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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The Reef Resort was perfect for our one night stay. The rooms were clean and modern. The pool was amazing (even with when it was showering!). The lady who checked us in was also very welcoming. There are bikes you can use to ride around the lake which is great. We wish we could have stayed longer!

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reefresorttaupo, Front Office Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We are really glad that you enjoyed the room and the pools. Next time you will have to stay longer so that you can get to ride the bikes around the lake:) But it was really nice that you were able to spend the one night with us. We hope that the rest of...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had an amazing stay at the Reef Resort in Taupo. Kathy and her husband were fantastic hosts. They were very helpful and friendly. The pools are amazing so we didn't bother going to the hot pools in town as we had these amazing pools to swim in. The rooms are very very clean and tidy . Would highly recommend....

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reefresorttaupo, Front Office Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thanks heaps guys for your very positive review:) We love hearing that people have had a great stay. We are so glad that you made the most of the pools and enjoyed them as we think they are great too. We are thrilled that you want to come back again and look forward to seeing you then:) Kind Regards Kathy...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Located near the Taupo/Napier Junction this is a good spot to stay. The accommodation is first class and the hot pools very relaxing even on a cold winters night. While one has to go out for an evening meal you do have an extensive morning breakfast menu available.

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reefresorttaupo, Front Office Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review. We are really glad that you enjoy staying with us:) The pools are pretty awesome and great to warm up in when the evening is a bit chilly. We are also glad that you enjoy our breakfast menu. Hope to see you again soon:) Kind Regards Kathy & Brian

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Warm and welcoming. Recently refreshed and refurbished with all new amenities and modern rooms. Hot spa bath and pool in the dead freeze of winter was a godsend after our weary hike across the mountains. Tip: Grab some coffee/restaurant vouchers in the lobby! Loved our Stay!

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reefresorttaupo, Front Office Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! The hot spa and pool are a fantastic way to warm up and relax. We really hope that you are able to come and visit us again:) Kind Regards Kathy & Brian

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I stayed at the Reef Resort for one night recently on business in Taupo. I booked a garden view room but the hosts kindly upgraded me to a pool view room. The ranch slider in my room was around 3-4 metres from the poolside. From the steam coming off the pool, it was clearly nice and hot. I didn't get...

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reefresorttaupo, Front Office Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi John S, Thank you for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed your upgrade and the amenities of the property. We do like that we are off the road side and it is a very quiet building with an awesome pool which you must try next time you are here. We are sorry that you were not...

Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay in Taupo. We have stayed at The Reef Resort many times over the years and it is always an enjoyable experience. A great place to come back to and relax after a busy day of mountain biking. Or just spend a lazy day relaxing and enjoying the view.

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reefresorttaupo, Front Office Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi DFCambridge, Thank you for your awesome review and we are so glad you enjoy your experience with us at the Reef Resort. We do try to make it a warm and friendly environment and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Kathy and Brian

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We stayed The Reef Resort for one night over Mother's Day weekend. Our one bedroom poolside from was nice, clean and tidy. The pool was lovely and warm and the mineral spa was great. The walkway thru to the lakeside nice and a great way for the kids to unwind before dinner. The parking was a bit tricky when we...

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

Thank you for your review Sorry you found our parking a bit awkward. Our parking can be a bit of a squeeze if people haven't parked properly. We are more than happy to contact the owners of the cars involved to move their cars. Thank you for your comment on our pool gate being a bit noisy. We will be...

West Babylon, New York
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Views are amazing, staff is very accommodating. Couldn't have asked for a nicer night for our honeymoon. 100% would come back again. Less than a 5 min drive to town or a 10-15 min walk. Hot tub and pool with lake views. You won't want to leave.

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

Thank you for your awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Views of the lake and our delicious hot pools are the perfect way to spend part of your honeymoon. We would love to see you again! Enjoy married life :) Kind regards Julie and Khan - Managers

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Lovely welcome from Julie. Our room was beautiful, very well equipped and clean. I very much enjoyed the warm pool, especially one night floating on my back looking up at the southern cross, that was magical for someone from the cool UK. I took advantage of the free bikes and cycled around the lake edge into Taupo. Thank you Jlie...

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

Thank you so much for your top rating review. We love creating a welcoming atmosphere and it's always lovely reading great reviews. Floating in the pool looking up at the stars sounds amazing! Something to treasure :) So glad you made good use of our cruiser bikes. A fantastic way to view the amazing sights of Lake Taupo. Thank you...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stayed here for two nights and it was perfect. It is on the lakefront with access to the walkway with bikes available free of charge which were good fun. The heated pool and spa pool looked good (didn't use them in the end). The hotel looks recently refurbished, our room was immaculate and the bathroom was more than adequate.

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

Thank you for your top glowing review. Our cruiser bikes sure are awesome. Perfect way to get see the lake and the beautiful sights of Taupo. Glad you made good use of them. What a shame you didn't get to swim in our pools. Our thermally heated pool is sitting at 32 degrees and the mineral pool is 40 degrees....

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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
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • 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)
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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: €114 - €375 (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
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#2 Family Hotel in Taupo
#2 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#4 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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