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5.0 out of 5

"Absolutely first class would definitely go back. The food was exceptional and the staff were lovely " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 28 Feb 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Taupo awaits you at Huka Lodge, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Gold List award in 2011. You'll be within a 10-minute walk of Huka Falls and 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Wairakei International Golf Course. Highlights at this lodge include 2 spa tubs, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

LCD TVs with digital channels are featured in all 25 individually decorated rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, patios, and private yards. Minibars provide free refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Additionally, DVD players, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee/tea makers are available.

A day of pampering can include massages, facials, and mani/pedis. For a drink, you can stop by the lodge's own lounge bar. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court along with access to mini golf and bike rentals. Business amenities include conference space and a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and laundry facilities. Each morning free full breakfast is offered between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 5-star Taupo lodge include Lake Taupo and Taupo Hot Springs.

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$2,400* Per night/room 13 May - 14 May

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Huka Lodge ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Huka Lodge

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5 out of 5
Absolutely first class would definitely go back. The food was exceptional and the staff were lovely

Posted by on 28 Feb. 2021

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5 out of 5

Gorgeous lodge, faultless service.

Huka Lodge lives up to its recommendation as a luxurious but unpretentious lodge in a stunning setting.

Posted by on 22 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Very nice lodge beside the mighty Waikato river

Just an over night stay but definitely one return to - great location, accommodation quality and friendly helpful staff

Posted by on 11 May 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: The staff are just so professional .It ranks as our best stay ever.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Top of the line; Service: Remarkable; Cleanliness: Spotless, Immaculate, Pristine;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Geelong on 16 Nov. 2014

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Property Features

Huka Lodge offers its guests 2 spa tubs, an outdoor tennis court, and an outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Huka Lodge. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Free self parking is available. This 5-star Taupo lodge is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Huka Lodge offers 25 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and free minibar items. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 40-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private patio
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Private outdoor space
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The lodge hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Huka Lodge has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Facial treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 8:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6 AM - 8:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Hotel Names

  • Huka Lodge
  • Huka Lodge Taupo
  • Huka Taupo
  • Huka Hotel Taupo
  • Huka Lodge Lodge
  • Huka Lodge Taupo
  • Huka Lodge Lodge Taupo

You should know

  • Huka Lodge offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Huka Lodge is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2018 Travel + Leisure 500.

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official classification for accommodations in New Zealand. This Boutique & Lodge property has been awarded the Qualmark® Luxury Lodge classification, and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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