Situated 1km north of Turangi on a large site, the Lodge is a very pleasant place to stay. On-site bar/restaurant and facilities area a welcome bonus. A mix of chalets for couples and larger villas for groups, well spread out for privacy. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Dinner on the night we ate in was good without being great. Our chalet was very pleasant, clean and comfortable, but I can't help thinking a few dollars spent would have gone a long way in terms of overall experience. For example there were no coasters or mats, so the furniture had multiple water stains from drinks. There was also nowhere to hang a towel by the basin, and no squeegee to wipe down the shower cubicle, which showed a lot of scaling on the glass. Literally $50 to turn our good experience into a great one.