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The Cove on the Lake

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#16 of 41 motels in Taupo
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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 Studio, 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 en suite. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Spa
Newspaper
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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redjasper wrote a review Feb 2024
178 contributions55 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at The Cove, having stayed before it was an easy choice to stay again whilst in Taupo. The rooms are large and comfortable and the simple kitchenette great for lunch and breakfast meals. The bed is very comfortable, the bathroom very cleanm, and the hot tub is an indulgence!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MicLB wrote a review Sept 2023
Whangarei, New Zealand85 contributions30 helpful votes
After 5 nights into our road trip it was a welcome relief to stay at The Cove - spacious, very clean, friendly staff and a great view of the lake. We actually spent a couple of hours just chilling out in the sun soaked suite. It’s great to see a hotel/motel still offering shampoo etc in little containers - something about the big bottles attached to the wall that most hotels do nowadays grosses me out :) The only downfall are the steps, so beware if you have heavy luggage but there are ground floor units. The cafe for breakfast is amazing! Excellent food, service and incredible view of the lake!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ashwini wrote a review Jan 2023
New Zealand4 contributions4 helpful votes
So we stayed at the property for 3 nights. When we arrived at the property we were given a room that was very different from the photos. The bathroom was dirty and very tired, contrary to the photos on booking.com site. When complained to the front desk ,they tried to argue with me when instructed that it was misleading photos and that i can make a complaint against them to consumer protection nz. Then they were willing to cooperate. We were given $200 off our booking and an upgrade on the last night. BUT WE had to use the disgusting toilet and bathroom for the first 2 nights. It was not good enough. This accommodation is badly in need of renovation.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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cdaj wrote a review Jul 2022
Wellington34 contributions2 helpful votes
The Cove on the shores of Taupo was a great place to stay with the excellent service given sticking in our minds. Warm & friendly staff made our stay that extra bit enjoyable! We had a Premiere Spa suite which had a separate bedroom and Great Lake view
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Georgekinder95 wrote a review Apr 2022
Whanganui, New Zealand57 contributions45 helpful votes
The room and spa pool was really good and the shower was really good and the double bed was really good and I would stay in room 3 again and last night I got into the spa pool twice and the bed was really comfortable and the sleep was really good and will sleep in that bed again
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Karen R wrote a review Aug 2021
Thames, New Zealand52 contributions10 helpful votes
We have wanted to stay here for awhile and we would highly recommend it. Easy check-in. The spa suite was well appointed and very clean and spacious. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the winter sun looking out over Lake Taupo. Excellent spa on balcony.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mike385 wrote a review Mar 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand116 contributions84 helpful votes
Overall our stay was pleasant . The room was a reasonable size with lake views. A bonus was the cafe on site with beautiful food and great variety . But why have a kitchenette with a small sink , crockery and cutlery and dish washing liquid supplied when dish cloths and tea towels were missing? The cost of this accomodation isn’t cheap and we would have expected a t v in the bedroom. The spa has a safety barrier which has to be negotiated and isn’t easy for older people. Showers over baths are never the best. The premises need to be moved into 2021 if it is to be classed at the top end of the market. The bed was excellent and the room was clean and tidy.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sara wrote a review Feb 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a lovely breakfast experience! Nice and quiet when we visited at 8:30, activities were provided for our two young kids and the food was delicious. Coffees were on point! Will definitely be back and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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John L wrote a review Feb 2021
Havelock North, New Zealand112 contributions25 helpful votes
Reasonably close to town, on State Highway One, The Cove Taupo, we stopped for one night. Our room had a Spa option, which one family member enjoyed... Disappointed that the Cafe was not open, either for Breakfast or Brunch Option.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Jane S wrote a review Jan 2021
Napier24 contributions11 helpful votes
We have just spent a weekend in one of the superior spa rooms and had a great experience. The cafe at the lake end of the motel is great for breakfast or a coffee. The rooms are very comfortable and surprisingly dark and quiet at night!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$174 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cove on the Lake
Which popular attractions are close to The Cove on the Lake?
Nearby attractions include Waipahihi Botanical Gardens (0.8 km), Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort (1.1 km), and Mount Tauhara (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cove on the Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Cove on the Lake?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Cove on the Lake?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cove on the Lake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cove on the Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mole & Chicken, Bistro Lago, and Edgewater Restaurant.
Does The Cove on the Lake have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is The Cove on the Lake accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.