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VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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2 Taharepa Road, Taupo, Waikato, 3330, New Zealand

3-star beach motel with outdoor pool, near Waipahihi Botanical Gardens
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 73 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Lovely owner, amazing mineral pool. Great location.Sep 18, 2019
  • Very friendly ownersJul 20, 2019

VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$124
  • Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Thermal Tub, Ground Floor
  • Deluxe Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Private Pool, Ground Floor
  • Superior Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Partial Lake View
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Private Pool, Ground Floor
  • Exclusive Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Lake View
  • Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed, Hot Tub, Partial Lake View
  • Exclusive Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Hot Tub, Ground Floor
  • Economy Studio, 1 Double Bed, Pool Access, Ground Floor
  • Premier One bed room apartment with mineral pool
  • Superior One Bedroom Apartment with Mineral Pool
  • Premier One Bedroom Apartment with Lake View
  • Superoro One Bedroom Apartment with Balcony

What’s around VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Taupo Hot Springs (13-minute walk)
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens (14-minute walk)
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery (19-minute walk)
  • Barbary (20-minute walk)
  • Taupo Bungy (20-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Number of spa tubs - 10
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Disabled parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen). This service features shared men and women areas.

VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • VU Thermal Lodge Taupo
  • VU Thermal Taupo
  • VU Thermal
  • VU Thermal Lodge Motel
  • VU Thermal Lodge Taupo
  • VU Thermal Lodge Motel Taupo


  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 9 PM.
  • Mandatory fees

    Deposit: NZD 120 per stay

    Optional extras

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 171 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Comfortable and clean and very, very helpful would definitely recommend.
    nz1 night romance trip
    Very good 8.0
    Ww had a wonderful stay of 3 days. All our needs were met. Carol was a wonderful host. Would definitely book again.
    Marian, nz3 night romance trip
    Very good 8.0
    We stayed there two nights. The staff is very good and friendly. What I need mentioned is there are private thermal spa in several rooms and lake view at outside deck. That is wonderful! And the location is great as well.Only the bed cover in main bedroom got a little bit humid. Anyway all the other are very good, if possible I still come back,
    nz2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Enjoyable weekend. Thermal hot tub was so relaxing.
    Craig, nz2 night romance trip
    Very good 8.0
    Relax by the lake
    Nice relaxing stay in a very convenient location to Taupo's activities. Private thermal hot pool was excellent - perfect to relax after a long drive. Easy walk into town for dinner (15-20 min walk).
    Sean, nz1 night trip

    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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