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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at wairakei resort. The restaurant was first class and our steaks were cooked to perfection, nothing was too much trouble for the wait staff. We stayed in the studios/villas which was perfect for kids and the playground was right opposite.

Thank richnsands
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to spend a few days or even a week. Wonderful winter base for a family holiday. Tons to do in the vicinity, we ran out of time in our three days there. Very nice heated pools and Spas to enjoy on site and there's more across the road. We thought it very good value as it's a very...

Thank Lynwood4
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We obtained a late booking at a great rate and weren't disappointed. Lovely setting for the hotel with beautiful gardens and close to Huka Falls and Wairakei Geysers. Great for families. Check in was fast and cheerful, hotel itself is looking tired in parts and could do with updating.bed was good and room was quiet. Staff very helpful.

Thank Jan M
new zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Drove up from Nelson for a fun few days with the family. Wairakei is the perfect spot. Quiet with extensive grounds. Heated pools and spas. Excellent restaurant. Had two rooms with a lounge in between. 5 minutes drive from town. Highly recommended.

Thank notagain9
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Was rather upset over an initial misunderstanding but all was sorted in a very professional manner. Excellent service in restaurant staff made our 2 day stay the most excellent . Was great having a late checkout of 3 pm with our celebration package . We had suite 915 at back of resort so no noise

Thank Steve W
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stayed at the resort for some meetings. Great surroundings and close to some sights, while a bit of a drive into Taupo. While practical, some of the rooms are hidden and one can easily get lost on the way for food. Overall a bit outdated hotel, but practical and comfy.

Thank LxRichter
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 June 2016

my husband and I went to dinner at the Pavilion Restaurant the other evening and had the best service thanks to all but especially to Max very attentive and professional. The food was lovely and would recommend it to all

Thank craikedj
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 June 2016

My husband and I stayed for a conference he was attending as it was a business trip I'm unsure on value. We had a villa room and it was nice but the outside a little dated more so than the inside but clean. I think this would be great for groups as they seemed to be interconnected, however for us...

Thank Marcimo_NZ
Taihape, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Had another relaxing 6 day stay up in 900 wing, away from everybody else. Staff are always very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed my Steak, it was perfect. Restaurant staff now recognize us and it is good to catch up with them again. They reserve our preferred table and bring out the Dusky Sauv Blanc.

Thank George M
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We've visited the resort every year for the past 5 years. So much to do at the resort but also only 5-10 drive into town. Always a relaxing visit, wonderful food, well appointed rooms and great staff. Looking forward to our next trip.

Thank Elizabethanne W

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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  • 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: $102 - $234 (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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“Rooms in the 900's”
Nickademus64, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The suite is excellent if you can get it for a reasonable price.”
astroman042000, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for ground near the bar and pool”
, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The 900's wing faces a garden and the sunset one side or parkland on the other.”
visit453, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most are dated but have balcony or terrace. Rooms with evening sunshine would be best”
P2100YKstevem, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
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