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The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection

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219 Lake Terrace Waipihihi, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#5 of 66 hotels in Taupo
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast available
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Layne L wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand126 contributions48 helpful votes
This place is great, the managers are fantastic - super friendly and helpful. The location was great, it's a lovely walk into town. The apartment we stayed in was small but well appointed and even though the resort was on a busy rood the room was very quiet - didn't hear anything at night. The pool is fantastic, perfect temp, the grounds were immaculate and the resort itself (and the room) were really clean. Would highly recommend The Reef Resort.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Reef Resort Taupo, General Manager at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Responded 27 Feb 2022
Thanks for your great review - much appreciated. We love it that you enjoyed your stay with us - the Team@ReefResort
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KISS-COLE K wrote a review Feb 2022
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The welcome instantly made you feel that you were home. great view from our deck of the lake. Lovely sunset with a wine, your loved one and nibbles, quite, clean. Would we stay again HELL YES, HIGHLY RECOMEND FOR A FAMILY, SAFE AND POOLS AND BBQ AREA.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Happy place for us
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Response from Karen Johnston, General Manager at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Responded 21 Feb 2022
Thanks for a wonderful review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - look forward to a return visit- the Team@ReefResort
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goldenkiwi72 wrote a review Jan 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand17 contributions16 helpful votes
From the moment you walk into the Reef Resort you feel welcome and know you are going to love staying here. The rooms are amazing with everything you need, the pool is nice and warm and you are right by the lake with easy access so what more can you ask for. The owners are so lovely and friendly - 10/10. The bikes you can hire are a great way to nip into town if you don't feel like walking and the Two Mile Bay Boat Club is an easy 15min walk around the lake. We loved it so much we booked for the end of 2022 while we were staying there.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Karen Johnston, General Manager at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Responded 21 Feb 2022
Thank you for such a wonderful review - love it when our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Many thanks from the Team@ReefResort
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Alfie wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
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WOW!!! what a great place from the minute we got there we were greeted with great service especially the lady at reception she was so lovely and took the time with the kids was a great first impression, when we arrived to the apartment we were amazed at the lovely house with a view is was so nice and clean we had a massive kitchen and lounge which was great as we use that area the most and don’t get me started on the pool area it was so nice we had so much fun in there and it was the perfect temperature not to hot not to cold me and my family had such an amazing time and will definitely be staying again, from a teens point of view this is one of the best places to stay with the most amazing managers.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Reef Resort Taupo, General Manager at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Responded 14 Jan 2022
Thank you for such a wonderful review - we are humbled when our guests love their stay so much. We look forward to seeing you again. Much appreciated from the Team @ Reef Resort
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PaddingtOn44slk wrote a review Jan 2022
114 contributions55 helpful votes
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From the moment we arrived the delightful lady at reception was funny, sweet and super amazing. The apartment was amazing 3 bedrooms of pure pleasure, our own bathrooms and spa pool . We even had our own garage . Wow wow and wow the cleaning staff are friendly kind and so thoughtful I’ve never stayed at a place so wonderful with the added bonus of everyone being so perfect. The pool is sensational warm but not to warm, with so many options I can not speak highly enough about this place . If your in doubt don’t be ! stay here is 7 star luxury .
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Reef Resort Taupo, General Manager at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Responded 12 Jan 2022
And wow, wow, wow to your amazing review - you make our jobs worthwhile! Thanks you so much for an amazing review and we love it that you loved your stay with us - can't wait to see you all again - the Team @ Reef Resort
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Mookait wrote a review Jun 2021
Lane Cove, Australia152 contributions105 helpful votes
I had two nights in a large, lovely studio. While my room faced the highway, it was warm and quiet. The rom was very clean and comfortable. This resort has marvellous views, being on the lakefront and great pools. It is close to all amenities and just a short walk to dinner nearby. The managers Karen and Peter made me so welcome and Karen had lots of suggestions for restaurants and tours. Just a perfect stay.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Reef Resort Taupo, General Manager at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Responded 15 Jul 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review - we love it when our guests enjoy their stay with us - that is what it is all about. Many thanks from the Team @ Reef Resort
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Nina B wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand249 contributions118 helpful votes
We really enjoyed staying at The Reef Resort. Our studio had a view of the lake and we loved watching the sunset colours change. The room is fully equipped with kitchen and having a breakfast in the sunshine on the balcony was lovely. The pool is heated and they provide bathrobes and pool towels. The hotel offers bikes for hire ($5 per hour) and you can access the lakeside walk through the gate. You can walk to Two Mile Sailing Club for a pizza and a beer. It is only a 15 minute walk and it is a place with a great vibe. We were thinking whether to choose the Millennium or Reef and I am happy that we made this choice as the Millennium looks quite dated and different from the photos.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Studio with views, top floor
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Response from Reef Resort Taupo, General Manager at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Responded 15 Jul 2021
Thank you for your great review - sounds like you had a wonderful time while you stayed with us - again many thanks from The Team @ Reef Resort
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Pipolata wrote a review Dec 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand92 contributions96 helpful votes
The room was very nice, with easy access to the heated pool, there was also access to the lake. The little details made the unit nice, and it was very attractively set up. There were towels available to use at the pool. Our room was very quiet, the pool was great, because although it is summer the weather was not very warm so great to have a pool that is heated well. The plants around the pool also added to the place. Everything was immaculately presented.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Reef Resort Taupo, General Manager at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Responded 30 Dec 2020
Sounds like you enjoyed our heated pool while you were with us - it is a wonderful feature. Thank you for your lovely review and look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Mary B wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night, 5th November. We were warmly greeted at reception and given helpful information. Our room was a luxury studio with a balcony and lovely a view. The suite was well appointed and spotless. The bed was very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the thoughtful addition of fluffy bathrobes to wear over our togs for the short walk to the pool area. The property is set up so that the walk to the pools is through a very pleasant internal atrium type area that leads to the outside, just by the pools. This is where it gets even better! When they say heated outdoor pools, they mean it. Even on a miserable day, the large covered spa pool was simply delightful and the main pool was warm (for this cold fish). The spa has a little water feature that regularly sends a waterfall of heated water to maintain the temperature. I think from memory the main pool was heated at 36 degrees and the spa 39 degrees. We had a flat walk right alongside the lake to breakfast in the main township area- about a 20-30 minute walk. However there were eating options closer if that is more your thing. Thank you Reef Resort for a great start to our little road trip!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 30 Dec 2020
What a wonderful thoughtful review - we love it that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future.
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Tracey Gudsell wrote a review Nov 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
The Reef Resort is an absolute favourite getaway....love the suites, the robes, the location, the two glorious pools and general ambience provided by the wonderful management. Highly recommend as pristine for cleanliness, luxurious bedding, kitchenette always a plus, spa bath and fabulous views.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Dec 2020
Thank you for a lovely review - so pleased that we are your favourite getaway - means we will get to see you again. Many thanks
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PRICE RANGE
US$136 - US$158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection?
Nearby attractions include Formula Challenge Racing (3.0 km), Huka Falls tracks (6.2 km), and Lake Taupo (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, and Master of India.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.