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640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
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#26 of 66 hotels in Taupo
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Wairakei Resort Taupo provides superb hotel and villa accommodation and is set amongst a stunning geothermal valley in Taupo. The resort has excellent indoor & outdoor leisure facilities including two thermal heated swimming pools, six hot pools, a fitness centre, nine-hole golf course, tennis courts and so much more. The dining options are also exquisite with something for all budgets. It is also a purpose built conference venue catering to up to 600 conference delegates. Situated in the Wairakei Tourist Park, the resort is close to Taupo’s many activities and attractions and is only a 5 minute drive from the centre of Taupo.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Tennis court
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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HayleyPresling wrote a review Jun 20
Wellington, New Zealand41 contributions5 helpful votes
Our group of 4 adults stayed at the Wairakei Resort recently. We found it clean, tidy and perfect for our stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, the pool was awesome and very clean. We had a full breakfast included in our already very reasonable room rate which was delicious and catered for all dietary requirements. Would happily recommend, and will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Dear Halyley, Thank you very much for taking the time to publish your wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that cleanliness, meals and value lived up to your expectations. We hope to welcome you back to Wairakei very soon! Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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JNZ69 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions37 helpful votes
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We have just returned from a faultless stay at the Wairakei Resort Hotel. Room, breakfast and dinner over two nights was exceptional and unbeatable value for money. The grounds were immaculate as was the 9 hole golf course. Great mountain bike tracks onsite and also in nearby Taupo. This hotel has done a wonderful job post Level 4 Covid lockdown and is encouraging kiwis to return to the hotel with exceptional pricing and marketing. Hence the hotel was at capacity with a range a ages and young families enjoying the facilities. Keep up the great work team, you are leading by example.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded Jul 16, 2020
Dear JNZ69, Thank you so much for taking the time to publish your fantastic review on tripadvisor. We were extremely proud to read your feedback and really appreciate your comments about us doing a good job post level 4! Hopefully we can welcome you back soon! Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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daregirlzone7 wrote a review Jun 19
Masterton, New Zealand51 contributions11 helpful votes
As far as staff go we really only spoke to Sonja who was our check-in person on Friday night and she was fantastic, friendly and it certainly started the weekend off right. We spent two nights at the resort and enjoyed the buffet breakfast each morning which had a pretty good selection. The place is a little tired in places and the spa pools really need an upgrade but our room was warm, the beds were comfy and the woman who filled up our room supplies on Saturday was delightful to deal with which truly does make the difference!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear daregirlzone7, Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to publish your great review! We are glad to read you had a pleasant stay with us and I certainly appreciate your comments for Sanja and the Housekeeping team, I have already passed your feedback on! We hope to welcome you back to Wairakei Resort very soon! Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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deborah m wrote a review Jun 13
Rotorua, New Zealand49 contributions4 helpful votes
Room always clean and well appointed. The staff are the friendliest and most helpful i have come across. Been here 3 times and wont be the last. Great breakfast, caters for all needs. The bar is a delightful place to sit and have meal of drink. Housekeeping staff work so hard and are such an obliging group of people. The grounds aree lovely to walk around and well maintaned. A hop skip and jump into Town CBD. Fabulous place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: unsure but me and 2 sisters (older people) always book family room. But all the rooms looked...
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Dear Deborah, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to publish your review on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled to read about your great Wairakei Experience and I will make sure it will be shared with the team! We hope to welcome you back to Wairakei very soon! Sincerely, Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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lisa mosen wrote a review Jun 13
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1- the place was crawling with ants, when we discovered they had gotten into our gift basket of goodies and contaminated all the open products, we had to dispose of it( $300 total value) On reporting this to reception as we checked out they offered us $100 discount off the $660 room rate. To say we were disappointed is an understatement, we are still waiting for the manager to make contact after 2 phone calls and 2 emails. The buffet meal that we attended on Saturday night was well and truely below standard and our breakfast was lukewarm. All in all very disappointed and would not recommend staying here unless they address the problems stated.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay somewhere else
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PRICE RANGE
$55 - $3,208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bayview wairakei hotel taupo, hotel bayview wairakei
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bayview Wairakei Resort
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
187
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wairakei Resort Taupo
Which popular attractions are close to Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Nearby attractions include Huka Falls tracks (1.5 miles), Lake Taupo (4.4 miles), and Formula Challenge Racing (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Wairakei Resort Taupo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Wairakei Resort Taupo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Wairakei Resort Taupo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.