Not quite sure what we were expecting but this disappointed us. The website made it out to be luxurious which it definitely was not. It is very large, loads of different blocks (took at least 5 minutes to find out way to the main reception). We were upgraded from a standard room (for free - it was very quiet just before Christmas) and I do not like to think what we were upgraded from - our upgraded room was slightly smelly and bordering on shabby, done out in really faded neutral colours. Bathroom definitely needed a refurb and shower head was for hobbits (quite low and not adjustable). Breakfast was good BUT never kept quite hot enough. Staff were fine. Noise in the corridors was a big problem - for some reason their design must really transmit the sound.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wairakei Resort Taupo is located only 5 minutes north of Taupo town centre, offering superb hotel and villa accommodation in Taupo with excellent indoor & outdoor leisure facilities and dining options, as well as a being a purpose built Taupo conference venue. All situated in a stunning historic setting, close to Taupo’s many activities and attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
- Hotel Bayview Wairakei