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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible place! Our room was spotlessly clean, modern, and had all the comforts of home and even a few extras: big and fabulous bathroom that included a jet tub, very nice and modern kitchen, and furniture that was very comfortable --especially the bed. Our room had an entire wall of glass which offered beautiful views of the... More

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

Hi Mike H, Thank you very much for your lovely words on our accommodation. We are so glad you enjoyed the sunsets on the verandah and also how you enjoyed your room. We do love the views from here and even looking at them everyday we never get sick of it!! We do hope to see you again in the... More

Gleniffer
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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 10 days at The Reef Resort while we explored the area thoroughly. The apartment was comfortable, very clean and pleasantly furnished, with a lovely view across the lake to Tongariro National Park and its snow-capped mountains. It was wonderful to come back after a tiring day of activities to have a soak in the resort's own thermal pool,... More

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

Hello to you both, Thank you very much for your review on our complex. We were very glad that you both had a wonderful stay and your experience in Taupo was a great one!! Its so lovely to see people getting out and about and seeing what Taupo has to offer. We hope you had a safe trip back and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a lot of research on where to stay in Taupo as I'm there for business a few times during the year. With hundreds of places to stay it can be a little confusing but this is the place for me. Excellent in every way. Beautiful rooms, great staff. Be sure to make use of the amazing thermal pool... More

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

Hi SunsetsNZ - Thank you very much for your kind reviews, we are so glad you ended up choosing The Reef Resort for your preferred accommodation here in Taupo. We do think after a long day driving or working, sitting back relaxing in the Thermal pool and or gazing over the lake is a perfect way to finish the day!!... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New facilities. Out Greeting on arrival was very friendly with lots of helpful tips for us and the kids. The room was spacious with plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 kids over logging 30 degree pool with 40 degrees with close walking distance to the lake - which a 2 natural heated springs rolling into the lake. Kids... More

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

Hi Ausdude70, Thank you for your feedback on the reef resort here in Taupo. We are glad your family loved the hot pools and checking out the wild life on the Lakefront. We hope you have a great rest of your trip in New Zealand and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic stay for two nights in the modern and clean Reef Resort. The great reviews on tripadvisor are spot on and I am so happy I booked this accommodation. From the warm welcome to the brilliant views of the lake from our balcony, the whole stay was a joy. Even when our car wouldn't start, there was help on... More

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

Well, we suitably pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We do thank you so much for taking the time to share you thoughts and experiences while you here at The Reef Resort. Also it is great that we finally got to use our battery starter device. A great return on our investment already. We do hope to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

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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*
Number of rooms: 19
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