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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Beware this is not as described ,difficult walk down to lake, dusty room and found hosts intimidating. We had 3 nights here out of our 5 week holiday. Very overpriced, compared to some of the beautiful other lodges we stayed at. It's located on a bit of a estate not easy to find, and a lack of parking. Also remember... More 

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Thank Malcroach
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Tony and Susan made us very welcome indeed in their most comfortable of homes. Our room had a beautiful view over the Lake and had every amenity you could wish for including the most comfortable of beds. The breakfasts were delicious and drinks and canapés each evening provided an opportunity to learn more of the local area and the places... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

We felt welcome at the Wharewaka Lodge from the moment we arrived. It is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday. We used it as a resting place for 2 nights as we travelled down the country. Tony and Susan are the most hospitable of hosts you could hope to meet and the room facilities meet 5 star expectations. A... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

We recently spent 4 extremely comfortable and relaxing nights at Wharewaka Lodge with Susan and Tony. They are exceptional hosts, taking care of every detail to make guests feel welcome and at home. Their house is beautifully furnished with a lovely patio overlooking Lake Taupo. Each evening they serve wine and hors d'eouvres and engage in interesting and friendly conversation... More 

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Thank Kay8941
Nantwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Tony and Susan could not have made us more welcome to their beautiful lakeside home. The accommodation was perfect with lots of extra nice touches eg.chocolate, fruit, beer and wine in the fridge! Breakfast was excellent as were the home made canapés each evening on the patio. Tony and Susan are extremely knowledgeable about the area as well as the... More 

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Thank ianhutton16
Bedford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Tony and Susan were unforgettable hosts. welcoming us into their home like family .We have not experienced this concept of 'upmarket homeshare accommodation' before. Not sure exists in UK.Their home overlooking Lake Taupo was a delight .Chatting over Canapes and wine was superior to the best hotel giving a real insight into NZ life .highly recommended.

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Thank Wyndham57
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We spent two nights here in December and had a wonderful time. The accommodation was lovely and the hosts, Sue and Tony, could not have been more welcoming. The Lodge is a little way out of Taupo (a short drive) but its setting on the shore of the Lake could not be beaten. The location is quiet and very restful.... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

This was our first stay in a home stay lodge as we only knew hotels up till now. Tony and Susan made us feel right at home in their beautiful lodge by the lake and prepared a king's breakfast every morning. They know everything about Taupo and its surrounding, New Zealand and its history and we had the most interesting... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

First class place to stay,Susan and Tony excellent hosts by welcoming them into their a amazing home, our room was very comfortable and clean and in a good location. Lovely homely feeling joining them for drinks and homemade canapés early evenings and chatting with them over a delious breakfast. Thank you for a lovely stay Lesley and Stuart.

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Thank Lesley M
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This house is wonderful, stylish design and every detail shows the concentrate of the hosts. The Dalby's are friendly and warm-hearted. Mrs Susan give me a lots of advice about the trip. About the room, its stylish, clean and comfortable. We booked a king room and a twin room, unfortunately we cant see the lake view from twin room because... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Visit Taupo and enjoy our warm hospitality and boutique lake edge accommodation.All rooms have tea & coffee, ensuite tiled bathrooms with heated floors and towel rails, high quality linen,TV.Experience golf, trout fishing, Tongariro World Heritage Park, thermal parks & spas, wine tour & Maori culture.Dine at a wide choice of nearby restaurants.Relax with pre dinner wine and hors d’oeuvres by the open fire or on the terrace. We serve generous healthy breakfasts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wharewaka Lodge

Address: 87 Wharewaka Road | Four Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $373 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“all rooms are quiet and well thought out.”
 of 5 bubbles Grannietraveller, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a balcony and was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles KJPJ, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lake taupo has better accommodation right on the lake with superb views right over lake”
 of 5 bubbles Malcroach, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“High quality home with hospitality rather than hotel or B&B”
 of 5 bubbles Wyndham57, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room at the front with a view over the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles lesleym352, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
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