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Terms & Conditions

  Reservation s & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation within 30 days of the arrival date: 25% forfeit of the total booking price. Cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date 100% forfeit of the total booking price. NB If government-imposed Covid-19 restrictions result in cancellation the booking can be transferred to a later date, or cancelled, with no penalty.

  • On booking, a credit/debit card is required to secure the reservation.

  • In the event of an early departure, guests will be liable for the full amount of the cost of their stay.  In exceptional circumstances, this will be at the discretion of the owner.

  • Additional services, e.g. champagne and chocolates, will be charged for, upon booking.

  • Please note that upon making a reservation the agreement becomes a legal contract.


Covid 19 Cleaning.

  • We continually monitor the requirements for hosting travellers and adhere to them.

  • We are fully vaccinated hosts., and will only accept fully vaccinated guests. You will need your Vaccination Pass available for scanning on arrival.


Payment of Accounts

We kindly ask that all balances are paid on arrival, once guests have inspected their room(s).  Payment can be made using cash or by debit/credit card. 



We strongly recommend that guests purchase travel insurance.



We welcome children aged 12 years and over.



We do not accept stag, hen or group bookings.



We regret that we are unable to accept pets.

Non-availability of Accommodation

We would only cancel your reservation if your accommodation was unavailable for reasons beyond our control.  We would, however, attempt to offer you alternative accommodation.  If this was not possible, or unacceptable to you, then we would refund all monies paid by you for the reservation.  Our liability would not extend beyond this refund.



Rooms are available from 3:00pm on the day of arrival and we kindly ask that guests check in before 6:00pm.  or with prior arrangements. Please note we do not offer a permanent reception and therefore if you would like to check-in outside of these times it must be agreed  upon, prior to your arrival.  Any rooms not occupied or communications of lateness not made by 6:00pm will be considered as a no-show and The Olive Rabbit has the right to re-let any such room.


Unregistered Guests

All guests are required to register on arrival.   Management reserves the right to charge a fee of $100 per non-registered guest per night.



Guests are requested to check out of their rooms by 10:00am on the day of departure, unless otherwise arranged.  We reserve the right to charge any guest, who has not vacated their room by this time, a subsequent night at the appropriate daily tariff.  We are happy to safely store luggage if your planned  arrival or departure time from The Olive Rabbit is outside of opening hours.


The management will not accept responsibility for any valuables lost or mislaid unless handed in for safe custody. The free, off road, car parking spaces are for patrons use, but we take no responsibility for any damages or losses incurred to vehicles in the car park, or property contained therein. Guests are reminded to take the usual precautions and not leave any valuables or other items on show in their vehicles. Our total liability to you is limited to the price of the booking and under no circumstances will we be responsible for any indirect or special damages.


In compliance with legislation, it is illegal to smoke anywhere within the premises or grounds of The Olive Rabbit.  We apply the same rules to vaping.  Guests either found smoking/vaping within their rooms or remains of signs of smoking/vaping by leaning out of the windows will be asked to leave, with any accommodation monies already paid non-refundable. They will also be charged a fee of $250 to cover deep cleaning costs. We also reserve the right to charge for resetting the fire alarm, relocating guests, cleaning rooms and any other associated costs. For our guests’ convenience, there is a smoking/vaping area at the rear of the property on the family patio.  Guests are respectfully asked to remain in this area when smoking/vaping and that they carefully extinguish any cigarettes/cigars into the containers provided. 


Damage and Breakages

We kindly ask guests to report any damage to fixtures and fittings as soon as it occurs as this will help ensure that repairs, replacement or cleaning works are carried out immediately and may help reduce the risk of further damage.  Whilst we understand that accidents happen, we do reserve the right to charge for any cleaning or replacement costs.


Use of Wi-Fi

The provision of Wi-Fi services (excluding some restricted sites) are provided free of charge. However, we ask that due care and consideration is given to the amount and time taken downloading data and that all sites visited are of legal status only. Any downloads will be the sole legal responsibility of the operator. For safety purposes laptops should be turned off when left unattended.

Hot Take Away Food

Please check with us before consuming hot food in your room. It is important that rooms and furnishings remain clean and fresh for the benefit of all guests.  Therefore, the consumption of hot take away food is not permitted in the bedrooms. However, guests are welcome to use the dining room for such meals and we will be happy to provide cutlery and plates upon request. Alternatively, takeaway food can be consumed on the patio seating on the veranda. If we do discover evidence of hot take away food being eaten in the bedrooms, we will have no alternative but to charge the occupants a deep cleanse charge. 

Privacy Policy


The Olive Rabbit, Bed & Breakfast complies with the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 when dealing with personal information.  Personal information is information about an identifiable individual (a natural person).

This policy sets out how we will collect, use, disclose and protect your personal information.

This policy does not limit or exclude any of your rights under the Act.  If you wish to seek further information on the Act, see


Changes to this policy

We may change this policy by uploading a revised policy onto the website.  The change will apply from the date that we upload the revised policy.

This policy was last updated on 27 Nov ‘21


Who do we collect your personal information from

We collect personal information about you:

  • when you provide such information to us, including via the website and any related service, through any registration process, through any contact with us (e.g. telephone call or email), or when you buy or use our services and products

  • through third parties where you have authorised this or the information is publicly available. 

If possible, we will collect personal information from you directly. 


How we use your personal information

We will use your personal information: 

  • to verify your identity

  • to provide services and products to you

  • to market our services and products to you, including contacting you electronically (e.g. by text or email for this purpose)

  • to send emails unless advised otherwise

  • to improve the services and products that we provide to you

  • to undertake credit checks of you (if necessary)

  • to bill you and to collect money that you owe us, including authorising and processing credit card transactions

  • to respond to communications from you, including a complaint

  • to conduct research and statistical analysis (on an anonymised basis)

  • to protect and/or enforce our legal rights and interests, including defending any claim

  • for any other purpose authorised by you or the Act.


Disclosing your personal information

We may disclose your personal information to:  

  • Bed & Breakfast Association, Taupo Home Hosts Association

  • Online Booking agents such as, AirBnB, FreeonlineBooking, Richard Wood Photography, ie any business that supports our services and products, including any person that hosts or maintains any underlying IT system or data centre that we use to provide the website or other services and products

  • a credit reference agency for the purpose of credit checking you

  • other third parties (for anonymised statistical information)

  • a person who can require us to supply your personal information (e.g. a regulatory authority)

  • any other person authorised by the Act or another law (e.g. a law enforcement agency)

  • any other person authorised by you.

A business that supports our services and products may be located outside New Zealand such as On-Line Travel Agencies. This may mean your personal information is held and processed outside New Zealand


Protecting your personal information

We will take reasonable steps to keep your personal information safe from loss, unauthorised activity, or other misuse.


Accessing and correcting your personal information

Subject to certain grounds for refusal set out in the Act, you have the right to access your readily retrievable personal information that we hold and to request a correction to your personal information.  Before you exercise this right, we will need evidence to confirm that you are the individual to whom the personal information relates.

In respect of a request for correction, if we think the correction is reasonable and we are reasonably able to change the personal information, we will make the correction.  If we do not make the correction, we will take reasonable steps to note on the personal information that you requested the correction.

If you want to exercise either of the above rights, email us at  Your email should provide evidence of who you are and set out the details of your request (e.g. the personal information, or the correction, that you are requesting).

We may charge you our reasonable costs of providing to you copies of your personal information or correcting that information.


Internet use

While we take reasonable steps to maintain secure internet connections, if you provide us with personal information over the internet, the provision of that information is at your own risk.

If you post your personal information on the website’s message board/ chat room, you acknowledge and agree that the information you post is publicly available.

If you follow a link on our website to another site, the owner of that site will have its own privacy policy relating to your personal information.  We suggest you review that site’s privacy policy before you provide personal information.



We use cookies (an alphanumeric identifier that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive so that we can recognise your browser) to monitor your use of the website.  You may disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser, although this may mean that you cannot use all of the features of the website.


Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, our privacy practices, or if you would like to request access to, or correction of, your personal information, you can contact us at