My husband and I stayed at The Pillars for one night. Our hosts John and Ruth Boddy greeted us with a lovely cup of tea and home-made cookies. This very amenable couple have taken great care with their immaculate mansion and grounds, which features lovingly manicured fur trees, well-trimmed gardens, and a glistening pool which was inviting, despite the cool weather. Our room was very spacious with a large ensuite, and the bed was very comfortable and warm. Breakfast was elegantly served with both hot and cold options at the ready. Coffee hounds will love their brew! Our hosts were a very sociable couple and provided us with an interesting cultural history of the area, and tips for our next stop in Napier. Would definitely return to this lovely home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This unique purpose built mediteranean style two storied country manor is a short drive from central Taupo, the perfect spot to stop, relax and discover the central north island. The wonderful panoramic mature gardens and surrounding mountains greet you as you enter our front gates. A warm Kiwi welcome awaits from your resident hosts John and Nancy, with a homemade afternoon tea which can be taken in our guest lounge or outside on our sunny patio. Our four self contained, spacious, luxuriously appointed upstairs ensuited bedrooms all with spectacular rural views, Tea & coffee making facilities, along with homemade treats, fresh fruit bowl, TV with USB, underfloor heating, Free Wi-Fi and serviced daily. Guest laundry facilities are available free of charge. An invitation to share a complimentary early evening drink & nibbles and to swap travel stories with other guests is not to be missed. A free shuttle to restaurants is provided, or guests can bring ready made food provisions and eat at home. After a good nights sleep in our peaceful,comfortable beds come and enjoy one of our cooked or continental breakfasts, made with organic or locally sourced ingredients, often from our own garden and mostly homemade. We endeavour to cater for all dietary requirements. Your hosts are happy to discuss and advise on the many sightseeing options in the area, or 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pillars Hotel Taupo