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VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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

Lakefront motel within easy reach of Waipahihi Botanical Gardens
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • VU is in a handy spot. We were given a warm welcome. Very steep steps to clean but…Feb 20, 2020
  • Very friendly manager. Fantastic location and view from our room’s deck. Clean and tidy…Jan 18, 2020

VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$148
  • 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, Lake View
  • Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Partial Lake View
  • Exclusive Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Private Pool, 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
  • Premium Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Lake View

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

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 22 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 27 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 28 min walk
  • Taupo Bungy - 37 min walk
  • Huka Falls - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 17 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children (9 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • 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 seasonal pool
  • Number of spa tubs - 10
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Spa

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

Policies

  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December.
  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 9 PM.
  • Hot springs access available from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Mandatory fees

    Deposit: NZD 120 per stay

    Optional extras

    Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

    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.

    FAQs for VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

    • Does VU Thermal Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, VU Thermal Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is parking offered at VU Thermal Lodge?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at VU Thermal Lodge?
      Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8 AM to 9 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at VU Thermal Lodge?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at VU Thermal Lodge?
      You can check in from 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
    • What is there to do near VU Thermal Lodge?
      Recommended spots to visit include Waipahihi Botanical Gardens (1.1 mi) and Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp (1.4 mi), along with Taupo Museum and Art Gallery (1.5 mi) and Taupo Bungy (1.9 mi).

    Recent reviews

    Superb 9.0 From 194 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    A nice experience
    The room was nice, the hot spring bath was exquisite, and the lady in reception was absolutely lovely. A real gem of a place to stay
    Patrick or Colleen, nz1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Will be back again
    Just a great place to stay with a hot pool as well!
    Barbara, nz1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great :)
    Lovely owner, amazing mineral pool. Great location.
    Joanna, nz1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Easy stay
    Very friendly owners
    Kevin, nz2 night romance trip
    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
    Very good 8.0
    Hotel is well situated in Taupo with town centre close by. Room was very comfortable and really enjoyed the Spa bath, even though it took 20min to full up.(We where warned). Staff where very friendly and accommodating. Will be staying again.
    Barry, nz1 night romance trip

    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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