This European-style country house hotel set along the willow-draped banks of the Waikato River near dramatic Huka Falls and Lake Taupo is just one hour south of Rotorua. The 21 peaked-roof accommodations, including the four-bedroom Owner’s and two-bedroom Alan Pye cottages, dot the manicured grounds, laid out by landscape designer Suzanne Turley, in a series of duplex dwellings, each containing a wicker-furnished sitting area, a riverside veranda and a skylit bath with heated floors. The main lodge has a clubby lounge, a library with a fireplace and a fine-dining room decorated with Scottish tartan fabrics. Other meal venues include a scenic covered terrace, a handsome trophy room and a vaulted wine cellar. The property also encompasses a library and an outdoor swimming pool, plus several spa pools and a tennis court. Guided trout fishing, horseback riding, sailing and golf outings can be arranged by the hotel.
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Editor’s Choice: Junior Lodge Suite for two, $1,800 (breakfast, five-course dinner and return airport transfer included).
Daily full breakfast served at the restaurant or in room; Nightly pre-dinner cocktail hour and gourmet five-course set dinner; Use of on-site facilities; Wi-Fi; Parking
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.
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