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The Reef Resort

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely personal feel to this motel, with a great welcome from lovely Sharon. All the other staff I encountered took the time to say hello and were very helpful. We were all checked in very speedily. Our room I think was room 6 and it overlooked the pool and lake. Yes, there are some other rooms in front but...

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

Dear LJD1250 Thank you for your wonderful review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities. We enjoyed having you to stay with us and hope that we will have the pleasure of having you stay again in the future. We are delighted that you enjoyed your room and the view that it offers. Once...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Reef Resort was the nicest place we stayed at throughout our trip and had I known, I would've booked for an extra day or two. The room is a luxurious studio with a nice jacuzzi and fancy dinnerware +cutlery for 4 people. They even had beautiful service spoons! It's too bad we didn't have time to cook. Outside, we...

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

Dear Sheila514 Thank you for your delightful review and for taking the time to review the Reef Resort. Hopefully you will be able to make it back to stay again in the future to truly enjoy all the facilities that the Reef Resort has to offer! The Barbecues are extremely popular in the Summer as the guests enjoy being outside...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice homey atmosphere as it is run by a friendly couple , Rob and Sharon . Rooms are big , self contained studio apartments and those on the ground floor and on the first floor ( level 2) have an unobstructed view over the lake. Within walking distance to town , if you are game to walk a little over...

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

Dear Maysze Thank you so much for your lovely review which we appreciate immensely. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us and found the property clean and comfortable. I will let our housekeeping team know as they do work hard and take pride in their work. We have taken notice of your comments regarding the...

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was also gorgeous stay. Loved our room the bed the view. Enjoyed using the free bikes provided to cruise along the lake front. Had dinner delivered for from a local restaurant and enjoyed breakfast served by staff. Will definitely be back.

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

Dear Y9840YSjoshuam Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and we are delighted that we enjoyed your stay here with us. It is important that you enjoyed the bed as having a good night sleep when you are away is such an important part of having a holiday! Hopefully, you will be back to stay...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives - IMMACULATE throughout, calm, modern decor, well equipped apartment. Extremely comfortable beds. Located on the waters edge, with private gate for access to lake side. Lovely, smallish swimming pool and thermal plunge pool, pool area beautifully presented in common with other areas. Pool towels provided free of charge. BBQs provided for use around pool. Free parking. Excellent unlimited wifi...

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

Dear Stephirey Thank you so much for your wonderful review Stephirey! and for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the facilities that the Reef Resort has to offer. I will be definitely passing your comments onto our dedicated staff regarding the immaculate presentation of our rooms and grounds. It was an absolute pleasure to...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The apartments are nice and clean. The location is perfect with views over the lake. There is a nice pool and one thermal pool. The owners are very friendly and service minded. Close to good restaurants.

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

Dear cgrimbrandt Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us as it means a great deal to us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. I will make sure that I pass your comments of our rooms being nice and clean to our housekeeping staff as they work hard and care...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We appreciated the friendliness of the hostess at the reception. The room was clean and spacious - we got a one bedroom place with the Lake view. It was very close to town and provided milk, tea and coffee. Free parking and WiFi were convenient, as well.

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

Hi TAROTZAMM Thank you for taking the time to review the Reef Resort. We welcome your feedback and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us. I hope you continue to enjoy your holiday and hopefully you will be able to stay with again in the future. Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After long drive, needed place to relax, enjoy. Walked into the room..."oh yes, yes." View brought a smile to my face. Looked around, felt @ home in the space. Warm pools, lake access, gym pass, outdoor grill...perfect. Hope to return.

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

Hi Jsaul Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Reef Resort in Taupo. I am delighted that you enjoyed staying here with us and we hope that you will be back to stay again soon. We really appreciated your wonderful review Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb accommodation with views over lake and spotlessly clean. Pool and hot tub just lovely with well sculpted surroundings and modern decor. Back gate onto lake for freshwater swims and great cooking and eating utensils. Only draw back is it's a drive into Taupo around the lake for 5 minutes so perhaps just over walking distance for a night out....

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

Dear MHIChris Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to write a review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us and that you also enjoyed the facilites. I will definitely pass on your wonderful comments regarding the housekeeping to our wonderful staff! I hope you have a fantastic holiday in New...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joyce at reception was lovely in showing us our room on arrival. We had room 5, which was like a 1 bedroom apartment with spectacular lake views and perfect direction for stunning sunsets. The heated pools were an excellent bonus and very well maintained. The room was very clean, the housekeeping staff were attentive to detail and layout of the...

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Hi Taylor_lc0123 Thank you so much for your amazing review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Reef Resort in Taupo. Joyce is lovely! and we love having her as our Motel minder as she is a gem. It is wonderful that you were able to have a look around town and you enjoyed the Restaurants....

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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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $161 - $680 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#2 Family Hotel in Taupo
#4 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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