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    The Pillars Retreat

    7 Deborah Rise | Bonshaw Park, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
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          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Family Rooms
          Laundry Service
          Tennis Court
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Private Balcony
          4.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 3 days ago

          This was one of our stops on our trip in New Zealand. We chose it as it is billed as a romantic spot - it is! The grounds and rooms are fabulous (even though we were not in the largest suite) and the owners could...More

          Thank USNA70
          Response from JohnPillarsNancy, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 2 days ago

          We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again sometime in the future.

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          My wife and I spent two nights in this fabulous mini luxury hotel. John and Nancy made us feel right at home, the room we stayed in, the Bonshaw suite was very clean , very warm and felt like a 5 Star Hotel, except we...More

          Thank hellobala
          Response from JohnPillarsNancy, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 1 week ago

          It was a pleasure to host your two nights at The Pillars Retreat. We are glad that you had some good weather to view a few sights in Taupo. You are very welcome to stay any time. Kindest Regards John and Nancy

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          Stayed two nights at this amazing place. The Hosts were great, warm and friendly extremely helpful and they went well beyond the call of duty. The breakfast was fantastic, the rooms 5 star. Highly recommend this fine little Hotel. Lovely and warm with a log...More

          Thank jwhitebwc
          Reviewed 10 May 2017

          My daughter and I stayed at the Pillars Retreat for two nights. We wished we could have stayed longer. From the time we arrived till the time we left, we were treated like family. We had a beautiful bedroom over looking the gorgeous grounds. Gilly...More

          Thank monicamary2017
          Response from JohnPillarsNancy, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 2 weeks ago

          On behalf of Gilly and Brian, it was a great pleasure to have you both staying at The Pillars Retreat. It was also a pleasure for Nancy and I to serve you and get to know you both a little better. We hope to see...More

          Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

          We were made to feel special from the greeting we received even before we got through the front door to the fresh muffins packed for our homeward journey. Our stay at the Pillars was the epitome of an excellent B&B experience. We can't wait to...More

          Thank jandrkiwi
          Response from Gillian J, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 8 May 2017

          Thank you for staying with us recently, Brian & I really enjoyed your company and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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          Awards & Recognition
          Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
          Certificate of Excellence
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Room amenities
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Tennis Court
          • Price range
          • US$169 - US$211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 4
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          • Location
          • New Zealand >
          • North Island >
          • Waikato Region >
          • Taupo District >
          • Taupo
          • Also Known As
          • Pillars Hotel Taupo
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          Is this accommodation gay friendly?
          2 November 2014|
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          Response from JohnPillarsNancy | Property representative |
          We certainly are Gay friendly and would be very happy for you to come and stay.
          Room Tips
          "They are all great!"
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          "We stayed in the Tauhara Suite very quite, spacious and luxurious"
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          "All the rooms are great."
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          "The Pillars Suite is our favorite... Spacious and a wonderful balcony with a view."
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