My husband and me are a young, easy going couple. We both are chefs and are in the progress to open our own restaurant.
We love travelling and meeting people from all over the world.
We hope to meet you soon!
Alina & Shail
My wife and I arrived in Taupo early evening after a long drive. We were made most welcome by Alina and her lovely border colly dog Sonnar. Alina's husband came in later. They had very kindly prepared us an evening meal as a special request as we did not want to break our journey.This was much appreciated.
Alina and husband Shail are young, very friendly and hard working. They were very flexible and gave us a lot of good local advice. We very much enjoyed our 3 days with them. Stuart & Zofia
I had a very great time at Alina's place. the room was lovely and the hosts were very nice and welcoming. They also gave me some advice about places to visit in the surrounding area. I really recommend this host!
Thanks Alina for the wonderful time in Taupo ! We were so happy to stay in your lovely house that it was hard to leave your place at the end. PERFECT !!! We highly recommend your home and wish you all the best for your restaurant ! Fred and the family ;.-)
Alina confirmed our stay really spontaneously, just within half an hour and we could come the same day. That was great, as well as her and her husband welcoming us upon our arrival, helping us with the luggage and giving us tipps about what to do around the area. The house is located pretty centrally, the room is comfortable and really has a nice view over Lake Taupo.
However, there was a lot of dog hair in almost all of the rooms - except of our bed room, which was kept very clean. So even though the dog is lovely and very friendly, that bothered us a little bit and the overall cleanliness could be improved.
Alina and Shail were great hosts.
The place is like advertised, my mother and I had a great visit to Taupo. Alina was very helpful at helping us plan day trips and deciding our next stop in New Zealand.
I would definitely recommend staying at their place.
This was a convenient spot to stay in Taupo close to Huka Falls and the thermal springs. (A great counter to any jet lag!) Alina was very welcoming and flexible with our stay. Our room was comfortable and quiet. It also had a great view to start our first full day in New Zealand!
If you're looking for a warm, friendly, and comfortable place to stay in Taupo, look no further! Alina and Shail were absolute phenomenal hosts, and they went out of their way to make sure I was well taken care of! The bed was super comfortable and my room was very quiet, and the house itself was a quick 10-15 min walk from the center of town -- which made it an ideal place to stay. I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Taupo, you will NOT be disappointed. Oh, and they have a very sweet and well trained border collie who will be your instant friend :)
Alina had a very comfortable and large bedroom for us. The bed was great, with our own bathroom.
Alina was very welcoming and a great host. She was so warm we even helped her erect her garden shed.
Her house was close to the town centre.
We would be happy to stay there again.
My wife and I had a wonderful time staying with Alina, Shail and their lovely collie dog Sona. We were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived, with Alina picking us up with our heavy bags from the town. That first day we even went for a walk with Alina, her friend and their dogs to Huka Falls. The room was spacious, the bed was really comfortable and the views over the lake and mountains were great. Alina also provided a good spread for breakfast including her lovely homemade bread. I would highly recommend their home to anyone planning a visit to Taupo. Thanks for a great stay
We enjoyed the nice hospitality of Alina and her husband during our stay in her beautiful comfort room with great views to Taupo, the lake and the mountains. The location was very convenient because downtown Taupo and the lake shore could be reached in a 15 minutes walk.