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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perhaps for families with children or groups this is an ok stopping off point. However, for us, it was a bit like old style butlins. We visited at a weekend and had a dated room round the back. Everywhere was busy with children filling the pools and the area generally run down. Would not choose to stay here again.

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Steve M We thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry that you did not have a relaxing time with us due to the hotel being full. As you imagined our hotel is very popular for all of those facilities for families. However we do have quiet...

Orewa, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a Standard room in the 400 Block and our room was not only tired but more like a trip down memory lane. The cabinetry is old, the wardrobe has fairly useless shelves in it, the paintwork and wallpaper has definitely seen better days and the bathroom!!!! Not sure when it was last upgraded but it would have...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear KiwisHoliday We thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to give us your honest feedback. We understand that the room you stayed in is our oldest building and it is planned to refurbish it as soon as possible. We do have superior rooms or villas that are very popular for our guests...

La Massana, Andorra
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stopped at this Hotel on our way down from Auckland to Wellington several times in the past as it's quite convenient for an overnight stopover on the way down to the Wellington ferry if leaving the Auckland region too late to get all the way. It also has a large car park so suitable for anyone towing a...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Chris C Thank you very much for staying with us again. We are pleased to know that our car park was convenient for your car / trailer. The hotel is refreshing its rooms and facilities and it is an on going project and it will be great if we can welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Hiro...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this resort based on its location and the photographs on the website. Things were not as they seemed. The complex was somewhat dated and in need of an upgrade. The room was comfortable but tired. I would not recommend the dinner buffet.

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Scoobster26 Many thanks for staying with at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are glad that you thought our room was comfortable for you. Will you be able to contact myself fom@wairakei.co.nz to let us know about your feedback on the dinner buffet and I will pass your message to our Restaurant Manager and also the Executive Chef for their review....

London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not recommend staying here unless all you plan to do is golf. It's a $30 cab ride to downtown and Lake Taupo. The wifi is only free for 150MB/day and the facilities are old and need to be updated.

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Odinakachukwu E Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are sorry that we did not meet your requirements. Please be advised that all our hotel guests can have 150MB free wifi as well as another 500MB free wifi. Please contact the friendly receptionists next time. The hotel is getting refreshed its rooms and...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This could be a great hotel and a great stay but, we booked the hotel earlier that day (11.30) and saw that check-in was 2.00, this was not a concern as we were driving from Wellington and wouldn't be there until after 5.00. This though was our downfall. On arrival we saw that it was the last day of Wanderlust,...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear sinnerman07 We thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. Please accept our sincere apology for your room getting ready late as opposed to our normal standard of 2pm check in. Please contact myself if you can give us another chance to welcome you back in the future and I will ensure everything goes fine with your...

Wellington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This yoga event was held at this resort for the third year and we enjoyed another 5 day stay here. As the resort is not in the centre of Taupo and the hotel rooms do not have cooking facilities, do equip yourself for longer stays. The room did have a good size fridge and was equipped with the usual wine...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear meguin Many thanks for staying with us again and we are very happy to know that you enjoyed the essence of Wairakei Resort Taupo - friendly services, clean rooms, peaceful surroundings and many facilities including heated swimming pools. The hotel is refreshing its rooms and facilities and it will be great if we can welcome you back again in...

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is geared up for all ages including families. We enjoyed our room that overlooked a beautifully kept courtyard. It was to the rear of the resort and very quiet. Although the resort is out of Taupo the town is easily accessible with plenty of parking by the lake, The two swimming pools are warm, one lively with a...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear patricia186390 Many thanks for choosing to stay and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the essence of Wairakei Resort Taupo - beautiful and relaxing surroundings with many facilities including swimming pools. We are also happy to know that you enjoyed our meals at the restaurants. We are looking forward...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

booked a suite for our visit to the thermal springs and falls. Great location, great pool, decent gym. The real drawback was that the weather was warm and the room had no air con. Windows opened to the parking lot..... so pretty noisy to let in air.

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth We thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and our facilities that are renown for. Please contact us when you make a booking with us in the future and we can offer...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff with great amenities Everyone is helpful All areas are kept nice and clean Not to far from town and the lake Golf and other activities in close proximity to the resort Nice food on site

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear RobBasile Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are delighted to know that you have experienced the essence of what Wairakei Resort Taupo can offer - friendly staff, clean environment and activities. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wairakei Resort Taupo is located only 5 minutes north of Taupo town centre, offering superb hotel and villa accommodation in Taupo with excellent indoor & outdoor leisure facilities and dining options, as well as a being a purpose built Taupo conference venue. All situated in a stunning historic setting, close to Taupo’s many activities and attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wairakei Resort Taupo

Address: 640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3384, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $104 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wairakei Resort Taupo 4*
Number of rooms: 187
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Also Known As:
Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
Hotel Bayview Wairakei
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Taupo
#12 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#14 Family Hotel in Taupo
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“Most are dated but have balcony or terrace. Rooms with evening sunshine would be best”
 of 5 bubbles P2100YKstevem, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay in the 400 Block!”
 of 5 bubbles KiwisHoliday, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Consider the options carefully”
 of 5 bubbles Scoobster26, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For afternoon sun and quietness, room 807 onwards (as our room 805 lost the evening sun first). (last year) Room 707 was also good”
 of 5 bubbles meguin, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“skip the suite... go higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles 616kennethh, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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