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The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Ranked #3 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Excellent accommodation and location!”
Reviewed 9 March 2011

We arrived at The Reef Resort without a booking. The owners were so friendly and welcoming showing us through choices of rooms that were available even though we only booked for one night. Rooms are beautiful and well set out, small kitchenette in our room. Very new/top quality and modern furniture etc, large spa. Stunning outlook over the lake and direct access to the lake.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

This is a lovely friendly Motel on near the Lake Edge. The rooms are roomy and clean with modern fittings. We had a great weekend

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2011

Keren and Bryan are the consumate hosts, welcoming you with their genuine passion for making their guests comfortable.

My partner and I arrived with no accomodation booked in Taupo and Keren was very helpful and flexible to accomodate us for 3 seperate nights over the course of last week.

The room rate of NZD 185 per night is fair for the size and quality of the suites. We stayed in Suite 1 and suite 5 as well as staying in studio room no 9. To be honest, despite room 9 having the best views by far over Lake Taupo(top floor), the size and comfort of the suite rooms 1 & 5 were more to our personal taste, but ALL were of the same cleanliness and quality.

Breakfast costs NZD 10 per person per night for continental, which is delivered to your room/fridge the night before which is a great idea and avoids being held up with the next days activities.

The 3 bed apartments look AMAZING so if you have this requiremnt, you must look into these rooms as they are A1.

The plunge pool is lovely and a welcome restbite from the 27 degree Kiwi summer.

In summary, do not hesitate to stay with Keren and Bryan at this fairly priced, quality holiday accomodation.

In terms of nightlife/eating out, we did not get to experience all that Taupo had to offer, but there is a large number sof bars and a couple of clubs, plus a wide number of eateries so there is plenty of choice for all tastes.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2010

With direct access to the lakeside, the Reef's apartments provide comfort and style. The swimming pool and hot pool catch the sun all day and the facilities are well-suited to guests who like to self cater from time to time and to catch up with laundry. And Lake Taupo is in such a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Te Awamutu, NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2010

Stayed for two nights on third floor, great views ,quiet & spacious. Everything you need for a getaway & a delicious breakfast ! Thanks & we will be back :)

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

Me and my partner traveled to Taupo and stayed at Reef Resort for one night. We arrive early and that was not a problem at all in any way, we were taken to our room straight away and settled in. Keren was the most amazing host, she was lovely to chat with and completely helpful in every way for general chatting to giving restaurant suggestions to fit us. I also left a dress behind in the wardrobe and it arrived home faster than I though possible. The rooms were decorated well with comfy beds and couches as well as large enough kitchens that you could prepares your own meals at for the more budget conscious. The spa baths were an awesome size and had a sliding glass window which opened up to lake views. Most rooms have lovely views as long as your on the second or third floor otherwise you get easy access to the pool. There is a gate leading to a path you can walk along beside the lake and away from the road.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Rotorua
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

We have stayed at the Reef Resort a number of times and we will keep going back, it is a lovely sunny, spacious, quiet, secure, clean motel. It has a lovely view out over the lake and down to the mountains, sunny balconies, a lovely swimming pool and spa area. It is a great stroll to the restuarants along the lake front and a decent walk home to walk off dinner. The suite that we stayed in had a lovely spa bath and a very comfortable bed, good kitchen, the perfect place to relax and enjoy Taupo.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection

Property: The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Address: 219 Lake Terrace | Town Center, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Taupo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#2 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#4 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#6 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer modern, clean, quiet and comfortable motel accommodation right on the edge of Lake Taupo, New Zealand. We have a range of room options from studio suites to one Bedroom Units all with spa baths and heat pumps.to luxury three bedroom apartments with thermal spa pools. We have free on-site parking, a heated swimming pool, a thermal pool, free high speed fibre WiFi, and most rooms come with breath-taking views of the lake and surround mountains. ... more   less 
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