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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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From 239 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

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Good internet service
Fantastic service
Great wellness & sports facilities

The Cove Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$138
  • 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

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Barbary (27-minute walk)
  • Taupo Bungy (28-minute walk)
  • Huka Falls (6.3 km)
  • Wairakei International Golf Course (7.4 km)
  • Aratiatia Rapids (10.7 km)
  • Lake Taupo (19.6 km)
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing (55 km)
  • Whakapapa Ski Area (74.8 km)

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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

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 path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • 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.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Fabulous 8.6 From 145 reviews

Good 6.0
Disappointed at the lack of information
We were not informed by the hotel or that there was no elevator or anyone to help us with our baggage. I brought my elderly parents along with my wife from Malaysia on a new Zealand road trip and Taupo was one of our stops. How ever due to the above mentioned limitations we could not carry our large bags up the stairs to our room. Also please take note that there is no 24h reception and the main doors will be locked at 9pm, however you will be given a small RFID tag to open the door. These are the kind of information that travellers need to be informed of prior to booking.
Pandian, as1 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
Try to get the better room
We had booked some time ago the economy room, it was only when we arrived that it was obvious this room was fine for one night but not the five we were there for. It was well worth changing after one night to the bigger room with balcony and spa. We had a lovely view of the lake and the room was very comfortable. The team on reception were very friendly and helpful. It's a little bit of a walk into the main town if you are looking to dine, and not drive, but there is a great selection. The "beach" is fantastic and the water so clean. A great resort.
Graham, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved our stay! Nice place!
Loved our stay here for our first wedding anniversary. Lovely people, left us a note and bottle of wine in the fridge. Clean room and private spa outside on deck, on site parking, free wifi, Sky, everything we needed. Only thing was the two beds pushed together to make a big one, got a bit of a sore back from sleeping on an angle because of the crack in the middle between the beds. That was only a small thing though, would stay here again! Thank you :-)
Kheila, nz3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We had a problem with previously booked accomodation and at the last minute booked a room at The Cove Taupo through Wotif. Within minutes we had booked online and when we arrived at the hotel 10 minutes later, we checked in and were given our keys immediately. The room looked out over the water and was extremely comfortable and clean. Staff were friendly and very helpful. They advised on places to eat and drink which were both very nice. I would stay here again!
auOther trip

The Cove Taupo, Taupo, New Zealand

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