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What a beautiful lodge. it was so wonderful to see the lake every morning. Rob & Karen were so kind to us. Thank you for your hospitality and advice.

Erica, Mike, Anna & Andrew, USA

Absolutely loved it here, everything was so amazingly presented and made it very comfortable for us. The hosts were beyond belief and we will return at the first possible opportunity. We are returning to Auckland so relaxed.

Doug & Jannene, New Zealand

We thank you so much for your very warm welcome, for all your recommendations, for passion of NZ, for the comfort of your beautiful home, so well kept garden, for the view on the lake and Tongariro NP. Your breakfasts are *****! We loved our 3 day stay. A warm thank you again and all the best for the season.

Gilles & Armelle, France

We would like to thank you very much for the warm welcome. We really enjoyed our short stay in this oasis of well-being, a beautiful place on earth.

Liechthild & Gert, Germany

It has been a real treat to enjoy the love and attention of your beautiful home. I feel like we arrived as strangers and left as friends. Karen & Rob, you're the best. Your love for what you do shines through.

Stu & Sherry, USA

What a beautiful place for a weekend. Karen & Rob looked after us in style. Amazing attention to detail, we love The Trout!!

Stu & Christine, Australia

Such a magnificent home and beautiful place to stay. Our suite was gorgeous and hospitality superb. Our hosts could not have made us feel more welcome. Would recommend to any of our family to stay here. Thank you so much Rob & Karen.

Sue & Jim, Australia

I don't have words to express our gratitude for an absolutely wonderful stay. The hospitality, scrumptious breakfast and great attention to detail are beyond our expectations. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house. We will be back!

Renette & Gary, Cambridge

Wow!! From driving down the driveway we knew we were arriving somewhere special. Rooms and ensuite well appointed. Rob & Karen lovely hosts. Thank you!

Patsy & Steve, Auckland

Luxurious, opulent, relaxing and worth every penny. An amazing stay, with absolutely stunning decor. Pillows and beds were very comfortable and luxurious. The hosts went above and beyond, without invading your space. Outside spa was super relaxing, whilst drinking complementary wine. We loved EVERYTHING.

Cara & Hayden, Tauranga

The main question to answer when reviewing any hotel is “would I stay there again?” - in the case of The Flying Trout Lodge - my answer is ABSOLUTELY! We enjoyed genuinely warm hospitality from our lovely hosts, and loved the luxurious glamour evident in every thoughtful detail of this beautiful property - from the furnishings, cutlery, extremely comfortable bedding (and even our own private spa pool in the Kiwi Suite) with breath taking views, absolute peace and quiet, and an adorable Bessie to cuddle. Stunning roses, tennis court, privacy and far more “soul” than the places we usually stay in Taupo! I’d highly recommend this wonderful accommodation and experience - the only thing we will do differently next visit is to stay longer!

Naomi & Tim, Pukekohe

If your looking for that honeymoon place, stay here. I mentioned it a few times ... I felt like a QUEEN and my husband was the KING. Such an ELEGANT grande place. We absolutely enjoyed everything you had to offer. Food, the views, tennis, all the beautiful amenities AND shared your animals with us. Thank you both Rob & Karen.

Jason & Wiri, Rotorua

The most beautiful place I have ever seen. Thank you for making us feel at home and giving us the most incredible stay. It's a place and time we will never forget and recommend to everyone, you both are fantastic. Thank you for having us.

Corrine & Matt, Wanganui

Of the many places that label themselves as luxurious places to stay, this truly deserves the title. Every nook and cranny is tastefully decorated, the room we stayed in was exquisite. There was nothing in there that could have been improved. Perfecto! The hosts were lovely, warm, welcoming people and made us feel at home. You would be thoroughly blessed to stay here.

Gavin and Anna, Ngahinapouri

I cannot thank you guys enough for your help!! Sammi & I will remember this day for the rest of our lives. I definitely picked the perfect spot to pop the question. Thank you again.

Jack & Sammi, Melbourne

Thanks you for such a wonderful and warm welcome in your fantastic lodge! The most beautiful place on the whole island!

Petra & Alexander, Germany

The environment delights the senses, tranquil, cosy and thoroughly enjoyable. Bessie's Mum and Robert go above and beyond - their attention to detail, warm conversations, sweet surprises made our stay superb - thank you.

Katrina & Kevin, Coromandel

Stunning! Everything!

Nic & Sarah, Te Puke