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640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo 3384 New Zealand
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#27 of 66 hotels 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 cofffee
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
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Stuart wrote a review Yesterday
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We stayed two nights and dined there both nights. The rooms are dated, reminded me of the 80's, for the price paid I was a bit disappointed. When arriving at the restaurant for dinner both nights, not all not all staff were wearing masks, they had them under their chins. The duty manager wore his under his chin all evening, showing people to their table and walking past other tables including ours. We were not impressed at all with that. Some of the bar staff wore their masks all night and others didn't. The food is quite pricey but it was very good, we all enjoyed the food very much, cooked to perfection.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Great food albiet pricey
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JNZ69 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions39 helpful votes
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We have just returned from a faultless stay at the Wairakei Resort Hotel. Room, breakfast and dinner over two nights was exceptional and unbeatable value for money. The grounds were immaculate as was the 9 hole golf course. Great mountain bike tracks onsite and also in nearby Taupo. This hotel has done a wonderful job post Level 4 Covid lockdown and is encouraging kiwis to return to the hotel with exceptional pricing and marketing. Hence the hotel was at capacity with a range a ages and young families enjoying the facilities. Keep up the great work team, you are leading by example.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Felix Witte, Guest Services / Front Office at Wairakei Resort Taupo
Responded 16 Jul 2020
Dear JNZ69, Thank you so much for taking the time to publish your fantastic review on tripadvisor. We were extremely proud to read your feedback and really appreciate your comments about us doing a good job post level 4! Hopefully we can welcome you back soon! Kind regards Felix Witte Front Office Manager
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jihan k wrote a review 15 Jan
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I went there with my family and other friends families..The pools are amazing, so much fun. Just couple of things to mention: the balcony on 2 or 2nd level doesn't give any privacy at all, once u step out in the balcony, the guests in rooms next to u are with u! I had a situation when my baby was crying that a lady bend over and was able to see the bed and my baby crying and told me she looks sick and needs to go to hospital!! Hopefully there would be some kind of readjustment of the side of balcony for more privacy. The other thing is about the breakfast, it was delicious but not enough varieties, ( e.g only scrambled eggs, or half pouched eggs, not a complete boiled egg). And ine more thing pls tell the room service to check how many adults are in the room and provide correct amount of towels, we were 3 adults and 2 children with inly 2 towels!! But in general we had fun and definitely will come back and recommend others to go there if visiting Taupo.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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sizzle wrote a review 13 Jan
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What a disappointment. For a $400 room, the bathroom water jumps from hot to cold, the door in the living space where my children slept only had a dead bolt at the top - the lock was broken, the staff were not bothered by this and shrugged me off. The food at the bar was terrible and SO over priced. Food and drink choice was limited, inexperienced bar staff and lack of top shelf drinks. If this is what international tourists had been experiencing pre-covid I am embarrassed.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Eat elsewhere.
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Yvette wrote a review 10 Jan
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On the surface looks grand and inviting - but the place is old and needs a good refurbish. There were dead spiders in our cupboards, the microwave didn't work and our "Villa" which we had two small children in was in desperate need of air conditioning (which none of the villas had). We cancelled the rest of our stay after one night and went somewhere else. Now I must say the staff were all too accommodating with this matter and will rate them highly for that.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Playground for kids was a bonus
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PRICE RANGE
US$55 - US$3,208 (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), Lake Taupo (7.1 km), and Huka Falls tracks (2.4 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 Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
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.