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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

Sunny Apartment right in the heart of town.

 Lovely little apartment , well appointed and very handy to the township 

Sunny Apartment right in the heart of town.

 Was a really nice place, had fun over the easter weekend and stay there, great place, very nice. 

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 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. 

Tui's Rest - Home away from home

 This was an excellent property to stay with a group. Multiple washing machines and two bathrooms made it great for a group. We did have problems getting the TV and DVDs to work but this may have been our lack of ability to follow instructions. Fantastic location. Loads of firewood provided to ensure we stayed warm. Would highly recommend