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The Pillars Retreat

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Tennis Court
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a great weekend...feels like home away from home. Upon arrival we had a friendly warm welcome by the managers which we really appreciated. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. Hatsoff to the...More

Thank Lavnesh G
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

On our month long visit to Australia and New Zealand our travel agent did a marvelous job of picking high quality places to stay. We (two couples) were extremely impressed with our stay at The Pillars. John and Nancy made great recommendations for things to...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed April 1, 2018

The B&B as classed was very good, accommodation, cleanliness, breakfast and helpfulness of the hostesses. The accommodation is in beautiful quite surroundings and 7 minutes from town. The hostesses were very knowledgeable on the area and other parts of New Zealand and help to make...More

Thank daveskillen
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property, and its owners, Nancy and John! My daughter and I stayed with them in January as guests, but were treated like family. Fabulous grounds, beautiful rooms (the holiday decorations were so professional and artistic), delicious food,...More

Thank mickeyjacobs78759
Reviewed March 3, 2018

There are some places you come across that exceed all your expectations. This was one of them on my 5th visit to New Zealand. My stay was split into two either side of the Art Deco weekend in Napier so I was allocated different rooms...More

Thank Colin330
Response from JohnPillarsNancy, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded March 5, 2018

Dear Colin, Thank you for such a wonderful review, you very gracious! It was a great pleasure to host you during your stay in Taupo and we sincerely hope to see you again. Perhaps next year. Warmest regards to you and your dear wife.

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Tennis Court
Details
Price range
US$154 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#5 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#7 Great View Hotel in Taupo
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$154 - US$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#5 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#7 Great View Hotel in Taupo
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (95)
Room & Suite (44)
Dining (7)
Pool & Beach (4)
Family and Play Areas (3)
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Cosmos57
November 2, 2014|
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Response from JohnPillarsNancy | Property representative |
We certainly are Gay friendly and would be very happy for you to come and stay.
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"All rooms have a view and the location is very quite"
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"La suite très vaste et très confortable. Autres chambre spacieuses très bien équipées et la décoration très..."
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"Beautiful sunsets here. Love the gardens and the swimming pool was a great bonus!!"
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"Any of the four rooms will be perfect."
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