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640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#27 of 66 hotels in Taupo
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Wairakei Resort Taupo provides superb hotel and villa accommodation and is set amongst a stunning geothermal valley in Taupo. The resort has excellent indoor & outdoor leisure facilities including two thermal heated swimming pools, six hot pools, a fitness centre, nine-hole golf course, tennis courts and so much more. The dining options are also exquisite with something for all budgets. It is also a purpose built conference venue catering to up to 600 conference delegates. Situated in the Wairakei Tourist Park, the resort is close to Taupo’s many activities and attractions and is only a 5 minute drive from the centre of Taupo.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Tennis court
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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DudleyandFreda wrote a review Yesterday
Napier, New Zealand122 contributions17 helpful votes
On the positive side, the staff are very friendly! But, when we went in to have lunch there was no one around, after 5 minutes we ended up going up to the kitchen and knocking on the door to get some ones attention. The evening meal of fish and chips was very average to say the least, think for $28 it would have been a nice fish, not cheap what ever it was! And as for the boxed breakfast (no smorgasbord under current covid levels) it was cold and just yuk! The rooms are getting tired and in need of attention, the air con is useless, the walls are all marked and the curtains could do with a dry clean. Went to have a swim in the thermal pool, if was cold and there were kids dive bombing, throwing balls....not a relaxing experience. Not the Wairakei we have experienced in the past
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Date of stay: January 2022
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JNZ69 wrote a review July 2020
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions39 helpful votes
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We have just returned from a faultless stay at the Wairakei Resort Hotel. Room, breakfast and dinner over two nights was exceptional and unbeatable value for money. The grounds were immaculate as was the 9 hole golf course. Great mountain bike tracks onsite and also in nearby Taupo. This hotel has done a wonderful job post Level 4 Covid lockdown and is encouraging kiwis to return to the hotel with exceptional pricing and marketing. Hence the hotel was at capacity with a range a ages and young families enjoying the facilities. Keep up the great work team, you are leading by example.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded 16 July 2020
Dear JNZ69, Thank you so much for taking the time to publish your fantastic review on tripadvisor. We were extremely proud to read your feedback and really appreciate your comments about us doing a good job post level 4! Hopefully we can welcome you back soon! Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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Rachael P wrote a review 23 Jan
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
We booked two rooms between Christmas and New Year to enjoy 3-4 days with our parents. Unfortunately, the amenities advertised such as the Tennis Court were in a bad state. The astroturf on both courts is ripped at the serving line and a major risk to all players. But the resort still provides racquets and balls, and a disclaimer notice on the fence you play at your own risk. These courts could easily be glued and repaired and should be closed until such time as they are in a fit state. We also had a dreadful and expensive ‘brown bag breakfast’ that cost $56 for two people. With the restaurant unable to offer the usual breakfast buffet, guests need to order breakfast to be delivered. The bacon and egg muffin was cold, squashed and inedible with the runny yoke having dripped all through the fresh fruit salad. We didn’t bother for any further breakfasts and ate outside the resort. While we appreciate that this resort is older and the grounds are beautifully maintained - the location and setting isn’t enough for $330 per night with tired decor, dangerous activities and poorly executed breakfast options. This resort does need investment to bring it back to its former four star glory or reduce its prices and advertising ambition back to an average accommodation and conference centre so expectations are met.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mechelle M wrote a review 22 Jan
Lower Hutt, New Zealand300 contributions154 helpful votes
Stayed one night on way up north. Phoned to book and got a good deal which included breakfast. On arrival, easy check in, told we had been upgraded which was nice. Room was a villa so able to park motorcycle outside door. Room was nice, had everything we needed but probably could do with a freshen up now. Went to the pool and had a lovely swim, bit disappointed to be told we had to pay for pool towels ??? We have been club members for years, this was not what we expected, however, the swim was good. Went to the garden bar, had some garlic bread, wings and fries - all were very good and the service was great. Went to the buffet breakfast which had a very good selection. Probably only downside was there didn't appear to be any enforcement of mask wearing , and when a maskless guest coughed whilst selecting his food we were not impressed. Overall though , a lovely stay and we still recommend this as a great place to stay although they may need to review prices to reflect that it appears well overdue for much needed maintenance and freshen up. Thanks.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Voyager822206 wrote a review 20 Jan
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
Stayed for 2 separate days and enjoyed our stay! The staff are friendly and accomodating. We arrived early and were able to check in earlier. Several amenities available to access and enjoyed the pool, play area and the breakfast. Missed out on the open spa pool as these were not available at that time! The rooms were clean and we missed the balcony we did not have on our 2nd day stay. Otherwise the kids loved staying in the resort!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
USD 55 - USD 3,208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bayview wairakei hotel taupo, hotel bayview wairakei
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bayview Wairakei Resort
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
187
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wairakei Resort Taupo
Which popular attractions are close to Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Nearby attractions include Formula Challenge Racing (6.4 km), Lake Taupo (7.1 km), and Huka Falls tracks (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Wairakei Resort Taupo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Wairakei Resort Taupo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Wairakei Resort Taupo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.