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The Cove Taupo

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   213 Lake Tce, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Ranked #36 of 71 hotels in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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23 helpful votes 23 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
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Hastings, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The room itself was very cosy and clean. Although the decor is a little bit tired the view to the lake was still great. The manager was lovely and very welcoming. Under new management so expect some positive changes. Walls were a little thin though and could hear every word from the room next door.

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Address: 213 Lake Tce, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cove Taupo 3.5*
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#6 Spa Hotel in Taupo
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Taking pride of place on the shores of Lake Taupo, The Cove is an intimate motel of just 12 Suites and 4 Studios, offering attentive service. Suites feature living room, super-king sized bedroom and private balcony with spa-pool, studios with a queen sized bed-room and ensuite. All rooms are air conditioned. ... more   less 
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