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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Auckland
Reviewed 25 April 2016

As the saying goes...never judge a book... This place is like a little self contained village and has pretty much absolutely everything you need. This is an 'old school' style resort with its own golf course. Reminds me of Dirty dancing...

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Perth Western Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went to this fantastic resort with family to celebrate New Year. We stayed in one of the units which was modern and very comfortable. Lots of things to do at the resort and in the surrounding areas. all the facilities were first class and available at all times. Although the weather was not all that warm we made the most...

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Thank Derrill1943
Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Stayed two nights for a conference - whilst the resort has been around forever and is looking a little tired in places, the setting, staff and quality of food more than make up for it. I stayed in a Family Villa (313) and enjoyed a couple of great nights sleep - the villas are tucked away down the back of...

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1Thank KentandMichelle
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Ok, it's not the newest hotel in the Taupo area and it is definitely just a little bit tired - but the staff are very friendly and helpful, the position is stunning and peaceful and the price is fair. The room is well equipped with everything you need, and it is very clean and comfortable. Overall it delivers as expected...

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Thank Matthew61
Marton, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 April 2016

A great place for families and couples to get away from it all. Everything you need is within the resort, so you only need to venture out if you really want to. Great food and swimming and the rooms are very comfortable.

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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Great staff, rooms ok, its all a bit tired, needs an upgrade, air con in our room nit working, four in a small room was very hot,the pool was liked by the family but pool needed a paint,the cushions were ripped, just tired,

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Thank Gazzeroni
Otane, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Spent several days over Easter at the Resort in one of their "villa" rooms. Was absolutely fantastic! Plenty of room for us and our little girl - even when it was raining we could all be inside and she could have all her toys spread out and there was still heaps of room. Room service from the Pavillion Restaurant was...

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Thank shellbath2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I hadn't stayed at Wairakei for years since a company conference around 10 years ago. It still is a fairly good place to stay with lovely grounds. The restaurant was better than expected as at first glance the menu looked a little old school. It's also close to Taupo and Huka Falls too.

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1Thank Mike66NZ
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Hotel is spread over quite a large area. Pleasant grounds with two outdoor swimming pools - smaller one with pool bar, looked busier, however there is a second larger pool about 250 metres from reception, hidden by fir trees. Both pools heated year round between 32-38 degrees. Staff obliging, particularly restaurant staff. Good evening meal & selection for breakfast. Rooms...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We stayed at Wairakei Resort in Taupo during Christmas- New years break. The resort was beautiful with small park and trampolines for the kids and 2 heated thermal pools and we got a good rate for 2 nights. But unfortunately, the bathrooms were too old that they had some funny smell. The thing I hated about the place was the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Wairakei Resort Taupo

Address: 640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3384, New Zealand (Formerly Bayview Wairakei Resort)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €76 - €178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wairakei Resort Taupo 4*
Number of rooms: 187
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Also Known As:
Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
Hotel Bayview Wairakei
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Taupo
#11 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#14 Family Hotel in Taupo
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