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The Cove Taupo

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has it all, great service, friendly staff, amazing views, great hot tubs, guest laundry, free wifi and plenty of privacy. Great location, right on the lake, close to town and surrounding attractions. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night while traveling down the island, gorgeous location, right on the lake, able to view the lake while having a spa, couldn't ask for better. The hosts were lovely and inviting, made us feel welcome as soon as we walked in. Super king bed that was super comfy, thank you for a great night

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Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your lovely comments. Glad your stay at The Cove was pleasant & relaxing. More 

Ramelton, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This accommodation is well located, very comfortable and very well managed. We stayed on two separated nights last week (a Tuesday and Thursday) and were given the same large well appointed room to give us a sense of home. A warm welcome, excellent room facilities, crisp bed linen and a lovely view of the lake made a very pleasant memory... More 

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Thank Anerak50
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room we stayed in was beautiful, clean and perfect. My partner and I went down to Taupo for a relaxing weekend away and that is what we had. The room we booked with The Cove was better than the photos! Everything looked and felt new, it was amazing to relax in the spa bath outside reading a book and... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed a relaxing weekend here at The Cove. Thanks for such positive feedback which we pass on to all staff. Very encouraging. Thanks More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here twice now and both times have been absolutely wonderful and Jocelyn & Marcus (sorry on the spelling) do a wonderful job making people feel at home! The rooms are spotless, the beds are super comfortable, private hit tub off the room is bliss and the kitchenette area is well stocked with good coffee and teas... even... More 

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Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. Pleased you enjoyed the stay with us here at The Cove. See you again soon Marcus & Jocelyn More 

Takapuna, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The best place we have stayed in Taupo . Friendly happy staff who helped us out with our 85 year old mother . Organised a shower chair for her without us asking . Terrific place to stay . Clean spacious room with great decor, loved the spa could be there all night . Go there it's worth every penny !!

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Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay at The Cove. Thank you for lovely positive feedback. Will pass on to staff. Regards Marcus & Jocelyn More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed October 27, 2016

We've stayed in four different accomodations in Taupo and The Cove is our absolute favourite mainly because of the clean and comfortable styled rooms and the private SPA each room gets. Its our favourite. The hosts are so lovely and most of the SKY channels are there if your partner is rugby mad like mine. Suitable kitchenette we hardly used... More 

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Thank Etta H
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We really appreciate the positive feedback. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards Marcus & Jocelyn More 

Pukekohe, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice room plenty of room, well equipped kitchenette, private spa, great view, excellent staff. Nice gentle flat waterfront walk to town. Nice cafe for breakfast next door, opens at 7.30am so you can get an early start on the day.

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Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for positive feedback. Glad your stay was pleasant. Regards Marcus & Jocelyn. More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely room with a spa on the balcony. Bathroom was clean with bath and shower. Bed was huge and comfortable. The fold out couch in the lounge was ok for one night but wouldn't be keen to sleep on it for longer. Room was well appointed and overall very happy with our experience at the Cove.

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Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay at The Cove Taupo. Regards Marcus & Jocelyn More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed October 17, 2016

In all my travel I have never experienced managers quite so rude. They are not people people and should find a new occupation. My stay played out like Faulty Towers. If you can be bothered read the below...but I don't recommend staying there currently. I normally stay at the Millennium and have always had excellent service but unfortuantly their wheelchair... More 

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Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As we discussed at the time your access room was not ready on check in. We did rectify this for you immediately but do apologise for the inconvenience. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Taking pride of place on the shores of Lake Taupo, The Cove is an intimate motel with a range of accommodation that includes an Executive Suite, 12 Suites with a thermally heated hot tub on their own private balcony and 6 Studios. Suites feature living room, super-king sized bedroom and kitchenette. Studios have either a super king, or a a queen sized bed and ensuite. All rooms are air conditioned. Most rooms have lake views. The Cove is also home to Espresso Cove, an onsite cafe with a delicious menu and stunning views across Lake Taupo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cove Taupo

Address: 213 Lake Tce, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $91 - $487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cove Taupo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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The Cove Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#11 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Upstairs rooms have a better view”
 of 5 bubbles Anerak50, 1 week ago | Read review
“Unless you've booked the best room they have - theres not much of a lake view if you have high expectations of a Lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles , Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Wonderful staff, comfortable setting wherever you are in the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Mykee69, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“Romantic- get lake view , otherwise it's Taupo every view is beautifull”
 of 5 bubbles sweett00th23, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
“Check if rooms have reasonably sized hanging cupboards, especially if you plan a longer stay or have lots of clothes.”
 of 5 bubbles robk148, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
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