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Wairakei Resort Taupo
Ranked #18 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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177 reviews
79 hotel reviews
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“Enjoyed yet another stay here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights to do the Tongariro Crossing. We had a king size room which was in the 600 block and had a nicely done up bathroom. The service was excellent in all parts of the hotel. The Pavillion had great food on offer and we enjoyed eating there. We used the private spas to warm up after a day at the snow and enjoyed playing golf on the 9 hole golf course. We have stayed here before and will continue to return, it is a great place to stay with lots to do and only a ten minute drive to Taupo.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Good facilities and super golf course in a nice location. The bathroom could have been much cleaner and staff were ok but could have been more friendly, we didnt get asked how our stay was. Overall good value for money. Good experience but could be great with slight changes.

  • Stayed July 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We have been staying at this hotel on and off for quite a few years. We always look forward to staying. The extensive well-maintained gardens and lawns are part of the charm. Sunny hideaway corners and hot pools are also part of its appeal. Interestingly, the recent diversion of State Highway one which no longer runs past the resort has made the area more tranquil. The rooms are good and the main dining room, The Pavilion, provides good quality dining. It is close to great golf course and LakeTaupo is not far distant. Add to that, beautiful walking tracks along the banks of the nearby Waikato river and there is plenty to do. The room rates are pretty reasonable, too.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Have been coming back to the resort for many years now and have never been disappointed. In saying that the rooms could do with a little spruce up and the facilities improved.
It is what you make it. we had a great time with friends and the resort made it an easy spot for the adults and kids to do there own socialising. The hot pool could have been a bit warmer but you have to ensure that you have it right for all so well justified.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with my 8 yr old daughter & my friend and her 9 yr old. The room was clean and very comfortable. We liked it being on the ground floor as easier with kids and close to the pool. Just be aware if you want robes and full sky tv you need to upgrade your room. The top pool was just lovely and with a forest next door the setting was picture perfect! There is a choice of restaurants - we went the buffet way which was fine. There is a bottom level pool which is quieter. Heaps of stuff for the kids - tennis, golf putting , play ground and pools. There is a BP across the road for supplies. The staff were helpful and friendly. We would recommend and would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

This hotel isn't new but is still a great place to stay. No matter if you want to be active and use the gym, heated pools, golf course, squash courts etc or if you just have a quiet day or two in the cosy bars and restaurants there will be a spot in the expansive grounds that suit you. It can be quiet in the winter or a bustling hub in the summer but always welcomes with friendly staff that are polite and always down to earth. Most of the hotel has been refurbished and rooms are nice without being ultra modern. I have been coming here for many years and stayed in all room types sometimes with kids, sometimes just as a couple and it has always been a good break. Keep an eye out for specials.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

We found this place by accident as we were just driving past and they had their very cheap rates out the front. It was $130 for the night for 3 of us and the rooms were very luxurious. A highlight was swimming in the 38 degree pool, steam coming off it. The air was freezing! It was great to swim around in the warmth. Also spas. The meals were great as well and the staff very efficient. Would have liked to stay longer.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Wairakei Resort Taupo

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Taupo
#11 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#14 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Wairakei Resort Taupo 4*
Number of rooms: 187
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 
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Also Known As:
Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
Hotel Bayview Wairakei

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