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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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Ranked #29 of 72 hotels in Taupo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rooms are new & clean and the staff where helpful when checking in. We picked this place because of the swimming spas and number of restaurants however the spas were not hot, no staff could be located in the spa treatment area and only 1 restaurant was open. We purchased drinks at the bar and then told after we paid... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent in every way. Without exception, staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. We ate 2 meals in house, one lunch and one dinner (a la carte). Both were excellent. A faultless mini-break that we really needed and appreciated. We have been staying at Wairakei for over 30 years. It has never been better.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have traveled to a few places around the world and stayed in better 3 star hotels than this 4 star place. The outside is stunning but rooms very basic. Breakfast was a fast with few items available.

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

Stayed here for a night on our way to Napier, For a 4 star accommodation I found this to be basic bed, uncomfortable, shower is too low and not much room. Compared to outside that looks beautiful but inside lets it down by being tired and basic. Very disappointed and not really worth the price that I paid for. Then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at the Wairakei resort at least a couple of times a year. Why? Well, we find it a fabulous place for the children - a great place for a family holiday no matter the weather. This last trip was in July school holidays and it was freezing cold but with the hot pools, the great little walk around... More

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Napier, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic stay again - great facilities, staff & food. Our room was a little tired, but the overall experience is always good here - we love coming back each year for the proximity to the mountain bike tracks just behind the venue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sized, neat and tidy rooms with balconies/terraces in nice setting. Very comfortable bed. Good value for money. Very good restaurant with reasonable prices. Friendly staff. Would definitely stay there again.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am usually in Taupo once a month for business and always stay at the Wairakei for the simple reason I am very well taken of by the very helpful and friendly staff. The rooms are very comfortable, warm and quiet. The restaurant offers excellent fare for all tastes. The resort has great facilities which I take advantage of.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 star for the place overall and 5 star for the staff and facility. Great staff....lovely location. We will certainly visit again. The only things that was a let down was finding A cockroach on the curtain of one of the rooms as we checked in and one of the heated pool under maintenance during our 2 nights stay....

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome experience. The outdoor activities were amazing the food and beverage was excellent and the service could not be faulted. It may be time to look at some room decor refurbishment as the current theme has been in play for a long time. It is a very value for money place to stay.

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Additional Information about Wairakei Resort Taupo

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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Also Known As:
Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
Hotel Bayview Wairakei

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 Business Hotel in Taupo #16 Family Hotel in Taupo #19 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
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Wairakei Resort Taupo is located only 5 minutes north of Taupo town centre, offering superb hotel and villa accommodation in Taupo with excellent indoor & outdoor leisure facilities and dining options, as well as a being a purpose built Taupo conference venue. All situated in a stunning historic setting, close to Taupo’s many activities and attractions. ... more   less 
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