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The Reef Resort

#6 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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219 Lake Terrace | Town Center, Taupo, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is located adjacent to the Lake Front and is a very well kept facility. The rooms are well furnished and will support your own cooking if desired. The breakfast menu is comprehensive and well-priced. The cooked breakfast was served on time, hot and excellent. Two clean hot pools available all year round.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Julie and Khan provide a little slice of heaven right here on earth. The Reef is impeccably clean from the foyer to the hallways to the rooms to the pool decks and even the parking garage. You'll find no drama here. The stylings are contemporary without being cold and sterile. The rooms with lake view are well worth the upcharge... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights in a beautiful lake view room overlooking the pool/thermal spa. This property is about a 20 minute walk or 10 minute bike ride (cute bikes provided for guest use) from town along a lakefront path. Be sure to stick your toes in the warm water along the way! The room was very upscale--modern bathroom with... More 

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! Always warms us knowing our guests enjoyed their stay with us. Awesome that you got to ride our cruiser bikes. Perfect way to see the sights while cruising along the lakefront. The thermal activity is a bonus giving us access to the mineral water for spa's. Thank you again for your review We look... More 

Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel was the best hotel we stayed in during our visit to Newzealand. It was perfect as they thought of everything. the location was gorgeous on the lake with panaromaic views. pictures do not do this place justice. I will defintally go back as it is now one of my fav places.

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your complementing review!! We are honoured that we were your favourite place to stay during your visit to Taupo! It sure is a beautiful place to stay with our motel being on the lake edge with magical views of the lake and mountains. We look forward to seeing you next time! Julie Mayall Manager More 

New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay because the room was tidy, clean and modern. Right beside pool and natural spa which was great. If we had more people staying the 2 bedroom room would have been perfect however the room we had was perfect for our stay. Bikes to ride around the lake. Beautiful place to stay with friendly staff.

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

thank you for your review Our pool side rooms are the perfect stay to movie quickly in to our mineral pools in this cold weather! We work hard to provide clean, comfortable, tidy rooms and a friendly environment. Glad you got to experience that :) thank you again for your review on our motel Kind regards Julie - Manager More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in the luxury studio. We had stunning views out to the lake, great to enjoy from the balcony. Room was well equipped and had plenty of space. There was a regular pool and also a geo-thermally heated pool which was really relaxing and amazingly hot!! Hosts were really friendly and helpful with advising on... More 

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for you wonderful review of our property. Our luxury studios with views sure are the perfect room to relax in. Our heated large pool and mineral spa are an attraction that gets used well. Perfect to relax and unwind in anytime of the day. Fabulous that you got to enjoy some of the many activities on... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited The Reef Resort mid July for a 4 night stay and had a wonderful time. We stayed in a spa studio and the room was perfect, spacious very clean and definitely worth the money. The resort has a normal sized swimming pool and a spa pool which are both georthermally heated and it was bliss having a swim (even... More 

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your raving review of our motel. We work hard in making our guests feel welcome. So glad you experienced that :) Having lakefront access makes it a nice option to cruise the lake path in to town. Great that you got to experience some of our tasty restaurants. Swimming in either the fresh heated pool or the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our family stayed in the ground floor apartment and had a wonderful time. The children made good use of the lovely heated pools. We enjoyed walks along the lake front as well as bike rides. Was lovely to have the amazing views to wake up!! Can't fault this place!!

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review on our property. Our luxury ground floor apartment right on the lake edge sure is an amazing place to relax and unwind with stunning views of the lake and snowy mountains. So glad you and your family had a wonderful stay and the kids enjoyed our heated pools and cruising the lake on our... More 

auckland, new zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I can not remember giving full marks to a hotel - but this is deserved. The location is ideal anyone visiting Taupo -only steps away from the Lake and our view from the room was great (Room12) The layout was perfect - a well equipped kitchen and we decided to eat in (Excellent choice of innovative takeout food from ZEST,... More 

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Wow thank you for your glowing review!!! Ten out of ten is gladly received!! :) We work hard to create an environment of excellence. We love that our guests are able to view the lake and mountains and can be walking along the lakefront within seconds of leaving their room. Cooking breakfasts for our guest is a pleasure so we're... More 

Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have visited Taupo many times and are delighted we have now found The Reef. It is well planned, newish, and at a great site right on the lake by the walkway. What really made our visit were the wonderful hot hot pools, kept at just the right temperatures, and the really helpful and welcoming staff. Our garden room was... More 

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review! We are so glad you chose our Motel to holiday. With the frosty winter days it sure is nice to soak in our heated fresh pool and mineral spa! Glad you got to make good use of them. Our cruiser bikes are just for guests like you who love to cruise along the lake... More 

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