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The Cove Taupo

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the Penthouse (above the café) and facing onto the lake, large outdoor deck and big spa pool, fantastic views, so no complaints there! Generous size rooms, huge master bathroom. Kitchen has all the basic essentials. Overall a very comfortable and well appointed unit. Only a couple of complaints, there is no designated car park, so although there is...

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Wellington
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Back in the 80's when it was a Hotel it the one place to stay for the luxury crowd. Driving past we would marvel at the super cars parked outside. For our honeymoon we booked into the restaurant for an outrageous overpriced dinner... but I always wondered what it was like. So when this xmas I saw that, now a...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cove is a great place to stay in Taupo. We loved the private spa on the deck! The room was excellent and nice and quiet. The cafe attached to the hotel was a nice quiet place to have breakfast with a great view of the lake.

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab hotel just outside the town about a ten minute walk along the lake from taupo which is amazing to walk/run and look at all the swans etc . We shared a four person room overlooking the lake which was awesome. The room was really modern and clean .. the sofa bed was a little tricky to unlock and a...

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

Thank you for positive feedback & recommendation. Glad you enjoyed your stay & hope to see you again soon.

Taihape, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful room (executive spa) warm and inviting. Private spa was nice and clean and well presented. Beautiful view from the balcony. Perfectly situated on main road to town. With a short drive to town centre. No road noise. Well layed out rooms with spa access via main lounge and bedroom. Daily service did a really good job filling teas and...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable, well thought out room with a lovely atmosphere and lake views and the luxury of a balcony spa pool, Most welcoming after a long trip. The only negative was a bit of a bouncy bed which can wake your partner up when you turn over or nip the loo in the night.

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

Glad your stay was enjoyable . We appreciate your feedback. Many thanks

New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my partner Claire and myself second stay (We also stayed in November 16), and were able to secure the same room which is above the entrance to reception and overlooks the road The room is spacious, comfortable, warm and quiet The bathroom is large but a little on the "cool" side We used the on site cafe which...

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

Thank you for sharing positive review on memorable stays at The Cove. We like to hear of happy guests & repeat bookings. Cheers & Happy New Year.

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our 3 night stay, lovely people welcoming us when we arrived, really comfy room with hot tub overlooking the lake. loved our breakfast at the cafe overlooking lake - staff there very nice.

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

Glad you enjoyed your stay at The Cove. We appreciate positive feed. & will pass on to cafe as well.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 2 adults and 2 children just loved this place. It is beautifully decorated and the rooms are lovely - very clean, comfortable and spacious. We spent a lot of time in the private spa on the deck. It's only a short walk to the lake front. Visit the boat shed jetty which is about 1k away for...

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

Thank you for lovely positive comments. So pleased your stay was enjoyable & we look forward to your next stay.

New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here a year ago and I commented it would be great to have a breakfast room on the lake front. I am happy to say this time we were very pleased to have a delicious breakfast on the lakefront in the new cafe. The room we have is always immaculate and clean with nice furnishings and a little...

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

Glad your stay was enjoyable again. Thanks for nice review, we will pass on to Cafe staff as well.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $124 - $680 (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
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#5 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#11 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“best lake views from upper level.”
 of 5 bubbles RBut, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on second floor really nice”
 of 5 bubbles Jenona, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have better views than others of the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles WildgeeseNZ, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There are friendlier places to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles ronf283, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms have a better view”
 of 5 bubbles Anerak50, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
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