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The Cove Taupo

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#19 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Stayed here for one night at the end of March 2017. Nice little place not too far from the main area of town. We were in a small studio room which was well equipped and had everything we needed for a comfortable nights stay including a small kitchenette. Our room was on the 2nd floor with a nice balcony and...

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

Great review thank you. Look forward to next visit.

Milton, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and I stayed at this immaculate hotel for just the one night. Gillian at reception was charming and helpful: she advised us of reduced ticket prices for Wairekai Terrace Spa through Grab one-check this site for great deals. We were on the second floor, which was somewhat awkward as there are no elevators! Overall a nice place.

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

Thank you for the review. We are pleased you had a nice stay & hope you enjoyed a relaxing soak at Wairekai Terrace Spa.

Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I love this hotel! I had the most tastefully decorated, immaculately clean room. A beautiful view out over the lake, from my very own little balcony. The most comfortable bed with soft pillows, gave me the best sleep in a long time. It was quiet, peaceful and perfect after a full on day. The lady and gentleman behind the front...

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

Such lovely positive comments. See you again real soon, same room!!

Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Stayed in one of the rooms with a spa, very well appointed, lovely hosts - have stayed before and liked it enough that I returned. Right on the lake edge, you can walk down and swim by one of the thermal vents, the view is amazing!

Thank pagan13
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

So nice to hear of returning happy guests. Thanks for review.

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

On the quieter end of town but only about a 3 min drive to where the action is. On the lake front but the studios where I stayed overlooked the main road. Clean and tidy - looks like it had a makeover/update within 5 years. Clean and tidy for sure. Odd that there's no sink in the kitchen. The bathroom...

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

Thanks for your comments.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stayed here during the Ironman in which my husband competed. Firstly, you are not allowed bikes in the room - would be helpful for them to inform this when they take your booking for Ironman?! On the plus, the spa bath is lovely - however we didn't use it. They make your bed and change the towels, but don't...

Thank NKS121
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for your contribution to Trip Advisor. With regards to bicycles we do ask for bikes to be stored in our secure lockup storage area for security. Bikes are not permitted in suites as damage has occurred to interior & passageways. We dont believe this is an unreasonable request. When making a booking special requests ie. bike storage, porta...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon in one of the private spa suites and it was great, we enjoyed every minute. Right on the lake front and just around the corner from town. The cafe is also really nice, we had breakfast there and it was delicious :) Thanks for having us!

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again sometime soon. Marcus and Jocelyn :)

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting building and we did have partial lake view. The room was clean though small. The one thing that really surprised us was there was nowhere at all to hang any clothes, not even drawers. Shower could do with updating but for a one night stay it was ok.

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

Thanks for your comments .

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Very nice hotel, beautiful penthouse suite, gorgeous views and very helpful and friendly staff, huge spa pool overlooking the lake. Very nice cafe, just down stairs, good food and once again friendly staff

Thank annaV4600HQ
Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review

So please you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope you can come again soon. Kind Regards Marcus and Jocelyn

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely accomodation on the lake front ~ 3km from town, our double room had a good shower, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, plates and cutlery, a micro wave and good WiFi. If you don't have a car look for something closer to town otherwise this is a great spot. The Expresso Cove cafe is on site with a deck...

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

Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our motel. Hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Marcus and Jocelyn

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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: $115 - $265 (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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#11 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“I stayed in Room 15 which had nice views and a small balcony.”
felicia_f29, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a spa and lounge/ kitchen on the ground floor are lovely”
pagan13, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sorry again, but I would choose a different establishment.”
NKS121, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher up is best”
annaV4600HQ, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check on the size of the room before booking.”
ChrisE49, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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