Wairakei Resort - Taupo

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640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo, New Zealand  show map
 4 stars
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Wairakei Resort - Taupo

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Billiards/Pool tables

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The comfortable Wairakei Resort offers 187 non-smoking guest rooms as well as currency exchange, free private parking and an elevator. The building was renovated in 2006.

Many Taupo sights, including Aratiatia Rapids, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station and Craters of the Moon are about 25 minutes' walk from the property. The venue is 7 km away from the city center.

The hotel offers beautiful location close to lakes.

Wairakei Resort can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Taupo airport.

Rooms

Wairakei Resort provides guestrooms appointed with a microwave, climate control, an iron with ironing board, a writing desk and a sofa. Guests will enjoy a view of the Great Lakes from their rooms. They also have a fridge, an electric kettle and a cooktop available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The casual restaurant provides fine meals. Guests can relax at the busy Poolside bar, offering a variety of coffee and tea.

Services

Cars are available for rent at Wairakei Resort.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature a play area and a playground. On-site sport activities include lawn tennis, snow skiing and squash.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas at NZD 5 per day.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   187.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • Squash

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Garden area
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Toilet
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Wairakei Resort - Taupo Taupo location
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Hotel Address:

640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Taupo
    4.2 mi
Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    7.7 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    38.0 mi
  • Bus stop
    4.7 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    187

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds or Double beds
Size: 345 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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    Studio
    Bed type: King-size bed
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      Spa Suite
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or King-size bed
      Size: 345 sq. feet
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        Junior Suite
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
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          Family Room
          Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Wairakei Resort - Taupo Taupo location
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            Hotel Address:

            640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo, New Zealand

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Taupo
              4.2 mi
            Airports
            • Taupo (TUO)
              7.7 mi
            • Rotorua (ROT)
              38.0 mi
            • Bus stop
              4.7 mi
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  10 am
            • Year renovated:
              2006
            • Number of rooms:
              187

            Hotel Awards

            New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTaupoWairakei Resort

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            Best Spa Hotels in New Zealand

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            Wairakei Resort Location

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            Local attractions

            • Volcanic Activity Centre - 1.1 mi
              Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo
            • Mind Junction - 3.1 mi
              Corner Palmer Mill Rd & SH 5, Taupo
            • Taupo Museum - 4.2 mi
              4 Story Place, Taupo
            • Craters of the Moon - 1.5 mi
              Karapiti Road, Taupo
            • Huka Falls - 4.0 mi
              Off SH1, Taupo
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  10 am
            • Year renovated:
              2006
            • Number of rooms:
              187

            Hotel Awards

            New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTaupoWairakei Resort

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Spa Hotels in New Zealand

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            Hotels nearby
            Spa Hotel Taupo
            3 stars
            5 km
            Tiki Lodge Taupo
            2 stars
            7 km

            Wairakei Resort Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Wairakei Resort

            Average guest rating

            8.2out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 106 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              I have always found the staff veryfriendly my grandaughter always enjoys staying there on our way through to Pauanui. Pools, golf and just a nice relaxing place to stay

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              I like the location of the resort and all the facilities that are available, ie: having restaurants and bars on site is a huge advantage when on holiday, together with the tennis court. I enjoy the high standard that exists throughout the resort, from reception to the cleaning staff.

            • Group of friends
              10.0

              Complimentary upgrade with adjoining door to the room where our friends were staying. This also enabled our 3 rd person to sleep on the fold out couch instead of roll away bed. This reailly gave our stay a quality feeling. We loved it. And we'll be back.

            • Family with children
              7.8

              I was here in the off season, and during the week.I was here to spend time with family. It was wonderfully quiet. I could walk easily to Prawn farm, Terraces etc. relaxing, warm spa was available at all times, and other activities available. Clean tidy room upon return to my room was wonderfull and I felt spoilt! I asked for upper room with a view...and we did get this type of room. Everything was soo tidy, but I could see that the workpeople were constant in picking off flowers heads and blowing away leaves...I was impressed by this. All were not young, but hardworking and friendly. I would stay again if there is the "Special" on.and I wanted to spoil and be spoilt, or for a special occasion.

              We could not afford to eat at the restaurant. we did have breakfast one morning. a microwave would be very helpful. We had our own food and took plastic plates cups and cutlery. I would not stay at normal prices or if I had to eat at the restaurant for every meal.

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              The room took quite a while to warm up, the food was good and the staff excellent.

            • Family with children
              7.0

              Good service, fantastic spa pool.

              King room didn't have a king size bed.

            • Single
              6.6

              . Hotel called Bayview but my view was on parking lot and maintenance building!! Internet cable is less than 1m long so it makes using it very uncomfortable (plus it is slow and expensive). Staff has little knowledge of restaurants in the area. Overall while the Taupo area is gorgeous, the hotel was a disappointment.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere. Great facilities. Wide range of accomodation options. Great restaurant. Own thermal micro climate. Proximity to Taupo and other attractions.

            • Older travelers
              8.2

              I was surprised that an international hotel of this quality does not have free wifi (with limits) for guests. I did use the internet to check mail, being careful to see that I minimised my useage to one minute. When presented with my bill the cost was over $8.00. I questioned this noting that I had only used one minute. The customer service person deducted the charge from my account. When free WIFI is available to all McDonalds customers who spend $20.00. I spent $600.00 and internet connection was chargeable. I was also surprised to be told because I booked via the web site that unlike those guests who booked directly with the hotel breakfast was not included in the rate.

            • Family with children
              8.8

              Just a great time to relax with the family.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              I thought the staff were exceptionally friendly and courteous, and I appreciated their thoughtfulness. It all helps to make the stay personal and enjoyable

            • Group of friends
              8.2

              On our one night stay the hotel was very comfortable & food extremely good. Ideally situated for Lake taupo and distance wise for Wellington.

              The hotel was a little rambling in size. A lot of walking.

            • Single
              6.2

              My room was clean and reasonably quiet.

              The hotel is needs a makeover and the decor very depressing. I was staying in the hotel by myself and the first night I had to eat a very tired buffet dinner as the staff were busy with large groups of people. The next two evenings, my waitress managed to get my order through quickly, however on one evening I ordered fish of the day (orange roughy) which was very definately a piece of soggy frozen fish.

            • Single
              7.4

              Outlook, comfort, location not to far not to near.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Very quiet and the wide range of facilities

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Wairakei Resort - Taupo Taupo location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo, New Zealand

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Taupo
              4.2 mi
            Airports
            • Taupo (TUO)
              7.7 mi
            • Rotorua (ROT)
              38.0 mi
            • Bus stop
              4.7 mi
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  10 am
            • Year renovated:
              2006
            • Number of rooms:
              187

            Hotel Awards

            New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTaupoWairakei Resort

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Spa Hotels in New Zealand

            Use Badge