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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Huka Lodge is a truly beautiful place, and I'm glad we stayed there in Taupo. The rooms and grounds are truly spectacular, but I feel the service could have been better. Most luxury lodges are spectacular, with amazing grounds and rooms designed to leave you speechless, but the service is what justifies the price point. We had just come from...

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MediaManagerSA, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jess D, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. This situation has actually never happened to us before …. Unfortunately driving to the staff car park confused the team as it was thought you may be a staff member or a contractor. Most guests do just park in front of the main entrance and the team...

texas
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This is by far one of the best hotels in the world. The staff is hands down, the most professional and helpful I have ever encountered. All of the rooms are elegant and are situated on the banks of the river....a 10 minute hike to Huka Falls. The food and wine are outstanding and the beautifully planted grounds at springtime...

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MediaManagerSA, Guest Relations Manager at Huka Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Freethacowlow Thank you so much for your delightful feedback. It was so heartwarming to read your review after your recent visit. Be assured it was shared with the whole Team. We are happy to hear our levels of service were satisfactory, and that you enjoyed the food, wine, service & our landscaped gardens! Hope we will be able to...

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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We came to the Huka Lodge as part of our honeymoon around the World and felt in loved with the place. In all our travels, this is the first time we had an impeccable hotel stay. The hotel is on a great location, the culinary experience is perfect, one can have private dinning almost anywhere in the property, the staff...

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Dear Israel0011977 We are overwhelmed but extremely appreciative of your kind words and complements. Thank you. We are truly committed to deliver the most memorable experience to all our guests and our entire team is dedicated to achieve this goal. We can only hope to welcome you back soon! Safe Travels Karien van Heeren Social Media & Online Marketing The...

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Booked thru Booking.com and got an amazing deal. Also had great wifi and close to Huka Falls. Only bad thing was the restaurant was closed (not sure why) so no breakfasts available. Lovely place to stay and happy to recommend to others. Staff very helpful

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Dear Star B, I believe you have posted this review on the Huka Lodge Tripadvisor page in error and would respectfully ask you to check your reservation details as I suspect you actually stayed at Huka Falls Resort which has no connection whatsoever with us. Should this be the case can you please either post a correction review or delete...

Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Charming lovely spot with river running to huka falls behind the rooms. The staff was beyond wonderful. They could not do enough for us. They also have spots for private romantic dinners which we did. We have traveled extensively and have to say this is one of those very special places. Anything I can say won't do it justice. If...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Huka Lodge is everything you have read about. The facilities are superb, the staff attentive and the grounds are spectacular. From the General Manager to be bellman, this lodge is focused on attention to detail. Wow.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We had stayed before so it was interesting to see if the crown had slipped. It hasn't. We stayed for four nights. Truly outstanding staff, who are helpful but don't "hover". Breakfasts are first rate. In my view the wine list needs an update. Lunch time salads are first rate but the menu should vary each third or fourth day....

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We stayed at Huka Lodge for a weeknd away. From the moment you enter through the gates and arrive you know you are going to have a wonderful time. The staff are all incredibly professional yet friendly and extremely accommodating. The rooms are tranquil with a lovely aspect towards the Waikato river where the ducks and bird life wander on...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This lodge is faultless. The service impeccable, you don't even realise the staff are there. The setting is picturesque, beautiful fireplace, food is the best i have had. Once in a lifetime experience

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This was a much anticipated trip which exceeded our expectations in every way. Excellent service by all staff and amazing menus by the very talented Paul Froggatt. We dined in a different location each of the days we were there. Romantic escape to unwind from an extremely stressful year. Book your dining spots and massage treatments well in advance as...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Huka Lodge
Huka Lodge
Cuisines: New Zealand
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • 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: $1,580 - $3,107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Huka Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Try eating in different places every meal.”
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 of 5 bubbles steeleyourheart, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a log fire”
 of 5 bubbles katherined797, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are along the river, they are all close to Main Lobby and Dining Room.”
 of 5 bubbles QueenMaya22, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lunch at the pavilion is a must”
 of 5 bubbles Pv2017, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are located on the river bank with amazing views. Only a few have fireplaces so request if this is important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles LondonMark_UK, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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