautiful Lake Taupo and the mountains.Lake Taupo Lodge prides itself in the care and attention that we put into our guests. From the moment you arrive you can relax and let us look after you in style and comfort.This is a large (10,000 sqm) multi faceted property with each room having its own lounge area as well as the large main lounge and dining areas. ... more   less 
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