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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff with great amenities Everyone is helpful All areas are kept nice and clean Not to far from town and the lake Golf and other activities in close proximity to the resort Nice food on site

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear RobBasile Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are delighted to know that you have experienced the essence of what Wairakei Resort Taupo can offer - friendly staff, clean environment and activities. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

Taranaki Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Had a great weekend at Wairakei for the Taupo concert. As always, friendly, helpful staff. Particular thanks to Deni on front desk for dealing with our 'complicated' checkout. Her humour and professionalism was great. One suggestion - perhaps someone could go through and reset all the fans for the summer settings. My husband had to change ours after we worked...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear donna_drummond Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Wairakei Resort Report. We are delighted to know that you had a great stay and our team especially Deni assisted you well during your stay. I will pass your feedback about the fan to our maintenance manager for their review. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future....

Reviewed 28 January 2017

My family and i have probably been staying here for the last 10+ years when we come down from Auckland. Reasonably priced for a family of 4. We have always stayed in one of the villas and I would highly recommend them as a place to stay! Tidy and clean and the staff are so lovely and make you feel...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear 918alethean Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are very happy to have you back and also delighted to know that you had another great stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back ! Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We spent a weekend at Wairakei Resort with a large group (14) of family members celebrating a birthday. We were all located together in one group of villas and studios, which we appreciated. Our group included children, parents and grandparents; the rooms were lovely and suited our requirements perfectly. The grounds are spacious and include a children's play area and...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Rose244 Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us again and taking the time to give us such lovely feedback. We are thrilled to know that you all had a great stay with us and enjoyed your time with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office...

Halls Gap, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We are travelling with a family of 4, for 15 days to North and South... and we have one disadvantage...we own our own accommodation in the Grampians, Australia which has a very good rating on trip advisor. Lets just say you look at accommodation providers with a different eye. Well we couldn't fault this place. Excellent customer service, being transparent,...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear JosephinaMcDonald May I begin by thanking you so much for choosing to stay and also taking the time to give us such lovely and encouraging feedback. I have just passed this over to our staff members as we work for our guests happiness! It is also great that you have experienced all our facilities / activities at the resort!...

Quenington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The resort complex has such potential, but all areas are just so tired and need upgrading. The reception areas' decor is years old and the bedroom wings are similar. The bedroom looked modern, but the bathroom was needing a deep clean and upgrading. The pools and personal spa pools sounded really inviting, but in reality, the former were full of...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Jdmd2015 Many thanks for staying with us at Wairakei Resort Taupo and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and our team members assisted you well during your stay. The hotel has been refreshing our rooms and facilities and it is an on going process and...

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, accommodation was clean and comfortable, quite a big resort with good facilities and direct access to golf club if you want to play. As it's a way out of town you definitely need a car but at least it's quiet.

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Chris63201 Many thanks for choosing to stay with us and also taking the time to give us your feedback. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay in a clean comfortable room and all our facilities! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

Reviewed 21 January 2017

Suite cost $257 a night with spa bath ROOM 814 Expected something A BIT more modern , was very dated dark green interior perhaps they just redecorated the room but forgot that dark green eye sore. The suite was basically a standard room then you had to go through 2 doors to get to your lounge area which was a...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Arowin67 Many thanks for choosing to stay and also taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted to know that you found our room service meal was find for you as well as the clean spa bath. We have taken your constructive suggestions seriously and review for the future. Once again thank you for staying with...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the resort for 7 days in one of the family units and had the best time. 3 swims a day in the bottom pool, mountain biking was close by, the staff were really friendly and helpful. They have for the mountain bike park, complimentary passes at reception if you are staying there so that saved us a...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Andy C Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at Wairakei Resort Taupo. We are delighted to know that you had a great time swimming in our pools and also the mountain biking. Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have to be honest, I'm probably gonna sound really bias about this place, but I really love this Resort. As I write this, I'm sitting in my room drinking a cup of coffee, after just leaving the bar and drinking a couple of beersies (thanks Raymond!!!). This place is definitely for families (and of course those looking for a...

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Hiro_Ogata, Front Office Manager at Wairakei Resort Taupo, responded to this review

Dear Chris N Many thanks for taking the time to give us such lovely and rewarding comments on us! You have experienced the essence of what Wairakei Resort Taupo can offer - all our facilities, our renowned customer services and the spacious room. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the future! Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $127 - $227 (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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