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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort

103 Napier-Taupo Rd, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 2913
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Ranked #21 of 43 activities in Taupo
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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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

4 of us visited the thermal hot pools and found a good range of temperatures and very relaxing atmosphere. Unless of course you try the water slide! Very exhilarating hitting the cooler water of the landing pool. A great time had by all.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

For the price they charge and given that Taupo enjoys such modern, beautiful, massive and cheap baths, you'd expect the DeBretts to offer something really special -they don't. The young kids area is cold and dull, the only real atrraction (yet still not as half good as that of the baths) is only available to bigger kids (under 7 forget... More

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

Kia Ora DeeeeDoooo, Thank you for your honest review of your June visit to Taupo Hot Springs. We're really sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at our thermal complex. We apologise if our staff were not helpful and friendly, we take great pride in offering the best customer service we can offer, we have spoken to our... More

Taumarunui
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

An excellent and safe environment for family and individuals. All-round success. My family and friends have spent many occasions at this venue. Very safe, friendly and affordable too.

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

Kia Ora aroha1, Thanks for your review of Taupo Hot Spring, We are so happy to hear you and your family visit our iconic thermal complex regularly. We comply with health & safety practises at all times, staff are always on-hand to offer assistance when needed. We look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards Michelle More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to relax with the children either after a day skiing or simply as a means of relaxation on its own.

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

Hi NigelT56, Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Taupo Hot Springs. Glad to hear you enjoyed our pools, particularly ideal to visit us after a long fun day on the snow mountains or to unwind. We look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards Michelle More

Taupo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely spot, very pretty at night time with the lighting and the steam. Hot soak in private pools, different temperatures to suit, everything is very clean and well maintained. Staff very friendly. Outside pools great too, need to go back to try out the water slide.

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

Kia Ora Tracy-Ken M, Thank you for your review of Taupo Hot Springs, We're delighted to hear you's enjoyed our indoor private pools, we try our best to regulate the temperate's (between 36-41 degrees) to suit the needs of our guests. Great to hear you enjoyed the LED lighting, over the next few weeks we are installing more lights around,... More

London
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I am surprised to read that Debretts is seen as overpriced. I guess because we had a Campervan stay deal included it was different for us. My wife & I actually felt it was great value & we did use the facilities a few times, again that's where the value is to be had. Really liked both the private &... More

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

Stu_Cl Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Taupo Hot Springs. We are pleased to hear you and your companion enjoyed the overall ambience of our thermal complex. All guests of Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort get half price admission into the mineral pools, which are the most generous rates you'll find in terms of a... More

Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We booked a 3 night midweek special beg June in a superior lodge, the rooms exceeded expectations with underground heating which made it cosy and lovely furnishings. The pools were used everyday I tried the dragon water slide and never again! But my 8 year old just loved it. We had breakfast there twice and enjoyed by the whole family.... More

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

Hello Brendanna, Thank you for your review of your stay here at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, we're delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed our underground heating in your accommodation, this is apart of our on-going plans to upgrade all of our existing rooms with geothermal heating. We're also delighted to hear your enjoyed your breakfasts and our... More

Auckland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stopped for a refreshing dip in these hot pools and a plunge down the waterside. Definitely a must stop experience for the family. Best if you bring a picnic lunch for the children and that way reduce the overall cost.

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

Kia Ora Kp p, Thanks for your review of Taupo DeBretts Hot Springs, we are quite a popular spot to stop in for a bit of a break while travelling. Yes, a picnic is definitely a great idea when spending the day here enjoying our facilities. See you again! Warm Regards Michelle More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had a pedicure at the resort spa. Says on their website you get a massage with your express pedicure but even when I asked she said no.$50 is too expensive for a buff and polish. The lady who does the treatments was nice but the lady at the spa reception was just rude.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Booked in for a pedicure says on their website you get a foot massage. They never gave me one even when I asked and the lady at the spa reception was rude. Overpriced. On the plus side the lady who does the treatments was nice.

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

Hello Lottyshot, Thank you for reviewing your experience at Living Waters Spa, we do appreciate your feedback. I have spoken to our spa receptionist's and they informed me that a foot massage isn't included in the 30 minute express pedicure, however I have reviewed our spa section on our website and noticed that it states "massage" in the Express Manicure... More

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