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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 car park

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Babysitting

Babysitting/Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Children's play area

Children's pool

Children's menu

Cots

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Overview

Offering 187 airy rooms, Wairakei Resort Taupo features free self parking and a golf course. Renovated in 2006, the hotel combines modern architecture with ultimate comfort.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Station Visitor Center is located just 1.7 km away. The city center lies within 7 km from the venue.

This exquisite property offers proximity to parks and lakes.

Taupo airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Wairakei Resort Taupo.

Rooms

Wairakei Resort Taupo welcomes guests to take advantage of cable TV with on-demand movies, a balcony, a kitchen, a personal computer and an iron with ironing board supplied in the rooms. Some rooms at Wairakei Resort Taupo have a view over the garden. The rooms feature en suite bathrooms as well as an electric kettle, a dishwasher and a toaster for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. The 24-hour restaurant provides fine meals. The small poolside bar features billiards, a terrace and Wi-Fi.

Services

Guests can rent bicycles and cars on the premises.

Relax

A heated swimming pool, a picnic area and a tennis court are offered on site. Such activities as snow skiing, cycling and golf are also provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   187.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Skiing
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables
  • Squash
  • Aerobics
  • Fishing

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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 Centre
  • 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

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Rooms and availability

Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

This Twin Room features either 2 double beds or 2 queen beds. There is either a patio or balcony overlooking the resort grounds. There is a private bathroom with a shower over bath. The TV offers satellite channels for you to enjoy.

King Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

This air-conditioned room features 1 king-sized bed. The private bathroom is wheelchair accessible and has an open shower with a fold-down seat. For entertainment there is a TV with satellite channels.

Spa Suite
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

This suite features 1 king-size bed, air-conditioning, separate lounge and dining area and a large spa bath. For entertainment a selection of satellite TV channels and DVDs. There is either a patio or a balcony overlooking the gardens, grounds or the resort.

Wairakei Resort Taupo Location

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What's nearby

Places of interest

  • Huka Jets700 ft
  • Huka Prawn Park2.2 mi
  • Volcanic Activity Centre2.2 mi

Local attractions

  • Wairakei Geothermal Power Station Visitor Center 1.0 mi
    Sh1
  • Lava Glass1.5 mi
    165 State Highway 5
  • Mind Junction3.2 mi
    East along SH5 on the junction of Palmer Mill Road
  • Craters of the Moon1.4 mi
    Karapiti Road
  • Aratiatia Rapids2.7 mi
    Huka Falls Road

Near the hotel

  • Volcanic Activity Centre 2400 ft
    Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road
  • Huka Honey Hive3500 ft
    65 Karetoto Road Wairakei Park
  • Huka Prawn Park3200 ft
    Karetoto Road Wairakei Tourist Park, Lake Taupo
  • Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley 4800 ft
    State Highway 1
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 Taupo

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

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Wairakei Resort Taupo Reviews

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

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 109 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
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Hotel Address:

640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo, New Zealand

Get directions
City Centre
  • 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 Taupo

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

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