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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as time-share members. Great location in the region for a 'base camp' for us! Quiet, peaceful location. Grounds are well maintained, as are the units. Our unit was cozy and very well-equipped and we had a washer/dryer in unit, although there is a laundry facility on-site. Managers, Rae and Jim were delightful, and their mid-week guest dinner was well... More 

1 Thank Tomita22
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtedly it was one of the best timeshare accomodation that we have ever got from RCI. We stayed in Unit 14, a very spacious, comfortable and clean, fully equipped - including washing machine and drier, one bedroom unit. Jim and Rae were very gracious hosts. Rae's home made orange scone for the Saturday morning coffee was really lovely. There are... More 

Thank Ahmad Jahudi B
Whangarei, New Zealand
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180 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The managers of this site Jim & Rae are very welcoming and they look after the site conscientiously and with great care. The accommodation is of a high standard and is clean and well equipped. There is a spa and outside pool which would be great in the summer. The location is not great for views although it is handy... More 

1 Thank Bernard R
Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at Kaimanawa Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you've taken to leave us a review Bernard, we value the feedback so we can continually improve the guest experience for our guests. We're delighted to hear that you've enjoyed our resort and we hope to see you back again soon. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

this is the best place to stay if you want to catch trout, walk the Tongariro River or Lake Rotopounamo, visit Waiouru Military Museum after a drive down the Desert Road, or drive to the ski fields, or just drive around the mountain, not forgetting a quick trip up to Taupo. Rae and Jim managers at Kaimanawa are the most... More 

Thank KathleenG20
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The unit was well equipped and comfortable, and the facilities in the resort were very good. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and always ready to offer assistance. The Saturday morning get-together was a highlight - lovely home-made scones, and a plethora of information from local tourist operators and Jim, about the history of the area and activities. A... More 

Thank Phil L
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We had a great stay here ..accommodation was perfect ...spacious and very comfortable, nice place to relax after being out and about on walks Pool was a bit cold Good size kitchen Hosts were friendly and helpful

Thank Beeble
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Very, very friendly welcome to this lodge. Rae was a lovely lady and so happy to see us. She had upgraded us to a fully self-contained house - connected to one other. It was gorgeous. All lined with pine. Large bedroom. Terrific kitchen. Large bathroom with a washing machine and dryer. Large deck with our own outdoor setting. Lovely and... More 

Thank bevgay
Turangi, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Kaimanawa Lodge is a Time Share (we are Time Share owners) catering primarily for longer stays of around one week. This is hardly enough time to cover this beautiful part of New Zealand with everything from Lakes, rivers, mountains all within an easy drive and there is much to experience within an easy walk from Kaimanawa Lodge... There are lots... More 

4 Thank Turangi2015
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

The two of us enjoyed our quaint stay at this lodge. It's in the middle of the north island and is centrally located to attractions. Hosts, Jim and Rae have made this a home away from home. Our 1-bedroom had EVERYTHING we needed. The only drawback was no wifi. We decided not to purchase the service and logged on to... More 

2 Thank AzWicks
Fish Hoek, South Africa
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83 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We had a fantastic stay at Kaimanawa Lodge. The hosts/manager couple, Jim and Ray, who run the lodge are friendly, helpful and had loads of good advice regarding things to do in the area. The area itself has far too much to do for a week, so one can comfortably visit Kaimanawa Lodge more than once. We had a beautiful... More 

3 Thank KlaasFH

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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Paid Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You'll find Kaimanawa Lodge in the town of Turangi at the southern end of Great Lake Taupo. The town is nestled in the bend of the mighty Tongariro River, bounded by the majestic mountains and the expansive lake. Moody, powerful, elemental, breathtakingly beautiful! It is a place that eases itself into your soul and never leaves. Modern and comfortable, the resort is perfect for those wanting to make the most out of their New Zealand escape. During the winter months, the towering snow-capped mountains are a haven for winter sports and the air reverberates with the gentle whisper of skis on fresh fallen snow. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaimanawa Lodge

Address: 250 Taupahi Road, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Number of rooms: 13
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“A wonderful place to do lots or little, your choice, some great restaurants nearby.”
 of 5 bubbles KathleenG20, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We did not see the size of the normal rooms as we were upgraded to a house. Highly recommended as so much room to move around.”
 of 5 bubbles bevgay, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Given that all units are quiet and reasonably private, would suggest that they are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles BruceM143, 29 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you have children try and get a unit that opens inwards to the grounds. This makes it easy to keep your space, keep an eye out and still be within earshot.”
 of 5 bubbles ipostnz, 4 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The two bedroom units provide a more comfortable environment because of their increased size”
 of 5 bubbles beanb41, 9 May 2014 | Read review
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