This lodge was randomly chosen by an i-site center, and I'm so happy to have stay at this wonderful place. There is no view of the lake from the rooms, but it's certainly lake front in that it's just across the street. It is a little ways away from the heart from town (about 10 minutes), but that means parking is plentiful and you have a little piece of the lake all to yourself. The perfect R&R I needed during my short vacation.
About the room, I was on the ground floor and it gave me the peace I need for a good night's rest. The beds are super comfortable. The TV looks less than a year old with more stations than some places I stayed. The room has a kitchenette equipped with essential kitchenware that made me want to cook for the very first time in my entire trip. Last but not least, a SPA TUB!!!!
What made this place so dear to me is not only the charm of the lodge, but the people who operate this place. The owners Anthony and Noel are great people who not only took care of the property well but also nice to guests. Anthony helped me book a next day whitewater rafting trip 20 minutes before the business close, and recommended some local attractions during my short stay. I also got to do my laundry there at no cost, and was given some wonderful cookies as dessert.
The compassion from the owners made all the difference in my trip. While the decor may not be contemporary, it fits very well with the B&B cottage feel of this wonderful place. It is unfortunate that I only stayed one night at this relaxing place, this is one place I wouldn't mind staying longer. Thank you, Anthony and Noel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located opposite the main swimming beach just 1.3 Klms, a short pleasant stroll along the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo, to the main Shopping Centre, Restaurants and Vibrant Night Life. Our spacious Spa Studios, Family Studios, One Bedroom and Family Apartments are tastefully decorated and furnished for your comfort. Our Studios and Apartments are quiet, without any road noises, making them suitable for Corporate or Free Independent Travellers wishing to have a quiet nights rest. They have been built to capture the warm Sun in Winter and to keep cool during the Summer months. The main Swimming beach is opposite our front door and, from our BBQ Area and Picnic Tables, there are wonderful views of the 3 Volcanoes and all the splendour of the lake with yachts sailing, fishing boats and water sports. Come alone, with your partner, bring your family or friends and request an interconnecting room. Stay for a night or for a week. Stay here while on a Business Trip or for Pleasure and Relaxation. ... more less
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