Tahapuke by Touch of Spice (formerly Tahapuke) 
5 star

1 The Strand, Russell, 0202  - show map

Villas Overview

Offering peace and total privacy, yet just 5 minutes’ walk from Russell's wharf and town centre, Tahapuke features direct access to a private beach from the outdoor terrace with seating area and BBQ. Tahapuke Lodge is decorated with modern decor and furnishings and offers expansive views across the sea to Paihia and Waitangi. Guests enjoy exclusive access to a private island from the lodge’s small boat. Each of the 3 bedrooms features an en suite bathroom. The open-plan living/dining area includes a fireplace and a large flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The large fully equipped kitchen includes a breakfast bar. Separate laundry facilities are also provided. Set on 5 acres of native landscape, there are 2 tracks that lead uphill from the lodge to arrive at a pair of peaceful Maori Pa (defense settlement) sites situated at each end of the property.

Formerly Tahapuke

Before September 2019 Tahapuke by Touch of Spice was known as Tahapuke

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Featuring direct access to a private beach from the outdoor terrace, this space offers 3 en suite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large open-plan living/dining area with seating, fireplace and a flat-screen satellite TV.

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Facilities of Tahapuke by Touch of Spice

Free parking, On-site parking, Parking, Private parking, WiFi everywhere

Free WiFi, Internet services, WiFi

Food & Drink
BBQ facilities

Pools and wellness
Private beach area

Front-desk/reception area services
Concierge service, Private check-in/check-out

Common areas
Garden, Sun terrace, Terrace

Cleaning services

Heating, Non-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout, VIP room facilities

Hotel Policies

From 15:00 hours

Untill 10:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment
Cancellation, prepayment and 'book now pay later' policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.

Accepted credit cards
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

The fine print
This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. Please inform Tahapuke by Touch of Spice in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. A damage deposit of NZD 2000 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property. Please note that this property has no reception desk. The property will contact you prior to your arrival to meet you. Guests are welcome to contact the property in advance for further information, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with a Visa or Mastercard credit card. Please note that there is a 5% charge when you pay with an American Express credit card. Please note that the accommodation will not be serviced for the duration of your stay. You can request daily housekeeping service at an extra charge. Please note that this property has a strict 'No Party Policy'. All guests unaccompanied by a parent or guardian must be over the age of 18 years.

Last updated: 15 Oct 2019 - Update now

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