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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I was curious after last staying here 43yrs ago if it was as prestigious now. A bit out dated and tired but overall comfortable with all required facilities at a good price. Would be good for large groups, a wide range of activities available.

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

I don't think they have changed anything in 20 yrs. The carpet is threadbare in places, so are the dinning room chairs, and the A/C unit in the rooms did nothing but make noise. Having said all that, I would stay here again. The rooms updated, clean (with nice linen) and a decent size. We had a small balcony and...

Thank Ngaire1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We stayed here for two nights and had a lovely suite in the main building, with separate kitchen/dining/comfy sofa and a nice bathroom. The rooms were clean, the bed comfortable and the air conditioning worked well even though it was hot outside and the sun was beating on our windows. We were part of a much larger group and a...

Thank MomMomonholiday
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This was our second stay there. However for some reason everything just looked more tired. The room was basic - the bathroom was basic (shower in bath). There was a persistent smell in the bedroom which I suspect came from the pond outside (it smelt like urine). Probably not a good idea to be on the ground floor next to...

Thank Jacquip1
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the resort for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. The staff were wonderful, the kids had fun, the room rates were reasonable, it was safe, very tidy and clean, there was two pools (heated), tennis courts, outdoor bar and all on large grounds that the kids could wonder around in and not get lost....

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Nice and clean rooms. Quiet place for family vocation. Close to Taupo and several geothermal attractions. Was here several times. Last time stayed here on the way home from skiing at Mt. Ruapehu. Two swimming pools with geothermal water will help everyone to relax after skiing .

Thank Artem S
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our recent two night stay at Wairakei Resort. The resort's facilities are very good and the grounds are large with plenty of parking. There is also a nine hole golf course to sharpen your game before playing the Wairakei International, which is a short drive down the road. We enjoyed the pool and spa. The restaurant was good...

Thank TWal1
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I've always passed this place every time I travel north but never stayed at the hotel. This time I found my usual place was full so decided to stay here and was I surprised!!. The reception staff is friendly and helpful. We stayed as part of a big group and they had everything for us to relax.My only grief is...

Thank 584radens
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We recently had a meal at the Cafe at Wairakei and found it to be very tired looking and very dated The service was quite slow The menu was good the staff were lovely. What a wonderful asset they have there but obviously not marketed as they could have a buzzing cafe Great location no atmosphere perhaps have some music...

Thank Lynda G
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This large hotel is in extensive grounds about 15 minutes drive from the centre of Taupo. It has great facilities including two outdoor heated pools, extensive sports facilities, restaurants and bars. It is furnished and decorated to a high standard. Our room, in the newer block behind the main reception area, was spacious and equipped to a high standard with...

Thank Peter C

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • 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
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • 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: $118 - $219 (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”
 of 5 bubbles Nickademus64, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The suite is excellent if you can get it for a reasonable price.”
 of 5 bubbles astroman042000, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for ground near the bar and pool”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The 900's wing faces a garden and the sunset one side or parkland on the other.”
 of 5 bubbles visit453, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most are dated but have balcony or terrace. Rooms with evening sunshine would be best”
 of 5 bubbles P2100YKstevem, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
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