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!
- 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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