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Kauri Point
Ranked #4 of 42 Taupo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 March 2012

My wife and I and another couple recently stayed with Robert and Gail at Kauri point for three nights. We were travelling from Russell in the Bay of Islands so the trip to Taupo was long and tiring. Because of this we decided to ask Gail if she would mind cooking up something for our dinner the first night and she came up with a magnificent three course dinner which any good restaurant would find hard to match. Smoked trout mousse for starters, quiche and salad for main course and a magnificent and unusual pavlova for dessert. What more could four hungry Australians want? We provided a couple of bottles of Central Otago wine which served to wash down the meal beautifully!

I understand from Gail that some guests have complained that the location of the B&B is too far out of town. This, in my opinion, is not a problem as it only takes 5-7 minutes to drive from the B&B into Taupo on an excellent road. Sure you cannot see Lake Taupo, but you can see Mount Tauhara, a dormant volcano in all its glory. As well there is something to be said for being away from the noise of a busy highway.

The B&B itself is excellent and well laid out. All the guest rooms open onto an expansive patio area which overlooks a lovely garden stretching towards the mountain. The guest rooms are large and all have separate en-suites. Breakfast were excellent with Gail being prepared to cook anything you wanted. I even had the rest of the pavlova for breakfast!

All in all an excellent B&B well worth the cost. If you want quality, then this is it!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

A beautiful location with a very high hospitality. We felt immediately at home with Robert and Gail as super hosts. The room we had was huge with a well equiped bathroom. The B&B is located somewhat outside Taupo in a beautiful scenery. We had a great time and hope to visit again soon.

Jeroen and Maya Schuit - Perfors
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Thank you Gail and Robert for providing such luxurious accommodation, we wish we could have stayed longer. Everything had been well thought out. Comfortable bed, spacious modern bathroom, facilities to make tea and coffee and slices of cake provided for refreshment and to top it all a wonderful breakfast cooked by Gail in the morning. Thoroughly, thoroughly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Totally reccomend Gail and Robs place as a place to forget about all else ! Thanks Guys

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

If you are looking for a warm welcome of tea and cookies - then this is the place. In an idyllic setting of beautiful grounds with every facility you could wish for. A charming English couple with years of experience in b&b, have gone to great pains to make sure that nothing is overlooked. The bedrooms are enormous with views to die for. The breakfast just speaks for itself. The term 'home from home' was never so true.

Room Tip: Set just a short distance from the lakeside - but well worth it. Absolute peace and tranquillity.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kauri Point

Address: 4 Mark Wynd, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
Price Range: $281 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kauri Point 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Robert & Gail would love to welcome you to your "Luxury home when you are away from Home." You will arrive as guests and leave as friends having enjoyed being thoroughly spoiled from the moment you arrive. Stay as long as you can - Taupo has so much to offer you, and we are so close to other cities such as Rotorua and the Hawke's Bay - so unpack your bags for a few days and relax and really enjoy New Zealand at its best. Our suites are luxuriously appointed and all are en-suite and have deck access. Join us in the evening for a glass or two of wine, beer or a soft drink before you head into town for dinner (we will even drive you in). Alternatively, and by prior arrangement, we can prepare you a supper, one or 2 course dinner, platter or special occasion dinner. Welcome to New Zealand,have a great holiday in paradise. ... more   less 
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