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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Taupo Harbour Retreat

 This property is well set up, spacious, warm and in a very convenient location. Waking to an autumnal sunrise over swirling waters at the lake's end was very special. 

Taupo Lakehouse on Heuheu Street

 Always great to stay here, house suits us perfectly and we are a family of 6. Nice and close to town. 

AFFORDABLE  comfortable STUDIO APARTMENT Top value

 Quiet, peaceful with well maintained surroundings 

Luxury Cottage with Spa Pool

 This cottage is amazing !!! Best value for money place we have found :) and it is in the most beautiful setting, complete with so many extras to make your stay very special. Only thing is, check about the outside room if you are wanting to use it as sadly it wasn't suitable for us. The spa was magic and we were very welcomed - will be coming back again :) 

Taupo Harbour Retreat

 Absolutely fabululous place! Really great views, tidy, clean and fresh. Will definitely stay again. If you are looking for a homely place in a quiet street, look no further. Highly recommended (our kids keep asking when we are going back!) 

Taupo Harbour Retreat

 wonderful view, a complete comfortable, clean house. Beats any motel, quiet location too.