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The Cove - Taupo

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool
Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The Cove Motel is a 4-star designer guesthouse, located near to the beach.

The hotel is set in a convenient location 8 km away from Volcanic Activity Centre . The property lies within 3 km from the city center.

A museum and an art gallery are set within walking distance.

Guests can reach The Cove Motel from Taupo airport within 10 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The Cove Motel features compact rooms complete with wireless internet, pay television, TV with satellite channels, a refrigerator and a kitchen. Rooms come with the lake view. The Cove Motel offers bathrooms fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the restaurant guests may enjoy continental breakfast. Situated 300 meters from the venue Stag Park Diner and Edgewater Restaurant serve a variety of food.

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. 

Services

The conveniences such as a storage room, a designated smoking area and a safe deposit box are offered on site.

Relax

A swimming pool and a golf course are available for guests' enjoyment. Such sports activities as canoeing, snow skiing and hiking are provided on-site.

Internet

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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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lift

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool

Room view

  • Lake view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Toilet

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 16 years
Extra bed NZD 20
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Cove - Taupo Taupo location
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Hotel Address:

213 Lake Terrace , Taupo, New Zealand

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Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    2.4 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    43.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
    1000 ft
  • Beach Brasserie
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    20

Rooms and availability

The Cove photos Exterior Hotel information
Small Studio Balcony
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This small air-conditioned Studio with Balcony features 1 queen bed and tea and coffee making facilities. Suitable for short stays with minimal luggage Access is by stairs only.

The Cove photos Room
Suite Private Hot Tub Disability Access
Lake view
  • Room size:

    400 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Walk in shower
  • Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This air-conditioned suite has a balcony with a private hot tub. It also includes an en suite with a shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The living room includes a queen sofa bed and a 40-inch flat-screen TV. The kitchenette has a refrigerator, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. Suites have partial lake views.

The Cove photos Room
Triple Studio
  • Room size:

    295 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This self-contained studio features free WiFi, an en suite bathroom and a 40-inch cable/satellite TV. Access is by stairs only.

The Cove photos Exterior Hotel information
Suite Private Hot Tub
  • Room size:

    400 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit situated on ground floor
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This air-conditioned suite has a balcony with a private hot tub. It also includes an en suite with a shower, bath, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The living room includes a queen sofa bed and a 40-inch flat-screen TV. The kitchenette has a refrigerator, microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. Suites have partial lake views.

The Cove photos Exterior Hotel information
Small Studio Compact
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This small air-conditioned studio features 1 queen bed and tea and coffee making facilities. Suitable for short stays with minimal luggage Access is by stairs only.

The Cove photos Room
Premium Suite Private Hot Tub
Lake view
  • Room size:

    400 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

These Premium Suites with Private Hot Tub have fantastic elevated views of Lake Taupo, Taupo and Acacia Bay. Access is by stairs only.

The Cove photos Room
Executive Studio
  • Room size:

    865 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This Executive Studio is a 100sqm spacious, open-planned room with a super king bed, lounge area with a double pull-out sofa-bed, dining area and en-suite bathroom. It has limited lake views and offers satellite TV, free broadband WiFi, commercial air-conditioning and a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, kettle, tea & coffee making facilities. Access is by stairs only.

The Cove photos Room
Presidential Penthouse
Lake view
  • Room size:

    1080 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Pool cover
  • Entire unit situated on ground floor
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Additional bathroom
  • Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Oven
  • Chocolate or biscuit
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Situated on Lake Taupo, the penthouse offers extensive lake and alpine views. It offers 2 en suite bathrooms and a spacious patio with a hot tub.

The Cove Location

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Local attractions

  • Huka Falls4.5 mi
    Off SH1, Taupo
  • Huka Prawn Park5.3 mi
    Karetoto Road Wairakei Tourist Park, Lake Taupo
  • Volcanic Activity Centre 4.9 mi
    Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road

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

  • Waterside Restaurant & Bar1200 ft

    Address: Lake Terrace
    Phone: 07 378 6894

    71% likes this, based on 93 reviews
    Cuisine: New Zealand
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 25

  • 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

  • Stag Park Diner1200 ft

    Address: 151 Napier Taupo Highway
    Phone: 07 378 6403

    81% likes this, based on 16 reviews
    Cuisine: New Zealand
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 20

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    20
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The Cove Reviews

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

7.2
Very goodBased on19 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    8.2

    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
    5.8

    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
    10.0

    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
    8.2

    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
    8.2

    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
    7.8

    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
    8.2

    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
    5.4

    Location

    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
    7.4

    easy to book at last minute, very nice friendly staff

    no view of room and felt a bit outdated in decor

  • Single
    6.6

    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
    10.0

    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
    9.2

    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
    6.2

    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 - Taupo Taupo location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

213 Lake Terrace , Taupo, New Zealand

Get directions
Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    2.4 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    43.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
    1000 ft
  • Beach Brasserie
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    20