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Whakaipo Lodge

1/504 Mapara Road RD 5 Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385 New Zealand
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#1 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
Travellers' Choice
You'll certainly cherish your time at Whakaipo Lodge, a boutique, luxury lodge perfectly positioned close to Taupo and the Great Lake while providing an idyllic, romantic sanctuary away from it all. Nestled on a 4 hectare estate, with stunning gardens and friendly sheep, the Lodge is adjacent to the spectacular Whakaipo Bay Reserve of Lake Taupo, just perfect for secluded swimming, walking, biking or photography. Treat yourself and be pampered with superb food, NZ wine, local craft beer and exceptional coffee or organic tea from your knowledgeable Kiwi hosts at Taupo's top-rated Bed & Breakfast/Inn. Stunning location, gourmet food & wine experience, luxury accommodation and great company are all here in abundance. So, sit back and relax in style.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Makeup services
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Waxing services
Executive lounge access
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
On-demand films
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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yvonne b wrote a review Aug 2020
Ohope, New Zealand62 contributions28 helpful votes
From the time we arrived till we left two day later we felt like friends Passionate people run this place Food fabulous Wine superb I could continue but this place is exceptional in every way Beautiful environment greets you with privacy ensured
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julie Richards wrote a review Aug 2020
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Stayed at this beautiful lodge last week. We had a wonderful stay with the best hosts Garth and Angie. Between them they provided us with excellent accommodation, food wine and local knowledge. Most of all they were fabulous company. Thank you
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
paulandsueb2016 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
We were greeted and shown to our room - the Tongariro Room - by Garth. The room was lovely - very comfortable with nice linen and had direct access to the outside. The canapés (homemade by Angie) and drinks before dinner were a treat and the pizza in front of the fire couldn’t have been better on a cold night. Breakfast was probably one of the best we’ve had anywhere - a credit to Angie as granola and jams were all made by her on site. Unfortunately we only had one night but will be happy to stay again when passing through the area.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Julie L wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Just had a fabulous stay at Whakaipo Lodge. Garth and Angie London looked after us so well, they really know how to add the personal touches. Amazing food, wine and local knowledge. Excellent all round.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kateral11 wrote a review Jun 2020
Sri Lanka1 contribution
Stayed here for a night away pre our busy season on farm. Angie and Garth are so lovely, and made us feel so welcome! The food was incredible, the accommodation was incredible, woke up in the morning in the most beautiful setting feeling so rested and relaxed and like we’d had an actual holiday instead of just a night. Will be booking again! Thanks so much! Jason and Kate
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$190 - US$298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whakaipo Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Whakaipo Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (7.5 km), Lake Taupo (7.3 km), and L'Arte (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whakaipo Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Whakaipo Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Whakaipo Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Whakaipo Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whakaipo Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.