We are called 'VU' as it stands for the amazing 'views' you see at our motel.
Fully refurbished in November 2016.
Proudly located by the lakefront -- one of the best spots in Taupo
Staying in VU Thermal Lodge, there are two things you would not forget:
1. The view of the lake and mountains
Walking on our massive terraced deck, you will discover that this is a perfect perspective of the lake; sitting down and enjoying the breathtaking sight upon your eyes: the changing colors of the great lake, magnificent snowy mountains, drifting long clouds and unique sunsets created by our beautiful mother nature... your experience would be unforgettable.
2. Natural mineral baths
We have a natural thermal bore beneath the property 25 meters down, its average temperature is 72-135 degrees.
All guests can enjoy thermal baths either in-room private pools or in a communal bath house , it's free of charge! Great deal compared to other thermal pool entry fees. One different thing about our communal pool is how the set temperatures are stable. We use a thermal-stack instead of keeping check of the water constantly. The thermal-stack automatically adjusts the heat in the pools to ensure that your experience is suitable for you.
Thermal water operates twice a day, 7.30am -- 9.30am and 4.00pm -- 11.00pm.
*The temperatures of the pools are 37-39°C and 40-42°C
Don't forget to bring two things with you before you come for your stay:
A camera and swimming gear.
An outdoor pool with fresh water is heated Geo-thermally and regularly serviced by pool specialists, it's around 25 degrees, which is nice and warm in all seasons (during mineral water hours, the swimming pool would be ideally warmer). Having a nice dip in the pool after after a long drive or hiking is definitely relaxing and enjoyable.
Recent changes made to our facility are made to enhance the comfort in our service, which includes:
Electronic code locks that secure the safety of the rooms and save the risks of losing keys
Flat screen TVs, 55 inch and 65 inch of high quality channels
*We don't provide SKY channels. If this is your main concern, please look for other options.
Air-conditioners installed in all rooms (hot and cold)
Super King sized beds with latex toppings in all family rooms
Soft close toilets in all rooms
Shower rails in all bathrooms
LED lighting in all rooms
LED outdoor lighting
Customized LED signage can be arranged on your request, sending a love message or celebrating a special day will be a highlight during your stay
Total Rooms: 17 (10 rooms have private mineral pools)
Are you ready to take your pleasurable vacation to the next level?
Ground floor, a spacious family room with two separate sleeping areas. A private self-fill mineral bath pool is on the inside. Easy access to the big deck area is provided, taking all opportunities to a brilliant view of the lake and mountains. An electronic code lock is installed for all benefits. There's a 55 inch flat TV , a California Super King Bed (2 M x 2 M) in the main room, 2 single beds in the other room. a kitchen and a bathroom. The room can contain a maximum of 4 people. The best choice for families of 4 on holiday.
Total rooms: 4
New deck creates an inviting entrance and comfortable outdoor resting area with lake view for this room. A new 55 inch flat screen TV and new cabinets with a touch screen cooker on top are supplied. A private thermal pool at the back offers you a relaxing hot bath. Perfect for couples on a special holiday.
Total rooms: 3
Upper floor with its own balcony, amazing view of the Lake and mountains, electronic code locks are installed in these rooms. There's a 55 inch flat TV, dinning table, chairs. a California Super King Bed (2 M x 2 M) with Latex topping in one room, 2 single beds in the other room. White granite bench top and cabinet in kitchen, two head stoves, bar fridge and microwave, etc. Special for two and the best choice for families of 4 on holiday.
Total rooms: 4
New deck creates an inviting entrance and comfortable outdoor resting area with lake view for this room. A new 55 inch flat screen TV and new cabinets with a touch screen cooker on top are supplied. A private thermal pool at the back offers you a relaxing hot bath. Perfect for couples on a special holiday and ideal for friends or colleagues on a trip.
Total rooms: 2
Upper floor, a massive L-shape balcony to really taste the magnificence of the Lake and mountains. Electronic code lock is installed. This 2 bedroom apartment has a spacious lounge , 65 inch big flat TV, a full kitchen and furniture meets your need for a formal dining event. A large double-basin granite top vanity and a shower. Ideal for a family or two couples on a double vacation. Total room: 1
Spacious queen room offers a separate lounge , flat screen TV and a pair of sofas. Features in the rooms are granite bench top kitchen and cabinets and a bath tub/shower (triangle shape tub, mineral water), ideal for one person soaking at one time). Best choice for a couple on holiday.
Total room: 1
An ramp entrance and comfortable outdoor resting area, both lake view and evergreen sight of the reserve while sitting outside at this room. Exclusive access to the heated swimming pool from the back door.A flat screen TV and a wall cabinet offering lots of storage. An electric touch screen cook top and bar fridge, microwave available for simple meals. No separate sink for cooking. This is an ideal room for corporate travelers.
Total room: 1