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Acacia Cliffs Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My husband and I stayed in a lovely room with an incomparable view of Lake Taupo. Our room had a deck overlooking the lake. Comfortable chairs, heated bathroom floor and towel rack, spacious bathroom. Rick prepares gourmet meals but not on Wednesday which is his day off. We were able to do laundry near our room which was helpful for...

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

Hi Mary2775 The guest laundry is always appreciated by our guests....amazing how enjoyable catching up on washing can be when living out of a suitcase! We offer dining five evenings a week but Sundays and Wednesdays are ..as you noted..."chef's night off" and an opportunity to sample some of the many restaurants we are lucky to have in Taupo. Thank...

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We travelled 3 1/2 weeks around NZ and Acacia was by far the best place to stay. Gorgeous place and by amazing hosts Rick and Linda. Everything was perfect from the location to the food and services!!

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

A great review to wake up to thank you 2Martinez! We enjoyed meeting you both and learning more about your country which we hope to visit one day. So pleased your stay with us "was perfect"...can't ask for better than that! Hope to meet up with you both again Kind Regards Linda Whitlock Owner/Host Acacia Cliffs Lodge

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Everything about this place is first class ... the welcome, the location, the facilities, the food, the owners. Need I go on? We received a welcome cuppa on arrival but also had the choice of a glass of wine (complementary bottle in the room). One of the owners, Lynda, checked our plans for the following day and then phoned the...

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

"WOW"! What a great review thank you walsined. Rick and I love the opportunity to meet guests from around the world and to showcase all the unique experiences this region has to offer......so it's easy and never any trouble at all! The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a real drawcard and a World Class One Day hike so we are pleased...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is unquestionably 5* accommodation with a beautiful view of Lake Taupo and wonderful service from the hosts Linda and Rick. For the not insignificant cost, I think we'd expected separately housed and more spacious lodgings, but the rooms actually offer great privacy, being well insulated in what is a fantastically designed modern property. Rick's cuisine in the evening was...

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

Thank you John C....5* accommodation service and views.......pleased we delivered! The lodge was purpose built to accommodate guests and involved demolishing and redesigning the original deer farm homestead which was a pole house. The poles defined the layout of the rooms and lodge so our architect had a difficult brief to capture the views and create first class accommodation.....but we...

Binfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Rick and Linda made us welcome from the outset. Nothing is too much trouble and everything is of the very highest standard. Luxurious. Wonderful views of the lake and our room which had balconies on both sides very spacious with excellent bathroom. They have thought of everything. Very highly recommended.

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

Hi Paul S Thank you for your comments and pleased to know you feel confident in recommending Acacia Cliffs Lodge to future guests. It's not too difficult looking after our guests.....it's what we enjoy! A real pleasure and privilege to be able to welcome guests from all over the world...including yourselves! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your New Zealand...

Terre Haute, Indiana
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Linda and Rick made us feel right at home from the very start! Their home is lovely and the views fantastic. Our rooms were immaculate and very well appointed. Rick is/was a chef and had canapes for us in the late afternoon while we enjoyed beer and wine on their patio. Two other guests arrived during this time and we...

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

Hi sharenmoseman So pleased you felt "right at home"..just what we like to hear! Rick and I purpose built Acacia Cliffs as boutique accommodation for guests but also hoped that it would feel like home....with the added luxury of on site hosts to look after your every need. We offer a three course meal by prior arrangement...Rick shops on the...

Reading, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Challenging to put into words how stunningly beautiful this place is. Hosts Rick and Linda were wonderful. Rooms and bathrooms are some of the best we have visited on our extensive travels. Views over Lake Taupo jst magical. Rick is a superb chef and offers dinner if required. There is also free wine?

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

Thank you PaulBmusicman We know you have travelled far and wide so great to have your WOW accolade on Acacia Cliffs! We offer a complimentary bottle of NZ wine in room on arrival.....a perfect way to start your stay with a glass or two on your own private deck overlooking the lake and mountains. Thanks again Kind Regards Linda Whitlock...

Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I find myself lucky of being able to visit this luxury lodge during my 16 day trip trough New Zealand. The hotel is very private, only 4 rooms and wonderful hosts are giving enough attention to everyone arriving there. That includes serving special appetizers before the dinner to all the guests together, having a nice chat with hosts and other...

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

We felt lucky you found us and chose to stay.....thank you for your positive comments and feedback Linda. Rick and I always enjoy the relaxed time before dinner service when everyone can share travelling tales and experiences with their fellow guests....and we get to join in too! Perfect! You never know....you may come back this way again..... Kind Regards Linda...

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful home in a spectacular setting. The food and hospitality are exemplary. Our Hosts Rick and Linda greeted us and made sure our stay was perfect. The room was spotless and perfectly appointed. And once again, Rick really can cook. Many reviews extoll his cooking. All true. Be certain to have dinner there at least one night. This Lodge...

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

Hi Jeff P.....thanks for your positive comments......great that you managed to enjoy some of the very unique experiences the Taupo region has to offer...geothermal, volcanic, cultural.....and as you noted .....close to all so easy to access and plan your stay to make the most of the time you have. Hope you may come back again....we'd love to welcome you! Warm...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Beyond gorgeous! Imagine staying in your wonderful friends' divine home on a stunning cliff overlooking Lake Taupo. Your modern and tasteful room is placed on the cliffs with your own private balcony while you enjoy a perfect view of Lake Taupo. Meanwhile your only on-lookers into your room is a sheep named Tom. Linda & Rick are absolutely delightful lodge...

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

"Beyond gorgeous"......high praise indeed! Thank you Janice M. Tom the sheep is a lodge icon.....loves the attention....not to mention the treats our guests give him! We appreciate your very positive comments which cover so many aspects of your stay at Acacia Cliffs ....reminds us how lucky we are to be able to share it with guests from around the lodge....

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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: €377 - €461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Acacia Cliffs Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All the rooms have amazing views of the gorgeous lake.”
2Martinez, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room that faces the lake....one with the view.”
mclerranc, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Even though it doesn't look directly out on the lake the garden view room is very pleasant.”
554denise, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The room with the view (but that is all of them)”
901patf, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower level rooms with lake view - or main floor room.”
rchelm18, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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