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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We have stayed at Wairakei Resort a number of times, normally in one of the King Rooms in the main part of the resort. This trip we stayed in one of the family villas. The villa was spacious with a reasonably sized kitchen/dining/living area, a separate bedroom, and a bathroom with shower over the bath. The kitchen had china and...

1Thank sue m
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I love anywhere with hot pools, so this place was right up my alley. Comfortable rooms, great staff, close proximity to Taupo and excellent pools/spa's. Have stayed for both a business conference and for a chill out weekend with my partner, and both times the stay was well worth the trip. Would recommend a massage at the on-site spa.

Thank Nic W
Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here 3 times now and really love it. Super friendly staff, superb pools, tennis courts. You really feel like you are on your holiday here. The decor is a little dated but we have always enjoyed our stay 😆

Thank Andrea K
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Nice location and pleasant surroundings. Room was comfortable looking out to the pool area. The dripping toilet was annoying but overall comfortable room. The restaurant is nothing special and some of the waitresses really need to smile. Felt like they didn't really want to be there..

Thank nick k
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

The hotel is in lovely well kept grounds, with comfortable, reasonably sized, clean rooms. Due to its location the only real option for eating is the hotel itself, and unfortunately the dining experience was totally underwhelming. I had the most bland curry I have ever eaten, when I mentioned this to the waiter he said he would pass it on...

Thank Dougie D
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We arrived a little before the official check- in time and were told our room was not ready, so drove off to visit the Huka Falls nearby for a couple of hours to kill some time ( we presumed the resort must be full). However, when we returned after 3 pm, we found that we were the only residents in...

1Thank Denise D
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Good location just outside Taupo; extensive grounds & good facilities. Spacious hotel and good room. However, the provision of only 30 mins wifi is the worst of any hotel or motel I have known (and I stayed in 15 on this trip). This was made worse by no explanation given by reception staff. Also, whilst the room had a kitchenette...

Thank Tony H
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Stayed here as part of a coach tour but it was not our best location being 10mins from Taupo. The rooms are average and have the usual facilties but are not outstanding in any way. There is a thermal swimming pool and a large decked area for drinks etc. We had some bar meals, which were fresh from the frezer...

Thank Cooper-art
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I don't really want to bore everyone with all the details. But it was the most terrible service I have ever experienced. I ended up out of pocket financially because of staff error, had to attempt to resolve the issue myself which ended up costing me money and I had little time to do this. This really was not acceptable...

1Thank carolynt932
Cochin, Kerala, India
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay at taupo.Absolutely beautiful property.THE ONLY DOWNER WAS getting to know the exact location of ur room.THe layout is very confusing.Had a grt oppurtunity to be there when there was an exhibition of DUCATI BIKES.


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  • 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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $136 - $223 (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 second or third floor”
 of 5 bubbles 63RobertM63, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe business room with spa bath. Room 814 or 815 interconnecting.”
 of 5 bubbles 834karinaf, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Close the windows on arrival or fill the room with insect repellant”
 of 5 bubbles bowdogb, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room overlooking the pool (Taupo end) was very pleasant and caught the afternoon sun nicely.”
 of 5 bubbles Barrett2Whangaparaoa, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the low 100s are near reception but no problems with noise, so they are convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles EJ_LA, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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