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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this idyllic place for our 6 year anniversary on 22nd November, 2016. We booked the beautiful cherrywood suite for us and our two little bubbas. The place was spacious, clean and absolutely perfect. Our hosts were very lovely especially Gary. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic the next morning. Chris is an amazing chef and a great entertainer. We...

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Emad and Asma it was a real pleasure to host you and your lovely little family here at Lake Taupo Lodge. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Kind regards, Gary

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely lodge with friendly and genuine people, who ensured that our individual needs were met . Owners Gary and Shirley and Chef Chris created a feeling of being part of the family, where nothing was too much trouble,

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you still know the Harts? If you drive into the entrance of Akers Lodge, you feel as if you enter the Hart Ranch (Hart to Hart) and Gary and his wife are just as enchanting as the Harts. Incredibly hospitable, caring and adorable. The animal love of Gary particularly pleased me. On the property live two great dogs, which...

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Judith for the fabulous review. I am pleased you and Markus enjoyed your time with us (and the fishing etc). It is so great to hear our guests have had a wonderful time at Lake Taupo Lodge and Lake Taupo in general. I hope you will both visit us again one day! Kindest regards, Gary

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great stay in a great Lodge! Gary was very helpful from the outset, the room/lodge was fantastic, service was awesome, views were amazing and i would definitely recommend Lake Taupo Lodge to all! Thanks

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Troy for taking the time to write a great review on Lake Taupo Lodge. Very much appreciated! Thanks again and kind regards, Gary

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to be able to spend 2 wonderful nights at Lake Taupo Lodge. While we have been spoiled by amazing properties and service before around the world, this property was a standout by comparison. Gary, Shirley and his staff made us feel like family in this amazing and intimate environment! We can see why this property has...

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Christina for the wonderful review. It was a delight to host you and your husband and your two lovely daughters here at Lake Taupo Lodge. Shirley and I would love to see you all back here again some day. Kindest regards, Gary

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters (16 & 18) stayed at the Taupo Lodge on 24 December 2016. We were greeted by Gary and his wife Shirley and made to feel very welcome. The lodge is absolutely beautiful and spotless situated on a few immaculately manicured and landscaped acres overlooking the lake. The suites are roomy and...

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Gary A, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Elma for taking the time to write an absolutely wonderful review. Shirley and I appreciate your kind words. I hope we will have another opportunity to host you and your lovely family again sometime! Happy New Year and Kindest regards, Gary

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to say about Lake Taupo Lodge. Gary and Shirley are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them and Chris, their chef, produces wonderful breakfasts that set you up for whatever you have in mind for the day. The guest suites are beautifully appointed with comfortable beds and great facilities. The grounds are magnificent and...

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Gary A, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Steve for a wonderful review! We are looking forward to hosting you and Daria here again sometime soon. Happy New Year. Kindest regards, Gary

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The personal service and attention to detail from the owner of this beautiful lodge are outstanding. The rooms are very comfortable and the entire property of great architectural interest . The gardens are also a joy and bird watching an added interest .The breakfasts are a gourmet delight and Gary and Chris provide excellent evening canapes and wine . There...

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Tim0thy57 for the fantastic review. Glad you enjoyed the canapes and NZ Wine (as well as the lodge) Would love to have you back to stay again sometime! Take care and kindest regards, Gary

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The room was very well finished and sizeable. Gary and his wife were very accommodating. Breakfast was a great start to a fishing trip which we enjoyed greatly. We also really enjoyed the local walks.

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Thank you tc for your lovely review. Hopefully another fishing trip could be on the cards? We would love to have you back again. Take care and kind regards, Gary

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

There would be few establishments of this type that could surpass the experience that you will have at Lake Taupo Lodge! The Lodge itself is a magnificent building lovingly created over many years by your hosts Gary and Shirley. The 7acres of amazing manicured gardens offer you different nooks and crannies filled with rhododendron of all colours,rose gardens and all...

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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this review

Kim, I am so truly grateful for your kind review. Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance to all of us here at Lake Taupo Lodge and when I read reviews like this, it is an indication that we are doing it right! Thank you again! Would love to see you and Kim here again sometime. Until that next glass of...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Taupo Lodge offers 5 star luxury accommodation with dinner by arrangement. The focus is on gracious living and the six guest suites are luxurious examples of world class accommodation.This award winning, luxury bed & breakfast lodge is a designer’s delight. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is set within magnificent landscaped gardens overlooking beautiful Lake Taupo and the mountains.Lake Taupo Lodge prides itself in the care and attention that we put into our guests. From the moment you arrive you can relax and let us look after you in style and comfort.This is a large (10,000 sqm) multi faceted property with each room having its own lounge area as well as the large main lounge and dining areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Taupo Lodge

Address: 41 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €348 - €572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Taupo Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Beautiful lake views”
 of 5 bubbles Emad_Asma, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Let Gary and Shirley take care of you.”
 of 5 bubbles K522PSstevem, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Frank , Lloyd & Wright have lovely views”
 of 5 bubbles Tim0thy57, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are very good.”
 of 5 bubbles johnlaskey3, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Best view, privacy, very hospitable”
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  • loved the bath salt!
 of 5 bubbles abhishake07, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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