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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Comfy, clean and tidy but very date and run down. The outside of th resort looks amazing and sets an expectation of the type of accommodation you will be staying in however once you get to your room it is a very different atmosphere and the rooms need updating and freshening. We were feeling a bit peckish so thought we...

1Thank Melanie J
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Attended a business conference here. The check-in staff were very helpful and friendly. My room decor was perhaps a little dated, but it was tidy and well maintained. The bed was comfortable. The conference facilities were great for us - plenty of space for 150-ish delegates. I found the food good, but the resort didn't seem to have a very...

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Arriving late afternoon 25.5.2016 after a long wet drive from Hamilton, we booked in and settled. Staff were great,very helpful.The room was warm and the bed gave us a great nights sleep, for the cost very good. I will add we were a little disappointed with the meal for the cost. We only had mains, costing $37 per head, I,...

Thank iank958
Kota Kinabalu
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Stayed here during business trip back in Feb 2014. Very nice resort and staff very accommodating and ready to assist anytime. One morning, I have to arranged for a conference room at a very last minute. The Restaurant/ Banquet Manager ( forgot to get his name) very proactive and quickly make arrangement with breakfast for me. So thankful and grateful...

Thank Minachi273
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We wanted a change from staying in Taupo itself and this proved to be a worthy choice which exceeded our expectations. The setting is very tranquil and relaxing; the hotel is well presented and our room was spacious, comfortable and clean. The highlight proved to be the restaurant where we ate very well (from the a la carte menu) and...

Thank Mistafinn
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We wanted a quiet stay with good restaurant, green surroundings and a warm pool...at a reasonable price. We got all of these. The reception staff were pleasant and helpful.Where a mistake was made in the checkout statement it was corrected without hesitation.

Thank Richard B
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I stayed here on Saturday night and was very disappointed, the room we stayed in we could hear the people next door talking, when ever any one knocked on a door you thought it was yours, walls are paper thin. No chance could you get up to any funny business or the whole wing would hear you!! The room extremely...

Thank Jodie803
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We had booked into the rooms rather than the villas and can confirm the quality reported by other reviewers. 105rachel2015 comments on the musty smell, but the whole area is prone to smells from the volcanic activity. An odour of hydrogen sulphide is characteristic of the area. We found the staff very courteous and helpful, and although we had not...

Thank vic9921
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The reception staff were very off hand. Not suitable to impress tourists. The wifi was slow and not up to standard. Rooms were pleasant, clean and comfortable. Pools very nice. The staff need to be trained to not treat families as second class guests.

Thank Mcgecko
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We meet my parents at the Resort as it was their wedding anniversary. We enjoyed walking around the gardens, playing tennis and my parents played 9 holes of golf just across the road. The kids and I swam in the main hot pool which was a lovely temperature. We had a lovely meal in the Restaurant in the evening; we...

Thank 105rachel2015

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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $113 - $237 (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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#14 Family Hotel in Taupo
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“Rooms in the 900's”
Nickademus64, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The suite is excellent if you can get it for a reasonable price.”
astroman042000, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for ground near the bar and pool”
, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The 900's wing faces a garden and the sunset one side or parkland on the other.”
visit453, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most are dated but have balcony or terrace. Rooms with evening sunshine would be best”
P2100YKstevem, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
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