Huka Lodge

Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand

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Hotel Description

Huka Lodge is a fisherman's paradise, founded in 1924 on seventeen acres of land alongside the Waikato river, three hundred meters upstream from Huka Falls. The Waikato, along with some 40 other nearby rivers, attract anglers from all over the globe, and nearby Lake Taupo is filled to the brim with trout. Fishing is not the only draw, though — rafting, obviously, is an option, as are golf and horseback riding.

Though it's hard to imagine such celebrity guests as Queen Elizabeth II having much luck with the trout, it's not hard to see the appeal of what is essentially a secluded lodge in the midst of a breathtaking, unspoiled natural environment. Huka Lodge offers 18 junior lodge suites, one full-scale suite and two exclusive cottages – the four-suite Owner’s Cottage and the two-suite Alan Pye Cottage. Perhaps the main lodge's interior, with its tartan carpet and roaring fireplace, reminded the Queen of the Scottish highlands — but it's likely she stayed in the Cottage, the private owner's house.

The junior suites are secluded enough as well, each set privately in native bush, amongst tall trees, just meters from the river. Space is obviously no constraint out here, and the accommodations reflect this fact, with expansive bedrooms and separate dressing rooms and bathrooms. Even if you do not consider yourself a sporting man or woman (or if you're just unlucky with fishhooks) it's hard to find fault with this extremely well-done lodge, or the wooded riverfront idyll (designated a Garden of National Significance) that surrounds it.

How to get there:

Huka Lodge offers helicopter transfers from Auckland, Wellington and Rotorua. Transfers from Auckland are approximately 1 1/4 hours, from Wellington, 1 hour 35 minutes, and from Rotorua, 25 minutes. Driving generally takes 3-4 hours from Auckland, 4 1/2 hours from Wellington and 1 hour from Rotorua. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com to arrange airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 25 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Please inform Huka 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.\nNo special conditions apply for groups.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nFree private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).\nPets are not allowed.\nAll children are welcome.\n4 children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne child under 2 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nThere is no capacity for extra beds in the room.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 8.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Two Bedroom Villa

    • Fits 4 people
    • 3498 ft²/325 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor hot tub
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Four Bedroom Villa

    • Fits 8 people
    • 3982 ft²/370 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor hot tub
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • This villa has a balcony, electric kettle and hot tub.
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Lodge Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 452 ft²/41 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 452 ft²/42 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • This air-conditioned suite features a private terrace with views of the Waikato River. It also has a separate dressing room, a minibar and a coffee machine.\n\nThis room has no capacity for additional guests.
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Please inform Huka 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.\nNo special conditions apply for groups.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nFree private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).\nPets are not allowed.\nAll children are welcome.\n4 children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne child under 2 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nThere is no capacity for extra beds in the room.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 8.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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