We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

VU Thermal Lodge

Hotels.comUS$119*
View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
VU Thermal Lodge
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

7 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 7: English reviews
Start your review of VU Thermal Lodge
 Click to rate
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a great place, since the new owners took over with the cutest, albeit out of place Mart Antoinette styled fixtures in the rooms. We stayed in two different rooms, each with their own special feature. The first was a balcony room that had a spectacular view of the lake. The second was ground level with a private thermal bath....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Traveller-Safari
Management response:

Thank you for sharing with us your pleasant experience of your stay, we are so happy that you enjoyed the view and thermal facilities that we are so proud of. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place, very clean and tidy, lovely staff, very friendly and helpful, beautiful view from the front deck and lovely private spa in our bedroom, the TV is huge! Which is so very cool, would definitely stay a again

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Emmaandre10
Management response:

It has been pleasant to have you here enjoying the thermal spa in your room and a beautiful view from the front deck. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We have stayed in family room with privet thermal spa that we enjoyed a lot. Room is tidy, with AC, so we did not freeze during chilly nights. The owner is a very nice lady, we felt very welcomed in this motel. Definitely would come back.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Yulia K
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your pleasant experience of your stay, the heat pump is an inverter model which is quieter, warmer and more comfortable. We are happy for you becoming a fan of our thermal spa. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We booked a room for my parents to stay here for my Mothers 60th. I emailed to ask if flowers and card could be arranged and they were so lovely and not only did this but gave my parents an upgrade. My parents loved their stay and the spa with the room was a real treat.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Monica M
Management response:

It has been our pleasure to host your lovely parents for a such special occasion. All the best wishes for them and you all.

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 12 March 2017

To be honest I expected a little bit more from that place. We had two bedroom apartment which didn't smell great. Room had huge TV and decoration made to impress. Bathroom was separated from the rooms with wooden door that doesnt close well which I personally find not so comfortable when stay with friends. Lady on the reception was extremely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank BGtraveller23
Management response:

Thank you for your review. The room you stayed is designed for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. That will set aside the embarrassment you mentioned, however, we will improve it regardless. It is always unfortunate that cooking spell could not totally removed from previous evening. We take your advice very seriously and continue to improve our services.

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Someone Recommend this motel. We book through phone for ironman weekend. Excellent room and big in size. the tharmal pool was so so good.we spend some hours on pool. very high quality of service. and most interesting is lake view was awesome.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nicoleet12
Management response:

It is our pleasure to have you staying with us, sharing your happy experience during Iron man event season. Lots of Iron men and women stayed here during their race and also found the thermal bathing was a key healing tool for such an extreme sport. Look forward to seeing again.

Reviewed 29 November 2016

The room was cold and hot water run out while we were in the middle of using shower. The rude owner threaten us to pay for the internet charge which didn't really connect to. Then, we felt very uncomfortable by this racist owner kept on asking where we are from. I would never go there again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ide I
Management response:

Dear guest, We are very sorry for your experience that you had with the previous owner and manager. Ownership and management was changed and motel was re-open in December 2016 after shutting down two months for renovation. High speed wifi internet is free in all rooms now and air conditioning in all rooms as well. Look forward to having you...

22 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (11)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Taupo hotels
1.7 km away
Accent on Taupo Motor Lodge
0.2 km away
Sails On The Lake
Sails On The Lake
#5 of 69 in Taupo
283 reviews
0.8 km away
The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
Wellesley on the Lake Taupo
1.4 km away
Cascades Motor Inn
Cascades Motor Inn
#13 of 69 in Taupo
378 reviews
0.2 km away
The Lake
The Lake
#28 of 69 in Taupo
110 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about VU Thermal Lodge

Address: 2 Taharepa Road | Hilltop, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Lakefront Motor Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €74 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — VU Thermal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Booking.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your VU Thermal Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lakefront Hotel Taupo
Lakefront Motel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Taupo
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from VU Thermal Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go to another hotel.”
, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
1 of 1
Hotels.com
US$119* /night
View Deal
Expedia.comUS$119
CheapTickets
Hotwire.com
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates