Taupo, nestled by Lake Taupo in New Zealand, offers stunning natural beauty. From hikes along the lake to the majestic Huka Falls, it’s a haven for exploration. Known for geothermal wonders, unwind in your hotel’s private spa tub after a day of adventure. We’ll uncover all the best-rated hotels. But first, here are our recommendations.

Best Spa Hotels for Families

  • Huka Lodge – For a family stay ensconced in nature, Huka Lodge’s two and four-bedroom villas will be hard to beat. Just a short walk from Huka Falls, they sit on the banks of the river and have private hot tubs.
  • Sacred Waters Taupo – The Penthouse Apartments at Sacred Water are perfect for larger families and can sleep up to twelve people. They have hot tubs right on the balcony. It’s an entertainment area on the rooftop deck with great views.

Best Suites with Spas in Room

  • Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge – All the rooms at Boulevard Waters have thermal spa pools. And their Deluxe Upper Level Lake View Studio has a private spa bath for two with a stunning view over the lake.
  • Lake Taupo Motor Inn – The Luxury Spa Suite and Executive Spa Suite both feature a private hot tub next to the king-sized bed. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool and two outdoor hot tubs for all guests to use.
  • Le Chalet Suisse Motel Taupo – The Premier Two-Bedroom Lakeview Apartment is split over two floors and has its own spa bath. They also have a smaller One-Bedroom Lakeview Apartment which has a private spa tub too.

Hotels with Private Thermal Pools

  • Baycrest Thermal Lodge – Baycrest has a thermal-heated pool with poolside bar and a barbecue area. The King Studio with Thermal Pool is perfect for couples, and the Family Room with Garden View is best for larger groups.
  • VU Thermal Lodge – An adults-only motel near the center of Taupo, VU Thermal Lodge offers Thermal Suites that have mineral bath pools. There is also a thermal outdoor swimming pool that is toasty warm all year round.

Most Affordable Taupo Hotels

  • Le Chalet Suisse Motel Taupo – Spa rooms are available at Le Chalet Suisse from $220 NZD per night throughout the year. May to June tend to be the cheaper months.
  • Lake Taupo Motor Inn – At certain times of the year, you can book spa rooms here for around $240 NZD per night.
  • Ashbrook Motel Taupo – This is another very good option for cheap spa bath suites. It’s highly rated by guests. From April to July, they can be as low as $200 NZD per night.

1. The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge

The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge is in a peaceful location, about 10 minutes drive from the center of Taupo and the Huka Falls. The lodge has a lovely sun terrace with views of the lake. There is also an on-site tennis court and a games room with a billiards table. Their super-comfy Deluxe King Suite has a two-person spa bath with views over Lake Taupo. In the mornings, there is also a wonderful breakfast to set you up for the day.

  • Guest Reviews: We had a lovely suite with a panoramic lake view. Also, the breakfast was wonderful.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe King Suite
  • Address: 2/41 Mapara Road Taupo, 3385 Taupo, New Zealand

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2. Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge

The location of the Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge will not disappoint. It’s at the water’s edge, with stunning views over the lake. There is a nice lakeside café nearby and a path along the lake’s shoreline that takes you into town. Facilities include a thermal plunge pool and barbecue area. More importantly, every room has a thermally heated spa pool. They also have furnished private balconies if you need some fresh air. One of the more popular rooms is the Deluxe Upper Level Lake View Studio.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was huge and beautifully decorated, with one of the largest bathtubs I’ve ever seen.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe Upper Level Lake View Studio
  • Address: 215 Lake Terrace, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

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3. Lake Taupo Lodge

Located in the Acacia Bay area, Lake Taupo Lodge has great lake views and is close to lakeside hiking trails. All guest rooms feature a patio with garden views. Some have a spa bath, a fireplace, and views over the lake. After a lakeside walk, you can relax by the fireplace in the shared library or enjoy a drink at the bar. The Luxury Lake Suite is the top room, and it features a spa bath and a patio with garden views. A lot of previous guests have commented on the delicious breakfast in the morning.

  • Guest Reviews: We had a beautiful suite with beautiful views and a lovely spa tub. The breakfast was brilliant.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Luxury Lake Suite
  • Address: 41 Mapara Road, Acacia Bay, 3385 Taupo, New Zealand

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4. Baycrest Thermal Lodge

The luxury apartments at Baycrest Thermal Lodge all have kitchens and under-floor heating. Outside, there is also a thermal-heated swimming pool with a poolside bar and barbecue area. Being in the center of town, this lodge is in a good location to explore Taupo at night. Lower apartments have an outdoor plunge pool, while those on the first floor will have a spa bath and balcony. The King Studio with Thermal Pool is a great choice for pampering, as it has a hot thermal tub in a private courtyard.

  • Guest Reviews: The Suite with the lake view was a great choice. Great views from the balcony and the jacuzzi was huge.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Family Room with Garden View
  • Address: 79 Mere Road, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

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5. The Reef Resort

The Reef Resort is set in a nice, quiet spot on the edge of town. It’s one of the few Taupo hotels with direct lake access. On-site, there’s an outdoor heated freshwater pool and a thermal pool with a hot tub. Rooms will have lake, mountain, or pool views, and all include a spa bath. For couples, the Luxury Studio with Lake View is a great choice. It has a spa bath and a living room with superb lake views. For larger groups, there is also a Luxury Three-Bedroom Apartment on the first floor with equally impressive views.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was modern and well-appointed. We really enjoyed the spa bath.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Luxury Three-bedroom Apartment
  • Address: 219 Lake Terrace, 3351 Taupo, New Zealand

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6. Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels Taupo

This Millennium Hotel property is also in a quiet area at the edge of town. The hotel features a heated pool, sauna, gym, and tennis court for guests to use. For dining, there are three lovely restaurants by the lake. Spend some time late in the afternoon at any of these venues to watch the sunset. Out of all the rooms, the Junior King Suite is one of the best. It has amazing lake views and of course, a private spa bath.

  • Guest Reviews: We were very happy with our room. The breakfast was great and the pool was very nice too.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Junior King Suite
  • Address: 243 Lake Terrace, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

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7. Alpine Lake Motor Lodge

Slap-bang in the middle of town, the Alpine Lake Motor Lodge is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The spacious rooms feature under-floor heating and have kitchen facilities. Most rooms also have a private spa bath. The property is super-clean, with friendly staff, and the large rooms have very comfortable beds. Their Luxury Suite opens onto a private courtyard and has a private spa tub in the bathroom. A large off-street car park is also available to guests, and there is also a picnic area with a communal barbecue.

  • Guest Reviews: We were delighted with our stay. The room was clean and comfortable with a lovely spa bath.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Luxury Suite
  • Address: 141 Heuheu Street, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

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8. Serenity On Wakeman

Only available for two couples at a time, Serenity On Wakeman is a high-end bed & breakfast with amazing lake views. Set in the quiet Acacia Bay area, the property has a stunning garden too. Make sure you check out the Deluxe Suite so you can watch the sunrise from bed. There is also a spa bath in the spacious bathroom. A lot of previous guests commented on their amazing homemade breakfasts. Overall, the host’s personal touch makes this a great spot for a quiet romantic retreat. A free shuttle service to the airport is provided as well.

  • Guest Reviews: We had the most gorgeous room with a magnificent view. The breakfast overlooking the lake was magical.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Deluxe Suite
  • Address: 57 Wakeman Road Acacia Bay, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

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9. VU Thermal Lodge

VU Thermal Lodge is an adults-only motel located just a stone’s throw from the lake’s edge. The resort features 11 rooms with plunge pools, which are filled with natural thermal water. There is also an outdoor geothermal-heated swimming pool, suitable for use all year round. For private spa baths, the resort has a few ground-floor Thermal Suites to choose from. But the upper-floor rooms have better lake views. If you opt for a ground-floor thermal suite, you can still take in lake views from the large sun deck area.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was amazing and we loved the private thermal pool.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Thermal Spa Suites
  • Address: 2 Taharepa Road, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

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10. Lake Taupo Motor Inn

Lake Taupo Motor Inn has a central location. You can easily walk to the town centre’s shops and restaurants and the lake is a couple of minutes on foot. It’s one of the few hotels that has a heated outdoor swimming pool. They provide free undercover car parking, but some spots are quite tight. Their Luxury Spa Suite and Executive Spa Suite both feature a king-sized bed with a hot tub in-room. There are also two communal hot tubs next to the outdoor pool and barbecue area.

  • Guest Reviews: Everything in the room was perfect – the view, the bed, the spa. We were very happy.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Luxury Suite
  • Address: 33 Kaimanawa Street, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

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11. Le Chalet Suisse Motel Taupo

The Le Chalet Suisse Motel is just a 5-minute walk from Taupo town center and a 10-minute drive to Huka Falls. All the rooms boast stunning lake views, with some having a private balcony and a spa bath. One of the better rooms is the Premier Two-Bedroom Lakeview Apartment. Split over two floors, it has an outdoor dining area as well as its own spa bath. It’s a great choice for families. There is also a communal outdoor pool to keep the kids busy.

  • Guest Reviews: It was a great location, within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Great room with a nice lake view.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premier Two-Bedroom Lakeview Apartment
  • Address: 3 Titiraupenga Street, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

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12. Sacred Waters Taupo

Sacred Waters Taupo has several larger apartments in a good location by the lake. It’s a great choice for families or larger groups, as they have apartments that can sleep up to twelve people. They all have thermal hot tubs on the balcony too. If budget isn’t an issue, the Penthouse Apartments are the best. They have huge outdoor entertainment areas with private hot tubs. From the penthouses, you will also have views of the lake.

  • Guest Reviews: We had a great apartment with a gorgeous view. Huge back balcony with a large 3-person thermal tub.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Penthouse Apartments
  • Address: 221-225 Lake Tce, 2730 Taupo, New Zealand

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13. Huka Lodge

For a more romantic setting, Huka Lodge is a great choice. It’s a little outside the town center, but the impressive falls are just a 10-minute walk along the river. Their Junior Suite is great for couples and features a deep bathtub. The larger villas have hot tubs, private pools, and cozy fireplaces. Around the property, there are plenty of activities and guided tours on offer. Free mountain bikes are available if you prefer to explore on your own. Previous guests loved the bar and wine cellar, but the dining, although very tasty, has limited options.

  • Guest Reviews: The room was comfortable and luxurious with a view of the river. The food was fabulous.
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Four-bedroom Villa
  • Address: 271 Huka Falls Road, 3384 Taupo, New Zealand

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14. Ashbrook Motel Taupo

The Ashbrook Motel is centrally located in quiet surroundings with shops and restaurants nearby. Many past guests have commented on how clean the property is. For private spa baths, have a look at the Premier Spa Suites. The one-bedroom Spa Suite has a regular spa bath, but the spa bath in the two-bedroom suite is more spacious. In the morning, try their hearty breakfast. It’s a reasonable price and well worth it.

  • Guest Reviews: Our one-bedroom unit was spacious and very comfortable. It was an easy walk to all the amenities.
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Best Rooms: Premier Two-bedroom Suite
  • Address: 9 Scannell St, 3330 Taupo, New Zealand

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Taupo Hotels Map

Find More Taupo Spa Hotels

Best Taupo Spa Rooms

Taupo HotelsBest Rooms
The Flying Trout Boutique LodgeDeluxe King Suite
Boulevard Waters Motor LodgeDeluxe Upper Level Lake View Studio
Lake Taupo LodgeLuxury Lake Suite
Baycrest Thermal LodgeFamily Room with Garden View
The Reef ResortLuxury Three-bedroom Apartment
Millennium Hotel & Resort Manuels TaupoJunior King Suite
Alpine Lake Motor LodgeLuxury Suite
Serenity On WakemanDeluxe Suite
VU Thermal LodgeThermal Spa Suites
Lake Taupo Motor InnLuxury Suite
Le Chalet Suisse Motel TaupoPremier Two-Bedroom Lakeview Apartment
Sacred Waters TaupoPenthouse Apartments
Huka LodgeFour-bedroom Villa
Ashbrook Motel TaupoPremier Two-bedroom Suite


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