The Cove Motel - Taupo

213 Lake Terrace , Taupo, New Zealand  show map
 4 stars
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The Cove Motel - Taupo


On-site parking

Luggage storage
Food/ Drinks


Coffee shop

Spa and relaxation


Spa lounge


Self-service laundry


Flat-screen TV


The 3-star The Cove Motel is situated a mere 4.0 km away from Aratiatia Rapids.

The hotel’s convenient location offers quick access to a museum and an art gallery. The Cove Motel is within about 30 minutes' walk of the center of Taupo.

The Cove Motel offers a stunning view to its guests.

Guests can reach The Cove Motel by car from Taupo airport in 5 minutes.


The hotel comprises 20 en-suite guestrooms. The rooms look on to the lake. Guests will benefit from TV with satellite channels, cable TV with on-demand movies, pay television, a kitchen and a fridge provided in all rooms.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. The café bar serves coffee and espresso. Located in a natural area, Stag Park Diner and Beach Brasserie serve a wide range of meals.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs NZD 10.50 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of NZD 13.50 per person per night. 


Comforts like a free car park, a storage room and a designated smoking place are provided on site.


Guests will enjoy using a spa lounge and a Jacuzzi after a busy day in Taupo. The hotel offers skydiving, mountain biking and snow skiing and many other on-site activities.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   20.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Off-site parking
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Canoeing
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing


  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Beach access
  • Spa lounge
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Toilet


  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Premium bedding
  • Electric blankets


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Cove Motel - Taupo Taupo location
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Hotel Address:

213 Lake Terrace , Taupo, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Taupo
    1.7 mi
  • Taupo (TUO)
    2.4 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    43.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    4000 ft
  • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
    1000 ft
  • Beach Brasserie
    1000 ft
  • Taupo Bay
    5100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Presidential Penthouse
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.6 mi


  • Tongariro Crossing1.6 mi

Local attractions

  • Taupo Bay5100 ft
    Taupo Bay Rd, Taupo
  • Volcanic Activity Centre4.3 mi
    Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo
  • Huka Falls4.5 mi
    Off SH1, Taupo
  • Taupo Museum1.6 mi
    4 Story Place, Taupo
  • Craters of the Moon4.3 mi
    Karapiti Road, Taupo

Near the hotel

  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens2500 ft
    Shepherd Road, Taupo

    Restaurants nearby

    • Edgewater Restaurant1000 ft

      Address: 245 Lake Terrace
      Phone: 006473785110

      80% likes this, based on 53 reviews
      Cuisine: New Zealand
      Price Range: USD 24 - USD 36

    • Stag Park Diner1200 ft

      Address: 151 Napier Taupo Highway
      Phone: 07 378 6403

      81% likes this, based on 14 reviews
      Cuisine: New Zealand
      Price Range: USD 7 - USD 22

    • Bistro Lago1400 ft

      Address: 80-100 Napier Taupo Highway
      Phone: 073762319

      86% likes this, based on 170 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary
      Price Range: USD 22 - USD 33

    • Beach Brasserie1000 ft

      Address: 243 Lake Terrace
      Phone: +64 07 378 5341

      61% likes this, based on 23 reviews

    • Waterside Restaurant & Bar1300 ft

      Address: Lake Terrace
      Phone: 07 378 6894

      71% likes this, based on 95 reviews
      Cuisine: New Zealand
      Price Range: USD 9 - USD 23

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
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    The Cove Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Cove

    Average guest rating

    7.4out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 16 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single

      Great place to stay for the weekend since I was on my own. The best thing was the hospitality of Vicky and staff, they new my name before I got to the desk and were so so hopeful with all my questions. The personal service I expereinced was second to none

      A bar / lounge would have been nice but hey there were plenty around

    • Group of friends

      Location. We very much appreciated being allowed to use a spa in another room when we had just booked into a studio. I have misplaced my gloves and was impressed when, after my email, they rang to say that they'd looked for them but couldn't find them.

      The staff member who checked us in was friendly but not overly confident or professional in her role. She was cheerful. We thought our room needed a face-lift, found it difficult with no bench space in the living area and the bathroom basic. The suites looked very nice though. I wouldn't really recommend the studios. I had been looking forward to a cooked breakfast and was disappointed this was not available. Also there was no muesli which was my choice when I had to have a continental breakfast.

    • Single

      The staff at The Cove are wonderful! Very helpful & obliging, happy & friendly. I would recommend anyone going to Lake Taupo to stay there. I had a very comfortable room with a balcony overlooking the lake, the room was serviced every day & service was very well done. The room was very clean & comfortable.

    • Older travelers

      The staff were very friendly and helpful, the studio was a bit cramped and the breakfast bread had mould on it !!

      Had to sit on the bed to watch the tv and the small balcony flooded when it rained.

    • Older travelers

      Very friendly receptionist who went the extra mile to make us welcome Complimentary bottle of wine for special celebration. The Cove has seen better days and is somewhat jaded but it is clean and functional and has a good outlook on the lake The staff more than make up for the slightly jaded appearnce of bedroom furnishings Good value for money in Taupo

    • Older travelers

      The cove was easy to find on the main road and only a short drive to the centre of town. Lovely walks just out the back entrance along the edge of Lake Taupo. The front desk staff were very friendly and accommodating to our wishes.

      The cove seemed to need a little bit of attention in a number of areas

    • Single

      Met my need for a short stay

      No issues for me personally but walked down to the shore and the external building looked very tired and grounds were unkempt. I wondered if the rear of The Cove was not actually in commission.

    • Older travelers


      State of disrepair. In need of a big make over and upgrade. Looks generally run down, carpets worn, paint work and tiling needing repair Small room - Studio room was cramped Electrical comnnections not safe - Too many appliances for multi boxes Electric jug connection too short disconnecting power TV not placed well Security - Room door security was weak Decor - very out dated and no consistent theme

    • Couple

      easy to book at last minute, very nice friendly staff

      no view of room and felt a bit outdated in decor

    • Single

      Close to lake for walks Easy to find on main highway Secure Close to town and Hilton for weddings Some staff were freindly

      Cramped No cooked breakfast Had to ask for microwave to be bought back Shower very small no power point in bathroom Limited parking Hot inside Room was upstairs, had to carry bags

    • Single

      The staff(Vicki) were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble and they went the extra mile.

      The kitchenette didn't have a toaster, which would have been nice. Also, there was nowhere except the bathroom sink to wash eating utensils/cups etc.

    • Single

      The staff were really friendly & helpful. Hotel was really quiet which was important as I was staying there the night before a race. Comfortable & spacious room- unfortunately no closet to hang up clothes but only a minor thing.

    • Family with children

      We got upgraded to a room with a lovely view. It also had a spa on the deck which was great.

      The first room was a disappointment. It was pretty dark, very soft beds. Luckily the fridge wasn't working and we got an upgrade to a nicer room. The cove is just a bit tired looking.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Cove Motel - Taupo Taupo location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    213 Lake Terrace , Taupo, New Zealand

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Taupo
      1.7 mi
    • Taupo (TUO)
      2.4 mi
    • Rotorua (ROT)
      43.1 mi
    • Bus stop
      4000 ft
    • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
      1000 ft
    • Beach Brasserie
      1000 ft
    • Taupo Bay
      5100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms: