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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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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...

Thank kate d
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...

Thank GrantBrenda
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 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....

6Thank Lauren A
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We were so impressed with this place. It was affordable, great facilities, amazing hot pools and breakfast buffet was yummy and inexpensive. Friendly staff too. We will definitely be back with the kids in future. Thanks very much

Thank EmmaNickE
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2015

first impressions looked nice, big place many outdoor facilities, lots of rooms and i mean lots of rooms , take a scooter with you if you can because it could take a while to walk the distance to your room , looks to have been an converted hospital maybe, rooms tidy but very plain, decor looks like its been the...

Thank Paz D
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Have stayed here on many occassions and always enjoy myself. Service is always great and just love the facilities available to you. Plenty of spas to choose from and its just great to unwind and soak it up after a long day. There are plenty of room options available to you to satisfy almost every customer. It is out of...

Thank Jasmine L
Palmerston North
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My husband and I scored a sneaky weekend away without the kids. We stayed at Wairakei Resort in a king room. It was great to get away, everything is within easy reach, the hot mineral pool at night was fantastic and a wonderful full buffet breakfast topped it all off nicely. HIghly recommended for couples and families - you will...

Thank Lotsoftravelloveit
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights while in Taupo for work. I arrived at about 7pm and it was dark, when I got there Reception gave me a map and directions to find my room, this place is huge. I stayed in one if the hotel style rooms in the main building, I was walking and walking down corridors and...

Thank Ellie D
Florianopolis, Brazil
Reviewed 22 August 2015

A great place to break your road trip or linger for a few days. Clean, friendly and although décor a little tired the amenities are all you could reasonably desire - hot pool a sanctuary for those tired limbs. Located in the heart of Taupo's attractions. Bed and breakfast package superb value.

Thank waterside75
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Wairakei Resort is value for money resort. it ticks all the boxes. It is great place to stay for families and other type of travellers. You need to go outside the resort for meals as it has restaurant and bars insides. It has heated pools and spa. Highly recommended.

2Thank shane_sport

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: ₹ 5,759 - ₹ 10,733 (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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“The 900's wing faces a garden and the sunset one side or parkland on the other.”
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