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Lake Karapiro Lodge

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5 star Emanuels - Lake Karapiro Lodge is the ultimate in luxury accommodation. Enjoy one of your best sleeps ever and wake to a unique environment with stunning views over Lake Karapiro, the mighty Waikato River and lush Waikato countryside. Located in the centre of the North Island Karapiro has something for everyone... boating, water skiing, bush walks and a great choice of golf courses with sandy beaches, snow fields and lots of other adventures all nearby.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Taxi service
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Private bathrooms
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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Ian W wrote a review Feb 2024
Tarporley, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Really nice lodge between Hobbiton and Hamilton gardens, both brilliant visits. We stayed in the Sir Tristram - huge room with everything you could want - v comfy bed. Magnificent view. Great breakfast. Colin and Jan very friendly. Helpful with visits and local restaurants. Lovely swim in pool - it was a hot day!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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907JLeMay wrote a review Jan 2024
Anchorage, Alaska169 contributions44 helpful votes
Colin and Jan are excellent hosts. Our room and the lodge are like treasures out of a magazine. This is truly a unique and wonderful place to stay. The view from our room was incredibly spectacular of New Zealand’s longest river. The bed was extremely comfortable, and we slept well. This lodge is highly luxurious. Breakfast was amazing and an excellent start to our day of exploring. We would have liked to stay longer.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Good location to base your day adventures from for several days
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Grwolf wrote a review Apr 2023
Sudbury, Massachusetts16 contributions3 helpful votes
This is the perfect home base for exploring New Zealand's north island! The pictures don't do justice to just how beautiful the lodge, views and grounds are. We stayed in a Lakeview room and relaxed on our room's patio with coffee each morning. Rotorua, the Waitomo glow worm caves, and Lake Taupo are all within 1.5 hours driving and all are beautiful! Hiking in the area is also terrific. The town of Cambridge nearby is great for dining & shopping. Hobbiton is right around the corner, although we didn't visit it on this trip. Colin and Jan are wonderful hosts and we loved chatting with them each day. We highly recommend Lake Karapiro Lodge for anyone looking to both explore and relax in the North Island.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Colin Pauling, Owner at Lake Karapiro Lodge
Responded Apr 30, 2023
It was lovely to host you two, hope your journey home was uneventful. Thanks for choosing Lake Karpiro Lodge, great guests!!
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Heartspunk wrote a review Apr 2023
Sydney, Australia1024 contributions271 helpful votes
This is quite a difficult review to write as the new owners have been there since May last year. However, they bill themselves as a 5-star property, so I'll list what I think are pros and cons and you can make up your own mind. Pros: - hearty breakfast - spacious rooms - cute dog (Goldie) - swimming pool (not heated) and spa - close to Hobbiton - comfortable bed - nice views - a LOT of interaction with the host Cons: - hearty breakfast that does not change, so if you're there for more than a couple of days, you may choose to skip breakfast - walls are thin; you can hear the room next door and the room above - swimming pool (not heated) - nice views but you can hear the traffic from the highway below - a LOT of interaction with the host (more than you would expect/imagine at a "5-star" Lodge with prices to match) I don't generally have a problem with interaction with the host but when they are standing at the breakfast table next to you while you are seated and having breakfast and they are talking with you throughout the whole breakfast, that can be a bit much. Some guests come to difficult-to-find lodges to get some peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Colin Pauling, Owner at Lake Karapiro Lodge
Responded Apr 18, 2023
Thanks for choosing Lake Karapiro Lodge and thanks for the feedback, will take it on board. Pool is heated Nov through until end of March.
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Mark S wrote a review Mar 2023
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our stay with Jan and Collin at Lake Karapiro Lodge. Such a beautiful setting! The scenery from our first floor room was exquisite. The accommodations were spectacular. And yet best of all was the generous hospitality of Jan and Collin. They made our stay truly special.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Colin Pauling, Owner at Lake Karapiro Lodge
Responded Mar 31, 2023
Thanks for choosing Lake Karapiro Lodge, was wonderful to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay. See you again in the not too distant future Cheers Colin & Jan
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Jan K wrote a review Mar 2023
Warwick, United Kingdom1711 contributions248 helpful votes
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Booked this only for 1 night as we were on our road trip, wished we stayed longer. Lodge is beautiful, very well equipped, breakfast basket was amazing. Only negative note was the road noise, next to SH1. Attention to detail in the lodge was amazing
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Alexis V wrote a review Jan 2023
4 contributions9 helpful votes
Colin and Jan were extraordinary hosts! The breakfasts were excellent and the view of the river from our room was stunning! Well appointed rooms and conveniently situated for our plans to visit Hobbiton and the glow worm caves. It is a beautiful property and we hope to stay again! Our family also fell in love with their dog, Goldie 💛
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Colin Pauling, Owner at Lake Karapiro Lodge
Responded Apr 18, 2023
Thanks for choosing Lake Karapiro Lodge, Was great o meet you.
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121Redrose wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand20 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Karapiro Lodge for two nights and biked the first section of the Waikato River Trails as a Christmas present to my husband. I chose the lodge for its luxurious, English traditional look and it was perfect. The lodge and gardens are beautiful and the view is wonderful. Ed and Ann are lovely, unobtrusive hosts and Ann cooks a wonderful dinner and breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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chelsea_woodall123 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand12 contributions
I booked a 3 night stay over the long weekend as an anniversary present for my partner, with a Hobbiton Evening Banquet Tour booked alongside. Other than that, I planned to not do a lot, to just relax and unwind from our busy lifestyles. Lake Karapiro Lodge delivered the trifecta, peaceful, picturesque and perfect! Ann and Ed were super lovely and welcoming. We enjoyed a cooked breakfast each morning, with superb coffees and great conversation. The view from our room was gorgeous, the lodge itself was beautifully designed by the two, and inside the lodge was a gorgeous set up of old English style decor. We played games in the room and in the shared tea/coffee room, swam in the pool, sunbathed in the loungers and drank wine on our little patio. We ate a yummy 3 course meal on our final night garlic prawns, lamb rack and apple crumble. We were in such awe of the two doing almost everything themselves and would love to be able to have a place like theirs and do what they do one day! I hope to go back one day, as we had such an amazing time. They really do go above and beyond
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BexyLou wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful two night stay. Ann, Ed and Michael really looked after us and everyone there. Breakfast is great. The rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. The views are breathtaking. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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₱18,297 - ₱20,253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTirau
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Karapiro Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lake Karapiro Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Learn About Living Sustainably (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Karapiro Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lake Karapiro Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Karapiro Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Karapiro Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake Karapiro Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lake Karapiro Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Lake Karapiro Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.