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The Reef Resort

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So with a family of 8 we booked the family apartment and two others on gosh so the best thing to do. Wonderful accommodation spacious and luxury in all aspects views magnificent as lake is right there. Family spent most of their time in pool. We will be back

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SharonAndRobBell, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Dianne H Thank you so much for your lovely Review and I am so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay here with us. We look forward to having you all back to stay. Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed overnight whilst in transit between Palm. Nth. & Mt. Maunganui. Chose a poolside room as we have seen, swam & sailed on Lake Taupo on numerous occasions. Next time will be 2 nights so as to use the resort more fully.

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SharonAndRobBell, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Drallom2002, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Reef Resort in Taupo. We would be only to happy to have you stay more than one night so that you can enjoy the facilities. Once again, thank you so much for your lovely review. Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in Dec 2016. Feel that the photos are misleading -- this is basically a budget motel off the main road with no lake views. Rooms kind of sucked -- loud A/C, older beds, weird layout, although our room had nice space. There is only one reason to stay here -- the service is great from the owners/managers. Very...

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SharonAndRobBell, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear John T Thank you for your review and your kind words regarding Rob and I being helpful during your stay. That was so nice of you to say so, as we do try to make our guests stay a pleasant one. We were so sorry to hear that you found our Motel a "Dumpy" place. We do wish that...

Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful stay from start to finish. Modern, clean rooms with Jacuzzi bath and sliding doors to look out on to the bay (Room No.9 - Top Floor). Comfy king bed and ample space. Great views of the lake and lovely fresh and thermal pool. Rob & Sharon were extremely courteous and catered for our every need including recommending an amazing...

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SharonAndRobBell, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wild87, Thank you so much for your lovely review, which we have appreciated immensely. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We hope that you have continued to enjoy your holiday and hopefully one day "in the not to distant future" you are able to return to stay with us again. Take care Warmest Regards...

Ottershaw, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as a stopover for one night before being picked up by family on the next stage of our holiday, our regret was that we didn't have more time at this lovely motel. It is a tastefully furnished building, our bedroom was large with 2 queen sized beds and a well equipped kitchenette. The airy bathroom had a...

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

Dear Michael J Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you had an enjoyable time here at the Reef Resort. We try to take pride in what we do at the Reef Resort and it is our commitment to our guests that they enjoy their stay. Our housekeeping staff also take pride in their work...

Minehead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, large room with spa bath. In hindsight we should have paid extra to have a lake view because it is so beautiful. However we were only staying the one night and had a good walk along the lakeside, accessed from the property. Taupo was buzzing, being peak season, but we didn't find the unit noisy at all. It...

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

Dear WAC188 Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us! Hopefully next time you come to stay with us, there will be a Luxury Studio with Lake Views available for you! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Taupo... it really is a great place to...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners are lovely, even gave us a voucher for a free zorb ride in Rotorua (our next stop). Its lovely that there are bicycles available for use if needed. We were pleased that there was plenty of free wifi. The room was exactly as pictured, with lovely modern facilities. Everything seemed clean and it was great to have a...

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kiwichick Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you were able to use the vouchers for the Zorb in Rotorua and that you had a wonderful time staying with us here at the Reef Resort. We are so lucky to have such great housekeeping staff that truly take pride in their work! We would love...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we checked in, Taupo was very misty and rainy however when the weather cleared, we had a fabulous view of the lake from our room, even though we were in one of the studio rooms in the main building and not in a room closer to the shore. The motel is a bit out of town - the main...

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review the Reef Resort in Taupo. We really appreciate your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you manage to have a wonderful Christmas and I hope that you will be able to return again in the future. Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the first floor three bedroom apartment, The lake view is simply stunning. At night time, we could hear the gentle sounds of the water from the lake. Great for relaxing and falling asleep. The kitchen is of a great size, with enough utensils, cutlery and plates to put on a feast. The apartment is nicely appointed and...

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in one of your Luxury Apartments. The views are stunning and so relaxing. We look forward to having you stay again with us in the future and we hope that you have a wonderful and Joyous Christmas Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers

Scarborough
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is a wonderful location and fabulous spacious room with a sitting area and separate bedroom as well as food preparation area. Sharon was extremely welcoming and provided great suggestions for things to do. We would highly recommend it.

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Love2Travel59 Thank you so much for your super review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here at the Reef Resort in Taupo. It was my pleasure to offer advise on activities and places that you could go to while you stayed with us. Make sure that you enjoy the rest of your holiday and hopefully you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
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 high speed fibre WiFi, and most rooms come with breath-taking views of the lake and surround mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Reef Resort

Address: 219 Lake Terrace | Town Center, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $117 - $564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
The Reef Hotel Taupo
Reef Hotel Taupo
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#1 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#2 Family Hotel in Taupo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#4 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“All are great”
 of 5 bubbles DianneH176, 3 days ago | Read review
“View from room no.10 and 11 is very good”
  • View from room no.6
 of 5 bubbles Bhaskarbvr, Dec 6, 2016 | Read review
“Select a room with a lake view, this points you on the 1st or 2nd floor where the best views are.”
 of 5 bubbles darrenhO7899WQ, Nov 20, 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors for a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Simon826, Nov 11, 2016 | Read review
“Room 009 was a good room as it was on the corner of the building at the top so only had 1 room next door to us.”
  • View of Lake Taupo from room 009.
 of 5 bubbles ah007809, Nov 6, 2016 | Read review
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