Your hosts at The Pillars Retreat Taupo

Brian and Gilly Jenkins are your hosts at The Pillars Retreat luxury B&B in Taupo.

Brian, a Kiwi, has travelled extensively to all parts of New Zealand before heading over to England where he married his “English Rose”. He has worked in the hospitality industry for the past 20 years a large part of which was on a High Country Station around Queenstown and the west coast of the south island. A great outdoors man, with a wealth of farming, wildlife and botanical knowledge.

Gilly, from the UK, travelled to New Zealand 30 years ago as a young Midwife. After marrying Brian in England, she made New Zealand her home where she bought up two beautiful daughters who now work in the veterinary profession. Along side Brian she has always been a front runner in all their hospitality ventures, she loves cooking, playing tennis and hiking.

Brian & I purchased The Pillars Retreat in September 2013, with the aim of making our guests experience a memorable one, to come as guests but leave as friends. The accommodation is nestled in a picturesque rural location, just minutes from the Taupo town center, is perfect for guests looking for a country stay in Taupo, and is centrally located for day trips to Rotorua, Napier, Tongaririo National Park and the famous Waitomo Caves.

Find out more about The Pillars Retreat luxury accommodation and facilities.

Our Awards

We strive hard to achieve excellence, and are proud to have won these awards:

In January 2016 we were rated by TripAdvisor as the #1 Small Hotel in New Zealand, and the #2 Small Hotel in the World! You can read the article published in the New Zealand Herald here: