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4.9 / 5Exceptional
8 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Wairakei Geothermal Power Station
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Taupo Hot Springs
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Waipahihi Botanical Gardens
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Taupo (TUO)
    10 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Sunset Suite

    Room Amenities

    • 16 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Bonshaw Suite

    Room Amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Tauhara Suite

    Room Amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Pillars Luxury Suite

    Room Amenities

    • 75 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • The Sunrise Suite

    Room Amenities

    • 12 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Taupo, The Pillars Retreat is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting.

Visit our Taupo travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Wairakei Geothermal Power Station - 5 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 6 min drive
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 7 min drive
  • Maori Carvings - 7 min drive
  • Candyland - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 10 min drive

About this property

The Pillars Retreat

Mediterranean bed & breakfast with free breakfast and outdoor pool
An outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court and concierge services are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free continental breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff and wedding services are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. Comforts include premium bedding and down comforters, and guests will also find conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers.
The Pillars Retreat offers 4 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and designer toiletries. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and portable fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 8 AM–9 AM
Free daily reception

Things to do

Outdoor pool
Outdoor tennis court

Family friendly

Outdoor pool


Front-desk safe

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service
Wedding services

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


Couples dining
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Down comforter
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Portable fan
Premium bedding


Designer toiletries
Toilet paper

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle
Free bottled water


Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board
Turndown service



Check-in between 2 PM - 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. <br />


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children 13 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 13 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types


Important information

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 are 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.

We should mention

Children aged 13 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Pillars Retreat B&B Taupo
  • Pillars Retreat B&B
  • Pillars Retreat Taupo
  • Pillars Retreat
  • Pillars Hotel Taupo


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

5/5 Excellent

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

Beautiful spacious accommodation and lovely friendly hosts.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan. 2019

4/5 Good

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

Owners Nancy and John were very obliging and friendly. We would certainly stay for another break in their beautiful home and gardens.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2018

5/5 Excellent

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

5/5 Excellent

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

Warm welcome

We were made very welcome by our hosts. Nothing was too much trouble

Stayed 2 nights in Mar. 2018

5/5 Excellent

Truely the best place in New Zealand

There is a reason why this is the best B&B in New Zealand. John and Nancy run a great place. They are lovely people and do the most to ensure you have a great experience. The Pillars Retreat is a beautiful property. The environment is very relaxing and soothing. The wind chime by the garden sends out a sense of calm and relaxation. The breakfast that John and Nancy serve is awesome. They know the Lake Taupo area very well and can provide assistance in choosing activities, restaurants, shopping and bookings for the same. The condition of the rooms are execellent. It is a quiet , peaceful environment. Just what we needed for a break during our very active traveling vacation. I highly recommend staying here.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Location: There is lots to do in the Lake Taupo area. P;an on a four day stay.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2018

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