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Information about Whakaipo Lodge Hotel

Set in Mapara Valley, adjacent to the stunning Whakaipo Bay Reserve on Lake Taupo, Whakaipo Lodge offers guests free WiFi and free airport transfers. Guests can enjoy beautiful views and see native birds from their private patio. Gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea are included and complimentary canapes with a glass of New Zealand wine or locally-brewed craft beer can be enjoyed with the Lodge hosts each evening. Relax by the fireplace in the shared lounge, or speak to your hosts about what to see or do in the local area. The boutique, luxury lodge is a 3-minute drive from Lake Taupo and a 10-minute drive from Taupo town centre. It is a 5-minute drive from Acacia Bay and a 15-minute drive from AC Baths and Thermal Hot Pools. The closest airport is Taupo Airport, 15 km from the property. Whakaipo Lodge, Lake Taupo offers heated rooms with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and an iPod docking station. The en suite bathrooms have free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Please inform Whakaipo Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures. Please let Whakaipo Lodge know your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that there is a 2% charge when you pay with a credit card. Managed by a private host

Services of Whakaipo Lodge Hotel

  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet services
  • Free parking
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Fishing
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • On-site parking
  • WiFi
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Walking tours
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Designated smoking area
  • WiFi available in all areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Ticket service
  • Massage
  • Hiking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle
  • Dry cleaning
  • Parking
  • Library
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Ironing service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bike tours


1/504 Mapara Road

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