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The Cove Taupo

#13 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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213 Lake Tce, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a Motel with fantastic accommodation and fantastic location. I would give it a 5 star if the fantastic café attached to the motel had thought of some way of supplying some form of room service particularly at breakfast. The private spa is exceptional and makes for a real winner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From our first phone call to the Cove, the team were amazing. When booking we said it was for our honeymoon and ended up getting such fabulous service. We were greeted with a free bottle of wine, a cheeseboard in room and a number of other complimentary snacks which were a really nice touch. The staff were super friendly also,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to hit it up on Tuesday night, because it's local musician night. Ribs were amazing, and the vibe was awesome. Plenty of great craft beer on tap. We planned on just stopping in for a quick bite to eat, before catching the ferry back to Auckland. We ended up barely making the last ferry back. Good times!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fabulous space - clean, spacious, modern with a wonderful view and private hot tub. Good location and easy to get to from the town centre. There are kitchen facilities- a very clever use of space, and a very comfortable living area. Suitable for a family of upto 4 or a couple like us. The managers were super helpful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at The Cove in a studio apartment which was much larger than I anticipated for a studio room. Very comfortable king size bed, spotlessly clean, and very helpful receptionist. About 2km walk into the town centre, beautiful walk around the edge of the lake. Carparking is not secure but we had no problems. Our studio overlooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked this motel a the last minute based on the great reviews. It lived up to all previous reviews. The rooms were very spacious, the spa on the deck was great. We had rooms 1 and 5 on the ground floor and both had partial views of the lake which is only 1 min walk away. We walked in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Cove is located on the banks of Lake Taupo, but is quite a walk from the town of Taupo. The accommodation is clean, spacious and of a good quality. We found the staff, particularly the manager and his wife with their local knowledge very friendly and helpful. Our room did not have a lake view, but I suspect that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Another amazing stay at The Cove, cannot fault anything, from the friendly helpful staff to the tastefully decorated rooms. The thermal pool on your balcony is a great way to unwind. Fantastic views of Lake Taupo.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Lovely people and service they go out of thier way to help you 5++ beautiful rooms and location perfect for romantic weekend only let down 4 me was shower head (im 5'10 ft) was pretty low other wise best place in nz :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic view of the lake. Lovely private thermal hot tub on the balcony, complete with view. Cheryl, manager, is most gracious with excellent suggestions for dinner, etc. Could not have been more perfect.

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