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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Ranked #5 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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“The Best of the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

For the second year in a row my friend and I recently stayed in the same chalet as last time at DeBretts for 5 nights. It feels like home away from home to us without a timetable to keep to. We always leave there feeling refreshed and rested it is so peaceful and quiet. Having the mineral pools so accessible and enjoying two soaks a day not to mention the luxury of a long soak at night before bed, DeBretts Spa is the best of the best place to stay.As usual the accommodation was sparkling clean; comprising a kitchen, open plan dining - lounge, separate toilet and shower, two bedrooms and a queen size bed in each. The unit was serviced daily by very friendly staff, fresh linen supplied and as always the Reception Staff are very helpful. As part of our package deal we received complimentary pool passes for the 5 days which put the icing on the cake. We will definitely be back next year. Twohappycampers LMCM

Room Tip: No view of the lake but for peace and quietness the chalets nearest the shop are excellent
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Linda M
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debrettsnz, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Hello
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.

It certainly sounds like you had a wonderful time and that is what the hardworking team here are constantly striving to achieve for our guests.

We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Martina Austin
Marketing Coordinator
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

DeBretts Spa Resort provided two enjoyable nights on our recent trip to New Zealand. The superior cabins, in which we were booked, have a fine view over Lake Taupo and the package that we were offered, which included free entry to the thermal pools, a massage and free breakfast and coffee was a winner. DeBretts has no frills accommodation ranging from tent sites to caravans and lodges that provides good quality for a reasonable price. Situated on Lake Taupo with all of the benefits of this wonderful place, it would be a great place for a family holiday experience.

Room Tip: The superior lodges have exceptional views and are very roomy and comfortable.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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debrettsnz, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this review, April 16, 2012
Hello
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

It is always great to get such positive feedback as we feel we are on the right track to providing a wonderful holiday experience for all our guests.

We do hope you get to make a return visit to our beautiful New Zealand and of course to our own little piece of paradise here at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.

Kind Regards
Martina Austin
Martketing Coordinator
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

Had a nice welcome,map to show site to use ,it was easy to locate the site.parking was easy as the site was level & the power in a good place.Kitchen ,toilets & showers great.4 trips to pool to relax.They even arranged a shuttlebus to take us to town $4 each.Will be camping there again. THANK YOU.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marion J
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

we really enjoyed our time at debretts spa resort, in taupo. the spa was great, even though it was raining. staff freindly and helpful would recommend this resort to anyone who is looking for something differant for their stay in new zealand. and would stay again. Shirley L australia

Room Tip: we stayed near the entrance to the resort and it was reasonably quiet, in a 2 bedroom. daughter was...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Shirley L
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

What a find? We stayed at De Bretts last weekend for the first time. We loved it and did not encounter any problems whatsoever. ALL staff that we dealt with (at resort reception, cafe and at the pools) were extremely helpful and accommodating. Having the pools right there for a nice soak at the end of the day was a bonus, and a good deal given for pool use, for those who stay at the resort. We also made good use of the onsite cafe. The grounds are beautifully done - a credit to the owners hard work - and the view over the lake is just lovely! We would recommend it to others, and will definitely stay again at some stage.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sue C
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Northland
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

Had a girls weekend here for the Rod Stewart concert in Napier. Villa was nicely furnished and had a lovely view of the lake. Howerver, there were 5 of us and we arrived to find a queen bed and not 2 singles in 1 of the rooms as requested, no phone to call reception either. There was very little toilet paper and this was not replenished, we had to use our own box of tissues. The villas could do with a few more luxuries.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Pukekohe, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

First time staying here and we loved it. Cabins were tidy and clean as well as the kitchen/toilet facilities. We took advantage of the Family 3day pass to the pools which my boys loved. Staff were friendly and obliging, will definitely return again.

Lizy.T

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liz T
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Property: Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Address: 76 Napier Road | PO Box 513, Taupo 3379, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Choose to stay ahead of the game with our awesome Luxury Accommodation - self contained villas, lodges and spa chalets, providing an indulgent escape and complete with panoramic lake and mountain views. Or stay true with our ever-popular Qualmark rated 5 Star Holiday Park accommodation - from camping to van sites, cabins and motels, all spacious and excellent value.We have pools,water playground,slides,big bouncing air pad,Day Spa,Cafe-the ultimate all-year-round relaxation and recreation destination! ... more   less 
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