What our guests say...

We think we're pretty good. But don't just take our word for it. Here's what just a few of our happy guests had to say about us.

"We loved our stay at The Retreat. The Luxury Garden Villa is beautifully appointed, and the grounds are so peaceful. We loved sitting in the spa pool at night with a glass of wine looking at the stars."

Luke Mills, Hertfordshire, UK

"We stayed four nights and didn't want to leave! The Retreat is a wonderful place to unwind. Breakfast on the veranda each morning watching the birds was a real treat. The spa pool is awesome. On a clear night the stars are amazing! There is so much to do in Taupo as well, and with so many dining options in town, you are spoiled for choice."

Bernie Bradshaw, Lincolnshire, UK

"OMG! This place is beautiful! It's so modern and spotlessly clean. The garden setting is so relaxing, and the spa pool adds a real touch of luxury. We really enjoyed making our own breakfasts with the provisions provided. Sitting on the veranda in the sunshine each morning set us up perfectly for the day ahead. The welcome bottle of wine, selection of beer, and complimentary snack basket are a really thoughtful touch, as we arrived in the evening and within no time had settled into the spa with refreshments and felt immediately that we were on holiday!

Sharon Shaw, Sydney

"Lovely villa, lovely setting, lovely hosts! If you want a touch of luxury, and enjoy something unique, then this is the place to stay. It is so peaceful here. We will definitely visit again!"

Susan Decirio, Melbourne