Booking Partners, Guest Reviews

Thanks to the excellent feedback from guests who have stayed with us. It’s always great to see positive results from our attempts to offer the best place to stay in the Turangi (Taupo) area.

We always love getting great feedback and appreciate what we we’ve received so far – if you’ve enjoyed your stay, let us know. If there is anything that would have made your stay even better, we’d love to hear about that too.



“The kitchen is big and spacious. You have the possibility to have breakfast on the terrace. Oh the lounge is very comfortable.”
Anonymous 20-12-2017

“It’s perfectly alright. Friendly owners, nice accommodation, clean.”
Sara, (CH) 19-12-2017

“Place is beautiful. Very clean and lovely. Nice back yard. Pool table and lounge in common recreation roo. Best part was the shared kitchen that is fully equipped with everything always clean. Each room has a cupboard with private plates cups etc. Because of the shared kitchen setup, you get to meet lots of lovely people and exchange your experiences. Room was good size with two single beds. Shower had international electric socket and was super clean. Newly renovated. Juliette was really welcoming and helpful. There lots of parking on site.”
MaayanaOnTheMove, (AU) 17-12-2017

“The facilities were awesome.”
Bill, (NZ) 17-12-2017

“Excellent kitchen facilities. Great location, nice walks along the river. Friendly and helpful staff. Free milk. Good information about local walking, fishing and eating places.”
Mark, (GB) 17-12-2017

“Friendly staff, the kitchen facilities, internet connection was OK.”
Vasilii Sukhanov, (DE) 17-12-2017

“Lovely private cottage plus easy access to the Tongariro River. Very friendly and accommodating”
Eveline, (NZ) 07-12-2017

“Excellent motel and very comfortable would definitely stay again and recommend to others “
Barbara, (NZ) 6-12-2017

“Pleasant stay suitable for our purpose of overnight stay. Convenient location to township. Cosy and clean.”
Veronica, (AU) 4-12-2017

“Very nice communal kitchen, clean, well equipped and organized. Super friendly staff. Good location to Tongariro NP!”
Sabrina, (DE) 4-12-2017

“I liked that it was very clean, owners made it a very easy stay loved that they accommodated a small child.”
Aneta, (NZ) 2-12-2017

“The facility was very neat and clean and comfortable and the staff was pleasant and helpful.”
Jaine, (US) 27-11-2017

“I love the cottage! there is a heated bed! Best experience ever! Nice cottage, everything for cooking. Perfect!”
Laetitia Deniau, (NC) 13-11-2017

“Friendly staff, away from main road (peaceful at night), good common facilities i.e. kitchen and playroom, nice bedding, clean and tidy room.”

“Extremely clean and well looked after. The owners were very kind and gave great maps of surrounding areas and showered us to our room and common areas. You could tell the took great pride in their business.”
Meghan, (AU) 11-11-2017

“Lovely location, birds and forest around. There is a drying room for hanging wet gear which was fantastic. Common room for food etc has toaster, microwave etc etc. There is also a common games/TV room.”
Emma, (AU) 6-11-2017

“The two hosts are great – booking a shuttle for the Crossing worked great. When the crossing on the 1st day did not go because of bad weather, there were many helpful tips for alternatives. The rooms are small but very cozy and clean (and not worn), everything is there what you need. Shared kitchen was also very clean and well equipped. Location near the highway is perfect for exploring, but it was not loud. So far, the best value for money.”
Mareike, (DE) 31-10-2017

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