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The Cove Taupo

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had room 18 second floor on the front of the building Street side. Not much of a view but very clean and comfortable for her needs. Exceptionally well maintained exceptionally well maintained. small area with microwave and bar fridge and provision of coffee and bodum and cookies . Milk in fridge as well. Very comfortable room for a short...

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

Thank you for your kind words & great review. Glad you enjoyed Taupo & surrounds. Hope to see you again sometime ( and catch a big trout).

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely modern unit with everything you could wish for. The room was however very small although to be fair we knew this beforehand, just not how small. A big plus was the attached coffee/ breakfast bar which was excellent.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time at the cove last week. Everything was perfect and we loved it! Our room was awesome, tidy and comfortable with a spa on the balcony. The staff were lovely and accomodating. Thank you so much we will be back!

Thank Charlee M
Martinborough, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We just spent the weekend at The Cove in the Executive Room. We were happy with the location and the overall ambiance of the hotel but disappointed with the room. It was absolutely huge so if you want to hold a dance this is the room for you. Beautifully decorated but the bathroom is smaller than one on a cruise...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We did a road trip around the North Island and stayed at a lot of hotels (8 total I believe). This was our least favorite. To keep all our reservations straight we booked through hotels.com. I needed everything in one place. Maybe we got the crapy room because of this. It definitely didn't have a balcony, lake view or jacuzzi....

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We absolutely loved our stay here, while the room was rather small the balcony more than made up for it because we had a fantastic view of the lake. To make things easier we summarised the stay: - Modern room which was extremely clean - Great location, short walk to the lake - Excellent price - Good for a short...

Thank A C
Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It was our 2nd stay at the cove because we loved it so much the 1st time and we weren't disappointed. We were given a great suite with a lovely view of the lake. Once again we thoroughly enjoyed our little stay. Thankyou for running such a wonderful establishment and we will definitely be back for a 3rd time hoping...

Thank mutesmum
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A few weeks ago we wanted to visit Lake Taupo and we booked The Cove as our accommodation. We had a lake view room, with hot tub on the balcony. The room was on the first floor, without an elevator you have to carry your language up the stairs. The room had two rooms; a lounge and bedroom, and a...

Thank Marcel K
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have stayed here a few times now with 2 adults and 1 child (5/6 years old) and this motel offers all you expect from a good motel and a bit more: spacious room and bathroom, a good fold-out couch for our child to sleep on and a spa bath on the outside balcony with lake views for most rooms....

Thank travellingET
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

Thanks for the constructive comments. We appreciate the feedback & pleased your stay was enjoyable.

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: €81 - €429 (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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#4 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#11 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Sorry again, but I would choose a different establishment.”
 of 5 bubbles NKS121, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher up is best”
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“Check on the size of the room before booking.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisE49, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Check with hotel which rooms have balconies and spas. Executive Room very large, small bathroom and no balcony or opening windows.”
 of 5 bubbles Karen2159, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles azariac_13, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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