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41 Mapara Road Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385 New Zealand
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#2 of 47 in Taupo
Lake Taupo Lodge offers 5 star luxury accommodation with dinner by arrangement. The focus is on gracious living and the six guest suites are luxurious examples of world class accommodation.This award winning, luxury bed & breakfast lodge is a designer’s delight. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is set within magnificent landscaped gardens overlooking beautiful Lake Taupo and the mountains.Lake Taupo Lodge prides itself in the care and attention that we put into our guests. From the moment you arrive you can relax and let us look after you in style and comfort.This is a large (10,000 sqm) multi faceted property with each room having its own lounge area as well as the large main lounge and dining areas.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Harbour View
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Special Offer:Luxury Two Day Escape
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jonotheref wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
Gary and Shirley were outstanding hosts and we loved being treated like royalty. The lodge has incredible views of the lake and the gardens are a joy to spend time in. We loved our stay so much and our room was clean and luxurious. This was truly a five star experience and we would so like to come back again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you! We enjoyed hosting you both very much. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Cheers. Gary
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PAnson wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney3 contributions2 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
We spent two wonderful, relaxing days at Lake Taupo Lodge at the end of December 2021. Having visited Taupo numerous times over the years this visit was the antithesis of the standard lake front hotel accommodation in the best possible way. Located in Acacia Bay, a short drive from the town centre, we had direct views of lake and beautiful gardens from our bedroom and balcony. The rooms are nicely appointed with the overall scheme taking cues from Frank Lloyd Wright. The breakfast and canapes were 5 star - fresh and delicious. No request was too much or too hard for the chef who was so obliging. Attention to detail - (fresh towels, flowers and chocolates on pillows), music at breakfast and canape / cocktail hour completed the charm of the experience. Our stay was made all the more special by the hosts, Gary and Shirley who were welcoming, informative and so hospitable. Thank you very much for such a memorable end to our year.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge
Responded 13 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, Penny. We enjoyed hosting you and Neil and look forward to another opportunity to do so in the future. Cheers Gary
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Ian wrote a review Mar 2022
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My partner and I along with two close friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lake Taupo Lodge. Set above picturesque Lake Taupo in a quiet location at Acacia Bay, the view from the room deck is breathtaking. Gary and Shirley are great hosts, and are very interesting to engage with in conversation over the 'welcome' canapes and glass of wine. In fact excellent food is a highlight, the fresh and delicious breakfasts are the nicest we've experienced. The comfortable, well appointed rooms left us wanting to extend our stay, or plan a return. Overall a 5/5 experience, but next time we intend to enjoy more time at this special place.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge
Responded 24 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed hosting the four of you very much and look forward to seeing you again!! Cheers Gary
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Aaron H wrote a review Feb 2022
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An exceptional property with stunning views of Lake Taupo all tucked away within a beautiful & private garden. Our hosts Gary & Shirley gave us an extremely warm welcome and looked after us during our stay, our dietary requirements weren’t any issue for their wonderful Chef! Delicious breakfast! Gary even served up some very tasty canapés to enjoy with our wine before we went out to dinner. I highly recommend you experience Lake Taupo Lodge, all within a short drive to all of Taupo’s picturesque sights & epic experiences. #lovetaupo
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge
Responded 24 Feb 2022
Thanks, Aaron! We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you last weekend. Best wishes as you build your new home. Cheers Gary
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Yvette wrote a review Jan 2022
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When we had trouble with accommodation Gary and Shirley came to the rescue, getting us in last minute and accommodating our 2 young children without a second thought. The Lodge is truly beautiful with a view to match. Both Gary and Shirley are super friendly and although probably not too used to the little ones running round, made it a safe and fun place. Breakfast cooked for us each morning was delicious and the chef was always eager to make sure he had done his best, which he had. If you like a morning stroll as I do, no need to go looking for it or go far, the immaculate gardens on ground are a perfect walk and my 2 year old loved the fish pond, while also feeding the fish and birds with Gary. We will be coming back for sure but maybe just the 2 of us next time ;)
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: Best views and a quiet relaxing place
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Response from Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge
Responded 13 Jan 2022
Thanks, Yvette. It was a delight to host you and your beautiful family. We look forward to hosting you again in the not so distant future! Take care. Cheers Gary
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US$529 - US$757 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Taupo Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Taupo Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Formula Challenge Racing (7.3 km), Lake Taupo (4.1 km), and Lake Taupo (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Taupo Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Taupo Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Taupo Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Taupo Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake Taupo Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), and Master of India.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lake Taupo Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lake Taupo Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Lake Taupo Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.