Whakaipo Lodge  
5 star

1/504 Mapara Road, Taupo, 3385  - show map

Superb 9.9/10
Score from 36 reviewers

Lodges Overview

Set in Mapara Valley, adjacent to the stunning Whakaipo Bay Reserve on Lake Taupo, Whakaipo Lodge offers guests free WiFi and free airport transfers. Guests can enjoy beautiful views and see native birds from their private patio.

Gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea are included and complimentary canapes with a glass of New Zealand wine or locally-brewed craft beer can be enjoyed with the Lodge hosts each evening. Relax by the fireplace in the shared lounge, or speak to your hosts about what to see or do in the local area.

The boutique, luxury lodge is a 3-minute drive from Lake Taupo and a 10-minute drive from Taupo town centre. It is a 5-minute drive from Acacia Bay and a 15-minute drive from AC Baths and Thermal Hot Pools. The closest airport is Taupo Airport, 15 km from the property.

Whakaipo Lodge, Lake Taupo offers heated rooms with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and an iPod docking station. The en suite bathrooms have free toiletries and a hairdryer.

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Superb 9.9/10
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This heated room features 2 outdoor patios with views of the garden and hills. It has a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. The en suite bathroom has free toiletries and a hairdryer.

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This heated room has an outdoor patio with views of the garden and hills. It has a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a desk and an iPod docking station. The en suite bathroom has free toiletries and a hairdryer.

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Facilities of Whakaipo Lodge

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

Canoeing, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking

Free WiFi, Internet services, WiFi

Food & Drink
Packed lunches, Special diet menus (on request)

Pools and wellness

Airport shuttle, Airport shuttle (free), Airport shuttle (surcharge), Bicycle rental, Shuttle service (surcharge)

Front-desk/reception area services
Luggage storage, Safety deposit box, Ticket service, Tour desk

Common areas
Garden, Library, Shared lounge/TV area, Terrace

Cleaning services
Daily maid service, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Laundry

Air conditioning, Designated smoking area, Heating, Non-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout

Hotel Policies

From 15:00 hours

Untill 11:00 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
Please inform Whakaipo Lodge 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. This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. Please let Whakaipo Lodge know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.
Please note that there is a 2% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Last updated: 1 Aug 2020 - Update now

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