From the first minute you will feel welcome at this incredible house. Just ten minutes’ drive from the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday centre of Taupō, The Pillars is an oasis of relaxed calm. Hosts Nancy and John are warm, friendly and ready to help with anything you might want. The house is set in gorgeous manicured gardens, perfect for a peaceful walk. I was in the Pillars Suite, which is huge with a lovely balcony for an evening drink, underfloor heating (yes really!) and an enormous tiled bathroom with a great bath for relaxing in. I had a peek at the other rooms yesterday and they are all beautiful. A touch of mischief is the slide next to the main stairwell, apparently put in by the people who built the house, to amuse their children! (Must admit I tried it yesterday, lots of fun) Nancy and John offer a delicious continental breakfast and will cook you eggs from their own free range chickens. The location is perfect, in a quiet reserve off the Taupō - Napier highway, within easy reach of everything Taupō has to offer but no traffic noise whatsoever. I haven’t been to Taupō in a long time but if I come up this way again I will be sure to stay here. I couldn’t recommend The Pillars more. …
I loved my stay at Pillars Retreat in Taupo. The property was charming and the amenities outstanding. John and Nancy were such gracious hosts, providing us with so many recommendations to make the most of our stay in the beautiful Lake Taupo area. I would highly recommend this extraordinary BnB and hope to visit again. It's the only place I'd stay on a return visit.
Our stay at The Pillars Retreat was awesome. John and Nancy are splendid hosts who are very attentive to their guests. Our room was absolutely spotless and very comfortable. We went on a walk of the beautiful grounds, and when we had breakfast, we had food that was fresh from their home. They had fresh honey, eggs, fruit, etc harvested right there! John and Nancy also provided excellent recommendations for nearby activities. You can even have a helicopter land right in their backyard to take you on a ride around the Tongaririo National Park for some gorgeous views of the New Zealand landscape!
Our stay at The Pillars Retreat was really great. John and Nancy are gracious hosts anxious to meet the needs of their guests, including a really scrumptious breakfast! Our suite was immaculate and comfortable. We loved strolling the grounds and John and Nancy gave us wonderful recommendations for local fun. We recommend this hotel and hope to return some day.
Nancy and John treated us like family! Beautiful property with a pool that we enjoyed. Rooms are luxurious and the breakfast was delicious. Taupo was very nice with a spectacular river and waterfall. Wish we could have stayed longer!