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VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

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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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  • Lake Taupo appears to be a very expensive area so I would say this is at the lower of the…Mar 2, 2019
  • Comfortable and clean and very, very helpful would definitely recommend.Feb 18, 2019
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VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

from Rs5,604
  • Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Thermal Tub, Ground Floor
  • Deluxe Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Hot Tub, Ground Floor
  • Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Balcony
  • 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
  • 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, New Zealand

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Taupo Hot Springs (13-minute walk)
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens (14-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
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

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

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.

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 115 reviews

    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    Ww had a wonderful stay of 3 days. All our needs were met. Carol was a wonderful host. Would definitely book again.
    Marian, nz3 night romance trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    Amazing place to stay!
    We really liked our stay at Vu thermal lodge. It had a pool, two hot tubs, laundry facilities (washer; dryer and drying rack outside). Room was well equipped! Dishes, dish soap, eating area, tv, good wifi and we were in the room right at the end near the small playground for kids. Also had a really nice deck area with amazing views. It’s not far from restaurants and the beach. The owners are very very nice and welcoming. The only thing I found strange was that I believe it was a queen size bed on a double bed base so when you sat on the edge of the bed the mattress went down but really not a issue just be careful. Great place to stay!
    jackie, ca1 night romance trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    We stayed there two nights. The staff is very good and friendly. What I need mentioned is there are private thermal spa in several rooms and lake view at outside deck. That is wonderful! And the location is great as well.Only the bed cover in main bedroom got a little bit humid. Anyway all the other are very good, if possible I still come back,
    A Traveller, nz2 night romance trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Enjoyable weekend. Thermal hot tub was so relaxing.
    Craig, nz2 night romance trip
    VU Thermal Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
    Very Good8.0
    Wonderful stay at good price
    We had a very pleasant stay thanks to the exceptional hospitality of Carol, the charming host. We also enjoyed the private thermal bath in the room as well as the deck from which we were able to enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Taupo. From the hotel one can take nice lakeside walks that lead to the town center. Local cabs also know the hotel well. We would gladly recommend the hotel to travellers who want to have a nice, relaxing stay at Taupo.
    Suk Wan Anita, us1 night romance trip

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