If you are looking to get away from it all, to escape the stresses of life, then this is the place to be. Every apartment has stunning views of southern Lake Taupo. A very comfortable home away from home. You won't want to leave. This is not a hotel or motel, it's more like a private residence. We had the lower level end unit, which has a lawn area out the front as well as a balcony. This is an upgrade from the loft unit above. Fully self contained with 2 bathrooms, washing machine and drier. Comfortable bed, and linen. I think this is the position where weddings are held, we were lucky enough to get the prime unit.
Stayed in early Spring, and if you catch the sun in the morning you can sit out on the balcony. It was a bit cold to sit out there otherwise at this time of year. We had the heat pump on which made it cozy and warm inside. I think it would be even nicer to stay in summer when you can sit in the shade of the balcony and look at the gorgeous magical views of the lake.
We did have to bring our own toiletries (as you do anyway), only a couple of small bottles were there, but a box of washing powder was supplied for as much as you needed. The kitchen had good facilities if you want to cook.
We ate in the restaurant one night. Classy enough restaurant, well presented meals. Only one complaint, and that was that the main course arrived about 5 mins after the bread and dips. We had not even got through half of the bread. Not wanting the mains to get cold, were going to have the rest of the bread as 'dessert' except that by that time they were cold & soggy and unappetizing. Bit of a waste, we would have liked more time between the bread and the mains. There were only 3 other tables occupied, I think the chef just had nothing else to do. But maybe they can take this comment on board. Also, the vegetarian option was not truly vegetarian (it had salmon) which might offend a true vegetarian. I don't know why they didn't call it a seafood main?
All in all, we will be back, this is definitely on my list of places to return to.
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