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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Right from the start I had an inclin that this would be good. I had a good vibe from the friendly tone of voice I heard on the telephone, something that at that moment inspired me with a feeling of calm and security. Not only Brett, the owner of the lodge was super patient waiting for me to arrive at...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Giovanna for your great comments. I am glad you had a good time staying here -- even it was only 1 night. Thanks for taking the time to write and we all wish you a safe and happy new year.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Brett, the owner, is very friendly and hosted us with a warm welcome that made us feel immediately at home. During our stay, he always took a little time having a chat with us, sharing his experience and some anecdotes of his life. Really enjoyed these talks. The room and common areas were clean, the kitchen and dining room are...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Melanie. Glad to see that you and Helen had a great time walking around Taupo. Hope to see you back in later in the year so you can relax in the bar with some wine and have a swim in the pool. Have a great summer

Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I always try to look for positives, but that was really hard to do here. When we pulled up we knew that we might have made a mistake. The sign outside itself was peeling off. We where met by an enthusiastic owner, but this did not make up for the dingy interior. When shown to our rooms we where shocked,...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your stay. We will take your comments on board and make some changes to suit. Enjoy your travels.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We stayed at the Berkenhoff Lodge when on an Un13 rugby team trip to Taupo. The staff, particularly Brett the manager, made us feel very welcome & made sure all our needs were taken care off. The kitchen & dining room facilities were excellent, rooms were clean & good size for accommodating a sports team . Adults had a great...

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Richard. Glad you and the team enjoyed your stay. Look forward to hosting your group next year and also you if you are ever passing Taupo again. Team Berkenhoff

Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We had a pleasant experience here. Kitchen was impressively clean, staffs was incredibly helpful (he was in the middle of partying at the in-house bar but took time to sort out our dryer issue). Staffs are pretty chill out and they upgraded us to an en-suite dorm. Plenty of parking around the bbh. Love this place!

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Melissa. Glad to see you had a good time. We are proud of the big kitchen as it gives everyone a place to chat and cook. We hope to see you back in Taupo again in the future. Team Berkenhoff

Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed our stay. It was a little bit cold (beginning of September) but we were allowed to use the fireplace. Additionally, we got a heater in the room. The matrices should be replaced in the near future. However the staff was really nice and helpful. If you are traveling on a budget, I would recommend it.

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brett f, Owner at Berkenhoff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice words about our lodge and our service. As for the mattressess, some will be changed ro replaced soon. We hope to see you again in the future and thanks for choosing Berkenhoff. Team Berkenhoff

Burton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2015

A great hostel with fantastic kitchen, the surfaces were stainless steel as bright and clean as mirrors, big fridge, freezer and ample food storage. Bedroom & linens were very good, and the shower had good pressure with lots of hot water. Julie, was a very friendly owner. Not far to town centre and all it has to offer with a...

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Frome, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Third time visit and the Lodge continues to provide outstanding value for money. The Hosts, JB and Albie give everyone clean, secure accommodation for all ages. Local information is freely available for whatever type of activity you would want, be it walks, thrills or simply local living. The away from the town location means that it is quieter, but still...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We ( an older couple) never stayed in a hostel from BBH before. We were surprised about the big clean double room ensuite. Julie is very friendly and hospital and gave us a lot of info about Taupo. After such a nice three nights stay, we definetly go to a BBH in future. Thanks for your service Julie!

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Northland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We passed through Taupo on a road trip and stayed for one night only. We had booked our overnight stay here online in advance and we were pleased to find that an en-suite double room was in our price range, with our BBH cards. We arrived slightly later than we planned, but the receptionist kept the desk open late to...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Additional Information about Berkenhoff Lodge

Address: 75 Scannell Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €31 - €48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Any room would be great I guess”
 of 5 bubbles floa532, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I would avoid this place altogether; I'm sure there are better places to be found and a little closer to town.”
 of 5 bubbles aichadeviAmsterdam, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“En- suite rooms good value”
 of 5 bubbles adrianc219, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The double rooms provide en-suite shower, washbasin & toilet. Good value.”
 of 5 bubbles Steve504128, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We were in an upstairs room, down a long corridor. This was great for getting a quiet night's sleep and we had a nice view, but it would be difficult if you had a lot of luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles 393emig, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
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