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640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
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#27 of 67 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 Coffee
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
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Taylor wrote a review 11 May
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand146 contributions76 helpful votes
A lovely relaxed setting. Complex is very spacious and just what we love. Pools were great fun being open until late at night. The staff were very friendly and made check in and check out easy. Rooms were reasonably priced but unfortunately the studio rooms are lacking some basic amenities. There is no cutlery or microwave, which was the only downside to our stay. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Taylor, Thank you very much for taking the time to publish your review! We are glad you had an enjoyable stay at Wairakei Resort and that you had fun at the pools until late. We acknowledge your comments regarding the cooking facilities, only our family villas have a microwave and kitchen. Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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Andrew h wrote a review Apr 2022
Paraparaumu, New Zealand24 contributions7 helpful votes
Apart from its superb location and spacious site. Ideally located just a few kilometres outside the hustle and bustle of Taupo Town Centre, the Lake and that's all on offer; Wairakei Resort is the perfect retreat/holiday venue for us. 5 consecutive Xmas and New breaks and 5 consecutive Easter Breaks says it all. And future Xmas and Easter reservations made as far ahead as their booking system allows. It's called voting with one's feet... Just home from Easter 2022, with a couple of nights added on en route home to Kapiti. Well refreshed and rejuvenated. Fabulous Holiday. Accommodation, Service, Location and especially Food - second to nowhere. What really makes this place, our special place is the people who work there. At every level from the Hotel General Manager himself through to the chambermaids they are exceptional. Take immense Pride of their Hotel and epitomise the very best the Hospitality Industry is capable of offering. Thanks everyone, we look forward to our next return. Andrew Hanley
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Andrew, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Siddhesh Bichu Assistant Front Office Manager
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Michelle T wrote a review Apr 2022
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand21 contributions5 helpful votes
Staff were amazing - Tayla on reception was very professional, welcoming and a great first impression! The hotel it self is a bit dated - however it does have character! Clean and tidy with plenty of ammenities. Grounds are lovely , breakfast buffet was perfect . Great experience and would stay again
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear MichelleT4692, Thank you so much for your wonderful review we are delighted to read that you had a great stay. Thank you also for pointing out Tayla. I will pass your feedback on to her. Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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AnnaNZPorirua wrote a review Apr 2022
Porirua, New Zealand132 contributions58 helpful votes
This wasn't our first visit... it was good value for money (if you sign up to be a member buffet breakfast is included).Our kids loved the pools and the tennis. Interior is a bit tired and worn and when I asked for an extra pillow was told there weren't any which was surprising. So bring your own pillow, a good appetite and enjoy.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear AnnaNZPorirua, Thank you very much for staying with us again and taking the time to publish your review. It's great to see you had another enjoyable family holiday at Wairakei Resort and we are looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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Lin wrote a review Apr 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed in the executive king villa and it was perfect for 2 nights away. Liked the setting and close to both pools. Got a great deal with free breakfast so reading the other reviews about breakfast was just happy to get breakfast even in a paper bag. We do know now what they meant because on day 1 of the stay, cold eggs benedict on stale muffins but day 2, bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, hash browns and croissant plus the yoghurt, fresh fruit salad and juice and that was hot and really tasty. The resort is looking a bit tired on the outside but the deal was so good and we would stay there again. Joining as a member to get the free breakfast was also a good incentive. Next time, we will book the bikes or bring our own. So much more to do and see. Thanks to the resort for the keeping the 2 big pools hot and for great service.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded 14 Apr 2022
Dear Lin463, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to publish your review. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable break at Wairakei Resort and that you will stay with us again. We are looking forward to it. Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$96 - US$128 (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 Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), and Master of India.
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.