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VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo

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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 72 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • The hot bath with natural water is awesome. A very relaxing time after a driving day.Feb 10, 2019
  • We had a very pleasant stay thanks to the exceptional hospitality of Carol, the charming…Dec 5, 2018

VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo

from $63
  • Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Thermal Tub, Ground Floor
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Private Pool, Ground Floor
  • Superior Apartment, Multiple Beds, Balcony
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, Private Pool, Ground Floor
  • Exclusive Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Lake View
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Patio, Partial Lake View
  • Exclusive Studio, 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

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Taupo Hot Springs (12-minute walk)
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens (14-minute walk)
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery (18-minute walk)
  • Barbary (20-minute walk)
  • Taupo Bungy (20-minute walk)

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 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



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* 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

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
  • 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’s small print

Also known as

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


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

    Deposit: NZD 120 per stay

    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 148 reviews

    Very Good 8.0
    Relaxing and Enjoyable
    S Dean, us1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great location -- super service!!
    Sharon, usFamily trip
    Very Good 8.0
    A good choice
    Very friendly place and a nice room, lovely to have a hot tub in the room. Good location. Only thing to point out is that in the ground floor family room with spa, there is no communal living area, it's all situated int he same room as the double bed. Not a problem as it's a family room but if you share with mates, you'll know them a bit better by the time you leave!
    louise, us2 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    Easy stay
    Very friendly owners
    Kevin, nz2 night romance trip
    Good 6.0
    not bad but needs a refresh
    when there was someone at the desk, they were very nice and welcoming. but 3/4 times when I went they were closed. the overall appearance of the lodge is dated and needs a refresh. but if you just need a place for the night as i did, it did the job. my room was clean but I did not use the tub because it looked very dirty. the location is good, and I think there is potential here, but there are plenty of other places nearby that look a lot fresher and well kept.
    ca1 night trip

    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo

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