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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Romantic Getaway with Free Bubbles and Chocolates

 Great place, reccomend good location and facilities 

AFFORDABLE  comfortable STUDIO APARTMENT Top value

 Lovely little bach - just perfect for the two of us. Views over the lovely English garden to Lake Taupo were stunning particularly at sunset. Really peaceful and not far from town and all that Lake Taupo has to offer. We were provided with bikes to use which was great for getting about though the hill to get back was a challenge! The garden was gorgeous and we left with handfuls of apples! Tea, coffee and biscuits all provided. Highly recommend this bach. Thanks to you both. 

AFFORDABLE  comfortable STUDIO APARTMENT Top value

 Amazing view, clean and has everything you need. 

Lakewood Haven - Taupo Holiday Home

 Clean & tidy and plenty of room for eight of us. Maybe lacked lounge seating for that number. Waste disposal not working and a few of the taps are about to give up but they were minor points in an overall great stay. 

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Lakewood Haven - Taupo Holiday Home

 Loved how close to town the property was, loved the open living area and the veiw really warm home made us feel welcome and comfortable. 

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AFFORDABLE  comfortable STUDIO APARTMENT Top value

 Great location. Accommodation spotlessly clean - very adequate for our stay. Section and outlook lovely.