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    The Pillars Retreat

    7 Deborah Rise | Bonshaw Park, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

    We were made to feel special from the greeting we received even before we got through the front door to the fresh muffins packed for our homeward journey. Our stay at the Pillars was the epitome of an excellent B&B experience. We can't wait to...More

    Thank jandrkiwi
    Response from Gillian J, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 8 May 2017

    Thank you for staying with us recently, Brian & I really enjoyed your company and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

    We just spent two nights here and can't rate it high enough. Our room was wonderful, great facilities and a huge Californian king bed. Invited for pre-dinner drinks each night, hosts very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast each morning was delicious...More

    Thank Lisa C
    Response from Gillian J, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 8 May 2017

    Thank you for your wonderful review , Brian & I always strive to deliver a special experience for our guests. We particularly enjoy chatting over a drink each evening and sharing travel stories . My muffins which i bake daily have been very popular and...More

    Reviewed 14 April 2017

    From the get to Gilly our host greeted us with smiles, just like your mum would. We instantly felt like home. This beautiful Mansion is impressive from the moment you approach the front gate. It has an immaculate garden which is well kept by hubby...More

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    Response from Gillian J, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 8 May 2017

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and all that we offer our guests during their stay. It is not just a Bed & Breakfast experience we aim to deliver much more.

    Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

    We began our travel through NZ from the North Island (Auckland) to the South Island (Queenstown). We stayed two nights in Pillars Retreat and wished we could have stayed there longer. It was without question a highlight of our trip! Our plans to hike Tongariro...More

    Thank StaySee7
    Response from Gillian J, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 11 April 2017

    So glad you had a wonderful time here at The Pillars Retreat, it was a pleasure to guide you through the disappointment of not being able to walk the Tongariro Crossing and as you realized there is plenty to do and see in the area,...More

    Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

    The Pillars Retreat is a true retreat sitting a couple of miles outside of Taupo. The property is immaculate and sits in lovely gardens. Gilly and Brian are the most wonderful of hosts. At the end of our three night stay we felt like family...More

    Thank Figgy01
    Response from Gillian J, Owner at The Pillars RetreatResponded 11 April 2017

    Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay, it was a real pleasure to host you both. Staying three days gave you a chance to have a relaxing day to recharge the batteries and to see you so comfortable,that you fell asleep in front...More

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    We certainly are Gay friendly and would be very happy for you to come and stay.
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    "They are all great!"
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    "We stayed in the Tauhara Suite very quite, spacious and luxurious"
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    "All the rooms are great."
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    "The Pillars Suite is our favorite... Spacious and a wonderful balcony with a view."
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