VU Thermal Lodge

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview of VU Thermal Lodge

VU Thermal Lodge

3.0 star property
Lakefront motel within easy reach of Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

8.9/10 Superb

241 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is Rs 97
Price available on 26/05/2022
2 Taharepa Road, Taupo, Waikato, 3330
Main amenities
  • 17 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 10 spa tubs
  • Hot springs
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Lake Taupo - 1 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 3 min drive
  • Taupo Bungy - 4 min drive
  • Spa Thermal Park - 4 min drive
  • Huka Falls - 8 min drive
  • Craters of the Moon - 13 min drive
  • Wairakei International Golf Course - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 9 min drive

About this property

VU Thermal Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Taupo, VU Thermal Lodge is just 3.7 mi (6 km) from the airport. Guests can enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool, and kayaking, parasailing, and water skiing are nearby. A terrace and 10 spa tubs are other highlights, and rooms offer kitchens and flat-screen TVs. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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


  • Children (10 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Internet
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Parking
  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Other information
  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

What to do

  • Hot springs
  • Beach access
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Water skiing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • 10 spa tubs


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Mobile key entry
  • Cleaning supplies

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen). This service features shared men and women areas.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: NZD 120 per stay

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 percent

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 9 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December
  • Hot springs access available from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

VU Thermal Lodge Taupo
VU Thermal Taupo
VU Thermal
VU Thermal Lodge Motel
VU Thermal Lodge Taupo
VU Thermal Lodge Motel Taupo

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Sara, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Easy check in. Great location. Nice facilities
Morgan, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The location of the property is very convenient and general condition of the premises are acceptable. Host needs to check if all the cleaning are done properly as we found some kitchen items were dirty. Also, the unit that we have has an upstairs neighbours who were very noisy even until early mornings. Hard to get a decent sleep. Will make sure not to have the same unit again.
Christine, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lady on reception was soo polite and room was so clean.
Ashish, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sandeep, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable but a bit tired. Cold nights and heat pump won’t heat the room. Far enough Bach from old SH1 for traffic noise to be relatively unobtrusive.
Tony, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Justine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mark C, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

I thought we were supposed to get a pool but that didn’t happen. Really it was a very compact space that wasn’t very welcoming at all. I wouldn’t stay there again.
1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great position,quirky,loved the random crab light
1-night romance trip
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