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Kahotea House B&B and Home stay
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Kahotea House B&B and Home stay
Ranked #5 of 8 Turangi B&B and Inns
Lausanne, Switzerland
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“Wonderful relaxing stay..”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stayed two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed the very comfortable and spacious bedroom as well as the tranquil environment. The bedroom has a lovely view of the garden and further to Lake Taupo. The hosts, Richard and Shirley-Ann, were very friendly and kind and a lovely breakfast is served in their dining room with a wide selection including a cooked breakfast made to order! Like other reviewers, the homemade cake and fresh flowers in the in the bedroom were very much appreciated too. They even have a Nespresso coffee machine which delighted my husband (the only one we came across in NZ!). All the attractions of the region are within easy reach and you will definitely leave with a smile on your face after a stay here.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stayed only one night here but thoroughly enjoyed the evening with our sociable and interesting hosts Shirley- Ann and Richard. A special welcome and very nice touch was flying the flags of their guests' home countries. Breakfast was wonderful.
As pointed out by other reviewers, the location is handy for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (which we didn't do!). There is plenty of opportunity for easier shorter walks in the vicinity, too.
Paul and Ann
Canada

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Huissen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2012

We enjoyed staying with Richard and Shirley very much. Thay gave us the feeling that we were very welcome and that they enjoyed looking after us. The room was comfortable and spacious and had a beautiful view. The breakfast and the daily cakes were yummy. The location is quiet, but within driving distance of different eateries. We would highly recommend this B&B, which could serve nicely as a base for visiting Lake Taupo, Rotorua, Waitomo and for walking the Tongariro Crossing.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

Can only recommend this place. Hosts are very nice and extremely helpful. Good breakfast. Cozy and very clean rooms with excellent views over the lake. Very quiet location, close enough to Tongariro NP.

Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2011

Richard and Shirley-Ann were exxxtremely nice and helpful.
We were received like friends and celebrated Xmas with them. Richard fixed my wife's broken hiking shoe - it worked for the remaining three weeks stay in New Zealand - and Shirley-Ann cooked, baked and even did the washing for our son (and refused to be paid for the extra service). Food, drinks and companionship were great. I learnt a bit about Cricket - although I still don't understand the rules - and will always remember them as the nicest of all the wonderful places we have been during our four weeks of travelling.
Leo, Eisabeth and Georg Hauer

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2011

Definitely the best staying of our holiday.
The house has been lately renewed - everything is brand new.
A cosy, bright, ample, extraordinary clean suite, with even a room for the baggages and
with a view over the lake. The bathroom is wide with a powerful shower.
We were pampered by Shirley-Ann with delicious cakes, she used to 'forget' every day on the small table of our room.
Richard showed us all the best fishing spots on the rivers nearby and arranged the bookings for the Tongariro crossing.
Shirley-Ann is a very good cook even for our (italian) standards and we won't forget those evening meals, savouring Shirly-Ann titbits, sipping a good kiwi red wine and talking with them and the other guests.
Shirley-Ann and Richard, beside being very nice and friendly people,
beside making you at ease and treating you as one of the family,
they are very proficient in their job and even willing to improve.
It has been painful to say them good-bye after only 3 days of our staying.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

Shirley-Ann and Richard were the perfect hosts, warm and welcoming without being intrusive: we arrived on a public holiday which meant that local restaurants were closed, so having checked that out, a BBQ was prepared and served for all guests in the house - seven altogether, which made for a friendly evening of international chatter and friendship - just what BandB is all about in our view.

Gill and Malcolm

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kahotea House B&B and Home stay
Address: 32 Kahotea Drive, Turangi 3382, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Turangi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kahotea House is situated on the slopes of Motuoapa overlooking the southern end of Lake Taupo. With 180 degree views of the lake each large bedroom has en suite, queen sized bed and free access to the internet. A full cooked English or continental breakfast is provided and included in the price. Kahotea House is located in the playgrounds of the central plateau region of the North island of new Zealand and all manner of popular activities can be arranged. Trout fishing with or without a qualified guide who can provide all the equipment and clothing fishers need. Your hosts will provide an early breakfast at the time you require to take part in the famous Tongariro Tramp. Winter skiing and snowboarding also on Mt Ruapehu. Kayaking, cycling, golf, birdwatching rare native species and on a clear night many marvel at the stars not seen in the cities, and so clear they appear close enough to touch. ... more   less 

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