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Chalet Eiger
Ranked #17 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Ettlingen
1 review
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“just fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2006

We were spending our holidays from 1st week of February 2006 in NZ and stay the entire time in the wonderful situated Chalet Eiger with million-Dollar-View on the lake taupo ant Mount taughara which I painted (watercolor) a number of times. From Chalet Eiger as our base residence we made excursions to the sites of New Zealand, White Island, wellington by one hour flight and many other highlights of this wonderful country. most of all, we have enjoyed the excellent cuisine of Hea Min and Emil with a variety of local NZ food, French hors d'oeuvres, Sea Food which is not available in Germany, swiss kitchen and the gourmet highlights of korean Food with many guests, a small United Nations and exotic personalities like ironmen competition 2006 in NZ fighting for the extreme. This vacation was not just a tourist stop-over making a couple of photigraphs, writing post cards, this vacation was embrancing a half of the world.
P. Geisendoerfer, dreisamweg2, D-76275 Ettlingen/Germany

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  • Stayed February 2006, traveled as a couple
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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2006

Recently stayed in Chalet Eiger and would certainly agree with the first review. Fabulous hosts, excellent quality rooms, wonderful views, good food and certainly one of the nicest places I have stayed – it felt more like a home rather than a hotel

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  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2006

Chalet Eiger, Lake Taupo New Zealand

I recently stayed in Chalet Eiger ( we had looked at Huka Lodge amongst a few but were not inspired by the prices). We have stayed in many top hotels (Hayman,Australia, One Aldwych, London etc etc) but we have to say this is one of our favourites and hence I decided to write it a review.
The hotel is owned by a couple (Emil and Hea Min) who are fabulous hosts. They attened to our every need without being too in your face! The rooms are excellent - swiss beds (very comfortable), modern facilities (including state of the art lighting), stand alone baths, powerful showers (under floor heating in the bathroom a bonus in the winter!) and stunning views from your balcony of Lake Taupo and the mountains beyond. The standard of everything was certainly five star - but it was the extras that made this place truly magnificent. We arrived in our room to a basket of fresh fruit and a cheese platter, fresh flowers in the bedroom and bathroom, and even found homemade biscuits in a jar. If this wasnt enough the hand made cholcoates placed by your bed at night topped the day off perfectly! There is even a basket of toiletries (very good (useful!)ones!) for all that a woman needs during a break. The attention to detail was amazing .
We chose to eat at chalet eiger (its optional). Wow! The cooking was first rate...we opted for NZ dishes (you chose before you go) and we were not dissapointed (vegetables and herbs from the Chalets garden and even freshly baked bread courtesy of Emil). I would certainly recommend eating there even if it is for one night.
This place is fairly new so there doesnt seem to be much information on it (apart from the website which gives a very accurate example of the hotel). It does already have, however, 5 stars on the qualmark system. We stumbled across it mainly by luck - but judging by the comments in the guest book - we are not the only ones who had a great stay. This is going to be one popular place (we want to go back and have already recommended it to others). I would deffinitely recommend a stay - you wont regret it...thank you Hea min and Emil!

Stayed June 2006
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Property: Chalet Eiger
Address: 534 Gillespie Place | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Chalet Eiger 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chalet Eiger offers luxury accommodation in a tranquil environment with lake and mountain views. Chalet Eiger’s location makes it perfectly situated for easy access to the many activities in the surrounding area. The gourmet, internationally-influenced cuisine utilizes home grown and locally sourced organic produce with an excellent selection of Old and New World wines. ... more   less 
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