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Acacia Cliffs Lodge

1/133 Mapara Road RD 5 Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385 New Zealand
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Luxury boutique lodge accommodation. Opened April 2008. Stunning panoramic lake and mountain views and a simply spectacular Lake Taupo location! Unique, contemporary design, secluded, yet only minutes from town. This new lodge accommodates eight guests in four luxury suites designed to capture the views. Stylish accommodation, relaxed luxury, superb cuisine and kiwi hosts who offer genuine NZ hospitality and a real NZ experience. Fish, golf, relax.......you may never want to leave!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Desk
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Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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John S wrote a review 8 Feb
Wayne, Pennsylvania18 contributions
Our stay at the Acacia Cliffs Lodge was a 100% enjoyable experience in every way. Neil and Stephanie were great hosts at their home overlooking Lake Taupo. Dinner and breakfast were top notch - some of the best gourmet meals we had during our trip to New Zealand. Highly recommend Acacia Cliffs Lodge for anyone visiting the Lake Taupo area.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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TheJLs wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom20 contributions26 helpful votes
Absolutely lovely place with fantastic views. Staff were amazing and it was very social as they offer drinks and canapés at around 6pm where everyone gets chatting about their trips. The only downside is that the lodge is a long way from town so you either need to drive or eat at the hotel. If you want to eat at the hotel you need to let them know in advance of your stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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430Anna wrote a review Nov 2023
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions15 helpful votes
We have just left Acacia Cliffs Lodge & can’t wait to return later in the week. The lodge is perfectly positioned high on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Acacia Bay, Lake Taupo, only a 15 minute drive from Taupo, but away from streets full of motels, pretend lodges & tourists. We drove up a lovely winding driveway amongst established trees & arrived at Acacia Cliffs Lodge where we were greeted by Stephanie, who is the most gracious host, along with her husband Neal. Our room was a generous size with a balcony that overlooks the lake & the only sound we could hear was that of Tuis & other lovely little NZ birds in the surrounding bush. The peace here is all-enveloping. The bed was so comfortable & the bathroom was perfect with excellent amenities & products. Besides owning the property, Neal is the chef & cooked the most delicious breakfast. They also do dinners so if you are going to stay there be sure to pre-book. This is now our favourite hotel to stay in when in Taupo.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martalondon300 wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom6 contributions7 helpful votes
Absolutely loved our stay, Neil and Stephanie were great hosts and spoilt us with amazing breakfast and afternoon drinks/canapés every day! Stunning views and great facilities, both the rooms and common lounge are fantastic and just 7 minutes drive from town center
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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J P wrote a review May 2023
Ville-Pommeroeul, Belgium38 contributions30 helpful votes
Excellent place to stay with a panoramic view if the room is on the lake side. Otherwise with the garden view rooms, the view is admired one floor above. Correct breakfast with very good pancake fresh of the day in order. No superfluous. Even the bread is requested. For lunch (box lunch for us) and dinner, even if the quality is good and the products are fresh, the price is too high. Price of 180NZD for starter, main course and dessert and 2 standard glasses of wine. I strongly advise against this formula because other restaurants in town are just as competitive in terms of choice of dishes and quality with a price 50% cheaper. The owner refused to send a letter with postage already paid. Of course he explained the way to send it but at the time of leaving for the airport, it was a stressful experience. It’s a shame
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Samantha W wrote a review Mar 2023
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We had the opportunity to stay at Acacia Cliffs Lodge for one night as part of our Honeymoon and it was an unprecedented experience. Neil and Stephanie have created a small slice of heaven in Taupo and we feel so honored we were able to enjoy it. All of the rooms are immaculate and the entire house has windows floor to ceiling so you can really appreciate the views of Lake Taupo. It's clear that Neil and Stephanie thought about every little detail without sacrificing the incredibly intimate feel of the house and experience. To be able to meet other guests over drinks or breakfast was such a unique experience and we thoroughly enjoyed that aspect. Moreover you HAVE to stay one night for dinner - Neil and Stephanie are such talented chefs and to have a private dinner overlooking the lake was unrivaled.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Shaun S wrote a review Mar 2023
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Beyond gorgeous, very helpful staff. Excellent daily breakfast. Excellent pre dinner snack and house label wines Well appointed and comfortable rooms and common areas. Highly recommended location as just a 15 min drive from central Taupo
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bcsullivan3 wrote a review Feb 2023
Portland, Oregon127 contributions36 helpful votes
The property is absolutely incredible. Neil & Stephanie are so kind. Breakfast is amazing. Our room was hands down one of the best places I have ever stayed anywhere in the world! And I have been to all 7 continents! Staying at Acacia Cliffs Lodge is a must if you are in Taupo.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HubbyBub wrote a review Jan 2023
AUSTRIA100 contributions47 helpful votes
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Our stay at Acacia Cliffs Lodge was amazing. From check in till check out everything was perfect, the view was splendid and the breakfast made with love. We felt that the hosts love what they do. The room was neat and the hosts offered us wine and beer and were lovely. We definitely recommend Acacia Cliffs Lodge, a home away from home. Greetings from Austria, Maria & Josef (1.12-3-12.) (we booked a tour through New Zealand and 2 nights in Taupo was definitely too short!!!)
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Petrus61 wrote a review Nov 2022
Nice, France2795 contributions395 helpful votes
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We spent three nights at Acacia Cliffs Lodge in a beautiful room with a stunning view over the lake. The room offered all expected amenities and complementary wine and snacks. Our hosts were very attentive to our needs and gave us advice about the Taupo region and the places to have dinner… etc. We also had dinner one evening at the lodge and that was great food and wine. In short, our stay was very pleasant and we can highly recommend Acacia Cliffs Lodge.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$681 - $817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acacia Cliffs Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Acacia Cliffs Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (5.0 km), Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve (7.2 km), and L'Arte (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Acacia Cliffs Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Acacia Cliffs Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Acacia Cliffs Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Acacia Cliffs Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acacia Cliffs Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Master of India, Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, and Incredible India Restaurant and Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Acacia Cliffs Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Acacia Cliffs Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.