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Reviewed 26 April 2022 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2022

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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Reviewed 22 March 2022

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.

Date of stay: March 2022
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Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 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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Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

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

Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2022

Thanks, Aaron! We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you last weekend. Best wishes as you build your new home. Cheers Gary

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Reviewed 11 January 2022

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 ;)

Room tip: Best views and a quiet relaxing place
Date of stay: January 2022
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Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 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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Reviewed 5 January 2022

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.

Date of stay: December 2021
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Gary Akers, Owner at Lake Taupo Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 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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