Good points: Close to walking tracks, generally quiet, good reasonably priced meals, bar, warm room even when freezing outside, bed was ok to sleep on with clean sheets, most staff are friendly, AC baths are a short walk away, no noisy kids.
Bad points: Bloody big cockroaches, stained carpet, cobwebs on ceiling, leaking toilet, no hot water (barely warm) dated+run down interior, paper thin walls (woken up by next doors alarm at 3:30am x2), poor attempt at vacuuming the floors, dirty hot pool.
- 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