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The Spa Hotel

281 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A lot of people with negative experiences on TripAdvisor but we found the spa hotel to be absolutely fine. The only "bugs" we saw were a couple of spiders in the corners of the room but aside from that, nothing. This was the only place we could find to stay but it was nice and quiet and the owner was... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I have stayed here over a number of years and it is deteriorating drastically to the point that I will never stay here again! I used to love coming here & had some great times however it is evident to see there is no passion or drive to utilise the potential this place has. It seems they have spent some... More 

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Onewhero, NZ
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We chose the Spa hotel as we wanted space at good value for a family of five. The chalet was basic but clean and the grounds are well kept and great for exploring. It is quiet and yet close to the town centre and other attractions. The Staff were helpful and knowledgeable about the History of the Spa Hotel and... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Booked in here because it was closest we could find to Taupo motor racing track. We were pleasantly surprised that it was such good value for money. It's not 5 star but I don't think they are trying to compete in that market. The chalet we stayed in was clean and comfortable with all mod-cons - excellent value for not... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

This was the last room available in the whole of Taupo so had no choice, but boy we were surprised when we got there to find that only half the rooms were in use the other half looked like they had been empty for about 100 years rotting away. The main entrance/ reception was an old closed down pub, where... More 

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Ended up staying here on a short trip to Taupo. Slightly out of the centre of town, but made for a good base for activities (walked to the Huka Falls from here). We stayed in a chalet, which was large and seemed well maintained. Friendly staff. We had been worried based on other reviews on Tripadvisor, but understand the business... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Missed a special on DeBrett's because wife was unsure, booked this place for the same price - boy did she regret that decision. The Spa Hotel has the feel of a remote hotel from a b-grade slasher flick, which didn't work too well for her. The rooms were functional, although there were dead bugs all through the bed sheets. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were going to stay in the studio units but as they were too far away from other family members we asked for a chalet instead. The staff member was very helpful and managed to get us 2 chalets together. The chalets needed a bit of work but after talking to the owners found that they had only taken over... More 

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I am going to try to be politically correct and find something positive ... oh, I know LEAVING! This was the RUDEST most disgusting behaviour I have ever encountered. Should NOT be allowed to take bookings. Whilst we were there ... no water in the bathrooms to flush the toilets or wash your hands. The owners were DRUNK themselves and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Management were drunk in the morning and not welcoming or friendly. Filthy rooms and amenities . We had 52 people at a function, we were not looked after and management did not offer meals in the bar. 52 people buying potato chips from a vending machine.. Where's your liqueur license? Very very poor... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Spa Hotel offers budget friendly accommodation, close to everything Taupo has to offer. The hotel is opposite the famous AC Baths and close to the new bypass. It's also handy to most Taupo sporting facilities including golf courses, motor and cycling tracks and the Owen Delaney Sports fields. Set in tranquil park like grounds, the Spa Hotel occupies a quiet, sheltered position. A unique and intriguing slice of Taupo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Spa Hotel

Address: 281 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $23 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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