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VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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2 Taharepa RoadTaupoWaikato3330New Zealand

3-star beach motel with outdoor pool, near Taupo Hot Springs
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • We had a very pleasant stay thanks to the exceptional hospitality of Carol, the charming…Dec 5, 2018
  • Nice relaxing stay in a very convenient location to Taupo's activities. Private thermal…Nov 6, 2018
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VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

from Rs5,461
  • Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Thermal Tub, Ground Floor
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Hot Tub, Ground Floor
  • Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Lake View
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, Hot Tub, Ground Floor
  • Exclusive Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Lake View
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Double Bed, Patio, Lake View
  • Economy Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Bathtub, Ground Floor
  • Economy Studio, 1 Double Bed, Pool Access, Ground Floor

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

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Taupo Hot Springs (13-minute walk)
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery (19-minute walk)
  • Barbary (20-minute walk)
  • Taupo Bungy (20-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive
  • Free self parking

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
* 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
  • Playground 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, New Zealand’s small print


  • 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.

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 82 reviews

    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Nice little relaxing lodge
    Amazing little lodge that leaves little to be desired. Perfect for couples.
    Max, sg1 night trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Great location -- super service!!
    Sharon, us1 night trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Great Value
    Great value. We paid a modest fee for spacious accommodation with fully functional kitchen and private thermal bath (which is great for those having an active holiday around Taupo and Rotorua). There were some minor cosmetic faults in some areas of the rooms but not enough to overlook the value of the stay.
    Olaf, au1 night trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Highly recommended
    It was great! Place is very clean and facilities very well kept. Food is within 10mins walk.
    A Traveller, as2 night trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Ok Stay!
    Room's abit run down although the thermal water bath experience' alright. Check-in was smooth with extremely welcoming staff.
    A Traveller, au1 night trip

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