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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
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed just for one night to break up a long journey. Place is getting a bit tired but room is comfortable (beds are great). Spa pools are warm but again a bit tired. Our deal included breakfast which was the normal fare but plenty of it, well presented and the hot dishes are hot (not always the case in some... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed one night - concierge was unorganized, inefficient and unapologetic for it. Rooms small and dank. Pricey and too far away from taupo township. somewhere else as there are plenty of better options in taupo.

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Hahnstaetten, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here christmas 2011 and had a pleasant time. Second time around we still really like the place. It is quiet, relaxing and comfortable. The rooms are nicely furnished and provide everything you need. Wifi has a good speed. Our highlight this time was a swim in drizzling cool weather in the heated outside pool. Very enjoyable. We chose... More 

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Merricks North, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Taupo is a beautiful place - but I did not see much. I visited Wairakei Resort for a conference. Rooms: My room, and the rooms I saw, were not overly modern, but they were certainly adequate. Good water pressure, iron/ironing board, quiet, spacious, good bed, big enough TV, and good WiFi signal strength. There were not many TV channels -... More 

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Queen's Birthday Weekend exactly 1 year ago, my wife and I stayed there as a get away weekend before I was due to have major surgery a couple of weeks later. The whole weekend experience in Taupo was terrific in spite of it being in Winter. The appointment of the rooms, The bar and the restaurant were fist class and... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay, great outdoor heated pool, spas, tennis court, kids playground and gym. They were quick to rectify a problem. was nice just to be able to travel a short distance to various places or you could spend the day at the resort. Looking forward to going again, oh and the food is good there to a+++

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a group of 8 ladies all budding golfers we stayed at Wairakei Resort. The service was fantastic.The duty manager at reception bent over backwards to make our stay so enjoyable.The facilities and location was top class with the beautiful grounds and a picturesque 9 hole golf course across the road. We are all keen to go back again and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed one night here but it certainly made an impression being situated in Tongariro National Park. There was a seating area outside our room & it was lovely to sit there taking in the view & the wildlife. Our room was clean & spacious & although there was no mini bar the drinks we ordered on the phone came... More 

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we arrived in taupo everything was booked out but we managed to get the last room at this resort would highly recomend it its got everything you need on site from swimming pools to a day spa and pub staff were very helpful aswell has big playing fields so good for the family

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked online, as the advertising on the Website was really good. There where a few faults and felt like the Hotel was less than the advertising.... The Spa Pools are extremely dated, and the green growing on the headrests in the Spa Pools is a little off putting. We were advised that they are only cleaned on a Monday. The... More 

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