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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Ranked #4 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Reviewed January 15, 2009

My wife and I spent two nights at Taupo De Bretts in a cottage in early January. It was clean and modestly equipped. The camp sites appeared somewhat cramped. The kitchen had appliances but inadequate fridge space and unfortunately no dishes (not even a can opener). The bathroom facilities were among the more outdated and lines seemed to form to take showers. We really enjoyed the mineral spas (guests get a discounted admission fee) and the pools are great – but beware the waterslide, it is no joke. The amoebic Meningitis warnings also did not seem particularly well displayed and were never enforced by the guards. Overall, facilities were not among the better we’ve seen in NZ but would consider staying again for the water park and pools.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2008

We stayed at DeBretts on a famly holiday with relatives out from overseas. What a fantastic decision. So much for our kids to do, clean tidy and reasonably priced accommodation, amazingly friendly staff, and Thermal Hot Pools right next door too. What a place!

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2008

Location wise is not ideal but facilities is superb! We were booked for a self contained unit which has a queen size bed and a double decker bed, a sofa, a small dining table that sits 4 persons and a kitchen. That aside, if you didn't feel like doing your own cooking, debretts has an eatery which serves food till 9pm (hint: their breakfast taste yummy!).

Also, De bretts has a hot spring attached to it and pool entry is discounted for guests. We went for the private pool and gave our aching bodies a good relax. There's also an outdoor hot spring swimming pool and slides.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2007

In January 2007 our extended family group of 7 adults and 6 young children aged 6 and under spent a delightful week at the De Bretts Resort Thermal park. We had booked three self contained units so only needed to take our clothing and food. I also packed plastic plates, cups and bowls for the littlies. Most days we spent hours at the thermal pool complex - as guests of the resort we were entitled to a discount on the pool entry fee. There is an amazing dragon slide suitable for small children with an adult (once you work out how to go slower!). It's also a thrilling ride for adults and older kids.
For those who have been to Taupo before you'll know how much there is to see and do. A day trip to Napier is also a pleasant way to spend a day.
The staff at De Bretts were extremely helpful - we especially appreciated the friendly daily cleaning staff. If you're looking for a reasonably priced holiday destination suitable for all ages, then I'd recommend you give De Bretts a try. There is a website [-].

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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2017
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Room Tip: Cottage 6a et b avec vue sur le lake et les volcans enneigés
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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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
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Price Range: $59 - $165 (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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