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VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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2 Taharepa RoadTaupoWaikato3330New Zealand

Lakefront Taupo motel with outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Room's abit run down although the thermal water bath experience' alright. Check-in was…Apr 29, 2018
  • The mineral pools in each of the rooms are fantastic. New management is great.Apr 22, 2018
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From 38 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

from Rs5,711
  • Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Thermal Tub, Ground Floor
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Thermal Tub, Ground Floor
  • Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Lake View
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, Thermal 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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 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

In the hotel

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).

VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand’s small print


  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 9 PM.
  • We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    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

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 52 reviews

    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    Hotel is well situated in Taupo with town centre close by. Room was very comfortable and really enjoyed the Spa bath, even though it took 20min to full up.(We where warned). Staff where very friendly and accommodating. Will be staying again.
    Barry, nz1 night trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    Vu Thermal Lodge Taupo
    Great host. Nice location, just a few minutes walk on the lakefront from the centre of Taupo, and very convenient for the beach. Thermal swimming pool and tubs a real bonus.
    Kris, nz2 night trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    We were lucky to get a King bed room at short notice as the NZ triathlon was on that weekend. The motel is a bit dated but the bed was very comfortable and the full kitchen was great for a three night stay.
    Roger, nz3 night trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Couldn’t recommend highly enough
    Lovely little hotel, large comfy bed, great friendly service from hotel staff, right on edge of beautiful lake, short walk to town. We had a private thermal bath which was nice. Would highly recommend
    Chris, gb1 night trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Sparkling clean
    CLEAN, CLEAN and CLEAN! The cleanliness of this hotel was fantastic. We had the warmest friendly welcome before being shown to our cabin 2, which from our deck we could sit under cover and see the lake such a stunning view. Our hot pool private in our room was quirky and fun- nice treat for us! Taupo town isn’t far at all, lots of shops, bars and restaurants all the usual. The harbour is close by highly recommend an evening cruise so beautiful.
    Linda, gb2 night trip

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    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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