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41 Mapara Road Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385 New Zealand
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#2 of 47 Speciality lodging in Taupo
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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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GrandTour741930 wrote a review Jan 2020
Napa, California5 contributions
The Lake Taupo Lodge is one of those places that can exist only through the vision and hard work of someone who cares about providing guests with an extraordinary experience from start to finish. Gary, the proprietor of the Lodge is one of those rare people. Gary and his wife have led full, active lives with wide experiences around the world. They have brought that experience to bear in the creation of their amazing Frank Lloyd Wright inspired lodge, warmly and beautifully furnished, with breathtaking views. They have thought of every detail. Those things that most impact your comfort—bedding, privacy, and climate control are top of the line. You are served delightful appetizers with a select NZ wine before dinner, in a room you wish was your own living room. Gary’s staff is
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge
Responded 28 Jan 2020
I can not thank you enough for your kind words John! I am so very grateful! It was such a pleasure to have had you and your family stay with us and I am looking forward to a chat over nice cold glass of NZ Sauvignon Blanc with you again some day. Kindest regards and best wishes. Until then, Cheers! Gary
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Alison S wrote a review Jan 2020
Tarporley3 contributions
A simply stunning lodge with gorgeous views over Lake Taupo. From the moment we arrived and were greeted with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc we knew the service would be second to none and it was truly amazing. The attention to detail was incredible, our room was beautiful and the breakfasts were possibly the best we have ever had, created by chef Chris. Gary was the perfect host making all our restaurant and taxi bookings for us.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge
Responded 28 Jan 2020
To Alison and Ray. I hope we will cross paths again one day. An absolute pleasure to have met you both. Thank you for the wonderful review. I am very grateful. Cheers to you both, Gary
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Shirley wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
From the moment we arrived we were enchanted by the quality of the lodge and the friendliness of the hosts. Gary looked after us superbly ensuring at all times we had what we wanted, arranging excursions and restaurants. The breakfast was fantastic provided by Chris. Very relaxing and sorry to leave; we will return. Allan and Shirley
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge
Responded 12 Nov 2020
Allan and Shirley. Thank you! I have 'Imagine of Wroxham' written in the guest book beside your name to remind me of our great chats. Looking forward to enjoying a glass of wine over some good conversation with you both again one day. Until then, stay safe and well. Cheers, Gary
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EddySteurs wrote a review Jan 2020
Kapellen, Belgium48 contributions9 helpful votes
What a fantastic place, an owner who is really interested in his visitors, gives great advises what to visit , when and even makes the arrangements. Assisted by a great cook who makes your breakfast as you want it. Unfortunately we were only with 4 guest, if you are with more he even makes you also dinner. The lodge has a very personal style, a bit special but it feels like a home and not a impersonal hotel. If ever we would come back to Taupo I would definitely stay there again Thanks Gary, Chris and all other staff
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Date of stay: January 2020
Susie P wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was a big misstep for us. Unfortunately it is misrepresented on the website, and was really just not a good fit for our family. The exterior of the property is accurately depicted on the website and is very pretty. However, it is essentially someones home/ a bed and breakfast in a residential neighborhood. There is NOTHING luxury about it and it is not a lodge. For the price, it was a honestly the worst value we have ever experienced. The owner certainly means well. He tours the guests, offers them a drink & canapes. The chef was a jolly man too who certainly tried to please. However the house itself is old, and feels very 70's /tired. The decor is incredibly dated and has no charm at all. Unsophisticated. Both rooms literally felt like motel rooms sadly. It was
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge
Responded 16 Jan 2020
We have received this shocking review from Susan P. These guests were booked by an Inbound Tour Operator that have been working with Lake Taupo Lodge for years. Their accommodation was for two nights and they arrived at Lake Taupo Lodge late afternoon on Saturday 28th December 2019. Early morning Sunday 29th December 2019, Susan advised that they did not wish to stay Sunday night - explaining that our accommodation did not fit and they preferred up market hotels. Susan's comment was there was nothing wrong with the accommodation, just not what they wanted. She mentioned great views, beautiful garden, and everything was ok. SUSAN SAID (as overheard by other staff also) THAT THEY WOULD PAY FOR THE CANCELLED NIGHT, THAT WAS NOT AN ISSUE AND SHE ALSO ADVISED THAT SHE WOULD NOT POST A NEGATIVE REVIEW ON TRIP ADVISOR. As a member of Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, Lake Taupo Lodge recently (October 2019) had a full assessment inspection for Qualmark/Luxury Lodges of New Zealand which was successfully completed. On 15th January 2020, we were congratulated by Booking.com for another Traveler Review Award which is based on guests reviews and their incredible experiences. We have also had 6 consecutive years of Certificate of Excellence Awards from Trip Advisor and in 2019 we were awarded the Hall of Fame Award, only achievable by holding the Certificate of Excellence Awards for over 5 consecutive years. Lake Taupo Lodge is also very proud of 340 positive guest comments on Trip Advisor and thousands of fantastic guest comments into our visitors books. Lake Taupo Lodge is not a B&B house, rather, a three storied building, 750sqm and is located on 3.5acres of land, situated in a very affluent and semi rural part of Acacia Bay, Taupo. Lake Taupo Lodge is one of the largest Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Luxury Lodges in the North Island, and has been for the last 20 years. Lake Taupo Lodge website states very clearly that we offer Dinner Bed and Breakfast. The Inbound Travel Agent booked the entire trip for these guests. They do not understand why such a negative comment was received, and also mentioned that if you go through Trip Advisor historic comments for Lake Taupo Lodge, it shows the complete opposite to Susan's false and misleading comments. In conclusion, this review has been very upsetting and we feel that is not ok to put these false/misleading comments online like this.
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US$464 - US$567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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