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Wairakei Resort Taupo

640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3352, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
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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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice location and pleasant surroundings. Room was comfortable looking out to the pool area. The dripping toilet was annoying but overall comfortable room. The restaurant is nothing special and some of the waitresses really need to smile. Felt like they didn't really want to be there..

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is in lovely well kept grounds, with comfortable, reasonably sized, clean rooms. Due to its location the only real option for eating is the hotel itself, and unfortunately the dining experience was totally underwhelming. I had the most bland curry I have ever eaten, when I mentioned this to the waiter he said he would pass it on... More 

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Portsmouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived a little before the official check- in time and were told our room was not ready, so drove off to visit the Huka Falls nearby for a couple of hours to kill some time ( we presumed the resort must be full). However, when we returned after 3 pm, we found that we were the only residents in... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good location just outside Taupo; extensive grounds & good facilities. Spacious hotel and good room. However, the provision of only 30 mins wifi is the worst of any hotel or motel I have known (and I stayed in 15 on this trip). This was made worse by no explanation given by reception staff. Also, whilst the room had a kitchenette... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
24 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here as part of a coach tour but it was not our best location being 10mins from Taupo. The rooms are average and have the usual facilties but are not outstanding in any way. There is a thermal swimming pool and a large decked area for drinks etc. We had some bar meals, which were fresh from the frezer... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't really want to bore everyone with all the details. But it was the most terrible service I have ever experienced. I ended up out of pocket financially because of staff error, had to attempt to resolve the issue myself which ended up costing me money and I had little time to do this. This really was not acceptable... More 

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Cochin, Kerala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay at taupo.Absolutely beautiful property.THE ONLY DOWNER WAS getting to know the exact location of ur room.THe layout is very confusing.Had a grt oppurtunity to be there when there was an exhibition of DUCATI BIKES.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with family, then went with friends. Both time the resort accommodated our needs. Pools are very nice, but can get a bit busy with kids, at times. Bars are fab and so are the restaurants, never left wanting. Nice nine holes golf course across the road and an international one just down the road. Staff are always friendly and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived at this hotel we were impressed by the outside appearance, unfortunately our room was poor. We were located by a noisy generator overlooking a large green storage tank. It was a hot day and the room did not have air conditioning. We tried opening the windows but a combination of the generator noise and various bugs getting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving past this resort so many times over the years and dreaming of staying there I finally got the chance. We arrived and found the staff very friendly and the surroundings and what there was to do fantastic. However I found the resort very dated in decor and home comforts than other resorts I have experienced. There was mould... More 

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