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Wharewaka Cottage - Taupo
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Wharewaka Cottage - Taupo
Living room
Fully equipped kitchen
Street side lawn area
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Taupo, Taupo District, Waikato Region, North Island

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gphillip
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“cozy cottage”
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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A good wood stove and heat pump (albeit noisy if used at night) and plenty of firewood and pine cones made this a cozy stay in midwinter. Very well appointed kitchen with dishwasher, big pantry, plenty of cutlery, dishware and glassware. Owner on property not intrusive but friendly and ready to assist in any way. Unfortunately, the wifi can not be relied upon unless you go outside near the main house!
Views of the lake are limited from the deck, but a few steps to the front of the main house gives all the glorious views.

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Liked best: wood fire
Liked least: no wifi
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Aug 2016
Thank you for your honest review. It helps enormously to have the feedback and we will certainly improve on the wifi reception.
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Bob G
Taupo
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“best location, awesome cottage”
Reviewed 26 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for two weeks in January and had an absolutely wonderful time. This cottage is in a fantastic location with everything you need to make the stay easy and a pleasure. We stayed with our family of 4 and found we all had plenty of room. The owners (Gill and Alistair) live on-site in another house. Gill and Alistair are wonderful and couldn't have been more helpful.

Access to the lake is quick and easy and you can check lake conditions by simply looking out the windows, although its best if you walk down to the lake edge (about 50 yards). The Lions Walk, which I think is one of the best attractions in Taupo can be accessed directly from the backyard, which makes it quick, safe and easy for all family members. Directly below the cottage is a small 'typical' Taupo beach.

The cottage itself has two bedrooms, two toilets (one shared with shower). There is a open space with kitchen, dinning and lounge (including both a pull out bed and additional bed. One bedroom has a queen/double bed and the other - 2 singles. The kitchen is fully stocked and we enjoyed access to a real freezer, while away on holiday. Another interesting note, linen (towels and sheets) were really nice, just like home!!!

Outside you have access to a BBQ, a deck, a couple of tables and chairs and off street parking.

Although we didn't use it, a log burner is provided and plenty of wood - I guess this is more a winter thing. I'd like to return in the winter to enjoy that. Nothing like a good fire on a cold winters night.

This cottage is best described as small and cosy, but is easily is the best place we have stayed as a family in Taupo for a long time - highly recommended. And, we will be heading back anytime we are in Taupo.

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Liked best: Environment, location and meeting Gill and Alistair
Liked least: Slow wifi (a bit of a challenge for teenagers)....
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Washington, USA
Reviewed 21 May 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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Auckland
Reviewed 17 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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rorek
Noumea, New Caledonia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Bien situé,calme,surtout le très bon accueil des propriétaires.
Liked least: Aucune connection internet toute la durée du séjour (6 nuits).
Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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