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Wairakei Resort Taupo

7.3 km from Taupo centre
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  • Pool
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640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great venue super service and friendly and efficient Staff The sport facilities are very good the restaurant serve a excellent breakfast good and interesting variety The check in and out was fast and efficient very pleasant stay by us all We will recommend this resort back in South Africa

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

Dear robbiespub We sincerely thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our friendly services, effective check-in/out. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The rooms are excellent, clean and beds are comfy. The entire facility is amazing and has so much to offer. Felix was a wonderful host and is an absolute credit to this resort. We will definitely be back.

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

Dear imkelz Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Wairakei Resort Taupo and thank you so much for giving us such nice feedback! We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and Felix was assisting you well. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Over the past 10 years my wife & I have stayed here many times, the last few times with our daughters (now 5 and 8 years old). We've stayed in the full range of rooms from the flash suites to the villas to the cheaper twin queens. Whilst some of the facilities are a bit dated, we've always found the...

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

Dear LanceCate We thank you so much for choosing to stay with us again and it is great that your stay this year also went well for your family holiday! You have experienced the essence of what Wairakei Resort Taupo can offer - a peaceful surrounding and all of those activities including pools and tennis court. Looking forward to welcome...

ireland
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I stayed here over Christmas with another family. Perfect family resort, safe, nice amenities & great potential but it really could do with a facelift. Check in was easy, we had really accomodating check in staff at the front desk for the entirety of our stay, they are a credit to your hotel. We ate in the pavilion...

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

Dear IrelandBuddy Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to know that your Christmas holiday went well with us and our team could assist you well. We thank you for your view on our breakfast and please rest assured it will be reviewed by our Restaurant Manager & Executive Chef. We hope to see you again. Kind...

Wellington
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Pool was nice and heated however rubbish all around the pool e.g plastics from the bar were still there the next day so wasn't and area that was being cleaned. Not good hospitality from front reception staff. One incident was went and asked at 10:45where I can get a coffee, was told fairway cafe. Walked all the way down just...

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

Dear nessellis Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are really sorry that your stay did not go well and we were unable to assist you. Please rest assured I have taken the appropriate measure to prevent this to happen to other guests in the future. Front Desk is where all our guests approach and...

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

clean well serviced rooms .. very helpful staff. dining buffet ok but some food a little tasteless. good location and facilities. 3rd time back here.. swimming pools well maintained. country type golf course across the road is fun.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed dining with us and you also liked the location of the hotel and its facilities. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Hiro Ogata Front Office Manager

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Set in beautiful grounds with tennis, squash, swimming pools, spas, gym etc. The resort has the potential to be a great place to stay. However our room(s) were not up to a good standard - noisy from the hallway and neighbouring rooms, old bathroom with useless shower and somewhat uncomfortable beds. A shame, but in fairness good value for money.

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

Dear Richard L Many thanks for staying with us and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our beautiful grounds and all of our facilities. We are undergoing a soft refurbishment of the rooms and facilities and it will be great if we can welcome you back in the future. Kind...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Not sure where to start with the Wairakei Resort. I Imagine as a family this would be a great resort reminiscent of this family resorts you would find in the States at Disney. Kids everywhere and all having a great time. Positives: Good service at both dinner and breakfast and at the bar after dinner. Food in the restaurant was...

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

Dear Steve C Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Wairakei Resort. We are happy to know you enjoyed your meals at our restaurants. Thank you also for the feedback about our amenities in the rooms and it will be reviewed by our Executive Housekeeper and her team. With regards to our restaurant recommendation they are solely on...

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for the night on our way to foxton such a great place wish we could stay longer our kids had a great time playing and walking the back trail ☺️ highly recommend this place but I think longer then one night there's a lot to do at this place alone not to mention how close it is to...

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

Dear hinZ T Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Wairakei Resort Taupo and taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled to know that you and your children enjoyed your stay and walking the back trail. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the future for your longer stay! Sincerely, Hiro Ogata...

Surabaya, Indonesia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have stayed for 4 days in here, this resort a little old, but the room was good, i stayed in the room in ground floor, but i have to walk a little far from the lobby and i almost lost when i was going to the restaurant in the morning. poor me, but it's okay, i could ask their...

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

Dear Ratri1207 May I begin by thanking you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your 4 nights stay with us. Please let us know next time you stay with us and we will show you all our facilities on a map on check in. We can also show...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: RM357 - RM838 (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
#11 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#14 Family Hotel in Taupo
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“Most are dated but have balcony or terrace. Rooms with evening sunshine would be best”
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