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The Cove Taupo

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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice enough room, but we weren't particularly impressed with the woman on the front desk who didn't seem to know the hotel systems very well. We are pretty easy going folks who are easy to please but unfortunately the customer service was lacking.

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Thank truebluekiwis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here long time back, just forgot to review...😊 Beautiful, nice and clean love the lake view while relaxing in your room Spa. Great place to stay in Taupo. Good service friendly staffs, will love to come back soon..

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Thank sheemal
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this hotel twice loved it booth times. The rooms are large warm and welcoming. The staff are very friendly and helpfull. would highly recommend this place to stay for the night or even a week. It's on the main road, easy access. The rooms are quiet, warm but a few extra lights are needed, but not necessary.

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Thank sweett00th23
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Sweett00th23, thank you for taking the timer and effort to write your review, We are always appreciative of guest's comments. Thank you for your recommendation. More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely,motel with all you could need. Spa suites very nice. The view is not quite what I expected. Thought we would see more however it's at the wrong angle. Spa very nice. Service lovely. Cosy and warm in winter. For a relaxing lazy weekend shame tv not in room... But that's kind of not a huge deal really 😀

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Thank 8Vanessa
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

8Vanessa, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Cove on the Lake. We always appreciate feedback as it helps us improve our service to our guests. More 

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The management are extremely friendly and helpful, very impressed they went out of their way to offer secure parking for my car, even though I did not ask for it. That's excellent service. Hotel is in good order, and is clean. The room I had was clean, but I was disappointed there are no hanging hooks in the bathroom and... More 

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Thank Rob K
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Hi Rob, Thank you for your review glad you enjoyed your stay. The problem regarding hanging your clothing is being sorted by the owners they have a few idea's to add extra cupboard space for that problem. My wife and i are leaving The Cove on the 7th of august but we will pass this review on to them. Hope... More 

Whitianga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Junior suite we booked was barely big enough to swing a cat. No storage so we had to place our bags on the floor which meant you had to sit on the bed as the floor room was very limited. No chairs or anywhere else to sit. A big storm blew that night and the translucent bathroom ceiling panels... More 

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

Hi Angela, Sorry to hear you were not happy with your Junior suite. One year ago the owner's changed the room from a studio unit to a junior suite and reduced the price. As it was the school holiday's we could not offer you a up grade to a spa suite as we were full. Yes the weather was not... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely place to stay. Friendly service, rooms are neat and modern. Clean, up market and stylish! Good quailty bedding and bath accessories.Impressed with unlimited Wifi. Spa bath was a real hit. Recommended to all!

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Thank Lisa L
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Great to here you enjoyed your stay at the cove. Thank you for the review it's good to get feed back from our guest's. Hope to see you again . Cheer's. Regards Garry & Cheryl O'Driscoll Managers More 

Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

After a quick decision for a nights get away, my husband and I came across a fantastic price for a room with a private spa. So why not?. We were greeted straight away with a smile & felt instantly welcomed. The room was everything that we had hoped it would be. Bed was the perfect size, spa was amazing. The... More 

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Thank Anne P
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you Anne for your kind review . We work hard to make sure our guests have a great stay at the cove and do hope we see you both again soon. Take care. Kind Regards Garry & Cheryl O'Driscoll Manager's More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We arrive earlier than planned and after a quick Phone call we were able to check in an hour earlier, our hosts were so accommodating. The rooms first impression was some what small we booked a studio no table to sit or work at or a place to store your suitcase ,really the only gripe. Our host were generally interested... More 

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Thank 212carlc
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review . Yes we are always trying to make our guest's feel special. Regarding the studio units the owner's are making a change to the out lay where there will be a table and work space for the future. Glad you both enjoyed the cafe we will pass it on to the new owner's. Kind Reagard's... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We had a small studio with a great view of the lake, Staff were friendly and helpful. No one on desk after 9pm but security entrance so no problem if going out for the night. Air con a little noisy but room warm and smart and clean.We would stay there again.

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Thank Pam W
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Hi Pam, Thanks for your review . Regarding the air-con we are about to fit new unit's to our room's . Glad you enjoyed your room our staff work hard to make our guest's happy. Hope to see you back here again soon. Kind Regard's Garry & Cheryl O'Driscoll Manager's. 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • 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 - $195 (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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