The Cove - Taupo

213 Lake Terrace , Taupo, New Zealandshow map
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Very goodBased on  21 reviews
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
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool
Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Children

  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Bay view
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-21:00FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edgewater RestaurantEdgewater Restaurant1000 ft245 Lake Terrace
Beach BrasserieBeach Brasserie1000 ft243 Lake Terrace
Waterside Restaurant & BarWaterside Restaurant & Bar1200 ftLake Terrace
Stag Park DinerStag Park Diner1200 ft151 Napier Taupo Highway
Bistro LagoBistro Lago1400 ft80-100 Napier Taupo Highway
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Lake Taupo Hole in One ChallengeLake Taupo Hole in One Challenge1.2 mi
Taupo BungyTaupo Bungy1.6 mi
Wairakei Natural Thermal ValleyWairakei Natural Thermal Valley1.6 mi
Great Lake Convention CentreGreat Lake Convention Centre1.6 mi
Taupo Events CentreTaupo Events Centre1.9 mi
Tongariro CrossingTongariro Crossing1.6 mi
Huka FallsHuka Falls4.5 miOff SH1, Taupo
Volcanic Activity Centre Volcanic Activity Centre 4.9 miCorner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road
Huka Prawn ParkHuka Prawn Park5.3 miKaretoto Road Wairakei Tourist Park, Lake Taupo
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Getting around
Airports
Taupo (TUO)2.4 mi
Rotorua (ROT)43.1 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  21  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    easy to book at last minute, very nice friendly staff

    no view of room and felt a bit outdated in decor

  • 6.6
    Good

    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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Sehr nette Rezeption, Hotel liegt dirket am See, Küche war zur Selbstversorgung gut ausgestattet, Studio mit Balkon war geräumig. Alles ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet.

    Für uns war alles super - wir mussten aber erst nach einem besseren Zimmer fragen. Einige haben eher einen Ausblick auf den Parkplatz, denn auf den See.

  • 6.6
    Good

    + sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit + gute Lage

    - zu klein für 3 Personen - keine geeignete Küchenausstattung

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7
Very goodBased on  21 reviews
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Check-infrom 14:00-21:00FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Taupo (TUO)2.4 mi
Rotorua (ROT)43.1 mi
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