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“Relaxing- Mineral pools a short walk from our unit.”

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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Ranked #4 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

It seemed to me this place has accomodation for every budget! Campsites to motel type units. We stayed in a 1 bedroom unit with kitchen. One single bed was out in the living room and the other single bed in the bedroom with the queen.

It was an easy walk down the hill to the mineral pools, which were very relaxing. Two large heated pools and many smaller ones. Our skin felt great after soaking there! Guests get entry at half price, so I think adult price was $11 instead of $22 (I may be wrong, but it was close to that). My husband and daughter enjoyed the water slide too!

I used the washing machine and dryer that were over near the campsites. $2 a wash was very reasonable.

A short drive down the hill to the town of Taupo.
I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2014

Thanks for the review Kim we appreciate them. Pleased you had a great time, be sure to spread the word in Sydney. Lucinda

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Stayed in Cabin 27 for 6 nights, 1x single bed & 1x Set of bunk beds.
Found our cabin covenant to everything DeBretts had to offer, Kids loved the playgrounds & hot pools. Our cabin was a great price and were pleasantly surprised to have a TV with sky, Jug, Milk, coffee etc.. Found the staff friendly, great amenities that were always clean, loved the fact the showers were always nice & hot, Also loved the kitchen & BBQ area, always clean. Cost us $45 to get a family pass for the hot pools during our stay was worth it.
We did notice being close to the office there were the odd truck that came in the morning & our cabin was near a rather large light (Like a Street light) but not a big deal. Myself & kids meet some nice people during our stay. Definitely recommend

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2014

Thanks for the review Jo, I'm pleased Finn was able to get in a few photos on your visit to Taupo :-) Lucinda

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

I spent a lovely couple of hours relaxing first a private thermal pool at DeBretts and then enjoying the most relaxing and amazing fassage ever at the lovely Day Spa at DeBretts. A truly lovely way to spend an afternoon in Taupo.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2014

Thanks for the lovely review. I am pleased you enjoyed your Fassage, it's our most popular treatment! Lucinda

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Just enjoyed a great 3 night stay here, camping. The reception staff were incredibly helpful - nothing seemed too much trouble. The kids simply loved the hot pools, we couldn't keep them away! All the facilities were neat and tidy, and just after the Christmas break I think thats especially amazing!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thanks Jason for the review. We appreciate getting them as it helps other holiday makers with their decisions. Cheers Lucinda

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We just returned back to Australia after a fantastic 3 nights here at DeBretts. My whole family absolutely loved the resort especially with the comfortable 2 bedroom cabin with lake view and the water park. While i just sat back and relaxed in the 38.5 degree thermal pool my two kids loved the water play and the slide. We spend about 1 1/2 hours each morning and afternoon and it was the best way to start and end the day. It is really a fantastic area and worth the recognition from the New Zealand Tourism.
On arrival the reception team take you to your cabin and show you all the options which was a nice touch and not expected but certainly appreciated their time. My family wanted to watch kids shows but i wanted to watch the cricket (Ashes) in the evening and i came across a huge tv with pay tv in the campers kitchen area which was a huge win with me. The 2 bedroom cabin was so good as just got off 2 weeks on a Celebrity ship all staying in the one cabin and never appreciated the extra room so much. The new jumping cushion was a lot of fun for my son and these extra facilities they have really broke up our day which made my time with my wife even more relaxing. Breaky, coffee and toasted sandwiches from the cafe at reception was nice and relaxing. I did wake up early as was eager to get to the water park.
I don't really get too much time to write these reviews as very busy with the resort that i run in Australia but felt i had to for this place as it was so energizing and different for us. The thermal pool honestly made my 6 hour direct drive to Wellington the easiest i have ever done as i was so relaxed. I will be keeping my eyes open for work conferences near Lake Taupo so i can make another visit with my family.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thanks for taking the time Geoff to give us such a fabulous review on your stay with us. It sounds like we might be seeing you again on your next NZ Adventure. Lucinda

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed here in November just over night and wished we didn't have to leave. Beautiful park, friendly staff, super clean and great amanities. The thermal pools located on site are fantastic the best we seen in North Island NZ during our stay. Would defiantly stay here again and wished that we had more time there.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

We love seeing photos, thanks so much for sharing! Lucinda

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We spent two nights here, including NYE. The resort was busy, however we were not bothered by noise in our two bedroom cabin. The accommodation was comfortable, and the kitchen was a decent size. The bathroom is tiny and there is nowhere to put your toiletry bag. the cleaners need to pay a little more attention to the cobwebs and dead insects hanging from the ceilings.

The grounds are well maintained. The kids loved the jumping pillow and the older style see saw in the playground.

We spent an afternoon at the spa and enjoyed the private spa, the large pool, the kids area (although the water from the tipping bucket was very cold compared to the main pool) and the waterslide.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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DeBretts-Taupo, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Thanks for the review Rach pleased you and your family had a nice time. I have passed your comments onto our House Keeping team, we do appreciate this feedback. At this time of year the warm water playground is very busy and as a result the water is constantly circulating and naturally cools. We do try and turn off for short periods of time to let it reheat, however it is a bit of a juggling act as children are eagerly waiting to play. Cheers Lucinda

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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 #4 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Price Range: $59 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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