It is with a sad heart I write this review. If you are after a romantic relaxing getaway with modern conveniences and premium 4 star hotel standards, don't go here. We paid $565 per night, which included breakfast, it was a wet weekend no umbrella's offered and our room was outside along an uncovered path, so we got wet.
Gary was very inviting, his wife never introduced herself, too busy making a sale due to her business being in real estate. We were told not to talk to the chef as this stopped him working after the breakfast had been finished. We had requested a picnic, but found out this had been cancelled on us without any prior communication, when we were ready to leave for lunch. When you are in love, who cares about a little rain.
Massage company that came out was great, the chef was of a good standard and very accomodating with our food requirements.
The bed was too hard you could feel the springs, no pillow menu, bed's need pillow topper at least. The room had no table high enough to work from i.e. laptop, so it was on my lap on the bed. The TV was in a cabinet in the corner at ground level with no facing chairs if you decided to use it. The shower floor, river pebbles was slippery, especialy after a massage and a glass shelf in the shower was in a dangerous position.
Overall the complex is tired and dated, we will not recommend or go back
- 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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