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The Cove Taupo

3.5 of 5 213 Lake Tce, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Driving pass the cove in Taupo we thought we would stop for the night. Walked into office area and at the time the managers were checking in a quest. I waited and waited for some attention, however the two managers were more interested in talking with the quest from Oz as they were planning a holiday and were using the... More 

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheryl and Garry were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We had room 6, lovely views to the lake. Loved the little kitchen area and plunger coffee was a real bonus. Would recommend this as a great place to stay. Some chilling out time after touring NZ.

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Nadi, Western, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found ourselves in Taupo with no accomodation and stumbled across this gem. Right on the lake, gorgeous studios that easily slept the four of us with a separate bedroom, kitchenette that provided us with everything we needed and a spa on the deck! What more could you ask for on Christmas Eve! Thank you for a wonderful stay..you will... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at The Cove over the weekend, firstly the welcome from Cheryl was lovely and she really made us feel at home straight away. Good customer service costs nothing and makes a huge difference! The room (RM:3) was amazing, immaculate, spacious and much more than we imagined. The spa hot tub was great and a huge added bonus to... More 

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California, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited Taupo and the area around from Auckland and stayed here for a night because we did not want to hurry going back. Great move, this place was awesome! We were two couples, got two adjacent studios, both with great lake views. Ours also had an open balcony that was lake facing with some chairs, we thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We spent a night at The Cove in Taupo recently on the way back from Auckland. From our arrival, the owner (I presume) was very friendly and helpful (not that we needed help with much). The room is very comfortable and nicely spacious, recently renovated with all mod cons. Unlike many places I have stayed, the furniture in the room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We obtained last minute availability when our other acommodation was unsuitable and can't say enough about the great execution of design ideas for the refurbishment, and the hospitality of Cheryl and Gary, the resident house managers. The focus on studios and 1bdr suites would naturally suit couples because there are options like hot-tubs on the balcony, a convenient kitchenette for... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I found this to be a nice motel with very friendly managers. I booked a studio room (No 14) and it had a view of the lake (with another building in front) but still enjoyed the view. The room had all that I required when staying by myself. Parking was simple, either in front or down the side of the... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After a sudden change of plans we needed a room in Taupo for the night. The room was a little smaller than many motel rooms for a family, but was furnished to a high standard and would be perfectly suited for singles or couples. Electric blankets are a plus and the spa pools on the balconies are quite fun. TV... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We just had the pleasure of spending a weekend at this newly refurbished motel. The Cove is nearing the end of undergoing a complete transformation and it looks amazing!! We stayed in one of the gorgeous new suites which just looks stunning, you feel at home the moment you set foot in the room. The decor is inviting and classy,... More 

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Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous feedback. We are very proud of the work that has been done here at The Cove and are pleased you enjoyed your time here. More 

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Address: 213 Lake Tce, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cove Taupo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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The Cove Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#25 Romantic Hotel in Taupo

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