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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our 2-night stay at Rick and Linda's beautiful home on the cliffs above the stunning lake would been great even without their gracious hospitality, but their constant interest in our comfort and enjoyment--along with Rick's fabulous cooking--made our stay perfect.

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Thank 554denise
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived impolitely early at around noon. Rick met us insisting it was not an issue and immediately sorted out coffee and a tour. Linda then arrived and we sat and planned our time with them and that's how it feels here. You are house guests. You feel cared for. The accommodation defies description as do the views. So it's... More 

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Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A unique design, a unique position and superb service. Acacia Cliffs is high above Lake Taupo, our room, as well as being equipped with everything that could possibly be needed, had a bed facing the view with a glass edged balcony carefully placed not to block that view. Everything else yelled "quality", including the breakfast in the morning. Not the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our outstanding hosts, Rick and Linda, attended to every detail to make sure our stay was extraordinary. Meals cooked by chef Rick were truly special and accompanied by excellent wine. Views were breathtaking from our bedroom windows and beds sumptuous. A must visit!

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London W.8.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our NZ trip is getting better and better. How we can top this place is unimaginable. After a long, long drive arriving in the suburbs of Taupo we felt slightly nervous - were we going to be spending a couple of nights in some rather unexceptional development? Was it going to be a major disappointment? Have faith, my friends. This... More 

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Thank Shellfire
AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Shellfire....a review to cherish! Rick and I enjoyed meeting you both and hope to be able to welcome you back again some time in the future. Your positive feed back is much appreciated and is a great start to the new season. After our five month winter closure we both look forward to reopening and welcoming our new... More 

Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lake Taupo was the last stop on our wonderful two week drive around the North Island and the experience couldn't have been better. Acacia Cliffs Lodge is located in a stunning spot overlooking the lake and run by delightful hosts, Linda and Rick. They couldn't have been more attentive and helpful during our stay, organising a round of golf and... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

First review of the season! After our annual winter closure we re-opened on the 1 October excited to be welcoming the first of our guests of the season.......and how lovely to kick it off with another great review! Thank you downundertourist for taking the time to review your stay....and we hope you meant it when you said you plan to... More 

Epping, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

This was our third stay in as many years. Rick and Linda were as kind and welcoming as ever. This is a fabulous place to stay, with a great location, comfortable and stylish facilities, outstanding food and wonderful hosts. There were lots of thoughtful extras and abundant help in planning our stay. When we plan our NZ holidays Acacia Cliffs... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

We feel very privileged that you have both returned to stay with us for the third time Val P.......make sure you keep that list of places yet to be discovered that we gave you to plan your next trip! Rick and I always enjoy and look forward to your visit....like welcoming good friends there is always so much to catch... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

....to the exquisite cuisine of Rick to the rooms designed with attention to comfort and relaxation, our stay at Acacia Cliffs was a special interlude in our travels through New Zealand. No detail was overlooked yet Rick and Linda's hospitality seemed effortless. It felt as if we were visiting with friends! So fortunate that our trip coincided with the months... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Janey B..........we enjoyed your visit too! The lodge is open for guests from 1 October to 30 April annually and we look forward to seven months of welcoming guests from around the world. As we close for the winter and therefore receive no reviews over that period our T/A rating is affected............so all the more reason to thank... More 

Johns Island, South Carolina
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

What a restful and enjoyable place with perfect hosts! This had all the ingredients: a beautiful panoramic view, five star food and an atmosphere you just soaked up. Rick and Linda became one of our circle just as we became part of theirs. We really felt relaxed and part of their home. They double as excellent tour guides: take their... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely comment Ossoman...."Rick and Linda became one of our circle just as we became one of theirs".......I couldn't have summed it up better.........thank you! Hospitality is all about people......add good food, wine and a stunning setting and the ingredients are there for a great time...........glad we had the opportunity to share it with you. Thanks for taking the... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

Acacia Cliffs Lodge is one of the nicest accommodations we have ever stayed in. The house and rooms are beautiful and the view of the lake is gorgeous! Linda and Rick are wonderful hosts - always willing to help book an activity or give recommendations. Dinner cooked by Rick was delicious and a must do if you stay here! Thanks... More 

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Hi TRoss1 Glad we set the bar as being one of the 'nicest accommodations (you) have ever stayed in".....and I know you have travelled a lot. Guests arrive from all over the world and it is our pleasure to make sure they have every opportunity to discover the unique experiences this region and New Zealand as a whole has to... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury boutique lodge accommodation. Opened April 2008. Stunning panoramic lake and mountain views and a simply spectacular Lake Taupo location! Unique, contemporary design, secluded, yet only minutes from town. This new lodge accommodates eight guests in four luxury suites designed to capture the views. Stylish accommodation, relaxed luxury, superb cuisine and kiwi hosts who offer genuine NZ hospitality and a real NZ experience. Fish, golf, relax.......you may never want to leave! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acacia Cliffs Lodge

Address: 133 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €378 - €479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Acacia Cliffs Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Even though it doesn't look directly out on the lake the garden view room is very pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles 554denise, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The room with the view (but that is all of them)”
 of 5 bubbles 901patf, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower level rooms with lake view - or main floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles rchelm18, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We always have the upstairs room which has a great lake view, but we're told all the rooms are splendid.”
 of 5 bubbles 55valeriep, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“any of the three suites with the lake views”
 of 5 bubbles mazzillp, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
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