Scale of 90-100
European-style country house hotel set along the willow-draped banks of the Waikato River near dramatic Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, an hour south of Rotorua. The 21 peaked-roof accommodations, including the four-bedroom Owner’s and two-bedroom Alan Pye cottages, dot the grounds in a series of duplex dwellings, each containing a wicker-furnished sitting area, riverside veranda and 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, handsome trophy room and vaulted wine cellar. Outdoor swimming pool, plus spa pools and tennis court. Guided trout fishing, plus nearby golf, horseback riding and sailing.
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Note: The hotel is closed from June 10th to the 26th for renovations.
The riverfront setting; the lavish duplex accommodations; the superb cuisine.
The considerable expense.
Good to Know
The Jack Nicklaus-designed Kinloch Golf Club is just a 20-minute drive away.
Huka Lodge Features:
- Airport transfers
- Children welcome
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Hot tub
- Meal plan offered
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Editor’s Choice: Junior Lodge Suite for two, $1,900 (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
Learn more about Huka Lodge:
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.