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Wairakei Resort Taupo

4-star hotel in Wairakei with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei, 3352, New Zealand
8.4.Very good.
  • Wouldn't stay here again

    Jul 21, 2021

  • Very out dated room needs an update desperately. Spas were horrible cold temperatures…

    Jul 8, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 187 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts

For families

  • Playground on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley - 7 min walk
  • Prawn Farm - 27 min walk
  • Wairakei International Golf Course - 30 min walk
  • Huka Falls - 43 min walk
  • Craters of the Moon - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Economy King
  • Spa Suite
  • Huka Twin
  • Tauhara Twin
  • Waiora King
  • Tauhara King
  • Studio King
  • Superior Twin
  • Family Villa
  • Junior Suite

What’s around


  • In a national park
  • Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley - 7 min walk
  • Prawn Farm - 27 min walk
  • Wairakei International Golf Course - 30 min walk
  • Huka Falls - 43 min walk
  • Craters of the Moon - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Aratiatia Rapids - 3.3 mi / 5.4 km
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 4.6 mi / 7.3 km
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Lake Taupo - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 15 min drive
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640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei, 3352, New Zealand

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 187 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Golfing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Pavilion - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 28 for adults and NZD 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 40 per night
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted.

Connecting rooms may be available for the Family Unit and Studio King room categories only.

Also known as

  • Wairakei Resort Taupo
  • Bayview Wairakei Hotel Taupo
  • Wairakei Resort Taupo Hotel
  • Wairakei Resort Taupo Wairakei
  • Wairakei Resort Taupo Hotel Wairakei
  • Hotel Bayview Wairakei
  • Resort Taupo
  • Wairakei Taupo

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Wairakei Resort Taupo does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Pavilion. Nearby restaurants include Victoria's Cafe Kitchen Bar (4.3 mi), Ninety Nine (4.3 mi), and Thai Delight (4.4 mi).
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include 2 outdoor pools and a sauna. Wairakei Resort Taupo also has a fitness center and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good stay - nice location

    The hotel may be old and appear tired but the rooms are fantastic and supported by a great team of staff. Nothing is ever an issue. The bar team is lead by a great person who makes you feel welcome and always has a smile. Great customer service

    Nigel, 1 night business trip, Jun 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Was really enjoyable. Great breakfasts. Dinning was not the best as most dishes were spicy and also expected better for the price. But staff were very friendly and we enjoyed a lot.

    David, 3 night trip, Mar 28, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor


    These people should be embarrassed to charge what they do for accommodation in this slum. It is old and run down and the service is non existent. There was only one person on the reception when we arrived and several people queued waiting. The shower in my unit was such that when I turned it on it sprayed water all over me and the bathroom leaving the flood flooded. I asked that this be cleaned up while I was off site for dinner but was asked if I preferred another room. As I was settled in and had unpacked for the night I said “no, just clean up the one I am in and I’ll stay in that one.” This seemed to be unacceptable to the receptionist who was insistent I move rooms which I did not want to do. Upon returning the room was in the same state as it was when I left and I had to clean up the mess myself. The accommodation is old! The carpets are worn, stained and dirty from age. The whole place is falling apart and my travel partners bath was falling out of its frame so he had to shower while standing at one end of the tub. The TV was too small by today’s standards and the channel selection was poor and the images were badly distorted. The walls were paper thin and at 12:10am I had to bang on the wall of the adjoining room to tell the occupants to turn down their TV as the noise was keeping me awake. It was like the TV was in my room and I could hear every word. When I checked out I was asked if I enjoyed my stay and when I expressed my dissatisfaction I was told “oh, sorry.”

    Aaron, 1 night business trip, Feb 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent friendly helpful staff. Amazing a la carte menu 5 star. Several hot pools throughout the grounds we had a private hot tub all to ourselves. Definitely recommend it to friends and will be staying on our way back

    Karen, 1 night trip, Feb 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Happy as

    Was absolutely great, but not long enough !

    Nola, 1 night trip, Jan 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely rooms with good amenities, comfy beds and lots of options to swim or soak in a spa's.

    Ange, 2 night trip, Dec 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good spot to stay. Enjoyed golf course, heated pools.

    1 night trip with friends, Nov 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We enjoyed our 1 night stay there

    George, 1 night trip, Oct 3, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lots of things to do with the kids on site and in near by Taupo

    2 night family trip, Oct 1, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Needs a refresh

    Great staff who are very keen to help, but the place is tired and needs to be revamped.

    3 night trip with friends, Sep 28, 2020

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