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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked online and got amazing deal at Wairakei Resort Taupo - Spacious, rooms very clean, warm & inviting, nice comfortable beds, friendly staffs, amazing hot pools and spa, will definitely come again!

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have had a lot to do with Wairakei Resort over the years and recently stayed there for a conference. The service and food was excellent and their out catering for a special function was world class. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful trees that provide a brilliant colour palette particularly in autumn. There is a 9 hole golf course,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our stay here, the staff were welcoming and super friendly. The facilities were excellent, plenty to do, I was happy with location and only fault was it was a bit tired in areas in particular the pool up behind the tennis courts which could do with a paint. Restaurant was ok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a perfect stay for a lot of different travel styles. It's probably not quite right for a long romantic couples weekend where you want to spend lots of time in the room, but if you're in the area to get out and about, I'd recommend. There's bikes to hire, walks to do, good activities a short drive or... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I could not fault this resort. Thoroughly enjoyed staying at this property. The staff were awesome, the services were great, the facilities especially the thermal pool was a favourite, really really enjoyed this visit and will most definitely come back. Highly recommend when visiting Taupo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely room with everything we needed. Staff were friendly and beds comfortable. The room was clean and tidy and the spa bath a real joy after a long drive. Ideal for couples, groups or families. Will definitely be back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was comfortable and the bed was very good. However, I was looking forward to a nice restaurant meal and staying overnight. The food took ages to arrive, it was fairly busy, but I had to wait for over an hour for pretty basic food. Some of the meal was okay, but my soup was the worst I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just perfect for a family. It's got all the "to do's" with a warm pool, a playground and plenty of space for the little ones to run around. It's near all the attractions, and away from all the hustle and bustle of Taupo town, yet its not far from there either. One thing we really look forward to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased the lead in room for 1 expecting little of my room but was pleasantly surprised when I was upgraded to a lovely king room, yay. The outside heated pool was superb, 38 degrees in a lovely peaceful surrounding. I dined at the Pavilion Restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the mushroom risotto. The service I received from all staff was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a two day stay and wish we could have made it longer. Such a beautiful location with helpful and efficient Staff throughout the Complex. So close to the many attractions of the area is definitely a bonus. Our room, well away from Reception was quiet apart from a major noisy party going on Saturday night which stopped at... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Wairakei Resort Taupo

Address: 640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3384, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $77 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wairakei Resort Taupo 4*
Number of rooms: 187
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Also Known As:
Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
Hotel Bayview Wairakei
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Taupo
#11 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#14 Family Hotel in Taupo
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