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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Wairakei is some kms north of Taupo, so probably only accessible with a vehicle. The resort, which has been in this location for decades, is in grounds with beautiful mature trees. There is a 9-hole golf course directly opposite, tennis courts, heated pools, gym, etc. everything you would expect. The a la carte restaurant serves mains at around $30. Desserts...

Thank Dianne C
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Just finished celebrating our wedding anniversary at the a la carte restaurant, "pavillion" and what fantastic service all the way through. Outstanding food and drink including a relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone. Big thumbs up 👍🏼

Thank Calehole
Pinehurst, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Great resort in a great location. Set in a very scenic location, the service was great. Not too far from downtown restaurants and Lake Taupo. Make sure to utilize the hot springs. Onsite restaurant was on point and is recommended.Thanks again.

Thank Magnet51
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Beautifully kept grounds and clean, well-kept room. We were only there for one night so, among many others, details of this hotel are lost in the mists of travel... There was a huge 4Square convention going on there and as a result (they were having a BBQ dinner outdoors) the dining room when we arrived was empty. Always a put-off...

1Thank M7874BFlindah
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Checking in was a breeze no trouble at all finding the room was easy, the only thing i can say i didn't like was the crowds of children staying for a sports event in rotorua and hogging the thermal pools also the condition of the private spas didn't look like they had had a good clean in ages.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We decided to stay at Wairakei because it was central to the 8 ladies who were getting together again after first meeting on a Tour of Europe in 2014. There were 14 kiwi's on that Tour so it was great to catch up with some of them again.

Thank Robynne_10
Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We have stayed at Wairakei many times. The last visit was equally as good as previously experienced :- Quiet well appointed room with a very comfortable bed, Delicious dinner in the Pavilon Restaurant, Friendly helpful staff & good value at $169 for the room including breakfast for two.

Thank Jim S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We met up with friends from another part of the country for a weekend away. We both had twin rooms as there were no king rooms available - each room had two double beds and it was fine. The rooms had a modern, fresh decor and the shower had great pressure. Yes the resort is dated but it wasn't shabby,...

1Thank Scottygirl
Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We were travelling around North Island and had pre booked this hotel.Huge reception area and very clean hotel.Enjoyed our stay apart from some very noisey people in the room above who were out late at night on their balcony.Another time we would get a first floor room.Room was fine and splendid evening meal and breakfast.We like quiet hotels and could...

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Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Not knowing this resort, it was in some trepidation that I booked rooms for my overseas visitors, for a three-night sojourn during the recent spell of fine weather. They are very experienced travellers, and I hoped that they would at least find the accommodation satisfactory. I am happy to say that my fears proved unfounded: Wairakei Resort is not to...


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  • 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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 - €180 (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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“Most are dated but have balcony or terrace. Rooms with evening sunshine would be best”
 of 5 bubbles P2100YKstevem, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay in the 400 Block!”
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“Consider the options carefully”
 of 5 bubbles Scoobster26, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For afternoon sun and quietness, room 807 onwards (as our room 805 lost the evening sun first). (last year) Room 707 was also good”
 of 5 bubbles meguin, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“skip the suite... go higher floor”
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