Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
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Belle Vue Boutique Lodge

39 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385 New Zealand
WAIRAKI TERRACES
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AU$282
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Belle vue Boutique Lodge is a magnificent English / French Provincial Style Lodge, overlooking the magnificent Lake Taupo and Mount Tauhara, surrounded by picturesque gardens and all the extra amenities and facilities every traveller could require. Exquisite Guest Lounge and Guest Dining Room, with Evening Fine Dining available. Liz and Steve are dedicated to ensure your stay is never forgotten and you cannot wait to plan your next stay. Just 3.4 kms to Town and Oh So Quiet and Peaceful.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Billiards
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
122Reviews1Q+A18Room tips

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Janice A wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about our stay at Belle Vue was delightful. Steve was a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome. Our room was charming and we enjoyed sitting out on the balcony which has a great view over Lake Taupo. We were booked in for dinner on one night and Steve excelled himself (being the 'chef' while Liz was away) by providing us with a classy and delicious meal.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Innkeeper at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hi Janice Many thanks for such a lovely review. Thrilled you enjoyed Steve's evening dining and am so sorry I missed you due to my first wee grand child's arrival in Auckland. Do hope to maybe meeting you in the future. Cheers Liz
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Mark G wrote a review Mar 2021
Cambridge, New Zealand5 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most wonderfully relaxing stay at Belle Vue Lodge. After a busy few years we needed a break and we decided that we would opt for the full package which included a bottle of bubbles and a platter in our room, dinner and breakfast the following morning.

Dinner was a luxurious affair – the food was immaculately presented and, more importantly, absolutely delicious. The lamb shanks were amazing and the dessert was just incredible. Breakfast was delicious too and was a great way to start the day.

The room was well appointed and had every need covered. The hosts, Liz and Steve, were super friendly and willing to do whatever was needed to make our stay enjoyable.

Belle Vue Lodge comes with our highest recommendation.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Owner at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 9 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your valued review. We are thrilled you had the perfect stay and do hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Liz and Steve
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nzsteph_wlg wrote a review May 2020
Greater Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Belle Vue last night and it was superb. Liz and Steve are excellent hosts, and made us feel at home. Our room was comfy, warm, and super quiet. There was a complimentary cheese platter when we arrived, and breakfast the next morning was so filling we couldn’t eat everything they gave us - there were croissants, toast, another cheese platter (!), fresh homemade yoghurt, cereal, fresh fruit, delicious chocolate chip muffins, fruit juice, milk... the list goes on! The view from our rooms balcony was phenomenal, and the fountain and grounds are lovely too. Thank you for having us - we look forward to seeing you next time we’re in Taupo and you have a spare room!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Innkeeper at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 27 July 2020
Thank you for such a lovely review. We too hope to see you again. Cheers Liz and Steve
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Martin A wrote a review Sept 2020
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our group stayed with Liz and Steve in their fabulous lodge for 4 nights during September 2020.
I would describe Belle Vue Lodge as beautifully maintained, spacious, modern and charming. The grounds are stunning with views out to the lake, with all rooms opening out to a covered veranda. Upmarket modern interier design, stately and opulent. Well appointed rooms, with fittings, fixtures and furnishings top class. Comfortable beds, fast free wireless, nespresso coffee machine (plenty of high quality coffee pods). Quiet, luxurious. Birdsong from the native Tuis. Very relaxing, with all rooms sound-proofed and completely private.
Really nice (and substantial) breakfasts as you can see from the photo.
We dined in one night...what a treat! Liz has experience running a wedding venue and the food is all handmade and delicious.
Artisan breads with fresh local olive oil, balsamic and dukkha dip.
Venison meatballs on spinach rissotto with plum sauce (incredible).
Lamb shank on garlic buttered mash, onion marmalade gravy, served with fresh grown carrots and beans.
Hot butter-scotch pudding served with custard, gourmet ice cream and chocolates.
Beautiful dining room, with the tables dressed very tastefully.
Service was superb!
The lodge is just a beautiful place to be. Very tastefull, comfortable and warm.
Liz and Steve were wonderful, and made our stay so enjoyable.
Highly recommend Belle Vue Lodge.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Owner at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 4 Dec 2020
Hi Guys Loved you all. A great group to Host. Many thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see you back in the future. Cheers Liz and Steve
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MBeth10 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for several nights at this spectacular Boutique Hotel over looking lake Taupo. We didn’t want to leave. The rooms were clean, spacious and have stunning decor The grounds to the lodge are beautifully manicured for guests to stroll through or just sit under the gazebo. The hosts offer dinner and breakfast at the property. We only had breakfast but it was the perfect start to each day. The lodges position is perfect, you can sit on the deck off your room overlooking the lake or take a short drive into town. The hosts Liz and Steve were so friendly and inviting that we would have no hesitation to go back again for a relaxing weekend or longer.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The Ensuite rooms all have decks off them with fantastic lake views.
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Owner at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 11 Jan 2021
Hi Beth and Evan Thank you so very much for a lovely review. We so enjoyed catching up with you. We hope to see you back at Belle vue in the future. Cheers Liz and Steve
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Raewyn Anderson wrote a review Apr 2022
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic place to celebrate something special. From the moment we arrived, we were cared for, nothing was any trouble, both Liz and Steve go over and above to ensure your stay is perfect.

Room was great, beautiful decor, wonderful views over the lake, while sipping champagne. Contentsof the room ranged from a nespresso coffee machine, to chocolate biscuits, and luxury bathroom toiletries, everything has been well thought out.

Food, plenty of it and delicious, my favourite was the home made muslei, main meal of lamb shanks Devine.

Fully encourage you to stay and enjoy this lovely couples home and soak up the quiet atmosphere. A total friendly place.

Cheers Raewyn and Jimmy
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Innkeeper at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 7 Apr 2022
Hi to you both Many thanks for such a wonderful review. I will not forget the Granola Recipe for you, just got to get my head into gear and remember everything I put in it, never seems to be the same twice. Hope to Host you both again. Cheers Liz and Steve
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AnneAucklandNZ wrote a review Feb 2021
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand2,640 contributions101 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The warm,friendly hosts,Liz and Steve,have created a welcoming haven with amazing attention to detail,great quality furnishings and decor and a glorious view. We have never stayed anywhere in the world where every possible need we might have has been anticipated and catered for like it was here. The beautiful white roses everywhere were lovely too. Had the best night’s sleep in months and left totally happy and relaxed
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Owner at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 13 Feb 2021
Thank you so very much for your lovely review. We hope to see you back again. Cheers Liz and Steve
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Karen M wrote a review Mar 2023
Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the weekend with two other couples staying at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge. From the minute we walked in and were all welcomed by Liz and Steve our amazing weekend started. We were shown around the Lodge and it was more than expected. We were given a bottle of bubbles, cheese platter, box of chocolates and amazing three course dinner (which we could hardly eat... so much beautiful food) and then the next morning such a lovely breakfast. The rooms had stunning views of Lake Taupo and to a very high standard!! Would recommend this for a lovely weekend away with friends or a special night away with partner.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Innkeeper at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 14 Mar 2023
Hi Karen Wow Thank you so very much. We enjoyed you all as well. Hope to see you again. Take care Liz and Steve
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Stuart B wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand402 contributions15 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is amazing, this is a colonial style house with style and charm, the owners are super friendly and nothing is to much trouble. The rooms are lovely well furnished and have a balcony over looking the lake, the gardens are very nice to walk around and full of nature. We had a dinner the first night that was ridiculously awesome, great portions and sooooo tasty. The breakfast is continental granola, yogurt and fruit, toast with all the jams and marmite, orange juice, coffee etc. 5 minutes from the falls and the town centre but far enough away to have all the piece and quite. Off street parking, wifi and great tv.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Innkeeper at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 15 Apr 2022
Hi Guys Well that was a wonderful review and thank you so very much. We do hope to see you again. Happy Easter to you both. Cheers Liz and Steve
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Dean and Jo wrote a review Mar 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jo and I got married on the 20th March 2021 and picked the lodge as a mini honeymoon destination as we couldn't travel overseas. We were greated on arrival and given an overview of dinner times, breakfast times, what was included complimentary etc. The lodge is stunning and we were thrilled with our room that had a king size quality bed. The 3 course dinner was right up there as well. Both Jo and I thought the meal was as good, if not better than a restaurant. While in Taupo we were daring enough to take the parasail ride experience (500 feet boat controlled parachute above the lake). This was also a fantastic experience. On the second day we visited the thermal terraces by wairaki and this was super close to the lodge also. We will probably make this an annual trip. The hosts (Steve and Liz) made us feel very welcome. Cheers.. Dean and Jo (from Auckland)
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Godfrey, Innkeeper at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Hi Guys Thank you so very much for a wonderful review. Hope to see you next year for your 1st Anniversary. Congratulations again. Cheers Liz and Steve
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Answer from Miss Happy
3 contributions5 helpful votes
Hello Sorry have been away with no internet. Yes we do have your request above available. Cheers Liz
Camper03044800300 wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep doing what you do, it’s perfection"
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Passport06124710649 wrote a tip July 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fabulous venue and hosts, both winter and summer, perfect for couples!"
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TerryKidston wrote a tip Nov 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"definitely a couples retreat"
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FelicityOK wrote a tip Oct 2022
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are luxury."
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Sharron S wrote a tip Apr 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms with a balcony offer great views of the lake."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$223 - AU$269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupoAcacia Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Belle Vue Boutique Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Belle Vue Boutique Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (4.0 km), Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve (6.3 km), and L'Arte (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Belle Vue Boutique Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Belle Vue Boutique Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roquette Restaurant - Taupo, Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Master of India.
Is Belle Vue Boutique Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Acacia Bay.
Does Belle Vue Boutique Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.