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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Tokaanu post office. Thermal village

 Great character. Provides everything you need and more. Nice and close to thermal pools and great spa pool. Lovely church next door, plenty of space, lovely outdoor area. My two year old loved it!! As did all the grown ups 

Hilltop Views overlooking Lake Taupo

 Great views, comfortable property, fire kept us nice and warm. Third bedroom very small, just room for the bunk beds and nothing else but it suited us well enough. 

Well located and very comfortable

 Lovely stay. Very nice and warm when the snow came down . 

One property, Two Bach's and The Common Area .....

 The location is perfect. A quick walk to the beach and right next door to tennis courts and play area. Most things we needed were available. The layout of the property was perfect for a big group. We did need to clean some areas before we settled in which was unfortunate, however this was communicated with the owner after our stay so hopefully won't happen in future. We had a few problems with the water. Sometimes showers were just hot water, no cold. This may have been fixed. 

Charming House & Cottage from 165.00 per night

 Handy to the cafe and local hotel at Portobello. Lovely country cottage ,relaxed atmosphere 

Tokaanu post office. Thermal village

 Quiet, comfortable, lots of space. Great area with lots of things to do. We loved the historic nature of the post office and the themed rooms. So many little things to discover / look at. The pool and table tennis table were very much enjoyed. Thank you very much for sharing this with us.