We really liked this resort and would have stayed longer if we'd had more time. We had a good ground floor room with a patio overlooking the grounds and near the smaller of the geothermally heated pools. The pool was wonderful for just relaxing in. The larger pool was slightly cooler (but still very warm) and better for the more serious swimmer. The grounds within the complex were planted up with colourful flowers, rocks and greenery and were well-cared for, with features that included a small bridge. The accommodation was quite spread out so we were a little way from the restaurant. The Sunday three-course help yourself roast dinner was well-cooked with plenty of choice and good value. The ground staff were friendly and helpful, identifying birds for us. The resort was handy for visiting the Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave. We really enjoyed our 2 night stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
- Hotel Bayview Wairakei