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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.
  • It was a perfect place to base our selfs for our Taupo stay The food in the restaurant…

    Feb 26, 2020

  • Good location near to Taupo and set in lovely grounds

    Feb 13, 2020

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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 sanitiser

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • 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)
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley - 7-minute walk
  • Prawn Farm - 27-minute walk
  • Wairakei International Golf Course - 30-minute walk
  • Huka Falls - 43-minute 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-minute walk
  • Prawn Farm - 27-minute walk
  • Wairakei International Golf Course - 30-minute walk
  • Huka Falls - 43-minute 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

  • 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 on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • On-site 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


  • Lift
  • 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

  • Fridge


  • 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, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and 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 per cent

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 sanitiser.

Contactless checkout is available.

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


Guests can rest easy knowing that 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
  • Wairakei Resort Taupo Hotel
  • Wairakei Resort Taupo Wairakei
  • Wairakei Resort Taupo Hotel Wairakei

*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 that you 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 sanitiser 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 spaces may be limited.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are 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 on-site restaurant, Pavilion. Nearby restaurants include Victoria's Cafe Kitchen Bar (4.3 mi), Ninety Nine (4.3 mi) and Thai Delight (4.4 mi).
  • Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include 2 outdoor pools and a sauna. Wairakei Resort Taupo also has a fitness centre and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely setting, comfortable accommodation, great facilutues and attentive staff

    1 night romance trip, Feb 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great value for money!

    Loved the room and there were so many hot tubs to choose from! Great value for money.

    2 night family trip, Jan 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    This is a family resort (over Christmas) so expect families with small children so also expect what this entails at mealtimes . The rooms were clean and comfortable, there are several pools although the ‘private’ hot tubs seemed a little grubby. The other pools were clean and warm. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location is excellent for all the attractions around lake Taupo.

    2 night trip, Dec 26, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Over priced and underwhelming

    It was below average for the price we paid,considering that it is the local people bringing a lot of the revenue at this time. Also didn’t realise the price advertised was in US dollars. Overall disappointing.

    Ngaire, 1 night family trip, Aug 6, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not recommend, very disappointed

    Very disappointed with the place,they changed us 3 times of room,one was cover with ants,the next one had leaking toilette and the carpet was covered on water,and the one that we stayed had a queen bed but we booked and paid for a king bed, to be more comfortable,all those changes were at night with a freezing weather walking through the “resort” carrying our luggage and following the staff doing sort of a game guessing which room would be ok for us to stay,the manager didn’t bother after our complaint and told us to call Xpedia or for some refund, the worst place we have stayed so far , wouldn’t recommend at all spend your money there.

    Jarrod, 1 night family trip, Jul 23, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Wouldn't stay here again

    2 night family trip, Jul 21, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Old and out dated!

    Very out dated room needs an update desperately. Spas were horrible cold temperatures very old and bubbles on all 3 were broken. Will not be going back.

    Ra, 1 night trip, Jul 8, 2021

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  • 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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  • 6.0.Good

    I liked the fact we were out of the centre if Taupo, but it was noisy from doors closing, and the whole place in general looked tired and in need of a revamp.

    2 night romance trip, Jun 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The resort is centrally located to many of the activities in the area. Both staff and amenities are excellent The only issue is that the rooms need updating.

    4 night romance trip, May 15, 2021

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