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Wairakei Resort Taupo

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Otane, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Spent several days over Easter at the Resort in one of their "villa" rooms. Was absolutely fantastic! Plenty of room for us and our little girl - even when it was raining we could all be inside and she could have all her toys spread out and there was still heaps of room. Room service from the Pavillion Restaurant was...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I hadn't stayed at Wairakei for years since a company conference around 10 years ago. It still is a fairly good place to stay with lovely grounds. The restaurant was better than expected as at first glance the menu looked a little old school. It's also close to Taupo and Huka Falls too.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Hotel is spread over quite a large area. Pleasant grounds with two outdoor swimming pools - smaller one with pool bar, looked busier, however there is a second larger pool about 250 metres from reception, hidden by fir trees. Both pools heated year round between 32-38 degrees. Staff obliging, particularly restaurant staff. Good evening meal & selection for breakfast. Rooms...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We stayed at Wairakei Resort in Taupo during Christmas- New years break. The resort was beautiful with small park and trampolines for the kids and 2 heated thermal pools and we got a good rate for 2 nights. But unfortunately, the bathrooms were too old that they had some funny smell. The thing I hated about the place was the...

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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Nice rooms, friendly staff and clean facilities. Stayed there for relaxing weekend away. A bit away from the town but everything there that you need. Lots of parking. And reasonably priced too :-) Definitely will come back.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Stayed here on way back from Wellington.The Hotel has been really and truly upgraded since Insaw it years ago.The buildings have been refurbished in keeping with it's era.Lovely rooms with a very comfortable bed, roomy bathroom and great shower.Indoor and outdoor access to the main part of the Hotel.Hot pools indoor and outdoor .Spa, golf course etc .Beautiful grounds.The dining...

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London
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Traveling from Lake Tarawera to Wellington I wanted to break the long drive and also have time to see some geothermal areas an the Huka Falls. The Wairakei Report Hotel offered the right place at the right price. I wasn't expecting a great deal but what we got was really lovely. A super room with french doors opening onto a...

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Auckland
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed last night at Wairakei Resort. Virtually fully booked but, despite being busy, the meals we chose at the Pavillion Restaurant were excellent! Our waitress, Rebecca, was tops. Breakfast this morning was of the same excellent standard as previous visits.

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Wellington
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We had a 5 day booking in a King Room on the ground floor of Block7, this looked out onto the garden pond area (no unpleasant odours as reported by previous guests). Our stay was part during the Wanderlust yoga festival so all the rooms were booked out. At $180 per night, things could be better considering it s 4...

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

After sleeping in tents for a number of nights we stopped here. Enjoyed the pool. Ate at the restaurant for dinner and enjoyed a room service dessert. The beds were comfortable Shower over the bath was fine and had great water pressure We found the staff friendly and the place clean and tidy. Will stay again

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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: RM357 - RM761 (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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“The 900's wing faces a garden and the sunset one side or parkland on the other.”
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“Most are dated but have balcony or terrace. Rooms with evening sunshine would be best”
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