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“Great spot on the lake..” 5 of 5 stars
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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 71 hotels in Taupo
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“Great spot on the lake..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Recently stayed at the Reef Resort for the second time, on this occasion with 6 guests from the UK. We occupied a variety of rooms with differing views, all of which were clean and well presented. Found the relief management to again be very friendly and helpful. Our guests didn't mind the 20 - 30min walk into town along the lakeshore and all very much enjoyed their stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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reefresorttaupo, Owner at The Reef Resort, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Thank you for you review. So glad you all enjoyed your stay with us on our little spot on the lake. We hope to see you here again in the future. Cheers!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

the rooms and toilet are clean. the owner is friendly and helpful. our room view facing lake taupo just add extra points to the resort during our stay. the only regret is that we only spend a night here. this is definitely one of the best stay of all my holidays. i hope they will maintain their pros.
if you are looking for a peace and relaxing stay, then this is the resort for you.

Room Tip: try to request for a room facing the lake where you can see stars through clear sky and listen to th...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Spent some time online trying to decide on a place to stay for our trip to Taupo it was only to be for one night, but we wanted somewhere a bit special. We found it at the Reef Resort Taupo. Our view of the lake was partial as we were expecting but you could see it We were on the traffic side of the building but it wasn't overly loud. Our bath was exquisite Loved the step up to the spa - could have gone outside to the pool and/or hot pool - but chose to stay in our room.
The little kitchen had everything we needed, and there was plenty of room for us to do a bit of a workout in front of our tv!
The hotel is located a bit out of town, we didn't need to go into town for much so was very happy with the location You could still walk in around the lake if you wanted some exercise
Loved the place and will be back there for our next trip to Taupo

Room Tip: Studio room suited us as a couple just fine
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lilydale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We travelled with another couple and had a wonderful time. The accommodation was right at the very front on the lake - very clean and modern. Easy walk to town centre. Great housekeeping each morning. Host (Brian) was very helpful. We would certainly stay there again. Unfortunately the men didn't catch any fish - perhaps next time!

Room Tip: Downstairs front apartment had grassed area with outdoor setting.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed here and I do recommend it. Note: We stayed in Studio Room - I found the benefit of the Studio Room more open and roomy and had a larger spa bath. Very clean, modern decor, kitchenette is good with all the things you need. You can walk (20mins) to the township around the lake.

Room Tip: Rooms 9,10,11,12 are on the top floor and give you the best views. Groung floor rooms look out over...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Nice, very clean, tidy, up to date rooms in a quiet location. Great lake views and nice warm pool and spa. Also had a spa bath in the room. Hosts are exceptionally friendly and remembered me on my second visit. One of the best hotels I have stayed in for business in NZ.

Room Tip: Pool side is just awesome but the upper levels have better lake views. I aspire to staying in an apa...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The location is very handy to centre of town and the Taupo Golf club. The studio room that I had did not have a view of the lake but was very spacious and well appointed. The temporary managers were extremely helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Reef Resort

Address: 219 Lake Terrace | Town Center, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#4 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#4 Family Hotel in Taupo
#5 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer modern, clean, quiet and comfortable motel accommodation right on the edge of Lake Taupo, New Zealand. We have a range of room options from studio suites to one Bedroom Units all with spa baths and heat pumps.to luxury three bedroom apartments with thermal spa pools. We have free on-site parking, a heated swimming pool, a thermal pool, free WiFi, and most rooms come with breath-taking views of the lake and surround mountains. ... more   less 
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