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Wairakei Resort Taupo

640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3352, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rode our Harley's down for a overnight trip. We arrived in late, frozen as it gets mighty cold in the forest at night. Reception welcomed us warmly and we found our room was very nice, warm and clean. We quickly had a warmly bourbon and headed off to the spa pool, Nice! We tried their buffet dinner, it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I have extensive hospitality experience both front of house and kitchen. We had a wonderful stay. The food was delicious and the service in the restaurants excellent. Room was nice and clean and comfortable. Staff were kind and understanding of our two terrors (children). Parts of the hotel are a bit tired and in need of refurbishment... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value DBB family package tempted us to this hotel for the school holiday break and it was a well worth it. Hotel kindly took on board our requests (don't ask, don't get) and we had a nice corner room in the 900 wing on top floor. Room was really good size for our family (2 adults and 2 children... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 1 night. It was very comfortable and great value. We ate at the restaurant where we had the buffet. It was average and I probably wouldn't have that again but I would stay here again. There were quite a few spas, heated pool and it was very close to Huka Prawn Park which is awesome.

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Auckland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great resort, we have stayed here before and thoroughly enjoyed so decided to stay again to break our journey travelling from Wellington to Auckland. We had a lovely clean room, very spacious with everything we needed. The kids and myself loved the pool, it is thermally heated so whatever the weather is you can enjoy it. There are 2 pools... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good accommodation. Five people in our holiday group. Grounds of hotel beautiful. Geothermal stream runs through which is an interesting walk. Golf course excellent, Restaurants / coffee shop all good. Close to many tourist locations - Lake Taupo, Huka Falls, Craters of the Moon and many others. Obliging and helpful staff.Great value for $$$ss.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights. It was great!! Nice and relaxing and very quiet. Its about 8 km from Taupo but suited us fine. There are 2 lovely warm pools there and some spa pools also. Very nice. The rooms are average but have what you need. There are no extra cooking facilities etc, very basic in... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My last visit to Wairakei Resort was in 2010. Then I took my niece there during the Easter. We enjoyed all facilities the Resort offering; gym, heated swimming pools, spa pools, squash & golf course. The restaurant meal was okay - it was not a 5-star fine dining but their price was reasonable compare to what I paid for similar... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a relaxing chilled out short break, two nights in a spacious king room over looking lovely manicured gardens. this resort has been around for a while, so not brand new facilities but nicely maintained and nice all round. The bird life green surroundings of bush make you feel instantly relaxed. The outdoor thermal pools were my highlight. Being... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at Wairakei Resort a number of times, normally in one of the King Rooms in the main part of the resort. This trip we stayed in one of the family villas. The villa was spacious with a reasonably sized kitchen/dining/living area, a separate bedroom, and a bathroom with shower over the bath. The kitchen had china and... More 

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