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VU Thermal Lodge

Lakefront motel within easy reach of Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$199

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  • Exclusive Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View - Living Room
  • Exclusive Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View - Living Room
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Exclusive Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View - Living Room
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2 Taharepa Road, Taupo, 3330, Waikato, New Zealand
9.0.Superb.
  • Comfortable but a bit tired. Cold nights and heat pump won’t heat the room. Far enough…

    Jul 18, 2021

  • I thought we were supposed to get a pool but that didn’t happen. Really it was a very…

    Jun 7, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Quiet
Convenient
Safe
Walkable

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 25 2021 to December 15 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Pool
    • Kitchen
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 17 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Near the beach
    • 10 spa tubs
    • Hot springs
    • Terrace

    What’s around

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

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Deluxe Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Private Pool, Ground Floor
    • Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Ground Floor
    • Exclusive Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View
    • Signature Studio, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Partial Lake View
    • Exclusive Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Private Pool, Ground Floor
    • Economy Studio, 1 King Bed, Ground Floor
    • Premier One bed room apartment with mineral pool
    • Superior One Bedroom Apartment with Mineral Pool
    • Premier One Bedroom Apartment with Lake View
    • Signature Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Lake View

    What’s around

    Landmarks

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

    Getting around

    • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive
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    2 Taharepa Road, Taupo, 3330, Waikato, New Zealand

    At a glance

    Size

    • 17 rooms

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:30 PM
    • Check-out time is 10 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    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

    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

    Parking

    • Free onsite self parking

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    • No alcohol served onsite
    *See fees & policies 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.

    Fees & policies

    Refundable depositPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Deposit: NZD 120 per stay

    Optional extras

    • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 percent

    PetsPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Service animals exempt from fees

    Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
    • Pool access available from 8 AM to 9 PM
    • The seasonal pool is open from January to December
    • Hot springs access available from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    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.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

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

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

    Policies

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

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

    This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

    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

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, VU Thermal Lodge 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, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8 AM to 9 PM. The swimming pool will be unavailable from July 25 2021 to December 15 2021 (dates subject to change).
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Zest Cafe (15-min walk).
    • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, kayaking, and rafting. Additional recreation onsite includes hot springs. Soothe your senses in one of the 10 spa tubs or enjoy the use of a seasonal outdoor pool.
    9.0.Superb.
    • 8.0.Very good

      Weekend in Taupo

      Older place but clean. Good view out to lake and mountain. Rather close to road and not enough sound insulation. Adequate heat pump. Very steep stairs.

      Tony, 1 night trip, Apr 30, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Very friendly receptionist

      francesco, 1 night trip, Feb 10, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Taupos gem ...

      From the incredible welcome at checkin, to the beautiful room with view, and relaxing Thermal Pools to the kind and sincere checkout, everything was perfect this is a fabulous place to stay when vusiting Taupo..Thankyou so much

      Serena, 1 night trip, Sep 28, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      E

      Jodie, 2 night trip, Sep 17, 2020

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    • 6.0.Good

      Disappointing

      VU is in a handy spot. We were given a warm welcome. Very steep steps to clean but run-down unit.

      Susan, 1 night trip, Feb 17, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great motel!

      Very friendly manager. Fantastic location and view from our room’s deck. Clean and tidy room. Recommended

      1 night family trip, Jan 17, 2020

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      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, 1 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Will be back again

      Just a great place to stay with a hot pool as well!

      Barbara, 1 night trip, Oct 29, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great :)

      Lovely owner, amazing mineral pool. Great location.

      Joanna, 1 night romance trip, Sep 12, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Easy stay

      Very friendly owners

      Kevin, 2 night romance trip, Jul 17, 2019

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