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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Ranked #4 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
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250 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 4, 2009

5th time we have stayed here over the years & had a midweek getaway break this time in one of their spa Chalets.
Unit had 2 bedrooms with a living/dining area & a seperate Kitchen area complete with dishwasher & plenty of utensils. Unit also had an outside decked area but it was too wet to use it.
The rate included unlimited use of the pools, bottle of wine & a $20 pp allowance towards breakfast at the restaurant close by. I would personally avoid the restaurant & go for breakfast at The Stag Diner just a couple of hundred meters along SH5 which is better value & less formal.
Multinational staff were very friendly & welcoming & were on hand to help with any queries we had. Complaints from both ourselves & other guests about noise from another unit were dealt with swiftly & diplomatically by staff.
The pools are an excellent place to de stress & relax with the addition of a safe play area for children & a private pools perfect for couples.
This is our favourite place to stay in New Zealand & can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2009

pretty awful rip off really everything very run down

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Leeds
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Reviewed May 4, 2009

We moved to here after staying elsewhere in Taupo. We stayed in an ensuite cabin and found that the resort has all that you would expect from a good holiday park. Everything seemed quite clean.

Unfortunately it is on the outskirts of Taupo, so it is better to have your own transport.

To enter the thermal pools it costs a little extra, but we ended up going in every day.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 25, 2009

My friend and I went to Taupo for a Girl's pampering weekend. I had seen the De Bretts Website and they had a Spa Indulgence Package that sounded good. It included accommodation in one of their 2 bedroom spa chalets, a facial or massage, mineral soak, breakfast at the Bistro Lago restaurant next door, bottle of wine and a small spa gift (soap and samples).

The service was good and reception staff were very helpful during our two night stay. The chalet was well equipped with 2 bedrooms (king beds), kitchen, living area, separate toilet and bathroom. It was very clean and comfortable, apart from the tired sofa bed/couch in the living area that was in need of replacement.

All of the added extras of the package were great. The spa staff were good (although my therapist could refine her practice a little... probably will develop with more experience) and the mineral soak very relaxing. We ate both dinner and breakfast at Bistro Lago and the food and service were fantastic.

All in all, we had a nice time in Taupo and met our goal of a weekend pampering escape. I would recommend De Bretts to other groups, small families and couples looking for a relaxing time away.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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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.

  • Liked — pools
  • Disliked — no warning sigh for the turn-off for the resort as you enter town - it is easy to miss
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Taupo
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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!

  • Liked — Great Staff. Tidy. Great Rates. Great Coffee at the Cafe too!
  • Disliked — Nothing... to be honest :)
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Singapore
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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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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 #4 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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