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Oreti Village
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

We have just returned from a family wedding held at the Oreti Village. What a beautiful place, the location is spectacular, with stunning views of the lake and very quiet and peaceful. We were pleasantly surprised by our Unit, it was spacious, and very well equipped with full kitchen and laundry facilities. The restaurant served very good food, and the service was good too. Our apartment was clean and comfortable, with comfy beds and good bathrooms. Such a lovely place, we'd be happy to return.

Room Tip: We had a lower level apartment, so were able to sit on the deck or walk onto the grass to see the quail families! Views were just as fantastic from this level.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Fleur A, Manager at Oreti Village, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Many thanks for your positive review - The quail are very cute at this time of the year!
Look forward to welcoming you back very soon
happy travels
Fleur

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Reviewed 20 January 2013

I have just returned home from my nephews wedding which was held at this amazing place! I wanted to tell everyone that this location is just magical, peaceful, comfortable with spectacular views, the restaurant served beautiful food, i just can not fault this wonderful place at all!! I will be back and sooner rather than later! Thank you Oreti!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Fleur A, Manager at Oreti Village, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Many thanks for your great review!
We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon :)
Regards Fleur

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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Stayed here for one night during a 4 week road trip around New Zealand. Having checked in we opened the door to our loft apartment to be left breathless by the spectacular view over Lake Taupo that greeted us. We could have stayed here for the whole 4 weeks and never tired of the view. Unfortunately due to a recent chef departure the restaurant was closed the night we stayed but the owners kindly pointed us in the direction of their local competition where we had an excellent meal. After heavy overnight rain we were greeted by a gloriously sunny day and still that spectacular view over the lake. Our apartment was spacious and nicely furnished & the owners were very hospitable. Would definately stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Fleur A, Manager at Oreti Village, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Thanks For your review.
Look forward to welcoming you back in the Future
Best Wishes
Fleur

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Reviewed 6 September 2012

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.

Room Tip: Every apartment has amazing views, but the ones closest to the lake would be the best.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Fleur A, Manager at Oreti Village, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2012

Thanks for your comments we have taken them on board. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Best Regards Fleur

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Reviewed 25 July 2012

This was our favourite accomodation of the holiday. The location of the apartments is amazing, the long and winding road to get to them that keeps creeping up the side of the hill, not knowing when it was going to end. There's a picnic area on the way up which we stopped off at to admire the view, this was a great precursor to the apartment views which were even better. The site itself is off the beaten track, very understated which made for a very peaceful two nights stay. We were in the first floor apartment at the end which we would have been our choice as it has that extra bit of garden to sunbathe in and doesn't have neighbours both sides.

The apartment itself is lovely, decent amount of space, well equipped kitchen, nice bedroom (great bed) and nice clean bathroom. The balcony is of course the main feature and where we spent most of our time, the view was just so beautiful and relaxing. Perfect for anyone who just wants to sit, read and admire the surroundings.

The on site amenities are well worth checking out if you can drag yourself away from the balcony, we were out of season so couldn't use the pool but we made use of the tennis courts and the free to use rackets and balls. There's a convenience store about a 5 min drive from the apartments which came in very handy when we had a craving for ice cream.

Only 2 or 3 other apartments were occupied which added to the quietness, though this was broke when the family who owned the apartment below returned. not sure if the apartments just have thin floors/ceilings or whether this family were just loud. thankfully they didn't stay too long.

All in all couldn't have asked for more, we'll definately stay there again next time we're in NZ.

Room Tip: You want one of the apartments on the front, nearer the lake. Preferably the first floor one on the end. Very quiet out of season.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fleur A, Manager at Oreti Village, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2012

Thanks for your great Review we are thrilled you enjoyed our little piece of paradise.
We Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Safe and Exciting travels
Best Regards
Fleur Ashford
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