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Wairakei Resort Taupo

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed recently. Room was nice, roomy enough, clean. Bathroom was a little tired, tiles in shower can't be far off replacing. Was surprised that for a resort in a tourist destination the tv offering was poor with average reception (unfortunately I was sick so spent more time than wanted in hotel room). Breakfast was pretty good, pancakes, toast, normal continental... More

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

Arrived Friday Night front staff were great. Rooms are of a good standard. Went for a swim on Sat Night to find pool locked with a chain well be for closing time with notice about maintains but was reopened next morning but still had the notice up very un helpful as was told buy another guest that he was told... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We returned after our first family holiday at Wairakei the year before, for the cycle around Taupo and we Loved it then (bonus as slightly located heading out if Taupo city and was away from the congestion of the traffic). We didn't hesitate to book as we were relocating North on our second visit recently. We loved it even more,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for somewhere reasonably cheap and a bed for the night then staying here for a stopover would be great. My father and I stayed in the heritage wing. I wouldn't recommend staying in this part of the resort for more than a night. However, I have heard other parts are a lot nicer.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a conference at the hotel and stayed in a one bedroom villa with our 12mth old son and Au Pair. The room while tired was great for what we needed, large spacious kitchen/dining/lounge area that opened onto a sunny patio. The kitchen was reasonably equipped, although I did have to go and buy a coffee plunger. The grounds... More

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

Plenty of space to wander about. Nice options for breakfast. If the resort isnt booked out, reception will allow you a slightly later check-out. Outdoor pools, spa, and fitness centre are pretty good. Compared to resorts & pricing overseas, Wairakei is good value. Room was spacious & clean. Staff were very friendly. (Free) Wi-fi experience wasnt all that good. And... More

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

My third time at Wairakei this year. Lovely ground floor room near the pool as requested. Nice close parking for the sports car. Swam in both pools and can really recommend the original pool down in the bush at the northern end of the resort for both privacy and bush setting. Spas were lovely and open to the sky -... More

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Pahiatua
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such peaceful, quiet location. Our room was jjust perfect, beds really comfy, service was great - excellent value for money! We wont hesitate to come back - best place to stay in Taupo especially if you are heading north.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always a great place to stay .so much space outside and very tidy. Rooms well sized and bed comfortable. Great to have a room close to the pool. Nice walk down the back of the hotel by the thermal streams. Plenty of activities for the kids to do for free. But time you got free wifi

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Cambridge,New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay and great value for money. Love the outdoor pools and couldn't believe how inexpensive the restaurant buffet was for such good food. Excellent staff and very friendly too. 10 out of 10.

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Address: State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wairakei Resort Taupo 4*
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Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
Hotel Bayview Wairakei

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