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Wairakei Resort Taupo

TravelocityUSD 90*
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#18 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wairakei resort is a beautiful idea. It has two pools, a spa, a gym, tennis courts, a golf course across the road (through the tunnel), supposed free wifi (I'll come to that in a minute), restaurants (plural), a bar. And it is nice. The rooms are huge. Especially in comparison to the ship I'd just come off the week before....

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

Hi nzTrina Thank you very much for staying at Wairakei Resort and taking the time to give us such nice feedback about your recent stay. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the Wairakei Resort essence - beautiful ground, lots of free activitites(facilities), nice restaurant and friendly staff ! With regards to your wifi concern, please always contact...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this property. We stayed in the King Spa Suite, and the room was comfortable and spacious. The facilities of this hotel are fantastic, especially having the nine hole golf course across the road. The staff were friendly, but special mention must go to Rebecca, our waitress from the Pavilion Restaurant. Rebecca was very friendly and accommodating to our...

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

Dear MJBSMB Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such great feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are so happy to read your comments. I have passed your message to our restaurant manager for Rebecca in our Pavilion restaurant. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office...

Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We struggled to find a place to stay in Taupo over the Easter weekend, this resort had a family room available so we booked it with one day's notice. As soon as we arrived we knew we had made a good choice; and by dinner time we had decided to extend our stay. The resort has great facilities including the...

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

Dear Charlie Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are very pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed everything about our hotel including the popular facilities. We are also happy to know that you had a great dinner with us and you thought our hotel was worth for money. Looking forward to...

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great spot to relax away from the centre of the city. Well appointed and very clean room. The facilities (if you choose to use them) are varied and enough to keep everyone happy; swimming in the thermal pool (35 degrees) was a pretty cool way to start Easter Sunday. We chose not to eat here as there was so many...

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

Dear michelletI2269FY We appreciate you taking the time to write this very favourable review of Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the Wairakei Resort Taupo essence - swimming pool, relaxing ambience and clean room. Please come enjoy our buffet dinner on weekends next time when you visit us. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2017

stayed here with a a group during a motorcycle rally ,the accommodation , restaurant and service was very good, buffet breakfast was excellent also.. this is a great place for a couple to get away or a group to meet and enjoy the local attractions

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

Dear Tanewha We appreciate you taking the time to write this very favourable review. We have shared with the team your wonderful comments and we are very pleased that you had a great stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Nice big room which was comfortable. The place is huge, but despite the rather noisy coach party who were staying too, once they shut up all was quiet. The receptionist gave us the menu for the buffet that night and we ate in as there is nothing nearby, but there was only à la carte available. It was fine for...

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

Dear Sheila H A very heartfelt thank you for your recent review. It is very pleasing to read that you thought the place was huge and you had a quiet stay after the coach party became quiet. We are happy to let you know that our Pavillion restaurant have buffet dinner on Saturdays and Sundays so please come visit us...

Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Stayed here for a weekend during our recent travels around NZ. Firstly, a lovely welcome by the reception staff who were very happy to help us out and explain everything, which made checking in and out a breeze. Our room was lovely and clean on arrival and all was okay apart from the TV, which did not work correctly. After...

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

Dear Brigham 69 We thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted to read that you had an excellent stay and enjoyed your visit at our hotel. It is very encouraging to learn that guests are satisfied with our service as it is what we strive for every...

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nigjts after a week of traveling around and sightseeing. What a great spot to stop. You need a car as it's out of town but the price and facilities are well worth it. Kids played tennis, swam, putted on the small green and played in the playground. But there's more! Cafe and restaurants on site...

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

Dear SophieHBrisbane May I offer a sincere thank you for your kind comments about your stay at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are so happy that you enjoyed everything about us including all the free facilities we have to offer at our resort. It is also pleasing to know that you liked the quiet location of the hotel in Taupo with...

Lawndale, California
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Luckily booked this resort just an hour for checking. Two things that I usually look for in any hotel are clean bathrooms and clean beds and this place had both. Add to stay here the night before starting the Tongariro north and circuit and I'm glad I did because we had a good nights sleep for a long and arduous...

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

Dear peteysiu Many thanks for staying with us at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are very happy to read that you had a great stay with us before the Tongariro hike. Please visit us again next time you visit Taupo. Thank you. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We visited as two couples on holiday. We had been to Spa park but it was crowded so headed out to Wairakei. The price of admission was reasonable and the staff were friendly. The pools themselves range from wonderfully warm and comforting to hot. We worked our way up the heat scale and one of us ended up soaking in...

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

Dear Roger H Many thanks for staying at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay especially our room rate and the friendly staff members. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future to enjoy the hot pools too! Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $112 - $215 (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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