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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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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SharonAndRobBell, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

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....

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very lucky to get an upgrade to a wonderful apartment right on the lake. The views and location were superb and the quality and comfort of the apartment was amazing. The furniture and design was of the highest quality. We enjoyed our own external spa bath and the views across the lake from the living room, balcony and...

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Temecula, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms are wonderful! Very clean and the bed is great! Ask for an upper floor so you can get a spectacular view on the lake. The people that work at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. There is a washing machine and dryer on the bottom floor. The pool is long enough to swim laps and nice and...

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Hessle, UK
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our next door neighbour had previously stayed and recommended this hotel to us and we were really pleased they did. We arrived early evening after a long flight and drive down from Auckland, on arrival we received a personal and cheerful greeting by Sharon - a very nice touch and much appreciated. Our room (studio) was modern and spacious and...

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Sheffield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel on the lake. The hotel Is on the busy main road around the lake but you don't notice the traffic at all. Rooms 10 and 11 look out onto the lake looking over the pool area and some other rooms. The room view was lovely and the room Well appointed, clean and comfortable and quiet. We had a...

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

Dear Crossy44 Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We really appreciate that you have taken the time to review The Reef Resort and that you had a wonderful time while you stayed with us. It is amazing to look out onto the lake from the balcony outside the rooms and to look across the lake and into the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our night here. The room was spacious and well appointed; with great views out over Lake Taupo. Unfortunately we were held up on our way to Taupo, so we didn't get the full benefit of using the swimming pool or the bikes. The spa bath also looked very inviting. We would go back again and stay longer.

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

Dear Nancyel2015 Thank you so much for your fabulous review. Rob & I would welcome you back to stay again in the future so that you would be able to take full advantage of the facilities that the Reef Resort has to offer. Our bikes are extremely popular with our guests as they enjoy the ride beside the Lake. Once...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would honestly give the Reef Resort 10 stars if I could! My husband and I recently travelled to Taupo for our honeymoon, and I had booked a lake view room at The Reef Resort prior to arrival. Once we arrived Sharon, the manager, surprised us with an upgrade! Our apartment on the lake was absolutely spectacular, but it was...

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

Hi Rebecca D, Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing review, which we appreciated you taking the time to write about the Reef Resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed your accommodation and the facilities and we wish you well for the rest of your holiday. Congratulations on your recent marriage and we wish you both all the happiness...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for one night in one of the Luxury Suites on the second floor. The hotel is right off the main road and easy to access and though we didn't have the chance to take advantage has walking access down to the lake. The manager was a delight to deal with while checking in and was very helpful...

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

Dear Sarah S Thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Reef Resort. The Luxury Studio's with a gorgeous view of the Lake are wonderful to relax and enjoy the surroundings in. Hopefully you will be able to some and stay...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice clean property good location and good pool and BBQ vacility with friendly staff. However when you book ask about room size. We stayed in room 17 a 1 bedroom unit which is very nicely located next to the pool but sadly the size of the rooms are very small and you have trouble walking around the bed it so...

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Dear Russell C Thank you for your review from when you stayed here with us and your kind words regarding the cleanliness of our property. We are also delighted that you enjoyed the pool and the BBQ that we have for our guests. I am so sorry that you found the garden room unsuitable and we have taken your comments...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good located Resort with a nice hot pool and nice beach with hot spings. Nice big and clean rooms with everything to feel comfortable. The hosts are very nice, helpful and do everything for a nice stay. 100% recommendation

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Dear AndiStone Thank you for taking the time to review the Reef Resort in Taupo. I am delighted that you had a great time and you were more than comfortable. The hot pools here are amazing and they are the perfect way to unwind and relax in, especially after a hectic day! Once again, I thank you sincerely for taking...

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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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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: €114 - €371 (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 Spa 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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“Even without an upgrade, this hotel is a fantadtic location”
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“Upper floor to get view of lake”
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“Go for a lake view room if it's in the budget. We had apartment 1, and it would be ideal for 2 couples, or a family.”
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“Pool appartments are really nice”
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