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1 room, 2 adults

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
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • 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$126
  • 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

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


  • On the waterfront
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 22 min walk
  • Barbary - 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


  • 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, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (6 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • 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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible 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


  • 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.
  • Mandatory fees

    Deposit: NZD 120 per stay

    Optional extras

    Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 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.

    Recent reviews

    Superb 9.0 From 206 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

    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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