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Sonoma, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They came up quickly in a search for 'hotel + hot pools' -- probably from their proximity to the AC Baths. We got to the complex, and it was a ghost town, it took about 10 minutes of driving through some run down buildings to find reception. No Wifi in rooms; though there was a leftover ½ chicken in our...

Thank hm1Ny
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The studio was very cute, we enjoyed our arrival and made ourselves comfortable in the spacious room. However around 21:30 music started! We thought by staying out of the main part of town we would be in the quite. Just letting future travellers aware. Its a cute place, friendly people. Just be aware of the music, phone ahead to see...

Thank LondonRichard74
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had a cancellation for accommodation booked elsewhere for this weekend & being last night & having to find a place I contacted Kerry @ The Spa Hotel. Everything was sorted with no effort making this easy for me @ the late notification I had last night being Wednesday night. Especially with one couple arriving Friday afternoon it was essential I...

Thank brianandjudy2015
Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A lot of people with negative experiences on TripAdvisor but we found the spa hotel to be absolutely fine. The only "bugs" we saw were a couple of spiders in the corners of the room but aside from that, nothing. This was the only place we could find to stay but it was nice and quiet and the owner was...

Thank K1217
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I have stayed here over a number of years and it is deteriorating drastically to the point that I will never stay here again! I used to love coming here & had some great times however it is evident to see there is no passion or drive to utilise the potential this place has. It seems they have spent some...

1Thank Emsy28
Onewhero, NZ
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We chose the Spa hotel as we wanted space at good value for a family of five. The chalet was basic but clean and the grounds are well kept and great for exploring. It is quiet and yet close to the town centre and other attractions. The Staff were helpful and knowledgeable about the History of the Spa Hotel and...

1Thank Chay B
Matamata, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Booked in here because it was closest we could find to Taupo motor racing track. We were pleasantly surprised that it was such good value for money. It's not 5 star but I don't think they are trying to compete in that market. The chalet we stayed in was clean and comfortable with all mod-cons - excellent value for not...

1Thank elftrad
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2016

This was the last room available in the whole of Taupo so had no choice, but boy we were surprised when we got there to find that only half the rooms were in use the other half looked like they had been empty for about 100 years rotting away. The main entrance/ reception was an old closed down pub, where...

1Thank kiaora234
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Missed a special on DeBrett's because wife was unsure, booked this place for the same price - boy did she regret that decision. The Spa Hotel has the feel of a remote hotel from a b-grade slasher flick, which didn't work too well for her. The rooms were functional, although there were dead bugs all through the bed sheets. The...

8Thank Adam K
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We were going to stay in the studio units but as they were too far away from other family members we asked for a chalet instead. The staff member was very helpful and managed to get us 2 chalets together. The chalets needed a bit of work but after talking to the owners found that they had only taken over...

3Thank LCunnington

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Spa Hotel offers budget friendly accommodation, close to everything Taupo has to offer. The hotel is opposite the famous AC Baths and close to the new bypass. It's also handy to most Taupo sporting facilities including golf courses, motor and cycling tracks and the Owen Delaney Sports fields. Set in tranquil park like grounds, the Spa Hotel occupies a quiet, sheltered position. A unique and intriguing slice of Taupo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Spa Hotel

Address: 281 Spa Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: RM296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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“"Never again will stay here"”
 of 5 bubbles Odie2013, 19 Aug 2013 | Read review
“I like my room to have a hot bubble spa and this place has it in the Chaets”
 of 5 bubbles KowhaiM, 3 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Find somewhere else - ANYWHERE else”
 of 5 bubbles 1Tostka_13, 7 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Not recommended. Try the Lake Hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles SLL888, 5 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else... ANYWHERE but here!”
 of 5 bubbles NataleeM_12, 4 Mar 2012 | Read review
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