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The Reef Resort

#4 of 73 Hotels in Taupo
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219 Lake Terrace | Town Center, Taupo, New Zealand
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Cambs
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't know quite what to expect with this hotel. It was terrific. The view over the lake was sensational and the room was extremely well equipped and to a high standard. You can walk out the back of the hotel onto the lake but if that does not appeal, there is a pool to enjoy. The walk into town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks for a fabulous stay! Went up to taupo for the summer concert. Was totally impressed with our room! Had everything we needed for our weekend visit, super clean, totally impressed! Super friendly staff! We will definitely stay again, hopefully in a lake view room next time! Thanks again!

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Thank wickedlee
Brooklyn, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Reef Resort is a gem of a place, and we loved our room which was right next to the pool. We loved the room so much that we ordered in dinner! Additionally there were BBQ facilities next to the pool, bicycles available, a nicely stocked kitchen, a fabulous tub with jacuzzi jets and the property was located on the... More 

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Thank laurenj1978
Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your raving review! We work hard to have an excellent standard for our rooms. Thank you for noticing. (will pass on to our housekeepers). Being by the pool is definitely the perfect way to enjoy getting in and out of the heated pools at your own leisure. So glad you enjoyed our piece of paradise. Hope to... More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second time at the reef resort and it was wicked! We had a garden view one bedroom by the pool and it was perfect, all the outdoor furniture looked great by the pool. The room was spacious and very clean and modern. We just loved the pool and spa! Was the highlight of our stay! So close... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our heated pools sure are a great way to relax the day away. It really does have that feeling of being in another part of the world. We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards Julie and Khan - Managers More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best time at The Reef Resort! The couple who ran/owned the resort could not have been nicer. The room we booked (I believe it was number 11) had sweeping views of the lake. Can't wait to go back to NZ and spend more time in Taupo. This is a great hotel!

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

Thank you for your lovey review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Rm 11 (one of our luxury studio with lake views) sure has stunning views of the lake and mountains. Great place to watch the sunset :) We hope to see you again!. Kind regards Julie and Khan - Managers More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for somewhere special for the last night of mine and my son's week long holiday and boy did we luck out with the Reef Resort. We got the 3 bedroom apartment which was practically on the lake with everything you could ever need, our own private spa and spa bath, full kitchen facilities and even a BBQ... More 

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Thank 281moniquer
Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. So glad you got to experience all our motel has to offer. Our lakefront apartments sure are something special. Definitely a home away from home! Having the choice to chill out in your own personal spa or splash about in the heated pool is great to offer. Thanks again for your review. We hope... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. Highly recommend. The lady at the front desk was lovely, very welcoming and helpful. The room was beautiful. Very spacious and comfortable. Short stroll to the lake. The pool was really nice and relaxing. Would definitely stay here again. Free wifi and bike hire too.

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Thank Aleisha87
Julie M, General Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for review We love being able to provide a place where guests can relax. Whether it be by soaking in our heated pools, enjoying the lake views or taking a stroll down the lake or cruising on our bikes. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Julie and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from Auckland to Taupo there was nothing better to find a place to stay which has both adequate facilities along with friendly staff. Our room was by the resort pool which was delightful after the long drive. Room was spacious and clean. It was a shame that more time could not be spent in Taupo but that's another reason... More 

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Thank LCJ330
Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As our property is right on the lake edge it's the perfect place to enjoy our beautiful lake. Being by the pool is the perfect way to have quick dips in our thermally heated pool and mineral pool. We look forward to your next (longer) stay... More 

Sydney
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54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a Luxury Studio with Lake Views. The open plan room was huge and had a king bed for my husband and a sofa bed for the kids. There was a kitchenette with a table and chairs and the bathroom had a spa bath. We all enjoyed a dip in the pool and a soak in the very warm... More 

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

Thank you for you lovely review Was great to see that you took advantage of the many things our property has to offer. Being so close to the lake it's great to see all the activity happening in and around the lake. The cruiser bikes are a great way to explore. Glad you enjoyed our thermal heated pool and mineral... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Disappointing room view - sold as 'Lake view' - well you could see the lake if you looked over the top of the other rooms leading to the lake! Adequately furnished, nothing special, lovely spa bath, comfy bed but bit disappointed overall Used the spa pool and swimming pool, nice facility. Borrowed the hotels bicycles to ride around the lake.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Although we have rooms going all the way down to the lake edge our lake view rooms have beautiful views of the lake. Our website clearly shows the views and our other rooms leading down to the lake. If you were wanting a room that wasn't obstructed by anything at... More 

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