a lovely park which has very tall pines and well kept grounds.We liked the hot, hot spa (free) which we had all to our self it is pumped in from the river , despite the reviews here on some black silt (minimal the temperature would kill anything . You wont get your kids in it ..too hot. We enjoyed the local thermal park and the hot river which runs into the cold and fast flowing Waikato River. A 20 minute walk along the left bank takes you to the spectacular Huka falls you cant get any closer with accommodation on this side of the river . This place is good for a bed and a beer in the interesting historic village. The folk are lovely they really are and we enjoyed talking to the bar maid for half an hour about the area before we set out on our river adventure. If you are five star all the way you wont enjoy staying here but it is in a lovely natural setting and you will see the original Taupo Village buildings unlike the sterile and boring accommodation closer to town!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Spa Hotel offers budget friendly accommodation, close to everything Taupo has to offer. The hotel is opposite the famous AC Baths and close to the new bypass. It's also handy to most Taupo sporting facilities including golf courses, motor and cycling tracks and the Owen Delaney Sports fields. Set in tranquil park like grounds, the Spa Hotel occupies a quiet, sheltered position. A unique and intriguing slice of Taupo. ... more less