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Above the Lake at Windsor Charters
Ranked #18 of 41 Taupo B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 15, 2011

Our stay at Above the Lake was lovely and made all the more so by our gracious hosts Maggie and Ivan. They both went out of there way to ensure we enjoyed our 2 night stay in Taupo. The "Sun over the yard arm" drinks with them were most enjoyable and enabled them to help us plan our time and the invitation to use the hot tub was too much to resist. The proximity to the pub/restaurant The Mole and Chicken was a major plus - no more than 50 yards to stagger home!!!
Maggie and Ivan are new to the game, but if they continue as they are doing they will be a great success and an asset to Taupo.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

We were made very welcome and enjoyed lovely breakfasts .
We had a lovely trip on the lake luckily on a calm day .
There is lot todo and see in the surrounding area and we have some amazing photos of the falls and a superb sunset taken from the balcony of the guest house.
It is a couple of roads back from the water front and near a local style restaurant both of which we wondered if they would be noisy but they didn't bother us much at all
Ivan and Maggie have recently taken over and the room was very comfortable with a huge bath room
We wish them every success

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

We came across their website and booked for 2 nights as we were travelling through Taupo. The hosts are very personable, friendly and helpful. They let us use the house as it was our home, the breakfast is fantastic and the bbq (and the game of sevens) in the evening was just perfect. We booked also booked a fishing trip during the day. We never did this before, but it turned out to be good fun! (the fish was cooked the same evening on the bbq). I would definitely recommend this B&B to everyone coming over to Taupo, it was just a shame we had to leave..

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2010

our welcome was very warm and unexpected in a B&B, our room with a the view we wanted, was clean , bright and comfortable with great sunsets. Maggie & Ivan did, I would say go out of their way to make our all too brief stay a memorable one. With a good knowledge of the town and resaurant locations. We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Colin19
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Reviewed December 10, 2010

My husband and I stayed here for one night during our tour of the North Island. We stayed in the lake view room which was stunning. The room was very spacious with a lovely big bed. Our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful to us, recommending things to do in the area. And the breakfast the next day was one of the best during our stay in NZ.

It is situated about 25 min walk from the town which suited us fine, we walked in for dinner that night no problem, although our hosts did offer to drop us in.

I would definitely reccommend this B&B.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2010

Maggie and Ivan were very hospitable. Make sure you arrive in time for the 6 o'clock drinks and a chance to discuss all the attractions around Taupo. Our hosts have only recently taken over this B+B and have worked very hard to make it as appealing as it is. We were upgraded from the Queen room in the Garden suite to the King as there were no other guests at the time. The pub next door is not an issue , in fact they serve a great dinner,

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

A lovely B&B with great views of the lake. Our garden rooms were very clean and cosy. Angela our host was very friendly and also very helpful with our onward travel. She also cooks a really good breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 46 Rokino Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
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Ranked #18 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
Price Range: $141 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Taupo Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Located in the heart of Taupo overlooking the lake, mountains and Taupo town. 3 tastefully furnished guest rooms with private facilities. Charter boat trout fishing with your hosts an option. ... more   less 
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