Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Holiday...



70 Rankers Reviews

29 Face-to-Face

108 Camping Grounds

47 Taupo



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Relax in our luxury Villas
Coffee time!
Outdoor mineral pools
Family time
Facility Block
Our Facility Block is Unisex
Showers area, Facility Block
Two Bedroom Motel - king bedroom
Superior Studio - interior
Two Bedroom Chalet - experior
Breakfast at Savour cafe
Facial treatment at DeBretts Spa
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Whether you are looking for a relaxing couples break or taking the family away for the weekend Taupo DeBretts has a bed for all budgets from tent and campervan sites, cabins, motels, chalets, superior lodges through to luxury villas

This is one of NZ's most popular hot thermal mineral complexes, with a huge range of accommodation options, spectacular views, free WIFI and quiet location; Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort is the perfect solution for your holiday or overnight stay.

A variety of accommodation to suit all budgets ranging from standard cabins, kitchen cabins, ensuite cabins to Qualmark accredited 5 star Holiday Park chalets, superior lodges and villas. There are spacious motel units also on offer from studio units to one and two bedrooms. If you are tenting or have a campervan the shared facilities are well equipped.

Families, couples, groups and individual travellers give glowing feedback about the onsite Thermal Hot Springs. Featuring two large outdoor mineral pools, twelve indoor private mineral pools, a fresh water pool, two spa’s, warm interactive children’s playground with tipping bucket and a giant dragon waterslide. The pools are naturally heated from a geothermal spring and contain many natural health benefits; they are drained and cleaned every single day! Guests receive heavily reduced prices to the hot pools and all day access.

The resort boasts a professional and elegantspa that has a range of treatments for those looking for a pampering. There are romantic getaway packages available for couples bundled with treatments and accommodation. Body wraps and scrubs, facials, massages, pedicures and the ever popular fassage (a combination of a facial and a massage!).

The resort is brilliant for families (check out our reviews) as there is lots of open space for children to run around, activities to keep them busy; a brightly coloured themed playground, a giant jumping cushion, trampoline, volleyball net, board games but best of all the hot mineral spa pools! Kids absolutely love splashing around in the pools; there is a warm interactive playground, a huge dragon water slide and a giant chess game. Children are literally entertained for hours.

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Showing 13 reviews of 70.

Christian's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Great showers and clean kitchen. Fast wifi. Ither than that, not that beautiful camp ground, a road close by and pretty expensive. The water slides cost extra to the extra entry of the hot spring and the kids need to be 8 and older.

Reviewed 8 months ago

Juergen's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Very pricey, especially considering that you have to pay extra for using the hot pools.
A bit on the noisy side near the road.
Booked a camp site and when we arrived there was a bunch of cut grass bags on the site. Also broken beer bottle pieces all over the site. Had to first pick all those up before pitching our tent. The ground is really hard and stoney. Not so nice for tenting.
Facilities are first class. Beautiful unisex bathrooms. Showers 6 minutes with a button on the outside of the shower.
Hot pools were very nice. One has to unfortunately pay extra again to use the slides. Children's area was unfortunately not in working order. Apparently there was something wrong with the pipes. Would have been nice to get a discount for the kids because they could not use the area.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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TRAV's avatar


Ranking: 6/10

Nice place, but at $58 for two adults they should offer more inclusions. To have the advertised experience you have to pay additional ($11 per head) if you want to use the thermal pools. There's not even a swimming pool available unless you splash out for the 'discounted' water park and spa.
Also overheard a staff member mocking a potential guest who requested a better deal for their stay while I was booking... unprofessional at best.
Facilities were great with heated bathrooms, but again there should not be timers on the showers (limits you to 6 minutes) at that price point. Camp sites are also quite close to the road to Nelson, so there's some traffic noise.
Would recommend finding somewhere better priced and using the beautiful natural spring at the Thermal Park which is free!
Could be a great experience if they sorted out the exorbitant cost... won't be back until they do.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Liz's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Stayed in a 2 bedroom flat, lots of space, tiny kitchen, pools not included in your booking price so a bit expensive for what you get. Free wifi, hot showers but not well set out with the whole bathroom wet once your finished. Good location 3 min drive from town up a steep hill.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Elke fuenfstueck

Ranking: 8/10

Very expensive, but tidy and a lot of facilities, spa is not included, friendly staff

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Seb Didi


Ranking: 1/10

Crooks. Not only it is highly expensive, but you have to pay in addition for the swimming pool (I don’t mean the spa). The woman at the pool was unfriendly and inflexible. Spoiled by tourists, find better places which deserve your money.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Daphne H


Ranking: 9/10

Good place to stay and relax. New shower and toilet block. All clean. Hot showers. Music is playing. Kitchen with enough sinks and cooking places. Nice BBQ area outside. Friendly and helpful staff. We didn't use the thermal bath. We stayed 2 nights with our motorhome.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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steve currie


Ranking: 3/10

We got the last cabin (school holidays) and we were most disappointed at what we got for the price. Paid $97, we got 1/2 a 2 bed-room cabin. Basically they locked the door between the rooms and passed it off as a separate cabin. Our neighbours got a double bed, microwave and fridge, we got a bunk and a single bed, table and a tiny TV. No sink, no fridge, no cooking facilities or microwave, just barely room enough to swing a cat. Mattresses were foam and very uncomfortable. Just to put it into perspective, the night before at Rotorua we paid the same price for a 2 bedroom cabin, toilet and shower, electric cook-top, fridge, microwave, double bed and bunks. The rest of the facility was first class, cleanest toilets and kitchen I saw in 3 weeks in NZ, you also get $11 off per person nearby at the hot pools.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Nat's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

- close to a big Street (sometimes noisy)
- clean campsite with some greenery
- Kinderspielplatz
- a bit cramped
- great BBQ
- great kitchen (clean, spacious, cleaning Material)
- great toilets, very clean, underfloor heating, hairdrier, soap,
- Café at reception
- reception friendly but forgetful
- Discount for thermal pool
- unlimited wifi
- too pricey: 26 ppn, 2nd night 14ppn

- not so cool: no price difference between unpowered and powered site

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Mairead Bushe

Ranking: 10/10

Small sites, reasonably separated by hedges. Toilets and showers were very new, heated and extremely clean.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Kimmo Kiiski


Ranking: 10/10

Nice place! Extremely clean and modern (unisex) facilities! Free WiFi, free hot showers. Next to our parking site was a colourfully lit tree giving a nice atmosphere in the evening. A powered site for 2 cost $54.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Julia Kurtz

Ranking: 9/10

Nice staff and great location. The pools are great and we spend a couple of very rainy days here. You can even select your exact spot online. Bathrooms are unisex.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Anja Röhrich


Ranking: 9/10

9 because of the price because it's Taupo?!?! The camp ground is nice and a mix out of camper, tents and cabins. The pitches are different sizes and all separated by hedges. The unisex bathroom (toilet/shower) is clean but very crowded. Kitchen is good equipped but we didn't use it. The staff is very professional and friendly. The camp ground is next to a water park with thermal water. You will get discount as a camper. It was nice but crowded also.

Reviewed over 3 years ago