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Taupo Villa 608
Taupo, New Zealand
Villa 608 in Taupo, New Zealand
This lodge is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) and has been operating for five years. Catering mainly to visitors from the US, Central Europe, the UK, and Asia, the Villa also has experienced an increase of guests from other parts of the world.
Privacy is the key word, with seven luxury suites creating an intimate atmosphere. Situated above beautiful Acacia Bay on the north-western shores of Lake Taupo, the lodge commands panoramic views over the water to the mountains beyond. The lodge stands amidst mature park-like gardens, where the native birds, Tui and Bellbirds abound. Guests can relax in the quiet surroundings of the lodge, yet it is only five minutes drive from the centre of Taupo township. Built in 1984 in stone and mahogany timber, the Art Noveau interiors incorporate spacious living areas and four luxury guest suites, with another three nearby.
This lodge caters for everything from a honeymoon to a private hideaway. With New Zealand's largest lake on its doorstep, guests not only experience the ever-changing scenery, but also the best trout fishing in the world.
- an all-weather tennis court
- petanque court
- Billard Room
- Reading Gallery
The lodge is a place to feel at home. A billiard room, log fires in winter, a reading gallery, a music area, intimate dining; all to be enjoyed when not out angling for that world famous rainbow trout, capturing a fine red stag on camera, skiing, or simply playing golf on Wairakei International Golf Course. With the focus on gracious living; seven luxury suites with private ensuites, personalized hospitality and cuisine, and a therapeutic relaxed atmosphere assure one of a memorable stay.
The lodge is located just five minutes off State Highway 1, north of Taupo in Acacia Bay. Huka Falls, Taupo township and the world-renowned Wairakei International Golf Course (No. 17 in US Golf Digest) are all within 10 minutes by car. Courtesy transport is provided from the airport, and limousine service or air charters can be arranged.