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“Nice little hotel with friendly staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Cove Taupo
Ranked #18 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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“Nice little hotel with friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed here on a whim, and it was a pretty nice looking hotel. They are currently undergoing renovations, and while we were here the bottom floor was torn apart, and it smelled like paint.

The hotel is situated on the lake, and the amenities are nice, I really enjoyed use of a bath tub after staying in places that only have showers. They also provide heated sheets, which is nice because it got below freezing outside the night we stayed. Internet is metered, which also seems to be the norm in this neck of the world.

The owner's wife was also very nice, it's nice to see a small family owned business doing well.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Ivanhoe13, Manager at The Cove Taupo, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Great that you enjoyed your time in our beautiful part of the world. I am happy to let you know that we have had a new Wi-Fi system installed, so no issues at all now.
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Property: The Cove Taupo
Address: 213 Lake Tce, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#11 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cove Taupo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taking pride of place on the shores of Lake Taupo, The Cove is an intimate motel with a range of accommodation that includes an Executive Suite, 12 Suites with a thermally heated hot tub on their own private balcony and 6 Studios. Suites feature living room, super-king sized bedroom and kitchenette. Studios have either a super king, or a a queen sized bed and ensuite. All rooms are air conditioned. Most rooms have lake views. The Cove is also home to Espresso Cove, an onsite cafe with a delicious menu and stunning views across Lake Taupo. ... more   less 
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