My husband and I recently stayed at Whakaipo Lodge for two nights, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The lodge is stunning and cozy at the same time. You feel right at home with Angie and Garth's (the hosts) warmth, and Angie's homemade cooking is to die for. They are both very knowledgeable or the area, and they can give you lots of information depending on what your objective is. We are outdoor enthusiasts, so they gave us some tips on some of New Zealand's greatest hikes. We were also able to do some stargazing, which was refreshing to see such a clear sky away from the city lights! The suite was very spacious, and they even had a towel rack that heats the towels (a definite highlight for my husband). You have your own outdoor patio if you want to sit outside and sip wine or enjoy a book. Very close to the town of Taupo and easy to navigate. You must stay here if you're in the area, it is like a serene retreat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the serene beauty of the Mapara Valley, near Whakaipo Bay, you'll truly discover the best that Taupo has to offer. Stunning outdoors, luxury accommodation, gourmet food & wine and great company are all here in abundance. So sit back and relax in style. ... more less
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