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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience at our two night stay at Acacia Cliffs. Linda and Rick were excellent hosts and their accommodations are top rate. Very nice breakfast and happy hour in the common area. Taupo is a bit far but Linda offered to drive us one way which was nice. Highly recommended!

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Jeff W Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Acacia Cliffs. We are only a five minute drive from Taupo township and its restaurants and a ten to fifteen minute drive to the Huka falls, Boat Harbour, Wairakei international Golf Course and Craters of the Moon to name but a few! All the best for 2017 and...

Morganton, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 December 2016

What a treat... absolute top notch. Midway through our month in New Zealand and just the most delightful surprise upon arriving at Acacia Cliffs at happy hour and being welcomed into a friendly atmosphere and trying not to lose yourself to the views... sigh. Rick and Linda gave us the inside information for all our local excursion trips that made...

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

We agree Sarah P....come back! Your review covers so many aspects of your stay....thank you so much for all the positive comments and we are delighted you had a "wonderful experience" at Acacia Cliffs. Hope by now you have tried the Thai soup recipe Rick sent you....a firm favourite! The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is world class and a must see.....a...

san diego, United States
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We had the best visit here for our 40th anniversary. Linda and Rick were amazing and the place is a definite 5 star. A must stay. The rooms were upscale private and comfortable. Views amazing. We had a great time and would highly recommend. No negatives at all

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Great to hear from you Ronda.....Rick and I enjoyed celebrating such a special milestone with you and your travelling companions......and so nice that your family also organised an unexpected and very welcome bottle of champagne! We appreciate the positive comments you made in your review....thank you! Wishing you all the very best of health and happiness for 2017. Warm Regards...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We started booking earlier on this year for a honeymoon and began our journey at the Acacia Cliffs Lodge. When we arrived from the airport we were warmly welcomed by Linda and Rick who instantly made us feel at home. The lodge is nothing short of breathtaking, however, the attention to details and fabulous extras, truly take this lodge from...

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Margot....what a review! Thank you so much.....you have covered so many aspects of your stay with us....and so delighted you enjoyed your time at Acacia Cliffs Lodge. Rick and I know how important a honeymoon is so we are pleased that you and Alex made the most of your time here ....you both were such great company with many stories...

San Antonio, Texas, United States
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stayed in Acacia Cliffs Lodge in early November. Our stay at the lodge was one of the highlights of our trip. Linda greated us and immediately began to take care of our sightseeing needs. Three of us had previous plans to walk the Tongoriro Alpine Crossing. Linda then helped arrange a fishing trip for my husband as well as...

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

So lovely to hear from you as I had been concerned that your ring may not have reached you in time....glad it arrived before you left! Your comments mean a great deal to Rick and I and we appreciate your taking the time to review your stay. You managed to experience many of the special and unique activities this region...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Our 2-night stay at Rick and Linda's beautiful home on the cliffs above the stunning lake would been great even without their gracious hospitality, but their constant interest in our comfort and enjoyment--along with Rick's fabulous cooking--made our stay perfect.

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

A perfect stay is just what we want to achieve! Thank you for your feedback. Having owned restaurants for over thirty years Rick now enjoys preparing and planning meals for our guests on a smaller more personalised scale.....he adjusts and designs the daily menu to suit guest preferences and requirements alongside ensuring we use the best of seasonal NZ produce....

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived impolitely early at around noon. Rick met us insisting it was not an issue and immediately sorted out coffee and a tour. Linda then arrived and we sat and planned our time with them and that's how it feels here. You are house guests. You feel cared for. The accommodation defies description as do the views. So it's...

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Paul M......your review covers all aspects we hope to cover.....relaxed luxury, personalised hospitality, stunning views and many opportunities to enjoy a glass or two of carefully selected New Zealand wine to accompany a chef prepared meal or pre dinner canapes with fellow guests.......glad we delivered! You just never know....we may catch up again whether it be Wiltshire or...

Reviewed 28 November 2016

A unique design, a unique position and superb service. Acacia Cliffs is high above Lake Taupo, our room, as well as being equipped with everything that could possibly be needed, had a bed facing the view with a glass edged balcony carefully placed not to block that view. Everything else yelled "quality", including the breakfast in the morning. Not the...

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"Possibly one of the best worldwide" A high accolade indeed! Thank you Pat F! For Rick and I building the lodge was always about planning to offer the best we could....views, service,accommodation, luxury and personal delivery...so we appreciate your feedback and very positive comments....makes it all the more worthwhile. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your New Zealand experience and...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Our outstanding hosts, Rick and Linda, attended to every detail to make sure our stay was extraordinary. Meals cooked by chef Rick were truly special and accompanied by excellent wine. Views were breathtaking from our bedroom windows and beds sumptuous. A must visit!

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

The expansive views are always the first thing that impress our guests.....the largest freshwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere and the snow capped mountains whose rivers feed into it. Acacia Cliffs offers a very New Zealand setting....tuis (our native birds) feeding outside your windows on the flax flowers, our resident sheep (or lawnmowers) who graze below the decks, the volcanic...

London W.8.
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our NZ trip is getting better and better. How we can top this place is unimaginable. After a long, long drive arriving in the suburbs of Taupo we felt slightly nervous - were we going to be spending a couple of nights in some rather unexceptional development? Was it going to be a major disappointment? Have faith, my friends. This...

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AcaciaCliffsLodge, Owner at Acacia Cliffs Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Shellfire....a review to cherish! Rick and I enjoyed meeting you both and hope to be able to welcome you back again some time in the future. Your positive feed back is much appreciated and is a great start to the new season. After our five month winter closure we both look forward to reopening and welcoming our new...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury boutique lodge accommodation. Opened April 2008. Stunning panoramic lake and mountain views and a simply spectacular Lake Taupo location! Unique, contemporary design, secluded, yet only minutes from town. This new lodge accommodates eight guests in four luxury suites designed to capture the views. Stylish accommodation, relaxed luxury, superb cuisine and kiwi hosts who offer genuine NZ hospitality and a real NZ experience. Fish, golf, relax.......you may never want to leave! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acacia Cliffs Lodge

Address: 133 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: ₹ 26,149 - ₹ 32,686 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Acacia Cliffs Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“ask for a room that faces the lake....one with the view.”
 of 5 bubbles mclerranc, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Even though it doesn't look directly out on the lake the garden view room is very pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles 554denise, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The room with the view (but that is all of them)”
 of 5 bubbles 901patf, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower level rooms with lake view - or main floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles rchelm18, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We always have the upstairs room which has a great lake view, but we're told all the rooms are splendid.”
 of 5 bubbles 55valeriep, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
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