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La Jolla, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This beautiful lodge is set perfectly on a lovely river. It is peaceful and relaxing. The staff is kind and sincere and really attentive to every detail. This is true 5-star luxury in nature's most perfect setting! The food at the lodge is exquisite and each meal from breakfast to dinner is a special experience. The price while expensive is... More 

1 Thank awedMollys
Deephaven, Minnesota
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171 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't imagine giving this exceptional resort anything less than a six. It is graciously managed and the food and beverage service is terrific. But all that pales compared to the suites. Charming, impeccably maintained suites along the river provide a relaxing environment day and night. Absolutely a place one should stay.

2 Thank Mike T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have travelled far and stayed in many places, but there is nowhere as lovely as this. The location, the rooms, the food and the service are faultless. We just needed a break for a couple of days to relax, and everything was arranged with no fuss. We really must return more often. Thank you.

1 Thank Oliver19952011
United States
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105 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Overall, Huka Lodge exceeded our expectations! Our recent stay was our first and highly recommend the property. Our extremely large room had a scenic view of the rapidly flowing river through floor to ceiling wall to wall windows. The bed was larger than a normal king with great linens, the dressing area was set up for two people, full stocked... More 

3 Thank TravelWarriors
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Huka Lodge is an exceptional place to visit. The location is great and lovely rooms. It is unusual that the rooms don't have televisions. You can ask for one though! The service is excellent and staff are friendly. The food is also good but it is a tasting menu. As a result you are told what you're eating. They do... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Potentially THE most beautifully understated elegant property I have visited. With a history and interior design to die for - this venue is so much more than 1st class. The photos do not do the venue justice. If you ever have the chance - I could not recommend the overall experience and understated opulence more. Apparently the Queen Mother has... More 

1 Thank Michelle W
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

What can I say? NZ is still my favourite country and Huka Lodge is still my favourite hotel in the world. I’ve stayed in some magnificent places over the years (and plenty of humble ones too) but Huka offers a sublime combination of natural beauty, comfort, personal service and informality which truly sets it apart. When I travelled to NZ... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I don't even know where to start...beyond all expectations.?. As soon as you arrive you are taken care of. Simply hand over your keys pick up a drink of anything you could ever ask for and wait while your bags are sent to your room, your car is parked your drinks are topped up and you are welcomed into the... More 

1 Thank Big E
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful location great facilities and fabulous staff only wish we had more time to stay here. The Ambience, food and everything is perfect easy to get to by a helicopter or car. It lacks nothing you can be as active as you want or relax with many romantic moments

1 Thank Andamy18
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Once we stepped outside to the outdoor patio, we could not believe our eyes as we looked at the amazing view of the Waikato river. The outdoor patio has an infinity pool, a deck with lounge chairs, and an outdoor jacuzzi. We spent our days and night drinking wine outside while listening to the sound of the river stream. There... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Huka Lodge
Huka Lodge
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Huka Lodge

Address: Huka Falls Road | PO Box 95, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $2,088 - $3,264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Huka Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“All of the rooms are well appointed and individualized so you cannot go wrong here.”
 of 5 bubbles awedMollys, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Certainly not an inexpensive place to stay, but it is well worth the price if you are looking for elegance in facilities and service.”
 of 5 bubbles miket374, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They're all good. If you have kids some of the suites have a little annex that acts like an extra tiny bedroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Laonie, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Walk to rooms is far-if mobility is an issue make sure to let them know.”
 of 5 bubbles lisiech, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Think all room! There are a few surprises that you will enjoy without me mentioning anything else.”
 of 5 bubbles Rasta66, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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