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The Cove Taupo

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Front of property
Presidential Penthouse | Balcony
Mini Studio Compact | Premium bedding, in-room safe, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Presidential Penthouse | In-room dining

Overview of The Cove Taupo

The Cove Taupo

3.5 star property
Lakefront motel within easy reach of Lake Taupo
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

377 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
213 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bath or shower
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Waipahihi
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 2 min drive
  • Lake Taupo - 2 min drive
  • Huka Falls - 11 min drive
  • Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 6 min drive


  • McDonald's - 4 min drive
  • Taste Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Two Mile Bay Sailing Club - 16 min walk
  • Dixie Brown's - 3 min drive
  • The Fish Box - 3 min drive

About this property

The Cove Taupo

A great choice for a stay in Taupo, The Cove Taupo is only 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the airport. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Espresso Cove, which is open for breakfast and lunch, and offers a beachfront location. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee shop

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Skiing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Cove Taupo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Cove Taupo does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Cove Taupo?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Cove Taupo?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Cove Taupo?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cove Taupo?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Cove Taupo and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours and kayaking, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course.
Does The Cove Taupo have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge and a microwave.
What's the area around The Cove Taupo like?
The Cove Taupo is a short 16-minute walk from Taupo Hot Springs and 12 minutes' walk from Waipahihi Botanical Gardens. Travellers say that the motel is in a great location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Spacious and clean room. Enjoyed our stay there
Jessica, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We Love the cove Taupo
Loved everything about the cove an the service was so good , will be back again for sure
Dian, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely big spacious room. Great staff. Only issue toilet cystern didnt fill properly. Had to keep mucking around with it. Very friendly. Would definately stay again.
David, 2-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Mary, 2-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Better than we anticipated. Very comfortable and relaxing. Couldn’t want for more.
Carolyn, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel, Not a lot of options for parking. Friendly staff and clean room.
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean, the housekeeping does a fantastic job! Friendly staff at reception, good organisation, big room, very good Wifi, great location.
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8/10 Very good

Lovely hotel. Spa on the balcony was great. However, if the door was closed between the bedroom and the lounge, the bedroom got quite warm as the air con is only in the lounge.
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