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1 room, 2 adults

The Cove Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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213 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

Lakefront motel within easy reach of Lake Taupo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Good internet service
Fantastic service
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities

The Cove Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$162
  • Premium Spa Suite
  • Spa Suite
  • Triple Studio (1 x King and 1 Single beds)
  • Executive Studio
  • Mini Studio Compact
  • Mini Studio Balcony
  • Spa Suite Access

What’s around The Cove Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand


  • Lake Taupo - 2 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 36 min walk
  • Taupo Bungy - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Huka Falls - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Wairakei International Golf Course - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Aratiatia Rapids - 10.1 mi / 16.2 km

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Guests will receive lockbox information.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Espresso Cove - This beachfront café serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

The Cove Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Cove Motel Taupo
  • The Cove Taupo Motel Taupo
  • Cove Taupo
  • The Cove Hotel Taupo
  • Cove Taupo Motel
  • The Cove Taupo Motel
  • The Cove Taupo Taupo


This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Cove Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

  • Does The Cove Taupo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Cove Taupo does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Cove Taupo?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Cove Taupo?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cove Taupo?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • What is there to do near The Cove Taupo?
    Recommended spots to visit include Lake Taupo (2-min walk) and Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp (1.9 mi), along with Taupo Bungy (2.4 mi) and Huka Falls (5.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 146 reviews

Very good 8.0
Good place at the southern end of Taupo
Very friendly welcome and checkin. We had a very large suite on the state highway side and it was very quiet. It was a strange room and very very large for 2 people - with a pokey little bathroom. It seemed a bit excessive in layout bbut was very adequate and quiet for a one night stop over. It was more suited to a couple with children we thought. That aside, it was clean with soft towels a comfy bed and good. pillows.
Lyn and John, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely view, clean and comfortable. Hamish recommended an Indian restaurant (incredible India) and it was divine. Had vegan options that were some of the best I have tasted
Bronwyn, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Well worth the visit
This was a great place to stay, friendly welcome, excellent sized room, handy to everything. We had a great time and will return again soon.
Paul, nz2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
My hubby and I stayed for a couple of days on our home to the Paihia. It was a lovely place and very relaxing. Will definately be back again!
Sandra, nz2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
The room was comfortable and clear. It was a bit small for a 3 person accomodation
nzFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Spot, Handy Location
Hotel really good value. It has a cafe attached which was beneficial. A gym would be nice, but coped without for a few days. Road noise always a pain if you at front. Looked double glazed but not sure it worked. Staff friendly. Rooms clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay there again.
Donna, nzFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had an excellent stay. Really convenient to town with an easy 30 minute walk along the lake it is a good chance to walk off your meal.
Tracey, nz3 night family trip
Good 6.0
Not like the pictures
The outside of the hotel was very stylish and the reception and lobby equally so. My friend and I were very disappointed when we saw our room as it looked nothing like the picture advertised for it. The room was very small. Two bedside lamps were provided but one side didn't have a power point so it couldn't be plugged in which was pointless. The net curtains were on the outside which made it awkward to discreetly open the curtains in the morning as we overlooked the entrance to another hotel. The shower had appalling water pressure and the base of the shower was scratched and marked. While the service was great, seeing the pictures and then the real thing made for an underwhelming experience.
Charlotte, nz1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Air conditioning unit above the bed dripped on the bed making it wet. Otherwise a nice property.
S, nz3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great service Easy check-in
Great service. Great room. Great location. Would definitely stay again
Stephanie, nz1 night romance trip

The Cove Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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