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The Pillars Retreat

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great weekend...feels like home away from home. Upon arrival we had a friendly warm welcome by the managers which we really appreciated. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. Hatsoff to the...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

On our month long visit to Australia and New Zealand our travel agent did a marvelous job of picking high quality places to stay. We (two couples) were extremely impressed with our stay at The Pillars. John and Nancy made great recommendations for things to...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The B&B as classed was very good, accommodation, cleanliness, breakfast and helpfulness of the hostesses. The accommodation is in beautiful quite surroundings and 7 minutes from town. The hostesses were very knowledgeable on the area and other parts of New Zealand and help to make...More

Thank daveskillen
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property, and its owners, Nancy and John! My daughter and I stayed with them in January as guests, but were treated like family. Fabulous grounds, beautiful rooms (the holiday decorations were so professional and artistic), delicious food,...More

Thank mickeyjacobs78759
Reviewed 3 March 2018

There are some places you come across that exceed all your expectations. This was one of them on my 5th visit to New Zealand. My stay was split into two either side of the Art Deco weekend in Napier so I was allocated different rooms...More

Thank Colin330
Response from JohnPillarsNancy, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Colin, Thank you for such a wonderful review, you very gracious! It was a great pleasure to host you during your stay in Taupo and we sincerely hope to see you again. Perhaps next year. Warmest regards to you and your dear wife.

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This unique purpose built Mediterranean style two storied country manor is a 10 minute drive from central Taupo, the perfect spot to stop, relax and discover the central north island. Panoramic mature ...More gardens and surrounding mountains greet you as you enter our front gates. A warm Kiwi welcome awaits from your resident hosts John and Nancy. Our four self-contained, spacious, luxuriously appointed upstairs ensuite bedrooms all with spectacular rural views, refrigerators, Tea & coffee making facilities, TV with USB, underfloor heating, Free Wi-Fi and serviced daily. All have an invitation to share complimentary early evening refreshments and to swap travel stories with other guests. A free shuttle to restaurants is provided, or guests can bring readymade food provisions and eat at home. You could just have a day relaxing around the salt water pool reading a book from our library collection. Children over 13 years are welcome. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Tennis Court
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (95)
Room & Suite (44)
Dining (7)
Pool & Beach (4)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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Cosmos57
2 November 2014|
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Response from JohnPillarsNancy | Property representative |
We certainly are Gay friendly and would be very happy for you to come and stay.
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"All rooms have a view and the location is very quite"
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"La suite très vaste et très confortable. Autres chambre spacieuses très bien équipées et la décoration très..."
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"Beautiful sunsets here. Love the gardens and the swimming pool was a great bonus!!"
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"Any of the four rooms will be perfect."
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