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Guest reviews

4.5 out of 5 Wonderful
216 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationWaipahihi Botanical Gardens2 min drive
Popular LocationTaupo Hot Springs3 min drive
Popular LocationMaori Carvings3 min drive
AirportTaupo (TUO)7 min drive

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  • Superior Suite, 1 Bedroom, Hot Tub, Ground Floor

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Private Pool, Ground Floor

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Private Pool, Ground Floor
  • Exclusive Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 86 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsExclusive Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View
  • Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Partial Lake View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Studio, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Partial Lake View
  • Premier One bed room apartment with mineral pool

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 68 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Economy Studio, 1 Double Bed, Ground Floor

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsEconomy Studio, 1 Double Bed, Ground Floor
  • Premier One Bedroom Apartment with Lake View

    Room amenities

    • 62 sq m
    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremier One Bedroom Apartment with Lake View
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Private Pool, Ground Floor

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Double or Twin Room, Private Pool, Ground Floor
  • Signature Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Lake View

    Room amenities

    • 58 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSignature Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Lake View
  • Exclusive Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Private Pool, Ground Floor

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsExclusive Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Private Pool, Ground Floor

About this area

Taupo

Located in Taupo, VU Thermal Lodge is near the airport and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Huka Falls and popular attractions include Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy. Taupo Hot Springs and Spa Thermal Park are also worth visiting. With kayaking, waterskiing and parasailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 2 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 3 min drive
  • Maori Carvings - 3 min drive
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 3 min drive
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportTaupo (TUO) - 7 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Brantry Restaurant - 13 min walk
  • Zest Cafe - 15 min walk
  • Rose on Roberts - 19 min walk
  • Thai Delight - 3 min drive
  • The Bistro - 3 min drive

About this property

VU Thermal Lodge

3-star motel near the beach
A seasonal outdoor pool, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 17 rooms provide kitchens with microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, showers and free toiletries.
VU Thermal Lodge offers 17 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchens with microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

10 hot tubs are on site. Other recreational amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot spring (onsen). This service features shared men's and women's areas.

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 or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

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

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Things to do

  • 10 hot tubs
  • Hot springs
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Spa

  • 11 indoor hot springs
  • Hot springs open from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Outdoor hot springs
  • Shared men/women areas in public bath

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs

More

  • Renovated entire property – November 2016
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 9:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from August 28 2020 to September 12 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 9 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 9 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 120 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from January to December
Pool access available from 8 AM to 9 PM
Hot springs access available from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at VU Thermal Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, VU Thermal Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to VU Thermal Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does VU Thermal Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 8 AM to 9 PM.
Is VU Thermal Lodge pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at VU Thermal Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at VU Thermal Lodge?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at VU Thermal Lodge?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is VU Thermal Lodge located?
Offering direct access to the beach, this Taupo motel is in a national park and within 2 mi (3 km) of Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp and Taupo Museum and Art Gallery. Taupo Bungy and Huka Falls are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.6/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Business traveller
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Enjoy our staying there. I love spa with thermal water in our own room! Thank you
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay, just returned home from our trip. The owner is so hospitable and lovely and we enjoyed talking with her. Our room was clean and tidy and we loved the private spa. We can’t wait to return to the VU.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Amazing customer service from the owner, Private spa pool and heated communal pool on site. Walking distance to the Lake... Great stay after hiking on Mt Tongariro. Highly recommended and will deffs go back again.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly service, very clean and tidy rooms and the hot tub is amazing, we were very happy with our stay and will definitely be back , highly recommend, thank you
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the in room thermal pool, very clean and a great location
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

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