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The Reef Resort

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very nice room, beautiful pool. Staff very friendly. Highly recommended. Right on the water. We had fun at the pool, on the shoreline with the birds, and they even have bikes you can use! Bed was comfy, shower nice and strong, great views.

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your top rating. We always appreciate comments as we work hard to help our guests enjoy their stay with us. Our heated pools sure are lots of fun. Perfect way to relax. There is something about being by water that is good for the soul. So glad you had a great time here. We hope to see...

Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely and clean hotel. Would highly recommend. Very friendly staff. Bed very comfortable and bathroom equipped with complimentary toiletries. Beautiful and clean spa bath however we did not have time to try this. 25 minute walk from main restaurants and town centre. Will definitely stay here again. Thank you!

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your top rating review. We work hard to provide a welcoming and comforting stay so your comments are appreciated. Hopefully next time you have time to relax in the spa bath. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Julie and Khan - Managers

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This hotel is in a beautiful spot..right on the lake front. It has lovely modern rooms and friendly hosts.. and even has a spa bath in every room! Beautiful mineral spa and heated pool outside with lake access, free WiFi access and close to shopping and eateries.

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your top rating review. We appreciate your comments. Our mineral pool and thermally heated pool sure are something special. The perfect way to unwind and relax. Glad you got to enjoy them. Thank you again. Kind regards Julie and Khan - Managers

Columbus, Mississippi
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. We had a beautiful Room overlooking the pool with views of the lake. The room was spacious and included a spa tub. The toiletries and in room tea and coffee were great. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony and using the free bikes around the lake.

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's always great reading comments of what our guests enjoyed. Glad you made use of our cruiser bikes. The perfect way to explore the lakefront. Thank you again for your top rating review. Kind regards Julie and Khan - Managers

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We were given a room that went directly out to the pool area which was so nice. Our room and the whole hotel was immaculate. We had a large spa bath which we enjoyed relaxing in. There was a kitchen in the room also. Such a comfortable bed - great nights sleep. Nice to be on the edge of the...

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great night sleep. With our motel being on the lakefront it definitely makes access to the lake effortless. Great you got to make use of the spa bath - a sure way to relax for sure....

Clarks Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Inviting reception area, exceptionally kind helpful managers, amazing views of lake and mountains. The thermally heated pool and spa in immaculate grounds have a real tropical feel. There is no bar or restaurant yet it has a feel of a boutique hotel rather than a motel. There are bars and restaurants within walking distance. Julie and Khan were very helpful...

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoy creating a welcoming atmosphere. Thank you for your lovely comments. The views of the lake and mountain sure are spectacular. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and made great use of the many activities Taupo has to offer. We hope to see you again soon :) Kind regards...

Bawtry, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Spent two nights at the Reef Resort at the end of February. Khan was a charming host who explained all about the facilities at the Motel. The motel has direct access to the Lake. The rooms were clean and very well appointed. The motel offers a pool and spa. A lovely location for a holiday or a break. Julie even...

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for you raving review. We appreciate your feedback. We love being able to provide a place to stay that is welcoming and comfortable. so glad you enjoyed your time with us. You're welcome for the fudge :) Hope to see you again. Kind regards Julie and Khan - Managers

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Reef Resort at short notice on our Easter trip south. We stayed in Apartment 1 which is 2 bedroom on the lake front. The apartment was lovely with modern high spec facilities including the private spa pool and the benefit of an awesome cafe for breakfast just 40m further along the lake front. Would recommend!

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your top rating review. We are glad you enjoyed staying with us. The ground floor apartment sure is special. Hopefully next time you come you can stay longer. Thank you again for you review. We really appreciate it. Enjoy the rest of your Easter. Kind regards Julie and Khan - Managers

Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We decide to spend a couple of days on Taupo on our NZ holiday and stayed at The Reef Resort. The hotel is only a short distance from Taupo centre. The room we had was great and had everything from a very modern kitchen to a spa bath. We can highly recommend the hotel - very clean, modern and the...

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your top rating review. We work hard to make our guests have an enjoyable stay and we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next visit! Kind regards Julie and Khan - Managers

Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Probably the best accomodation we have stayed in so far during our tour of NZ. The place just oozes class. On arrival Khan was very informative and helped with the luggage to our apartment. The accomodation is well furnished with quality fittings, very clean and well maintained. Khan handed us 2 pool towels and pointed out the pool and the...

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review. It's always lovely to hear how much our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. We work hard to create welcoming and warm atmosphere, thank you for noticing. Our mineral spa and thermally heated pool sure are a fantastic way to relax and unwind. Glad you made good use of them. Thank you again...

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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
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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: $153 - $652 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#2 Family Hotel in Taupo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#2 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#4 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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