Its been a little while since we last stayed at Kaimanawa Lodge. We have owned a unit here for over 15 years but this visit was the first we had stayed in a studio unit. The resort comprises studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units. It has an outside unheated swimming pool and an indoor spa pool / Jacuzzi. Bikes are available for those interested and there is a games room for the younger set. As can be expected the studio unit is smaller and has less facilities than its larger cousins but we found it more than adequate. The combined lounge / sleeping area whilst a little annoying at times was not really an issue.
What makes this resort stand out from many other timeshare resorts is the on site managers. Rae and Jim are on their second term as on site Managers and are a real asset to owners and guests. They cannot do enough to make ones stay at the resort as good as possible. Each Saturday morning Jim invites local tour operators in to advise guests of some of the activities open to them and Rae tops it off with some of the finest cooked scones on the planet.
We had a very relaxing week at the Lodge and will be back again next year. Thanks Rae and JIm
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You'll find Kaimanawa Lodge in the town of Turangi at the southern end of Great Lake Taupo. The town is nestled in the bend of the mighty Tongariro River, bounded by the majestic mountains and the expansive lake. Moody, powerful, elemental, breathtakingly beautiful! It is a place that eases itself into your soul and never leaves. Modern and comfortable, the resort is perfect for those wanting to make the most out of their New Zealand escape. During the winter months, the towering snow-capped mountains are a haven for winter sports and the air reverberates with the gentle whisper of skis on fresh fallen snow. ... more less
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