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Reviewed 18 November 2013

A wonderfully peaceful and tranquil lodge for getting away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. The lodge provides country seclusion whilst still being close enough to enjoy all that Taupo and the surrounds have to offer. Garth and Angie were the perfect hosts, happily helping out with the toddler so that Mum and Dad could enjoy some time out. One night just wasn't long enough! We look forward to planning a longer stay and utilising Garth's knowledge to get out into the great outdoors. Oh and also having some more of his great coffee :)

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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GarthL929, Owner at Whakaipo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Thank you so much for your review. Really pleased you liked the coffee. We look forward to seeing you again soon to enjoy what Whakaipo Lodge & Great Lake Taupo have to offer.

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Total tranquility inside and out, a beautiful lodge, and lovely gardens. The early camellias were just starting to flower when we were there, and cheeky fantails darted about. Loved getting to know the sheep, too! But the best thing was the warm Kiwi welcome from Garth and Angie. It really felt like they were sharing their home with us - their favourite spots to walk/cycle, tips on their favourite cafe, and of course the conversation about everything under the sun. Angie's cooking was amazing and we were really impressed and grateful that she pulled out all the stops to cater for a very restrictive low FODMAP diet - and made it incredibly delicious in the process. (We took a few recipe ideas home with us.) Many thanks for a very relaxing weekend, we'll certainly be back.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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WhakaipoLodge, Owner at Whakaipo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013

Thank you very much for your review of our new lodge. The gardens are indeed blooming spectacularly with the spring weather. We look forward to your return to Whakaipo Lodge.

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Beautiful lodge set in park-like grounds. Close to great cycling, and an easy drive to cafes and Taupo. Welcoming and knowledgable hosts. We're looking forward to going back in summer so we can swim in the lake.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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WhakaipoLodge, Owner at Whakaipo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2013

Thank you for your review of our new lodge. We look forward to welcoming you on your return for that lake swim!

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Reviewed 2 November 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Angie L, Owner at Whakaipo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

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Reviewed 3 April 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Angie L, Owner at Whakaipo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

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