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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

We decided to stay at Wairakei because it was central to the 8 ladies who were getting together again after first meeting on a Tour of Europe in 2014. There were 14 kiwi's on that Tour so it was great to catch up with some of them again.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

We have stayed at Wairakei many times. The last visit was equally as good as previously experienced :- Quiet well appointed room with a very comfortable bed, Delicious dinner in the Pavilon Restaurant, Friendly helpful staff & good value at $169 for the room including breakfast for two.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

We met up with friends from another part of the country for a weekend away. We both had twin rooms as there were no king rooms available - each room had two double beds and it was fine. The rooms had a modern, fresh decor and the shower had great pressure. Yes the resort is dated but it wasn't shabby,... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We were travelling around North Island and had pre booked this hotel.Huge reception area and very clean hotel.Enjoyed our stay apart from some very noisey people in the room above who were out late at night on their balcony.Another time we would get a first floor room.Room was fine and splendid evening meal and breakfast.We like quiet hotels and could... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Not knowing this resort, it was in some trepidation that I booked rooms for my overseas visitors, for a three-night sojourn during the recent spell of fine weather. They are very experienced travellers, and I hoped that they would at least find the accommodation satisfactory. I am happy to say that my fears proved unfounded: Wairakei Resort is not to... More 

new zealand
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63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Lovely hotel set amongst acres of well maintained gardens. Great service and well appointed rooms. Plenty of parking even if you have your boat with you. I was in the 700 block which had fantastic rooms. It is a wee way out of town but that also means its quiet at night.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The decor maybe a bit "retro 80's" in places, but I love this hotel! Our room was clean and the bed coverings were stylish and sheeting high quality and I loved having a balcony to sit on as our room got the afternoon sun. The buffet breakfast that was included in our package was super impressive with the restaurant having... More 

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Tamar Valley, Australia
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We were driving past and were lured in by the special rate. There is 1.5% surcharge for cards and no toaster in room so upgraded to the b&b rate which turned out to be very good value for the extra $10. The hotel resort grounds have a hot stream passing through which heats the two outside pools to 36 C.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

Excellent location sadly the rooms are tired. Room 708 had only a bedside lamp working, the room was not very clean, someone’s socks were left on the floor with a bit of rubbish under the suitcase holder – all the cleaners needed to do was bend down and they would have found them. Outside of the exterior door needed vacuuming.... More 

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed last weekend for a family reunion...room 708. Under the suitcase shelf there was a pair of socks and some paper....and it did not belong to us. There was a large group of us meeting in the bar at 5 pm. ..the hotel had the itinerary but only the one barman...I waited 15 minutes in a queue for a drink... More 

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  • 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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: RM447 - RM755 (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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“Deluxe business room with spa bath. Room 814 or 815 interconnecting.”
 of 5 bubbles 834karinaf, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Close the windows on arrival or fill the room with insect repellant”
 of 5 bubbles bowdogb, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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
“Ask for an exterior room with better views”
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