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Seasonal outdoor pool, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool loungers

Guest reviews

4.8/5 Exceptional
120 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business Services
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationLake Karapiro1 min walk
Popular LocationMaungatautari Ecological Island14 min drive
Popular LocationHobbiton Movie Set19 min drive
AirportHamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.)55 min drive

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    Room amenities

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    • Lake view
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  • Versace Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 80 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Lakeview Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room, Mountain View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Karapiro, Lake Karapiro Lodge is in a rural location and on the riverwalk. Don't miss out on a visit to Hobbiton Movie Set. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and waterskiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and skydiving.

Visit our Karapiro travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Karapiro - 1 min walk
  • Maungatautari Ecological Island - 14 min drive
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 19 min drive
  • Mystery Creek Events Centre - 26 min drive
  • University of Waikato - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 55 min drive

About this property

Lake Karapiro Lodge

4.5-star luxury hotel, walk to Lake Karapiro
Along with a spa tub, this smoke-free hotel has a conference centre and coffee/tea in a common area. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a fridge in a common area, a seasonal outdoor pool and express check-in are on-site. All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies or patios and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, hairdryers and desks.
Lake Karapiro Lodge offers 6 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Hosted evening meal available daily for a fee of NZD 105

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Business services

  • 12 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Communal living room
  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace



Check-in between 4 PM and 10:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Hosted evening meal: NZD 105

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from November to May

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Lake Karapiro Lodge

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Lake Karapiro Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Lake Karapiro Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Lake Karapiro Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Lake Karapiro Lodge?
As of 12 Jul 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Lake Karapiro Lodge on 13 Jul 2020 start from NZ$253, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.
Is Lake Karapiro Lodge pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4 PM to 10:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is this property located?
Situated on the riverwalk, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Karapiro and 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from Hobbiton Movie Set.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Lake Karapiro Lodge

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful property. Great views of the lake. Wonderful hosts. Sumptuous breakfast.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Excellent quality home with outstanding views. Do yourself a favour and order the meal of garlic prawns, the best lamb rack ever!!! Loads of laughter with the hosts

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Unwind in style

From the initial warm welcome, to the stunning outlook, it was 100% worth the booking. The rooms were comfortable, spacious, clean, and perfect for relaxing in at the end of a busy day sightseeing. The hospitality throughout our 3 night stay was second to none, with faultless (more than substantial) breakfasts supplied at the time of our choosing each morning. A remote and secluded feeling without being far from neighbouring restaurants etc. if required. I would thoroughly recommend this lodge if you're looking to add a touch of luxury to your stay........If it's good enough for Peter Jackson, It's good enough for me. X

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

The setting was magnificent, the panoramic views exceptional. The property was immaculately presented with luxury touches in unexpected places. The host and hostess, Anne and Ed, could not be more pleasant and the included breakfast was particularly good. The only pity was that our stay was short and more time was needed to fully enjoy the relaxation and solace of the property.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020