So we tried to check in at our estimated arrival time only to find the place locked and a sign saying it would re-open 2.5 hours later after cleaning, fair enough.
Luckily on this account and also another not yet mentioned, that we actually LIVE in the same town and where staying here for our wedding anniversary.
So back at the new time and we where promptly met by the "man with the clipboard who cam from around the corner" like other guests have also stated, lol.
Very short meeting with him and he handed us the keys - abit rude however as he didn't even take off is reflective sunglasses to talk with us, and then bam he was gone!.
Overall very nice place - 2 storeys and quite clean--VERY spacious, but at the end of April it was cold and the heating didn't allow us to over-ride the timer - hence another visit to "home" and got a jacket to wear back at the hotel/apartment!.
YES there are wee signs of "dont's: listed around the place but they are small.
The rule about having no visitors or family to visit made us laugh as we had 9 or 10 couch's to lounge around on in the 2 levels and with most of the big French doors and windows with no curtains it was quite a cold atmosphere and not at all homely or welcoming.
So we didn't cook -- more notices about NOT cooking asian/spicy food - but we did sneak in Asian takeaways and we most definitely DID do our few dishes as we didn't want a fine!
NB: PLEASE read all the signs as there is a number of fines and charges you might get charged with that you almost feel abit threatened with.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Falls Chateau is our showcase boutique accommodation property! Choose from the private suite, private apartment, or Queen rooms. Superbly designed interior is richly decorated in a modern style, with beautiful artwork, yet warm and inviting. Views from the upstairs Apartment and Queen rooms are superb and include snow-capped mountains and the beautiful surroundings of the high-end Huka Falls Resort. Just minutes to downtown Lake Taupo, geothermal attractions and the stunning Huka Falls. Huka Falls Resort offers and excellent restaurant, winery and private vineyard just steps away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Falls Chateau Hotel Taupo