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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort

103 Napier-Taupo Rd, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 07 377 2913
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Ranked #22 of 42 activities in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Spas
Owner description: Living Waters Spa at Taupo DeBrettsA Volcanic Spa ExperienceRelax your body and soothe your soul in the tranquil world of this unique spa experience.... more » Owner description: Living Waters Spa at Taupo DeBrettsA Volcanic Spa ExperienceRelax your body and soothe your soul in the tranquil world of this unique spa experience. This is where the healing mineral waters of DeBretts Hot Springs combine with therapeutic massage and luxurious body treatments to leave you feeling amazingly relaxed and rejuvenated.Each treatment starts with a complimentary soak in the therapuetic warm waters at Taupo Hot Springs. Then, enjoy a unique New Zealand treatment including massage, Hot Volcanic Rock Massage, Warm Thermal Mud Wrap or Tribal Body Ritual. Rejuvenating Facials and other body and beauty treatments make this a spa experience you will not soon forget. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place was a hit with the kids, although the adults enjoyed it too. It was nice to have a variety of pools at different temperatures. Kids liked the slide. It was a great way to spend the late afternoon, after an activity-filled day.

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Li Li, pleased you had fun at the pools. Lucinda More

Hamilton NZ
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Nice setting a bit of a walk down a hill. Good value if you are staying at the family park. A few pools available at different temperatures. Gret for kids our 8 yo loved it. Fun kids area.

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review :-) More

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I grew up in NZ and always stop at De Bretts hot pools when driving past on route to Napier. Since the Hilton has taken over the spa they have increased the price for a swim to $20!!! It was a hot day and it was really uncomfortable swimming in the hot water, we seemed to sit on the side... More

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kerry, DeBretts is still a family owned business and has been for 27 years. Our pricing is very similar to other Hot Pool attractions and is an All Day Pass which includes outdoor and private pools, dragon slide and warm water playground.. As we are a family owned business we are not funded by rate payers or the council... More

Honeymoon in Kenya
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were staying in the Hilton next door to the spa resort so thought we should check it out. It's advertised in all Taupo holiday websites and brochures & we were keen to try it out. The entrance fee for a full day us around £10 and you can go in and out as any times as you like. We... More

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are sorry to hear your expectations were not met. Our pools are drained and cleaned every single day. We have never had any feedback about leaves and insects in our pools before, the only explanation I can think of is the pruning and felling the Arborists were doing to many of the trees on... More

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Arrived for a two day stay and booked the couples luxury package stayed in 6A which is a very nice two bedroom studio with fantastic lounge area and full kitchen facilities. Had a 30 minute couples massage included and it was so nice we booked in for another massage the next day. Park facilities would suit couples, families and singles.... More

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the detailed review of your stay, very pleased you enjoyed your stay in 6A the Lounge and Kitchen are so spacious perfect for cooking yummy holiday meals. Thank you also for the feedback on the wifi service. Lucinda More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I had read all the reviews on the place and thought it sounded great. We went to visit on a day trip so I cannot comment on the accommodation but I found the pools good although my kids got a bit bored pretty quick. Considering the price too I was hoping for a bit more to do. We had a... More

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Sharnie, pleased you enjoyed the setting in amongst the trees with us. Our pricing is very similar to other Hot Pool attractions and is an All DAy Pass which includes outdoor and private pools, dragon slide and warm water playground. We are a family owned business and unfortunately are not funded by rate payers or the... More

Port Waikato
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Good facilities with cabins or camping, excellent water park with fun water slide that kept kids amused for ages. Really nice that you can come and go throughout the day and that it closes at 9pm gives you a special night time soak. Not crowded and clean.

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, pleased you enjoyed your time with us :-) Lucinda More

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Very spacious apartments, good kitchen (would of liked to have ovenproof pans available to use the oven), great laundry, convenient to the water park. Nice park, but its a very steep walk to the park, so dress warmly and change down there.

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DeBretts-Taupo, Front Office Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Tessie appreciate it. Lucinda More

Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Really good variety of pools and at different temperature, bound to keep everyone happy. There is also an area for small kids, which is really good, but would be great if bigger

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Gil for taking the time to review us, so pleased you and your family had such a great time. Lucinda More

Hamilton
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

It is always good fun to take a soak in the private and public pools. Make sure you bring some water though to cool down cause it can get hot! Great activities for the kids including hydro slide and water park.

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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Lucinda More

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