Fodor's Expert Review Maungatautari Lodge

844 Maungatautari Rd., Lake Karapiro, Auckland, 3454, New Zealand

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

In an idyllic country locale overlooking Lake Karapiro, and a 10-minute drive from Cambridge, is one of New Zealand's fine luxury lodges. The suites and villa are luxuriously appointed with private balconies, double whirlpool baths, radio-clock-CD players, Sky television, and in-room wireless broadband. The lodge has a spacious lounge, sitting room, formal dining room, and sunny conservatory, where breakfast is served. Outside are grass terraces, formal rose and lavender gardens, and an infinity pool. Rates include breakfast, and dinner can be arranged. The dining room also serves as a public restaurant in summer. Host Donna is a keen advocate of the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust, just up the road.

PROS

  • great outlook
  • infinity pool
  • restful aura

CONS

  • 10 minutes from town

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Sophisticated
Countryside
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 07-827–2220

HOTEL DETAILS

5 suites, 1 villa
Rate Includes: Some meals

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