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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit Taupo often but this was the first time visiting Taupo Debretts. We arrived early, not realizing check in was 2pm. However, reception was very welcoming and pulled a few strings to allow us to check in to a different room earlier (thanks for the upgrade too!!). We were escorted to our room from the lovely young blonde receptionist... More 

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Thank kiwigaltraveller
DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi kiwigaltraveller, Thank you for your lovely review. I will be sure to share this with our team. We are so pleased that we were able to make your stay one to remember and we look forward to your return :) All the best, Peter More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not enjoy our night here due to stinky, grubby 'unisex ablutions' and the road noise which disturbed our sleep - pitches along main road not great for tents. They are working on new bathrooms but until they sort that and the smell of drains I wouldn't come back. Kitchen was good. Well spaced sites separated by hedges.

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Thank 1womble
DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi 1womble, Thank you for your positive comments about our kitchen and hedges. It is unfortunate that you missed the opening our our brand new block facility last night. The new facilities are world class. While it is possible you visited out existing facilities at an unfortunate time, we can assure you that these are professionally cleaned every morning. We... More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice, modern, clean cabin with a lake view. Really well appointed and great for our family. Loved the view even though it was raining and misty. The kitchen was very well equipped. Good location, easy to find and the staff were welcoming. My only concern was after paying the mega bucks for a family, plus one... More 

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi goodarby, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. It's great that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry that you feel you didn't get the best out of your three day pool pass. On the day you came for a swim in the morning, there was an Aqua Physio class in session for about 45 minutes,... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic place to hide out while a storm went over. I've never seen white caps on the lake before but was pleasantly calm at the pools. Has a hydro slide there too. The highlight for us was the bubble bed in the big mineral pool. You lie on it and bubble massage you. A great place to watch everyone.... More 

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi mandybartosh, Thank you for your lovely review. We are especially glad that you enjoyed our new LED lighting at the pools. We hope that you come back again soon for a soak in our luxurious mineral pools. Kind regards, Peter More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property was a magnificently located resort just outside Taupo. While you do need transport to access town, it was a magnificent hotel. We stayed in the self contained units down the rear of the property. These are very private but modern and have all the mod-cons. Bathroom was comfortable and hot tubs and spa was very comfortable.

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Thank theatreguy2012
DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi theatreguy2012, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your room and also our pools complex downstairs. We hope that you come back to stay at DeBretts again soon. Kind regards, Peter More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a short notice booking check in was great, very freindly and could adjust to our needs as requested. The room was clean and tidy and spacious enough to not feel cramped. We thourghly enjoyed our over night after a soothing massage.

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi Craig, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return. Kind regards, Peter More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the DeBretts on our way through to Hawkes Bay. Staff were very friendly. Facilities were excellent. Stayed in a cabin and it it was warm and cozy. Very positive experience and would definitely stay again. Utilized spa and only downside is paying extra for slides. Otherwise clean and well maintained.

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I will be sure to share your comments with our team :) Kind regards, Peter More 

Evergem, Belgium
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195 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After four weeks of freedom camping and budget motor parks we decided to treat ourselves to a more upmarket stay. Compared to most campsites this place is expensive , we paid $80 for a powered site for two adults and three children. On the plus side the staff are quite helpful and you get a good discount on the next... More 

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Thank Neil646
DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi Neil646, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are surprised that you found our site lacking in facilities. As much as we would like to have all the equipment available in the block kitchen, we are sure it would very quickly become permanently unavailable. We have investigated the water you mentioned in the kitchen of... More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Pros: We stayed over a public holiday weekend so the park was busy, however the facilities were plentiful and always clean and comfortable. Communal kitchen had everything you need and the grounds were absolutely stunning with spring blooms. Prettiest park we've stayed in. Staff helpful and friendly. Our daughter was stung by a wasp and the pool staff member acted... More 

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi Lifesajourney55, Thank you for your lovely review. I will be sure to share your compliments with our team. We hope to have you back again soon. We should be able to book you a site closer to the center next time so you can better enjoy the tranquility of DeBretts :) Kind regards, Peter More 

New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I stayed at DeBretts over a busy holiday weekend with my boyfriend and we both loved it. We arrived after the reception closed (around 11pm) but they left an envelope for us with instructions which made it super easy to find our room and go to bed straight away. It was great having the cooking facilities and the bed was... More 

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi chloek469, Thank you for your glowing review. I will be sure to share your lovely comments with the team. We hope to have you back again soon. We are always improving in every way we can so we can exceed our guests' expectations. Kind regards, Peter More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Choose to stay ahead of the game with our awesome Luxury Accommodation - self contained villas, lodges and spa chalets, providing an indulgent escape and complete with panoramic lake and mountain views. Or stay true with our ever-popular Qualmark rated 5 Star Holiday Park accommodation - from camping to van sites, cabins and motels, all spacious and excellent value.We have pools,water playground,slides,big bouncing air pad,Day Spa,Cafe-the ultimate all-year-round relaxation and recreation destination! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort

Address: 76 Napier Road | PO Box 513, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: £48 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Rooms with the lake views are just stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles kiwigaltraveller, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with an En suite, make it worth the money.”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want to be super close to the pools, book a chalet or a cabin.”
 of 5 bubbles chloek469, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All cabins were excellent but you could ask for one with the best view of the lake.”
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“All campervan sites seemed to be hedged off for privacy”
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