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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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new zealand
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Lovely hotel set amongst acres of well maintained gardens. Great service and well appointed rooms. Plenty of parking even if you have your boat with you. I was in the 700 block which had fantastic rooms. It is a wee way out of town but that also means its quiet at night.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The decor maybe a bit "retro 80's" in places, but I love this hotel! Our room was clean and the bed coverings were stylish and sheeting high quality and I loved having a balcony to sit on as our room got the afternoon sun. The buffet breakfast that was included in our package was super impressive with the restaurant having...

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Tamar Valley, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We were driving past and were lured in by the special rate. There is 1.5% surcharge for cards and no toaster in room so upgraded to the b&b rate which turned out to be very good value for the extra $10. The hotel resort grounds have a hot stream passing through which heats the two outside pools to 36 C....

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Excellent location sadly the rooms are tired. Room 708 had only a bedside lamp working, the room was not very clean, someone’s socks were left on the floor with a bit of rubbish under the suitcase holder – all the cleaners needed to do was bend down and they would have found them. Outside of the exterior door needed vacuuming....

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Waikanae, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed last weekend for a family reunion...room 708. Under the suitcase shelf there was a pair of socks and some paper....and it did not belong to us. There was a large group of us meeting in the bar at 5 pm. ..the hotel had the itinerary but only the one barman...I waited 15 minutes in a queue for a drink...

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4Thank Fleets1
Auckland
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Stayed here for two nights while attending Motorsport event in Taupo. The staff were great, especially in the restaurant. The restaurant menu and food was lovely and a great selection. Rooms were clean and tidy, however a little dated and beds a bit too soft for our liking. Out of town but quiet. Ask for a room away from conference...

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Thank Thomson-tes
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2015

The Good: Has two outdoor thermal heated pools and various spa pool throughout the hotel complex. Has a small playground and trampoline for the kids. Various sports activities such as golf, tennis, gym. Fairways evening buffet is reasonably priced and they have separate food items for kids. The rooms are an OK size, has some sky channels on the TV,...

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1Thank ExpatinNZ
Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

My son Oskar loved this place so much that he wanted to review himself......"Wairakei resort to some,superstar resort to me and my family.My mum loved the room(villa 320)as it had different rooms,our room and mums and dads room with entrances to the bathroom in both. The pool was amazing for me and my brother .We had great fun doing bombing...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2015

What a comfortable, affordable hotel to relax! Stayed 2 nights with my wife to play golf at the Wairakei International course a few minutes down the main road. The outdoor hot pool was sooooo relaxing after a round of golf and very few others in the pool. The entire complex is impressive with magnificent trees and a 9 hole golf...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Passing through Taupo on business with my partner we were recommended a stay here, expensive at $179 a night after we were told it was a great deal for $99! The rooms were basic so I'm not sure what the $99 room was like.. More to the point, there were kids running riot, everywhere and all night! It was awful....

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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
  • 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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • 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: £76 - £136 (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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