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The Spa Hotel

281 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last room available in the whole of Taupo so had no choice, but boy we were surprised when we got there to find that only half the rooms were in use the other half looked like they had been empty for about 100 years rotting away. The main entrance/ reception was an old closed down pub, where... More 

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Ended up staying here on a short trip to Taupo. Slightly out of the centre of town, but made for a good base for activities (walked to the Huka Falls from here). We stayed in a chalet, which was large and seemed well maintained. Friendly staff. We had been worried based on other reviews on Tripadvisor, but understand the business... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Missed a special on DeBrett's because wife was unsure, booked this place for the same price - boy did she regret that decision. The Spa Hotel has the feel of a remote hotel from a b-grade slasher flick, which didn't work too well for her. The rooms were functional, although there were dead bugs all through the bed sheets. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were going to stay in the studio units but as they were too far away from other family members we asked for a chalet instead. The staff member was very helpful and managed to get us 2 chalets together. The chalets needed a bit of work but after talking to the owners found that they had only taken over... More 

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I am going to try to be politically correct and find something positive ... oh, I know LEAVING! This was the RUDEST most disgusting behaviour I have ever encountered. Should NOT be allowed to take bookings. Whilst we were there ... no water in the bathrooms to flush the toilets or wash your hands. The owners were DRUNK themselves and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Management were drunk in the morning and not welcoming or friendly. Filthy rooms and amenities . We had 52 people at a function, we were not looked after and management did not offer meals in the bar. 52 people buying potato chips from a vending machine.. Where's your liqueur license? Very very poor... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

After a previous night in the middle of nowhere (Clements Clearing DOC site) we were looking for somewhere closer to Taupo to pitch up when we popped into the Spa Hotel. The staff here were friendly and said we could pitch up on site for $5. I'm not sure if this is something they still offer, or its seasonal, as... More 

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Otara, null, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

A few touch-ups around the place might make the difference how much business comes your way. We travel back and forth through the North Island and we don't mind were we stayru so long as It's got a 1: Bed that's clean and made. 2: Shower & Toilet - must be clean. 3: Somewhere Safe to Kipp your head down.... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We ended up staying here when most of the Taupo accommodation was booked out over new years. We were in a one bedroom unit (with a loft upstairs, with three more beds) situated along a stream. On the good side, the unit was spacious and clean enough, and the beds comfortable. However, there were numerous small issues that indicated the... More 

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