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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed here a few months ago, quiet and excellent location to visit the region!
I had a tooth problem and will always be thankfull to Gary for arranging a visit to the dentist in Taupo city.
Philip

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Philip for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Lake Taupo Lodge. I hope that tooth isn't giving you any more grief! Cheers, Gary

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I was travelling on my own and I wanted a really good view of lake and area with great facilities and I was not disappointed. The accommodation was great, the hosts were very helpful and arranged predinner drinks and for myself to go out to dinner with other guests to a very nice restaurant close by. breakfast was fabulous and the ambience was really goodl. would recommend highly. There as one room in particular with a magnificent view which I requested

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled solo
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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of Lake Taupo Lodge! I hope you will come back and experience it all again sometime. Thanks again, Gary

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

A wonderful welcome into a family home. Truly a magnificent garden developed over years of toil & love. Seeing & exploring it is a must.
Truly like moving into a private home of friends to be treated as a good friend, even welcomed by the dogs.
Only breakfast served but Chris will meet all your requirements. This is a chance to meet and mingle with the other guests from all over the world. We were there for Christmas morning 2017, with crackers, gifts and all the decorations. Most unexpected and quite delightful.
Our hosts provided all information and answered any questions we had. Particularly telling us where to visit, where to eat, what to see and what to do in the area. Regrettably the weather was not really in our favour so we didn't fish - big mistake! Other guests fished very successfully.
Our room extremely comfortable with all comforts and totally private; lovely verandah and wonderful outlook over the garden and the Lake in the distance.
Thank you Gary & Shirley.

Room Tip: Frank Lloyd Wright rooms over look garden and Lake Taupo.
  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. It is very humbling to received comments like this! I hope you will come and visit again one day so you can actually get that 'trophy trout'. Best wishes, Gary

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The room was spacious, the bathroom excellent and the view of the lake is spectacular. Breakfast was wonderful with juices and breads along with a menu that you can order off of. Gary was very helpful in giving directions as to what you might do in town. He did make dinner reservations for us for the two nights we were there. Bother restaurants were very good. We had a car so getting into town was easy. We saved some guests $50 in taxi fare since we drive them to dinner. A 10 minute taxi ride is $25 quite ridiculous. The weather was not very good while we were there so I can't report on much else. The wifi is good in the lodge. If you are in the farthest room from the main lodge you may have connectivity problems. A wifi booster would probably help that.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Maggie and Barry. Thank you for the excellent review of Lake Taupo Lodge and thank you also for the idea regarding the wifi extender which we have now put in place. Great idea! Kindest regards, Gary

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had an excellent time at the Lodge - thank you. The chef Chris was very good and entertaining and prepared excellent breakfasts. Our host Gary was most concerened to make sure we had n enjoyable time, suggesting lots of pleces we could visit. We were sorry to leave.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite. there are three with great views over Lake Taupo
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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LakeTaupoLodge, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Peter for your lovely review. I appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words about Lake Taupo Lodge. Hope to see you and Judy here again sometime! Cheers, Gary

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