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Lake Taupo Lodge
Ranked #1 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Superb location and facilities”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

The ideal location for Lake Taupo with wonderful views from our bedroom terrace. Gary, our host was most attentive and nothing was too much trouble for him. The breakfasts were impressive feasts. Worthwhile asking Gary for restaurant tips.

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Toorak, Australia
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Fabulous individualized attention form our host Gary who couldn't do enough for us.
Lodge and gardens are magnificent
Room had terrific view and beautifully appointed
Superb breakfast
Highly recommend to discerning guests who value quality.
R and M

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

What made our visit particularly enjoyable was the great hospitality of the lodge's very gracious host Gary. Our room was very comfortable and cozy and with breathtaking view of the lake, and made our stay felt quite special and romantic. Anita and David Feb 2014

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We were made to feel so special. The home was beautiful with breathtaking views of the garden and the lake in the distance. The rooms and bath were immaculate, modern and contained extras such as magnifying mirror and a luggage area. Our meals were gourmet with fresh ingredients and the owner made certain everything was to our liking. It was one of the highlights of our trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

The Lake Taupo Lodge was our first stop in New Zealand and what a remarkable place to begin a memorable journey. The rooms are perfectly appointed with gorgeous views of the lake, and the chef prepared dinners and breakfasts are gourmet and delicious. Gary and his staff provided for our every need in a warm and friendly way. We truly felt welcomed in their beautiful home!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

As a private home, the Lodge would have been right up there in movie-star territory, with spectacular views over the lake, a gorgeous garden and large, super-luxurious rooms. Now, Gary & Shirley share their beautiful home with guests and provide a welcome to match the surroundings. We had a busy touring schedule but would have delighted in an extra day just lazing on the balcony of our suite drinking in the view and chilling out. Pricey by comparison with conventional hotels, but worth every penny!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We wanted to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary in a special way, and Lake Taupo Lodge really delivered (along with some great weather!!) From the well appointed suite with fantastic lake views, the gorgeous garden, and the delicious breakfast we had a wonderful weekend. The icing on the cake was the friendly and efficient service - restaurants were recommended and bookings made, suggestions for walks given, and Gary and Shirley cracked open a bottle of Moet to celebrate our anniversary. We couldn't have had a more enjoyable time.

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Additional Information about Lake Taupo Lodge

Property: Lake Taupo Lodge
Address: 41 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Taupo Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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