Huka Lodge

Lake Taupo, New Zealand
Neighborhood: Semi Rural Countryside

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018 & 2019:

  • Upgrade is not applicable for this property
  • Full breakfast daily for all guests via room service
  • A complimentary lunch for up to two people per room, once during stay, excluding taxes and gratuities
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 25 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
VIBE: Sophisticated
Adventure Golf Local Immersion

Huka Lodge

Neighborhood: Semi Rural Countryside
Address:
Huka Falls Road
Lake Taupo, 3384
New Zealand
Nearest Airport:
Taupo (TUO)
7 mi / 11 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Children's Programs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Villas

Services

  • Babysitting Services
  • Complimentary Airport Transfers
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Golf
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis Courts


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar

About Us

Huka Lodge, Taupo is located 300 metres upstream from the famous Huka Falls on the banks of the Waikato River. This iconic property has been consistently chosen as one of the top retreats in the world for many years. It offers a location of great natural beauty and luxurious hospitality, gourmet cuisine and 17-acres of perfect peace and quiet.

Just 18 Lodge Rooms, one suite, the Owner’s Cottage and the new Alan Pye Cottage both are tucked amongst mature, manicured gardens along the banks of the hypnotic turquoise blue waters of the river. The exclusive Owner’s Cottage and the new Alan Pye Cottage both offer superbly appointed guest suites, living room, dining, kitchen and a den plus provision for staff.

In the evening guests gather in the main Lodge Room to enjoy pre-dinner drinks before being presented daily with a superb five-course menu featuring the finest local seasonal produce and complemented by seamless service. Over 20 sublime private and romantic indoor/outdoor dining venues are also a unique feature of the property.

Privacy for guests staying in the Alan Pye Cottage is paramount and to this end the property has its own entrance and is gated. It is sited to take every advantage of the unrivalled Huka Lodge aspect of the deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato River.

The Cottage boasts two large and stylishly appointed bedrooms, with fireplaces, en suite bathrooms and generous dressing rooms. Both bedrooms are superbly decorated and offer a highly considered level of comfort.A generous open plan living room features a large fireplace, decadently comfortable furniture and everything guests will need to feel this is a true ‘home away from home’.

A well-equipped kitchen is set up for a personal chef – guests may choose to stay in or to wander over to the main Lodge and dine there. Guests at The Alan Pye Cottage have use of all Huka Lodge facilities and services as a matter of course. A study is tucked away with desk, plasma flat screen television and sound system. This room also has its own bathroom should it be required to accommodate an accompanying party.

A heated infinity-style swimming pool and a separate private spa pool have been integrated into the outdoor landscape. There is also a fabulous stone outdoor pavilion within a courtyard garden featuring a magnificent fireplace.

Best of the Best

Huka Lodge has enjoyed a location of natural beauty on the banks of the mighty Waikato River since it was founded as a simple trout fishing camp in 1924. This legendary retreat continues to define absolute style, while offering privacy and relaxation with authentic outdoor adventure for those who appreciate exquisite cuisine, personal service and unique experiences. With just 25 guest suites and two superb private cottages within 17 acres of magnificent grounds, this is truly an exclusive experience. Huka Lodge proudly takes its place amongst the world's best retreats — with its reputation and awards all richly deserved.

Hotel Tip

Enjoy the ultimate two-hour Huka Lodge heli adventure: Champagne and three volcanoes before breakfast in the month of April and November.

Location

Address
Huka Falls Road
Lake Taupo, 3384
New Zealand
Neighborhood
Semi Rural Countryside
Nearest Airport
Taupo (TUO), 7 Miles / 11 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Junior Lodge Suite- Double Occupancy

Junior Lodge Suite - Double Occupancy

Upgrade: Double Lodge Suite-subject to availability at check in

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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Double Lodge Suite

Double Lodge Suite

Upgrade: No upgrade available for this room type

  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
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The Alan Pye Cottage

The Alan Pye Cottage-Two Double Rooms

  • Pool View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mini Bar
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The Owner's Cottage

The Owner's Cottage-Four Double Rooms

  • Pool View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mini Bar
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Total 4 Records

Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Golf, Local Immersion
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Contemporary
Number of Rooms 25
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Early Arrivals are dependent on whether the room was occupied the night prior, and Late Departures are dependent on whether the room will be occupied that night.  While we cannot guarantee early arrivals or late departures, we will certainly try to accommodate any requests.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Deposits are not required.  Reservations are guaranteed upon receipt of credit card details and payment will be on check out.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that we are unable to replace a cancelled reservation, the following policies apply:


If a reservation is cancelled within 30 days and eight days prior to arrival, 25% of the tariff for each night cancelled will be charged

Should cancellation be received within seven days prior to arrival, 100% of the tariff for each night cancelled will be charged



OUR CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR CANCELLATION POLICY IS AS FOLLOWS:


In the event that we are unable to replace a cancelled reservation, the following policies apply:


If a reservation is cancelled within 60 days and 31 days prior to arrival, 25% of the tariff for each night cancelled will be charged

Should cancellation be received within 30 days and less prior to arrival, 100% of the tariff for each night cancelled will be charged

Accepted Forms of Payment

AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Cash

Terms & Conditions

Seasonal Closure Dates:

We close annually for approximately one to two weeks in the Winter Season (normally July) for maintenance and refurbishment. The closure dates are to be advised.

Christmas and New Year policy and surcharge:

Between 20 December and 05 January (Inclusive) guests booking the Junior Lodge Suites or Double Lodge Suite must stay a minimum of two nights.

Between 20 December and 05 January (Inclusive) guests booking the Alan Pye Cottage or The Owner's Cottage must stay a minimum of three nights.

Guests wishing to stay on Christmas Day must check in prior to, or on, 24 December.

We do not have arrivals or departures on Christmas Day.

A surcharge applies on 24 & 26 December and 31 December and 01 January as follows:

NZ $ 460.00 per person (excluding children aged 5 years and under who stay free if sharing with adults)

24, 25 December: Wines with Christmas Eve dinner, al fresco luncheon including wines, Boat cruise on beautiful Lake Taupo, an entertainment on Christmas Day.

26 December: Al fresco lunch including wines, wine tasting with Huka Lodge Sommelier and fly fishing casting lessons on the lawn.

31 December: New Year’s Eve entertainment, a gala dinner, dinner wines, fireworks and champagne at midnight.

01 January: Guided river walk from spa thermal park to Huka Falls, lunch on front terrace including house wines, wine tasting at Jetty pavillion with Huka Lodge Sommelier.

Surcharge prices are subject to change without notice

Children Policy

Children, under five years of age can stay on a complimentary basis – when sharing a room with their parents. This is however limited to one child and we are able to provide a cot, at no additional charge.

Families, travelling with children are most welcome at Huka Lodge.

Due to all families invariably having a variety of requirements during their stay, we like to create a tariff according to their individual needs.

We offer private dining for families and a child-minding service for younger children should parents wish to attend pre-dinner drinks and dine at the same time as other guests.

Children under 16 years of age are unable to attend pre-dinner drinks or dine with the other guests.

Please contact us in regard to your particular requirements and Huka Lodge will work closely with you to accommodate these and make sure your stay is enjoyable – for all members of your family.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018 & 2019:

  • Upgrade is not applicable for this property
  • Full breakfast daily for all guests via room service
  • A complimentary lunch for up to two people per room, once during stay, excluding taxes and gratuities
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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By: RobR


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2017

This is my 5th visit to Huka Lodge , over many years . Sadly , we feel that they have now expanded the size whereby attention , special feeling of a select small group has gone . The bungalows are now getting tired , More or the less the same as when 1st visited some 20 years ago . Of course the staff and location are still excellent .

New Zealand

By: Talhoiston


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Amazing place, amazing food and amazing service. Try the helicopter transfer.
Travel Advisor:  Samantha Collum

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By: SC Traveler


Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2018

Beautiful location. Excellent service. Food as good as any upper end restaurant. Rooms were very nice. Very friendly staff.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre