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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Week-end away with my bestest friend, we had a double room which was located at the back of the resort, SO quiet, no road noise what so ever. The beds were sooo comfortable and a good choice of pillow density's to choose from. We had dinner in the restaurant on the 1st nite as it was a 'mid winter xmas... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here for the evening and enjoyed a very relaxing sleep. The beds seem unusually comfortable for a hotel, very quiet at night and pleasant staff. Thermally heated pools were fun and different. Very nice father with his daughter was kind enough to point out Southern Cross in the night sky and extend a warm welcome to my family. Good... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a busy week of business in Auckland, Wairakei Resort is a great place to unwind and recharge the batteries. The Hotel 9 hole golf course offers a very enjoyable round of golf, very well maintained and just a walk across / under the road. Bring your own clubs or you can hire it all from the course. Late lunch... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had two nights here & at first felt like Fawlty Towers. Sliding door to get into our block wasn't working; there was no sign informing us. The number on our door was inverted so couldn't initially find the room. Then in the room there was a folding bed just left there for us to sort. We got housekeeping to do... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A number of years ago I visited some guests staying at Wairakei when I lived nearby. This was my first time as a paying guest, in some respects I was disappointed, most especially with the bathroom and heating arrangements in the room. The rest of the bedroom (204) was fine regarding décor, TV, tea and coffee facilities. The shower was... More 

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auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm struggling to give this hotel a three star rating. I shall begin with my check in. So far, so good. Staff attentive polite and professional. Very clearly explain the NFC swipe card and the free wifi which is exceptional. 5GB data over very fast wifi (they have fibre) which lasts 14 days. Great stuff! Now onto the room. Having... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a night with 2 kids. Did the family buffet dinner and package included breakfast and was still very reasonable with no cooking or dishes. Great activities for kids as well with two hot pools to choose from. Still a bit dated decor but fine for the price and still very functional.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a change of venue for us and we couldn't of been happier. The resort has loads of things, heated pool, spa and sauna, cafe and restaurant. Our room was nicely decorated, with slide door out to a lovely court yard. We would definitely stay here again. (Just not in school holiday).

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

We have just spent 3 nights at Wairakei Resort after not having been for eighteen months. Accommodation fantastic, great value and we were even upgraded. Outdoor pool complex is just awesome, clean and so relaxing. This is certainly a great venue for couples, business, conferences alike and quite peaceful even when busy with conferences. I think Wairakei resort is "like... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had spent most of the day hiking the Tongariro, so were looking forward to soothing the muscles and warming up in the thermal pools. The pools were great, varying temperatures to work your way up to, with the hottest being about how long You could stay in before melting. The only issue was the limited showers, only a single... More 

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