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Taupo Urban Retreat

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Overview
65 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stayed here for four nights and it was brilliant! The room was very comfortable, the kitchen was big and clean and the courtyard was a really nice place to relaxed. The whole atmosphere was chilled and the staff were wonderfully friendly. This is a great...More

Thank elly-eggs
Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Front Office Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks for your comments, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and all Taupo and Tongariro National Park have to offer. Enjoy the rest of your travels :-)

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for a week when we had our holiday in Taupo. We had a lovely stay. The staff consistently clean the facility. The place feels like homey. Their "beef chili con carne" tastes sooooo good! Try the drinks too! Special thanks...More

Thank RodaS22
Response from Solarpowered_12, Owner at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 21 July 2018

Thank you so much, it was great to have you both stay and take time to enjoy Taupo and all it has to offer. We really appreciate your comments and acknowledging the great job our staff do to make Taupo Urban Retreat what it is....More

Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Good location, comfortable beds. Good heating in the room. All the staff was really friendly and easy to talk to. Internet was good, just make sure to grab your code from reception. Good courtyard area also.

Thank Samantha P
Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review Samantha, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Be sure to stay again next time you are coming to Taupo!

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Taupo Urban Retreat is hands down the best place to stay in Taupo! They've got a bar with the cheapest drinks in town, and their Chilli at night is delicious and really good value! Would happily stay here again when in Taupo next!

Thank ChrisB13901
Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review Chris, we're happy you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the bar and chilli meal! It's pretty popular with the guests and we hope to see you again. Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand.

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

One of the best hostels we’ve stayed in! Staff is absolutely wonderful and super helpful! Double room gives you a lot of your money and even offers own bathroom with shower, which is awesome for a hostel!!

Thank Hanna M
Response from Chelsea_Gee1, Manager at Taupo Urban RetreatResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff are always happy to help so its lovely to hear positive feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand.

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Welcome to Taupo Urban Retreat - your home away from home! Free unlimited WIFI and computers, comfy beds and hot, high-pressure showers are a given here. With arguably the best location in Taupo we are just a More couple of streets away from the busiest bars and restaurants and the shores of the stunning Great Lake Taupo - yet far enough away to get a good night’s sleep. Not to mention we are only minutes away from the bus stop and supermarkets, and there is plenty of free off-street parking available. At Urban we have a sociable yet chilled atmosphere, making it super easy to meet people. Enjoy our delicious chilli every night for only $5, or for $3 more get a cold beer or wine to wash it down. You can cook up a storm in our well-equipped kitchen with free oil and spices included. Help yourself to our free tea and coffee too! Mingle in our in-house guest bar with new friends, soak up some rays in our sunny garden courtyard, or snuggle up with a good book in your quiet dorm room if you’re all talked out. Keen for movie night? Hunker down in our cosy TV lounge and choose from our vast array of movie titles, we even have free popcorn! We’d love to help you make the most out of your stay in our beautiful region. Our friendly staff can help you book your activities including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Skydiving, Bungy jumping, Jet boats or Rafting trips to name a few. We’ve been operating in Taupo for over ten years so we know all of the local hidden gems and the best travel tips. Whether you’re looking to spend or save we can help you fill your day! Still have energy to burn? We even have bikes for hire at reception so your adventure begins at our front door. If you are moving on, our awesome team can help you book your onwards travel – be warned you may find you never want to leave Taupo! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free Internet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
21
Price range
US$33 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
21
Price range
US$33 - US$74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
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Questions & Answers
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LanceH499
13 October 2018|
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Response from TaupoUrbanRetreat | Property representative |
Hi Lance, A return bus fare from Taupo to the Wairakei Terraces on the Taupo Connector Service will cost you $3. Hope this helps! Taupo Urban Retreat
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courtenaydd
23 December 2015|
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Response from Solarpowered_12 |
They have a small in-house bar which is really cheap, you cannot take your own drinks because of the NZ liquor license laws.
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Kitty2603
18 August 2014|
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Response from Katie T | Property representative |
Hi Kitty, Reception hours are from 8am - 9pm, however we also have a night porter who can let you into the hostel after reception is closed. All you need to do is let us know the date and time and then call the night porter... More
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"Bar with cheapest beer in town!"
ChrisB13901
30 May 2018
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"avoid completely"
SophieMaryRose
6 Jan 2018
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"Very nice, especially for backpackers"
907nac
15 Nov 2017
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"Private view rooms worth the price"
kate_adams_1993
19 Oct 2017
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