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Wairakei Resort Taupo

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
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Ranked #32 of 71 hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
BoboEastMidlands East Midlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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East Midlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really liked this resort and would have stayed longer if we'd had more time. We had a good ground floor room with a patio overlooking the grounds and near the smaller of the geothermally heated pools. The pool was wonderful for just relaxing in. The larger pool was slightly cooler (but still very warm) and better for the more... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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101 reviews 101 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay wish I had another day or two. It was tired but clean and tidy. Staff all acknowleged you even the gardeners. Pool was a great place to relax in at the end of the day. Buffet breakfast was fine all the usual bacon, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms, eggs, and spagettii or baked bean plus an assortment... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last stayed in this hotel in 1998 ! Comfy bedroom with deck overlooking pool , heated pool fantadtic , I was on business conference food was good , staff very friendly I would stay again :-) good bar , conference roomd a wee bit tired ,

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just had a few days at Wairakei for a work conference crossed with a family weekend. While the property is a bit tired, it's also very nicely done. The children ADORED the pool which must have been about 38 degrees celcius, just a bit below spa pool temperature. You got in and it felt like someone had removed all... More

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Miranda, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our stay at this resort as we had seen it advertised on Getaway. Whilst it had all the facilities, the resort was a little "tired" and could do with a spruce up. We noticed they had started painting the day we left!! The location was good for attractions such as Huka Falls, Craters of the Moon etc and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to base your Taupo golfing experience from with Wairakei International golf course minutes away and Kinloch and Taupo Golf Club within easy driving distance. Rooms were excellent value and top quality. The resort facilities are ideal to relax unwind and prepare for the next day.

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Tyne and Wear
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146 reviews 146 reviews
51 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour group. The rooms are divided amongst several 2 story block distributes around pleasant gardens with water features and geothermal hot pools. Room 718 on the ground floor was equipped with fridge, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, clock / alarm, complimentary toiletries, fluffy towels, a hairdryer, iron and... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This hotel is about 5 mins north of Taupo, CBD, which is great of you want to be away from the more touristy areas. We booked here as they had the Body Firm Day Spa on site, and had a twin room with a lovely view over a courtyard. The hotel staff were lovely, the Spa staff were excellent. One... More

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Rowville, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

An ideal place to stay after playing golf at the waikakei international. The resort is neat and tidy and offers lots of activities. The restaurant offers a very nice meal and the breakfast is well presented and of high quality. The pancake machine is a winner. I would stay here again if visiting again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great place to stay for a weekend or overnight to break up the journey. Pools, golf, spa, tennis, gym, something for everyone. Kids love the all you can eat breakfast. Great morning run at the Huka Falls.

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Additional Information about Wairakei Resort Taupo

Also Known As:
Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
Bayview Wairakei Hotel
Hotel Bayview Wairakei
Address: State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#21 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wairakei Resort Taupo 4*
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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