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Wairakei Resort Taupo

640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3352, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After being chilled in this New Zealand winter it was so nice to take a soak in these beautiful thermal pools. For $25 you can stay as long as you like.Other places give you limited time. The pools range from the hottest at 40 degrees C and lower. There are three large pools. Bring a towel or hirer one for... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just stayed weekend at Wairakei Resort Hotel for a family function and found the hotel villa rooms upgraded and the Saturday night meal exceptionally good. Pools great, recommend for a family get together.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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