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The Reef Resort

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   219 Lake Terrace | Town Center, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 72 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend one night there and we loved it. Everything was very clean and the view of the lake is breathless! We totally recommend! We spend one night there and we loved it. Everything was very clean and the view of the lake is breathless! We totally recommend!

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased that you enjoyed you stay with us. We wish you all the best for the rest of your journey around New Zealand and hope to see you again sometime in the future. Erin and Amos Managers More

Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Reef Resort and we were not disappointed. This time we booked in advance and had a beautiful upstairs 3x3 apartment - the balcony off the living area was an extension of the kitchen and dining with views of the lake and mountain. The quality of the apartment, furniture and fittings was second to... More

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi April. Thank you for posting yet another amazing review of your stay here with us. It is always nice to have our repeat guests come back, and we hope that you enjoyed all that lakefront apartment had to offer. We as always blown away by your positive comments and thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.... More

Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a luxury studio with spa and it was very spacious. View was incredible the next morning with the 3 snow covered mountains across the lake. Very comfortable and would stay there again. Staff were very helpful and cheerful.

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hey there. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We will be sure to pass on your comments to all of our staff. Erin and Amos Managers More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Erin at The Reef was pleasant and friendly, the room was spacious and nicely furnished with a king bed. The kitchenette was functional and the bathroom was nice and very clean, it had a spa bath which we didn't use. The best though was the view from our room of the lake with the snow covered mountains in the background.... More

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi Dianne. Thank you for taking the time to review our property and what a great time you had here. We do hope to see you again the next time you are in Taupo. All the best. Erin and Amos Managers More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent LOTS of time researching hotel options near Lake Taupo, and was so glad we picked The Reef Resort! They have obviously invested in the furnishings and rooms, and it makes a difference. Bathrooms are great - we loved the jet tub! Was helpful to have a small kitchen with everything we needed to take care of breakfast and... More

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

WOW!! Thank you so much for your fantastic review and constructive tips for all the travellers out there. We very much appreciate get such constructive feed back as there are issues there that we have and are going to take a close look at in terms of making our guests stay even better. We would like to advise that we... More

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

This is one of the nicest hotels that we have had the pleasure to stay in and we are both Cabin Crew that basically live out of hotel rooms. I will definitely be coming back to stay at The Reef Resort! The room has a fantastic feel about it and the hotel features the finest amenities, the staff are very,... More

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi There. Thank you for the kind words and feedback on your stay here with us. We are so glad that we rank higher than the accommodation that you stay in while working as cabin crew, we can imagine that it must have been nice to see an awesome view of the lake and the mountains in the background. We... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for 3 nights in August. The room was large with a nice lounge, good TV with free movies, free fast WiFi in the room. Excellent bed, excellent bathroom with spa. Fantastic view across the lake and to the snow capped mountains. We can't fault this accommodation and will go back. Great price as well. We paid $370... More

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay and share your experiences with us. Be sure to stay with us again the next time you are in Taupo, and keep an eye out for our Spring Special offer due to start soon. Thank you again. Erin and Amos More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The minute we walked through the front door, we had nothing but a lovely experience. The owners were very helpful and friendly and also offered us a free room upgrade to a room with partial lake views. They provided us with a small carton of milk and maps of the area. They also provided info of attractions the area. The... More

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback on our motel. We are glad that you had an awesome stay and that you enjoyed all that we had to offer. We do hope to see you again and thank you taking the time to post your review. Erin and Amos Managers More

Glasgow
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19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Away for a weekend and this hotel was perfect. Beautiful location, with stunning view from our balcony. Service was lovely and friendly, room was clean and well laid out. Plus the place was lovely and quiet. Pools looked nice and spa bath was lovely. Could not fault. Highly recommend.

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased that you had a great time here and enjoyed all that our motel had to offer. We hope to see you again sometime in the near future and enjoy the rest of your holiday. Erin and Amos Managers More

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

The Reef Resort was a very pleasant suprise! Very good choice of rooms for our small group. Everyone was very happy ! Very generous amenities in all the rooms, spotlessly clean and excellent service. Location was very good - right on the lake for some lovely walks. Would definitely recommend.

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Erin W, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We really do appreciate you positive comments on all the amenities in the room and how clean they were also. We will be sure to pass on your comments to all of our staff, especially our cleaners who work very hard to maintain our high standards here at The Reef Resort. Thank you... More

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Address: 219 Lake Terrace | Town Center, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Resort 4*
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