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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
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
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
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
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
Response from JohnPillarsNancy, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 5 March 2018
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.
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 ...Moregardens 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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Refrigerator in room
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
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