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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The personal service and attention to detail from the owner of this beautiful lodge are outstanding. The rooms are very comfortable and the entire property of great architectural interest . The gardens are also a joy and bird watching an added interest .The breakfasts are a gourmet delight and Gary and Chris provide excellent evening canapes and wine . There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very well finished and sizeable. Gary and his wife were very accommodating. Breakfast was a great start to a fishing trip which we enjoyed greatly. We also really enjoyed the local walks.

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you tc for your lovely review. Hopefully another fishing trip could be on the cards? We would love to have you back again. Take care and kind regards, Gary More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There would be few establishments of this type that could surpass the experience that you will have at Lake Taupo Lodge! The Lodge itself is a magnificent building lovingly created over many years by your hosts Gary and Shirley. The 7acres of amazing manicured gardens offer you different nooks and crannies filled with rhododendron of all colours,rose gardens and all... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Kim, I am so truly grateful for your kind review. Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to all of us here at Lake Taupo Lodge and when I read reviews like this, it is an indication that we are doing it right! Thank you again! Would love to see you and Kim here again sometime. Until that next glass of... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away amongst stunning gardens overlooking the gorgeous Lake Taupo, this is truly a gorgeous spot. It has luxurious well-appointed rooms within an elegant yet homely lodge with delicious food and friendly hosts. We only stayed a night but wish we could have stayed longer - we will definitely be visiting again!

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Kirsty for your lovely review of Lake Taupo Lodge. We look forward to you and James visiting us again sometime soon! Kindest regards, Gary More 

Waikuku Beach, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome team Stephanie and Alistair are. The accomodation is beautifully presented and welcoming with friendly hosts and amazing views. The rooms are warm and comfortable. We were more than happy and satisfied. Will be returning for sure! 😁

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Look forward to your visit one day. Kind regards, Gary More 

San Francisco, CA
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Lake Taupo Lodge is a very unique lodge outside of Taupo. Frank Lloyd Wright's influence is felt throughout the lodge and its grounds are beyond beautiful. While the rooms are well-appointed, the food stellar, the views of the lake stunning and the amenities top-notch, the biggest draw is definitely the Akers. We were greeted by Mr. Akers and he... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Brendan and Genevieve for the fabulous review. I am very grateful you took the time to do a review of Lake Taupo Lodge. Thank you again and kindest regards, Gary More 

Portland OR
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Lake Taupo Lodge in one of the executive suites ("Lloyd"). The room was perfect. It was very comfortable and it had an excellent view of the beautiful garden and of Lake Taupo. Gary, the owner, was very welcoming. The breakfast, cooked by the chef Chris, was excellent. We greatly enjoyed our stay.

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you PDXTraveler110 for your kind review of Lake Taupo Lodge. I appreciate it very much. Kindest regards, Gary More 

Biglians da Torino
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you get to this lodge later than planned and the sun has already set, you will find a bit intimidating to drive on a rather steep and quite dark, unpaved, private road to the entrance. Even more frightening are the two shadows you are about to meet, inviting you to follow them home. Inside you will find out that... More 

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Biglians for your fabulous story/review! I hope this will be valuable to other guests looking to stay at Lake Taupo Lodge! Kindest regards, Gary More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our night at a Lake Taupo Losge was simply devine.We were showered with true kiwi hospitality, first class accommodation, stunning views and a delicious breakfast . Thank you Gary, we will definitely be back.

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Carrie! Thank you for your wonderful review of Lake Taupo Lodge. We do look forward to hosting you and Bert again sometime soon. Kindest regards, Gary More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the Taupo lodge over Christmas 2016 with our two little children (then 8 months and 4 years). The place is so lovely and our suite was very comfortable and clean. Thank you so much for your hospitality; especially with the kids. The breakfast was marvelous - all in all a great experience! All the best, Julie and Chris

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LakeTaupoLodge, General Manager at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Julie and Chris. Thank you for the lovely review. Regards to you both and your lovely kiddies. Cheers, Gary More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about Lake Taupo Lodge

Address: 41 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: £334 - £535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Taupo Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Frank , Lloyd & Wright have lovely views”
 of 5 bubbles Tim0thy57, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very good.”
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“Best view, privacy, very hospitable”
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“Rooms above the lounge have better views.”
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“Great showers.”
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