Waipu Cove Resort
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Waipu Cove Resort

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Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Waipu does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Waipu Cove Resort, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Waipu Cove Resort offer a kitchenette and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including beach chairs, sun umbrellas, and outdoor furniture. Guests of Waipu Cove Resort are also welcome to enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While staying in Waipu, you can get some delicious fish and chips at The Cove - café, restaurant & bar, which is a short distance from Waipu Cove Resort.

Waipu is also home to Piroa Falls Track, a popular waterfall that is not too far from Waipu Cove Resort.

Waipu Cove Resort puts the best of Waipu at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Coffee shop
Diving
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Spa
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Telephone
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
98Reviews2Q+A25Room tips

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Jill wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Resort is in an excellent location being a 5 minute walk to the beautiful beach, also very close to the Dairy and The Cove Restaurant. Our unit was very clean, comfortable and had its own private deck at the back with table and chairs, to enjoy a quiet drink or meal. Dianna made us very welcome and made sure all was ok while we were there. We enjoyed using the heated swimming pool and there was a spa and BBQ by the pool. The Resort is only a couple of hours drive from Auckland, so we will definitely be returning again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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TuckMe wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great little complex! Our 3bed appartment had everything that we needed and was very clean, not easy when you consider the amount of sand that must get carted through it! The rooms were a good size, the beds were comfy and the little deck was a nice place to sit and have a drink at the end of a hot beach day! The pool is an added bonus and a nice temperature and was used daily...….
The resort has a great feel and is nice and secure - Dianna keeps her finger on the button and things under control!
So Waipu Cove Resort, many thanks for having us ....we loved it and will hopefully be back !!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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NZMarg wrote a review Jan 2020
New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were really impressed on arrival with such a clean well maintained unit, lovely sitting area outside with BBQ, ice in the fridge and wine glasses and champagne flutes as part of the units kitchen. The sun was shining and the beach only minutes away.

When we needed a break from the beach it was great to be able to use the complex's pool and spa. It's also a short walk from a great restaurant and 1 min to the dairy/general store.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from WaipuCR, Manager at Waipu Cove Resort
Responded 24 Jan 2020
Thank you for your great review and we are pleased you enjoyed you stay with us. Hope to see you return sometime. Kind Regards
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Wens H wrote a review Oct 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked accommodation for a three day break with my adult son and daughter and my grandchildren. On the plus side it is close to the beach and a great little restaurant, and the pool was clean and heated. However, when we arrived there was a muck up with the rooms I had booked (for $1550) and so the room configuration was not ideal and not what I paid for. I was given a $50 refund but that did not compensate at all. We also had to move rooms on third night which was annoying. The units were clean, but tired and dated, and quite expensive for what they are. The manager is intrusive and overbearing and not at all welcoming. On one occasion she entered our unit unannounced and made inappropriate comments which was weird and embarrassing. Had we not made light of her behaviour it would have spoilt our break. I dont think I’ll be back anytime soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dianna van Enckevort, General Manager at Waipu Cove Resort
Responded 3 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review and sorry you felt the way you did. Just to let you know as I tried at the time there was no muck up with the rooms, it would have suited us better without having to shuffle reservations around. Also with an extra clean. When your Son arrived he asked if there was a larger unit for you all which he was shown and he made the decision also stating it would work better and changing units for the last night was not an issue. It also worked in your favour with pricing which was refunded. We entered the room for servicing and knocked numerous times but the door was open so wandered in calling out on entry. It was not nice to overhear criticism re mentioning there was no bombing, jumping and diving into the pool as stated on the rules and regulations and just advised the reasons why the rules are in place. It appeared all had a great time and was our pleasure having you all. Kind Regards.
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John M wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What's not to like, the location is great with a general store / takeaway at the end of the drive and a café just about 100 metres down the road. The 1 bedroom (cosy) unit we stayed in had a nice little outdoor patio / garden to sit in although we were next to the road which, being holiday season, was rather busy. The units were nice and clean too. Right on the lifeguard patrolled beach and just a few minutes from Waipu
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Abc wrote a review Feb 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Lady on the front desk was rude. Complained about having to come to desk to answer questions. Room was dirty, edges around walls looked like it'd been a year since cleaned. The private deck out back wasn't private...at all. Fence palings removed, nails sticking out. Could see right through to adjoining decks and rooms. Bed on rollers..as you get in bed moves...a lot. There for 2 nights, they didn't even restock the milk for coffees even tho they restocked the coffee!! Said they didn't restock milk????? I've stayed in many motels and hotels up and down NZ through my job and milk is stocked and restocked minimum!!
To top it off..the rude manager lady entered our room unannounced using a key. Why she was entering was beyond me. I'm glad I wasn't naked. She claimed mistake but a mistake isn't made when you have the exact key for the room. (Key lock, not digital card key)
For the money it was tiny, dirty and didn't feel private. Won't stay again.

The pool was nice.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pioneer54691068365 wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying here. The staff were really professional, friendly and welcoming. The heated swimming pool was loved by my children and it is just a stones throw to the beach with it's own private accessway. The Cove Restaurant is just across the road as is a local dairy. We stayed over New Years and it was really peaceful and quiet. No rowdy guests. We enjoyed meeting other families and our children made several friends. Unit was a decent size and even with a two year old in tow felt very safe with pool being well and truely fenced off. We hope to come back again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lorraine wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One bedroom apartment was perfect for a few nights away. Lovely and clean, location is great, short walk to the beach, dairy and restaurant/bar. We made good use of the hot tub every night too. The host made us feel welcome, had the heater on in the room for us and provided good suggestions for things to do and see. She even lent us a backpack for a day walk. Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jacqui b wrote a review Aug 2022
Auckland, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are cute and compact but have everything you could possibly need. Pool and spa hard to find up this way so a bonus that they are here. Short stroll to a very nice beach. Check in a good experience and recommendations of things to do in the area (Piroa falls was one we had not heard of but well worth the visit)

The Cove Cafe across the road for your meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as baked goods and coffee to go)
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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415robind wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Friends had booked a special weekend at Waipu Cove. They spent 1 hour on the road trying to get there but had to turn back … in their wisdom and a show of sheer greed, have chosen no refunds and no credit. We understand how tough it has been for hospitality in Northland but this feels very unfair and shortsighted! I would encourage others to post the same!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Liz_Mo1982 asked a question Apr 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand170 contributions7 helpful votes
Is the pool open year round and heated?
Liz_Mo1982 asked a question Apr 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand170 contributions7 helpful votes
Is the pool open year round and heated?
Explorer03472407530 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get a Site at northern end of camp"
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KLP wrote a tip Feb 2024
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location for beach and cafe. All walking distances. The pool at the resort was very clean and well kept areas."
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blackwatch2016 wrote a tip Nov 2019
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room away from the parking"
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Paul. wrote a tip May 2019
Auckland, New Zealand66 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"1, 2 or 3 bedroom units to suit most tastes rear units are further from the road entrance and closer to the heated pool.."
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lilycoles wrote a tip Apr 2019
Auckland, New Zealand61 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If the loud lads on golf tournaments keep you awake - call reception!"
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PRICE RANGE
$190 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionWaipu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waipu Cove Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Waipu Cove Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Waipu Cove Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Waipu Cove Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Waipu Cove Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waipu Cove Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Waipu Cove Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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