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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We had an awesome time at The Cove and will certainly come back again. Cheryl our host went out of her way to rebook us when we accidentally booked the wrong dates. Their helpfulness and the high standard of the room made our time at The Cove relaxing, just what we needed to unwind! Thanks guys!!😊

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you back in the not too distant future so you can enjoy our beautiful new rooms. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

thanks for the stay, i booked last minute on there own website due to nothing available on 3rd party websites and got a 2 night deal which was great just coming up from wellington for the weekend. i got a spa suite and it was nice and clean and the hot tub had been filled and heated when i arrived.... More

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

So glad you enjoyed the time you spent here at The Cove in beautiful Taupo. The hot tubs are definitely a plus at this time of year More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Found this place by chance online, was only looking for a one night stop. We stayed in a studio room on the second floor, we had a nice view of the lake from our room with a little balcony to go on and enjoy, my only thing that I didn't like was hearing the kids from the neighboring hotels in... More

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

Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We are very lucky to have such a great location in which to host our guests. When the suites with a spa pool on the balcony are completely renovated we would love the opportunity to showcase them to you. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards Management More

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed here on a whim, and it was a pretty nice looking hotel. They are currently undergoing renovations, and while we were here the bottom floor was torn apart, and it smelled like paint. The hotel is situated on the lake, and the amenities are nice, I really enjoyed use of a bath tub after staying in places that... More

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

Great that you enjoyed your time in our beautiful part of the world. I am happy to let you know that we have had a new Wi-Fi system installed, so no issues at all now. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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145 reviews 145 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Cove enjoys a lake front location (the building is a right angles to the lake) - and from our ground floor unit (#6) we had views of the lake. New owners (since February 2014) and major renovations underway. Meantime you can get some very well priced accommodation here. Our rooms were still to be renovated - but quite presentable.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Upgraded to a room with a spa and it was worth the money. Balcony overlooked the lake and free parking on site. Staff are super friendly and keen to give ideas. The interior does look quite 90's and needs a refurb. However great touches like electric blankets made our stay memorable

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Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Given the appearance from the outside The Cove appears very modern. However inside is tired and showing wear and tear. Ups were the spa, comfortable bed, a view of Lake Taupo (if you are on the balcony or rearrange some of the furniture to take advantage of the view from in the room), reasonable room rate and friendly management. Other... More

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Singapore, Singapore
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a great place to stay at if you look for something with your own spa. We have been staying in one of their suites with thermal spa on the first floor, with a nice view onto the lake (lake front, no street in between), especially the sun set is very beautiful from the balcony attached to the suite.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This place was awesome, yes the decor was a little tired but the size of room, private hot tub, view of the lake, super friendly staff and the fact that there was a separate living room really out-weighed the what few negatives there were. The lovely couple on reception told us that this is being refurbished so no doubt some... 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*
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Taking pride of place on the shores of Lake Taupo, The Cove is an intimate motel with a range of accommodation that includes an Executive Suite, 12 Suites with a thermally heated hot tub on their own private balcony and 6 Studios. Suites feature living room, super-king sized bedroom and kitchenette. Studios have either a super king, or a a queen sized bed and ensuite. All rooms are air conditioned. Most rooms have lake views ... more   less 
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