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88 Waihi Road, Tokaanu, Turangi 3381 New Zealand
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Tokaanu
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Braxmere is in a breathtaking location that provides an idyllic setting for tranquil relaxation. It is also within a short distance of some of New Zealand’s best skiing, tramping and fishing spots. Reflecting the balance of action packed activities with downtime is done through simple yet stunning design. Host a wedding, take a weekend break or enjoy a corporate retreat.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing offsite
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
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Sofa
Telephone
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Ocean view
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Scoootch wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand21 contributions6 helpful votes
Its hard to find a place to stay that is as nice as Braxmere, in their part of the world. Amazing views from every bedroom delivered fabulous morning sunrises for the three days we were there. Checking in was easy with the key left in a lock box at the door. The rooms are tidy and adequately appointed with a king bed, comfortable sofa, outdoor table and a huge shower. Occasional water shortages were a small problem that was quickly rectified. The restaurant was adequate. The staff were always happy to hep.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are well positioned, at ground level with easy access to the lakefront and the...
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Sam wrote a review May 2022
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We were not able to stay as only 1 of the 2 beds were made up- there were 3 of us. We booked in prior to the office closing and received a confirmation email from reception with key details and telling us to enjoy our stay. On arrival we went to the restaurant, picked up our key and on opening the door to the room were met by a very musty smell. As the room had not been prepared for us we had no choice but to return the key. We just managed to catch restaurant staff as they drove away. We then had to book other accomodation 20 mins away, not easy to organise at 9.30pm but at least other Turangi hosts are keen to look after their guests. The reception staff have since texted to say that their 'after hours service' needs working on but as the room had not been prepared for us it really didn't make any difference whether we arrived prior to the reception closing or after? Were they going to make the bed and put towels etc out and air the room while we stood waiting? We would recommend to other guests to check their rooms before paying as otherwise you may end up out of pocket and without a bed for the night, with no staff left to put things right...
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Han_yinu wrote a review Jan 2022
Wellington, New Zealand484 contributions104 helpful votes
Recently we had 2 stays at Braxmere, we unfortunately experienced the following on the first stay: 4.30 pm: Arrived at Braxmere Lodge, saw the sign that indicated reception at 100m; arrived where we thought looked like the entrance, could not open the gates, could not see how to enter property, Called and left message on a landline number on the Lakeland House Restaurant board outside the entrance. Walked back towards what looked like a service entry or the back of the property (it was back of the units), circled around to the Restaurant, knocked on the door. Both the Reception and the Restaurant were not open. This is in a blazing unsheltered +28 deg heat. Checked I had my booking information correct, it was, nothing in correspondence indicated I had to notify them of any prior arrival time (I was well within the Check in times of 2 pm – 6 pm) and as correspondence had indicated, I was to check in at the Restaurant. I asked a guest if he knew anything about check in staff, he was helpful in providing the mobile number for Jessie. I left a message for Jessie. It is on my 2nd call when Jessie picks up and says Check in is at the Restaurant, I explained that it was not open and no one around. She said she would enquire and call me back. We waited in our car some more, +10 mins pass. Jessie calls, she says someone will be at restaurant to check us in soon and explains that there was a ‘misunderstanding’ and that she will get someone to attend at the Restaurant to check us in. She apologises by saying that she is “sorry about that”. More waiting around in car, eventually Jessie calls to say that there is now someone at the Restaurant to check us in. This is 50 minutes AFTER OUR ARRIVAL. The person checking us in explained that she had been told there were no more check in’s until Saturday (we arrived and HAD BOOKED for Wednesday 05 Jan), hence why she was not there and she had just driven in to check us in. I have NEVER, EVER experienced anything like this. I felt completely undervalued as a guest. My disbelief is the way it was handled by Jessie, a “sorry about that” does not in any way address her (or someone else’s) stuff up or; ‘misunderstanding’ in OVERLOOKING OUR BOOKING. Earlier reviews attest to the quality of the accommodation, it is in a stunning setting however the above experience have left a very bitter feeling. I currently have a return visit booked (made prior to journey departure) which I am re-considering. The Wifi here s very patchy due to too high demand and not enough capacity for the number of guests. We kept our 2nd visit booking (due to Braxmere's cancellation policy). On the second visit, I made prior contact and they have changed their check in to just allow you to enter the unlocked unit on your arrival and make payment at the restaurant when it opens at 6 pm. On the second morning, we experienced little to no water for about an hour. My partner was showering when the water just went cold and then there was only a trickle then none. No notification, no warning, no explanation. If planning a trip here, note that there is no management staff on site at all (not during our 2 x 2 day stays anyway) so do not expect any help for anything once you are here. Also I left a small bottle in the freezer on the first visit, no contact regarding this. I found it in the laundry window (on the 2nd visit). This place NEEDS better management for what it charges.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Low number rooms get morning sun (1 -6), Rooms 7 - 10 get afternoon sun. All rooms have a view of...
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Response from Jess Mikaere, General Manager at Braxmere
Responded 10 Feb 2022
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review with us. I am truly sorry that we were not able to meet your expectation. I have reviewed our check in process and have made some changes. I appreciate you bringing this to our attention, have taken on board what you've mentioned and will ensure this does not happen again. Should you wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards
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Racheal Raukawa wrote a review May 2021
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It is hard to know how to adequately express how indebted we are to Braxmere and their restaurant, Lakeland House, for the fabulous hosts they were at our wedding this May 2021. Nothing was an issue. We placed a Marquee on their lawn and decorated as we pleased. They accommodated any food requests. While we had arranged grazing tables, we also asked Braxmere to provide an additional buffet. This was a request made only a matter of days before our wedding and it was excellent. They will also cater to your beverage needs, if given advance warning. The rooms were clean, modern and they all had the added bonus of beautiful views of the Taupo lake. The venue is relaxed and was more than willing to work with us to make sure our day ran smoothly. We had our wedding vows, meal and photos at the venue, as it is stunning. There is no need to change locations. Our guests enjoyed the relaxation of having everything in one location, as did we. Thank you Braxmere.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Iman TA wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand76 contributions9 helpful votes
All rooms have great lake view, very tidy and clean rooms with good facilities. Nice lawn in front of rooms. The staff were very friendly and caring. The price was a bit high but it worths it. I haven’t tried the restaurant but it was always busy.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Natasha Whitcombe, Guest Services / Front Office at Braxmere
Responded 12 Dec 2020
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
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tnie014 wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
We enjoyed the absolute waterfront location of Braxmere for a birthday weekend getaway. The 1 bedroom unit appears recently renovated/built with a lovely oversized shower and new kitchenette. Double-glazed stacking doors open out to the view of the lake. The unit was immaculately clean and the plunger/french press coffee in addition to instant sachets was a nice touch. Also nice was the offer of towels for the lake- although it was too cold to swim and the heat pump was on for our arrival. The bed is quite firm - but very comfortable! The only feedback would for management would be for a more explicit check-in deck/area as its confusing in the restaurant and signs for parking. Also the parking space by each unit is very difficult to manoeuvre into - even for small vehicles. We would have loved to stay longer!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Chenara Cameron, Guest Services / Front Office at Braxmere
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Thanks for you feedback - much appreciated
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ExplorerGG wrote a review Aug 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand221 contributions45 helpful votes
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We were so pleased to have found this place. Check in was easy, staff were welcoming and friendly. Our apartment was modern and clean, the bathroom was spacious and had a large shower. They had the room nice and warm on arrival. Apartment had everything you needed + more. Stunning views! We booked into their restaurant (Lakeland House) for dinner and WOW the meals were amazing! The quality of the food was spot on, fresh and full of flavours, portion sizes were very generous and the presentation was lovely. I had the snapper and my fiancé ordered the chicken breast. Wish we had taken photos of the main meals however we were too keen to dig in. Enjoyed the New York cheesecake to share for desert, very nice. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back :)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Braxmere
Responded 30 Aug 2020
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Braxmere and your dinner at Lakeland House Restaurant
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Emma26031926 wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand6 contributions3 helpful votes
Quiet, warm, clean, spacious, and a comfortable bed, with a great view down to the lake. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had 3 nights mid-winter and enjoyed the nearby bush walks, Tokaanu hot pools, birdlife and tranquility.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Braxmere
Responded 30 Aug 2020
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - much appreciated!!
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Nik G wrote a review Jul 2020
Te Aroha, New Zealand31 contributions5 helpful votes
We totally loved our week long stay here. The staff were amazing, they went out of their way each day to make us feel welcome and satisfied. Rooms are warm, clean and modern. Restaurant is amazing with nice quite atmosphere and beautiful food. Top notch guys, see you next time
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Braxmere
Responded 30 Aug 2020
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - much appreciated!
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JohnW_Palmie wrote a review Jun 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand98 contributions8 helpful votes
Well off 'the beaten track', Braxmere shares a bay on the southern shore of Lake Taupo with the Maori community of Waihi. We had a very comfortable stay and could have easily extended our stay a few more days. Best to unpack car early as the parking by each unit is shared and tight so take care when parking. If you intend to stay for breakfast at Lakehouse, which is very good, book your breakfast before 10am to get best selection of breakfast options. After 10am the lunch menu is provided.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chenara Cameron, General Manager at Braxmere
Responded 21 Jul 2020
Hi John Thanks for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us
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US$147 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTurangiTokaanu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Braxmere
Which popular attractions are close to Braxmere?
Nearby attractions include Mount Ngauruhoe (7.3 km), Tongariro River Trail (7.4 km), and Tokaanu Thermal Pools (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Braxmere?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Braxmere?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Braxmere?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Braxmere?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Braxmere?
Conveniently located restaurants include Creel Tackle House & Cafe, Lakeland House Restaurant, and Turangi Tavern.
Does Braxmere offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Braxmere have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Braxmere accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.