Vu Thermal Lodge
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Vu Thermal Lodge

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4.5
#23 of 41 motels in Taupo
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Taharepa Spring -- A signaficant healing place in Taupo. We are at the beginning of Taharepa Road that is also at the corner of Lake Terrace - the main lake front road in town. Location is superb, by the lake and opposite the reserved park, a unique untreated mineral water from underground bore on site, all our ground floor rooms have private mineral tubs(self filling and adjustalbe temperature); A communal spa house is free for all guests.Soak in your soul ! A choice for rejuvenated, relaxed holiday in the heart of North Island in New Zealand. Adult only and pets free accommodation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot bath
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private pool
Plunge pool
Sun terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

2 Taharepa Road Hilltop, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
105Reviews0Q+A18Room tips

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Joanne L wrote a review Jan 2024
Gold Coast, Australia398 contributions22 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super friendly and helpful staff, extremely clean and well appointed rooms, we had the 2 bedroom and it was very spacious with a great balcony. A 180’ view of the lake 🌟🌟🌟 Thermal bath was very good, easy walking distance to shops, restaurants and cafes. Would definitely recommend 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nigel S wrote a review Mar 2020
Lightwater, United Kingdom5,139 contributions287 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
An extremely friendly welcome from our host. Our accommodation was not the most modern we stayed in and consisted of a large room with large bed and sofa, dining room with table and chairs, kitchen, bathroom with shower and a seperate spa bath in a room attached to the rear. There was a large TV with 3 Sky Sports channel plus Discovery. Internet speed @ 25Mbps / 9.5 which was OK for email, but wouldn't support streaming. The self contained kitchen had a full coker, kettle, microwave, toaster, fridge. Airconditioning with heating. The lighting throughout is a bit quirky. The views from the decking outside, where there are tables and chairs is lovely. 2km from town and the nearest supermarket.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Wendy D wrote a review Jan 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom105 contributions75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Huge suite with private thermal pool and kitchenette gave us everything we needed. Laundry facilities on site and a great geo-thermally heated pool as well as two communal thermal pools. Loads to do in and around Taupo. Great base and lovely to relax in.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amy D wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom27 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the lakeside view 2 bed apartment which had wonderful views particularly at sunset. We made use of the pools which was a good addition and lovely to use after dinner. The apartment decor was very quirky and had everything we needed. The hotel was a good 20 minutes walk down to the main part but this was great as you could walk the whole stretch of the lake. Watch out for midges at night which don’t bite but there was huge volumes of them so you have to be careful with keeping windows and doors closed. Overall would recommend to stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Russell B wrote a review Jun 2020
Whanganui, New Zealand24 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Modern, comfortable and well equipped unit with own private pool. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Location was near enough to main shopping area to be handy yet still quiet with no traffic noise Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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LaLa C wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely gorgeous place with attention and care to detail - you can really feel a lot of love has been put into the place. The owner/manager was quirky and friendly - we appreciated her warmth and hospitality. We had our own private thermal spa just off the bedroom with lake views leading on to a massive deck on the corner of the park and beach. You can dig for hot water right outside on the lake too! Will definitely be coming back. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mazzer100 wrote a review Aug 2020
New Zealand3,003 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is the first time we have stayed but it will not be the last. The room was huge with a massive bed which was very comfortable, separate dining room, kitchen, views across the lake and last but not least, a private deep hot tub in a covered verandah. A 10 minute walk into town along the lake front for an evening meal so no need to drive. Friendly and helpful service - thank you for a great stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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fiona w wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland32 contributions8 helpful votes
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very tired motel. Booked through booking.com.
Seriously overpriced for what it is.
Location is fine, but awful traffic noise.
Bedroom/ unit photos bear no resemblance to actual room.
Dark, with poor design ( making unit feel very small) and horrible damp smell in bathroom which had mould in the shower.
Can’t recommend. Won’t stay again
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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52isabelsimpson wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom124 contributions85 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
No complaints regarding accommodation but parking spaces were limited. We had a cabin with private thermal pool. I discovered that unfortunately I reacted very badly to the hot moist air which pervaded the room and found sleeping difficult as it left me constantly sneezing and uncomfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lyn A wrote a review Feb 2020
Bozeman, Montana262 contributions25 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room very comfortable that included kitchenette with dining room and huge thermal spa. Pool and laundry facilities included if you chose to use them. The deck outside of our room was located with excellent views of Lake Taupo where we enjoyed incredible sunsets over a glass of wine.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We chose a larger room that is located with a deck that over looks Lake Taupo. Best rooms have...
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PRICE RANGE
$178 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lakefront hotel taupo, lakefront motel taupo
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lakefront Motor Lodge
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about VU Thermal Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to VU Thermal Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Maori Rock Carvings (0.9 km), Taupo Mini Golf (1.2 km), and Mount Tauhara (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at VU Thermal Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at VU Thermal Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at VU Thermal Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to VU Thermal Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brantry, Mole & Chicken, and Jolly Good Fellows.
Are there opportunities to exercise at VU Thermal Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a private pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at VU Thermal Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Does VU Thermal Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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