Wairakei Resort - Taupo

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Babysitting

Paid babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Children's play area

Children's pool

Children's menu

Cribs/ Baby cots

Private beach

Beach chairs

Overview

Wairakei Resort boasts positioning close to Orakei Korako, Taupo Museum and Aratiatia Rapids, offering 187 rooms and featuring a golf course and free self parking. Built in 1888, the exquisite hotel was renovated in 2006.

The city center is 7 km away from the hotel.

The hotel allows quick access to parks and lakes.

The venue is notable for the central location within a 15-minute drive to Taupo airport.

Rooms

Wairakei Resort provides guestrooms appointed with a lounge area, a laptop-size safe, an iron with ironing board, a personal computer and a dressing room. Some of the airy rooms enjoy a view of the garden. The rooms feature en suite bathrooms as well as a dishwasher, an electric kettle and a toaster for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the café every morning. The relaxed restaurant serves fine meals. At the busy poolside bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee and tea.

Services

The on-site comforts include an elevator, currency exchange and a luggage storage.

Relax

Babysitting, a play area and a special menu are available for children. Wairakei Resort offers sports activities including cycling, snow skiing and golf.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   187.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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)
    7.8 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

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Rooms and availability

Wairakei Resort photos Exterior
Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|ROH Twin Room

Wairakei Resort photos Room Hotel information
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|ROH King Room

King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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King Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Wairakei Resort photos Room
Spa Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Spa Suite

Wairakei Resort photos Room Hotel information
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Wairakei Resort photos Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed and 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio

Wairakei Resort Location

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Local attractions

  • Volcanic Activity Centre1.1 mi
    Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo
  • Mind Junction3.1 mi
    Corner Palmer Mill Rd & SH 5, Taupo
  • Taupo Museum4.2 mi
    4 Story Place, Taupo
  • Craters of the Moon1.5 mi
    Karapiti Road, Taupo
  • Huka Falls4.1 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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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)
    7.8 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