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The Pillars Retreat

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Tennis Court
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 1 April 2018

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

Thank daveskillen
Reviewed 6 March 2018

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

Thank mickeyjacobs78759
Reviewed 4 March 2018

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

Thank Colin330
Response from JohnPillarsNancy, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 6 March 2018

Dear Colin, 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.

Reviewed 18 February 2018

Exceptional because of the situation, the architecture, the huge garden, the extreme kindness and helpfulness of the couple of the owners. Everything is so harmonious, of high quality and so neat and clean... The suite is very large, with a bathroom that makes dream, installed...More

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Response from JohnPillarsNancy, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 6 March 2018

Dear FB, Thank you for your kind words. We try really hard to ensure our guests are well looked after and that their experience with us is positive. But our main goal is to make friends and to spread happiness. Thank you for your friendship...More

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Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Tennis Court
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Price range
US$179 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$179 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Cosmos57
2 November 2014|
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We certainly are Gay friendly and would be very happy for you to come and stay.
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"All rooms have a view and the location is very quite"
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"La suite très vaste et très confortable. Autres chambre spacieuses très bien équipées et la décoration très..."
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"Beautiful sunsets here. Love the gardens and the swimming pool was a great bonus!!"
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"Any of the four rooms will be perfect."
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