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640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#26 of 66 hotels in Taupo
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Wairakei Resort Taupo provides superb hotel and villa accommodation and is set amongst a stunning geothermal valley in Taupo. The resort has excellent indoor & outdoor leisure facilities including two thermal heated swimming pools, six hot pools, a fitness centre, nine-hole golf course, tennis courts and so much more. The dining options are also exquisite with something for all budgets. It is also a purpose built conference venue catering to up to 600 conference delegates. Situated in the Wairakei Tourist Park, the resort is close to Taupo’s many activities and attractions and is only a 5 minute drive from the centre of Taupo.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Tennis court
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Celeste wrote a review Jul 2021
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The facilities were in poor condition, the tennis court needs resurfacing and the squash courts are shocking. The balls provided were split. The rooms were old. The beds were is shocking condition and need replacing. The food was good and the staff were friendly. I unfortunately won’t be back, there are plenty of other places to stay in the area which I am sure will have decent beds!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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JNZ69 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions38 helpful votes
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We have just returned from a faultless stay at the Wairakei Resort Hotel. Room, breakfast and dinner over two nights was exceptional and unbeatable value for money. The grounds were immaculate as was the 9 hole golf course. Great mountain bike tracks onsite and also in nearby Taupo. This hotel has done a wonderful job post Level 4 Covid lockdown and is encouraging kiwis to return to the hotel with exceptional pricing and marketing. Hence the hotel was at capacity with a range a ages and young families enjoying the facilities. Keep up the great work team, you are leading by example.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded 16 Jul 2020
Dear JNZ69, Thank you so much for taking the time to publish your fantastic review on tripadvisor. We were extremely proud to read your feedback and really appreciate your comments about us doing a good job post level 4! Hopefully we can welcome you back soon! Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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Imee W wrote a review Jul 2021
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I highly recommend this place. I had a great experience. The staff were friendly, approachable, and patient. The food and coffee were great. Rooms are not quite as soundproof but manageable. Special thanks to Kevin and Rayare for your help and for taking the time to stop and have a chat. :)
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded 1 week ago
Dear imeew2021, Thank you for choosing your stay at Wairakei Resort and taking the time to publish your wonderful review. We are glad that you had great experience enjoying food, coffee and also the service provided by Kevin and Rayare will definitely pass on your feedback to them. Hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Siddhesh Bichu Wairakei Resort Team
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SUE wrote a review Jul 2021
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Totally loved the accommodation & extras, movies for the kids, pop corn & candy floss free of charge. Disappointed that I could not get my favourite drink at the bar. Breakfast AAA +++ best ever Lunch - C, lack of choice and boring. Dinner - B, it was food. Nothing to get excited about.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear evelynsZ2989IO, Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to publish your review! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the accommodation and kids activities. I'm sorry that we didn't have your favorite drink in the bar. We will share your feedback regarding the meals with the restaurant manager and head chef to take on board, nice to see you enjoyed the breakfast so much. Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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John wrote a review Jul 2021
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We regularly stay here. Love the two hot pools and buffet breakfast. Staff are friendly. Some decor is a bit tired but still functional. Gym is handy as well. Tennis courts and squash court need repair. They put on a movie night for kids while we were there, with popcorn. Easy to store stuff like bikes. Complimentary passes to the local bike park (craters of the moon) are a nice touch. Golf course right beside it (owned by them).
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Dear johnhG8157XT. Thank you very much for your loyalty and taking the time to publish your review! We are glad you keep on enjoying to stay with us and appreciate your positive feedback especially for the staff! We hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$55 - US$3,208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bayview wairakei hotel taupo, hotel bayview wairakei
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bayview Wairakei Resort
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
187
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wairakei Resort Taupo
Which popular attractions are close to Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Nearby attractions include Formula Challenge Racing (6.4 km), Huka Falls tracks (2.4 km), and Lake Taupo (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wairakei Resort Taupo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Wairakei Resort Taupo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Wairakei Resort Taupo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Wairakei Resort Taupo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.