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Terre Haute, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Linda and Rick made us feel right at home from the very start! Their home is lovely and the views fantastic. Our rooms were immaculate and very well appointed. Rick is/was a chef and had canapes for us in the late afternoon while we enjoyed beer and wine on their patio. Two other guests arrived during this time and we...

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

Hi sharenmoseman So pleased you felt "right at home"..just what we like to hear! Rick and I purpose built Acacia Cliffs as boutique accommodation for guests but also hoped that it would feel like home....with the added luxury of on site hosts to look after your every need. We offer a three course meal by prior arrangement...Rick shops on the...

Reading, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Challenging to put into words how stunningly beautiful this place is. Hosts Rick and Linda were wonderful. Rooms and bathrooms are some of the best we have visited on our extensive travels. Views over Lake Taupo jst magical. Rick is a superb chef and offers dinner if required. There is also free wine?

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

Thank you PaulBmusicman We know you have travelled far and wide so great to have your WOW accolade on Acacia Cliffs! We offer a complimentary bottle of NZ wine in room on arrival.....a perfect way to start your stay with a glass or two on your own private deck overlooking the lake and mountains. Thanks again Kind Regards Linda Whitlock...

Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I find myself lucky of being able to visit this luxury lodge during my 16 day trip trough New Zealand. The hotel is very private, only 4 rooms and wonderful hosts are giving enough attention to everyone arriving there. That includes serving special appetizers before the dinner to all the guests together, having a nice chat with hosts and other...

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

We felt lucky you found us and chose to stay.....thank you for your positive comments and feedback Linda. Rick and I always enjoy the relaxed time before dinner service when everyone can share travelling tales and experiences with their fellow guests....and we get to join in too! Perfect! You never know....you may come back this way again..... Kind Regards Linda...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful home in a spectacular setting. The food and hospitality are exemplary. Our Hosts Rick and Linda greeted us and made sure our stay was perfect. The room was spotless and perfectly appointed. And once again, Rick really can cook. Many reviews extoll his cooking. All true. Be certain to have dinner there at least one night. This Lodge...

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

Hi Jeff P.....thanks for your positive comments......great that you managed to enjoy some of the very unique experiences the Taupo region has to offer...geothermal, volcanic, cultural.....and as you noted .....close to all so easy to access and plan your stay to make the most of the time you have. Hope you may come back again....we'd love to welcome you! Warm...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beyond gorgeous! Imagine staying in your wonderful friends' divine home on a stunning cliff overlooking Lake Taupo. Your modern and tasteful room is placed on the cliffs with your own private balcony while you enjoy a perfect view of Lake Taupo. Meanwhile your only on-lookers into your room is a sheep named Tom. Linda & Rick are absolutely delightful lodge...

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

"Beyond gorgeous"......high praise indeed! Thank you Janice M. Tom the sheep is a lodge icon.....loves the attention....not to mention the treats our guests give him! We appreciate your very positive comments which cover so many aspects of your stay at Acacia Cliffs ....reminds us how lucky we are to be able to share it with guests from around the lodge....

Potomac, Maryland
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We can't say enough good things about Acacia Cliffs Lodge. Our 2-night stay here was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. From the stunning views of Lake Taupo to the lovely, quiet and private rooms with every detail carefully considered to Rick's fabulous cooking, it was all perfect. Linda and Rick are delightful hosts who made us feel...

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

Many of our guests comment that they feel very much "at home"...just the atmosphere we wanted to create....thank you EasternShoreLuv. And "one of the best meals of your month long trip"......couldn't be better! Why just talk about it? Come back! We'd love to share the table with you again. All the best for 2017. Warm Regards Linda Whitlock Owner/Host Acacia...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Located just outside of Taupo, this welcoming lodge has stunning views across Acacia Bay. The owners, Linda and Rick, couldn't be better hosts from start to finish. Linda ferried us into town on our first night, suggesting the best restaurants to try. This was after evening drinks and canapés with the other guests where we were all introduced. The second...

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

All the best for 2017 MusicalMinis! Thank you for your positive feedback on your stay with us....much appreciated. Rick and I are delighted that you enjoyed both the lodge amenities and the unique location. With guests arriving from around the world we also look forward to sharing travellers tales over complimentary drinks and canapes......a highlight for us. With shared and...

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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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...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $585 - $718 (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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