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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dannevirke, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the cove for the last night of our short honeymoon, great experience with lovely hosts, advised us on the best places for dinner which was great, Would not hesitate in recommending to others, perfect stay!

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

Very enjoyable , great service from Garry and Cheryl , awesome place to stay on honeymoon hope to go there again one day , beautiful room , best of all had private spa pool , good times.Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a stay in the tastefully decorated studio room. Nice view with a small side balcony. Tasteful and clean furnishings. Very pleasant and helpful receptionist.Easy access to the lake for a walk and a swim, with hotwater outlets a few paces away. Only downside was that we could hear the couple next door talking!! Would be great if they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

Dear Joey we don't know who your are but wish you all the best for 2015 and hope your motel keep's up the good work NZ would be lost with out YOU. Cheer's Manager More 

Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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 December 21, 2014

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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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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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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
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#4 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Taupo

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