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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Merricks North, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Taupo is a beautiful place - but I did not see much. I visited Wairakei Resort for a conference. Rooms: My room, and the rooms I saw, were not overly modern, but they were certainly adequate. Good water pressure, iron/ironing board, quiet, spacious, good bed, big enough TV, and good WiFi signal strength. There were not many TV channels -...

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Opotiki, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Queen's Birthday Weekend exactly 1 year ago, my wife and I stayed there as a get away weekend before I was due to have major surgery a couple of weeks later. The whole weekend experience in Taupo was terrific in spite of it being in Winter. The appointment of the rooms, The bar and the restaurant were fist class and...

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Thank mel19462015
Levin, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Great place to stay, great outdoor heated pool, spas, tennis court, kids playground and gym. They were quick to rectify a problem. was nice just to be able to travel a short distance to various places or you could spend the day at the resort. Looking forward to going again, oh and the food is good there to a+++

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 May 2015

As a group of 8 ladies all budding golfers we stayed at Wairakei Resort. The service was fantastic.The duty manager at reception bent over backwards to make our stay so enjoyable.The facilities and location was top class with the beautiful grounds and a picturesque 9 hole golf course across the road. We are all keen to go back again and...

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Thank BarbaraNZ
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Only stayed one night here but it certainly made an impression being situated in Tongariro National Park. There was a seating area outside our room & it was lovely to sit there taking in the view & the wildlife. Our room was clean & spacious & although there was no mini bar the drinks we ordered on the phone came...

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Thank Grasmi909
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 May 2015

we arrived in taupo everything was booked out but we managed to get the last room at this resort would highly recomend it its got everything you need on site from swimming pools to a day spa and pub staff were very helpful aswell has big playing fields so good for the family

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Thank Sharlene C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Booked online, as the advertising on the Website was really good. There where a few faults and felt like the Hotel was less than the advertising.... The Spa Pools are extremely dated, and the green growing on the headrests in the Spa Pools is a little off putting. We were advised that they are only cleaned on a Monday. The...

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Thank Jannine G
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

Currently staying at this resort and the place is excellent - facilities and rooms top notch and staff bend over backwards to accommodate . We have found food, ambience and entire property excellent value

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Thank Winteringham
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Very warm comfy hotel room with a super efficient heater. Our room in the 600's was upstairs and had a balcony opposite the pool with an amazing view of the trees in their autumn leaf glory. We watched the many free range rabbits on the lawns and felt the warm morning sun. The only issues with being opposite a pool...

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Thank Debs M
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Two days out from Mother's Day it was decided to get the families together to shout the mums brunch. The group consisted of 20 people which included 11 mums. The resort had a table waiting for us and we're patient waiting for the latecomers. The real surprise came when we went to get some food. The selection was amazing, to...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family 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: $134 - $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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“Room overlooking the pool (Taupo end) was very pleasant and caught the afternoon sun nicely.”
 of 5 bubbles Barrett2Whangaparaoa, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the low 100s are near reception but no problems with noise, so they are convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles EJ_LA, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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