Brian and Gilly were incredibly welcoming and friendly and their B&B is not only spacious and palatial, but the gardens are gorgeous too. Too cool for the pool and too windy for tennis, but I enjoyed the conservatory and the common areas. Our room was very comfortable indeed and the best bed I have slept in in NZ. Our hosts offered a glass of wine at 6pm to guests which was a nice touch. The location is outside Taupo so no lake views but this is compensated by the beautiful surroundings and super star gazing at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This unique purpose built mediteranean style two storied country manor is a short drive from central Taupo, the perfect spot to stop, relax and discover the central north island. The wonderful panoramic mature gardens and surrounding mountains greet you as you enter our front gates. A warm Kiwi welcome awaits from your resident hosts Brian & Gilly, with a homemade afternoon tea which can be taken in our guest lounge or outside on our sunny patio. Our four self contained, spacious, luxuriously appointed upstairs ensuited bedrooms all with spectacular rural views, Tea & coffee making facilities, along with homemade treats, fresh fruit bowl, TV with USB, underfloor heating, Free Wi-Fi and serviced daily. Guest laundry facilities are available free of charge. An invitation to share a complimentary early evening drink & nibbles and to swap travel stories with other guests is not to be missed. A free shuttle to restaurants is provided, or guests can bring ready made food provisions and eat at home. After a good nights sleep in our peaceful,comfortable beds come and enjoy one of our cooked or continental breakfasts, made with organic or locally sourced ingredients, often from our own garden and mostly homemade.We endeavour to cater for all dietry requirements. Your hosts are happy to discuss and advise on the many sightseeing options in the area, or you could just have a day relaxing around the salt water pool reading a book from our library collection. Children over 13 years are welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pillars Hotel Taupo