The Cove Motel - Taupo

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa lounge

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The Cove Motel is a 3-star property offering en-suite guestrooms with a stunning view of Lake Taupo.

This hotel is located in a natural area, 2.6 km from Aratiatia Rapids, Taupo Museum and Huka Falls. A 30-minute walk to the center of Taupo.

The hotel is set next to a museum and an art gallery.

The Cove Motel is within a 5-minute drive to Taupo airport.

Rooms

There are 20 guestrooms featuring presidential penthouse, private suite and premium suite equipped with television with satellite channels, cable TV with on-demand movies, pay TV, a kitchen and a fridge. Some rooms overlook the lake. They feature en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. Guests can savor coffee and espresso in the café bar. A variety of dishes are served in Stag Park Diner and Waterside Restaurant & Bar, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

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 venue offers dry cleaning, housekeeping and newspaper service.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a spa lounge and a Jacuzzi. Various activities, including skydiving, mountain biking and snow skiing, are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   21.

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Facilities

General

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Electric blankets

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel The Cove Motel - Taupo Taupo location
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Hotel Address:

Lake Terrace 213, Taupo, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Taupo
    1.7 mi
Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    2.4 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    43.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    4000 ft
Restaurants
  • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
    1000 ft
  • Beach Brasserie
    1000 ft
Beaches
  • Taupo Bay
    5100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    21

Rooms and availability

The Cove photos Room
Studio
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This self-contained lakeside studio features an en-suite bathroom, free WiFi and a 40-inch cable/satellite TV. Continental breakfast is available on request. Please note that there are 4 studios, each with different bedding configurations. You can request your preferred bedding configuration in the Special Request Box at the time of booking. Please note that the bedding configuration is not guaranteed and will be confirmed upon arrival, subject to availability. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 2 (see Hotel Policies).

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

    400 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 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 Room
Triple Studio
  • Room size:

    295 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This self-contained studio features free WiFi, an en suite bathroom and a 40-inch cable/satellite TV. Continental breakfast is available on request

The Cove photos Room
Small Studio
  • 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:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This small studio features 1 queen bed and a kitchenette. Free WiFi and a TV with satellite channels are included.

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

    400 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 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 Room
Executive Suite
  • Room size:

    865 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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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
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This self-contained suite features an en suite bathroom, kitchenette, a separate living area, 50-inch cable/satellite TV and free WiFi. Continental breakfast is available on request.

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/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Connecting room
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 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.

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.6 mi

Parks

  • 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:
      21
    Hotels nearby
    Tiki Lodge Taupo
    2 stars
    3 km

    The Cove Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 13 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 Motel - Taupo Taupo location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Lake Terrace 213, Taupo, New Zealand

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Taupo
      1.7 mi
    Airports
    • Taupo (TUO)
      2.4 mi
    • Rotorua (ROT)
      43.1 mi
    • Bus stop
      4000 ft
    Restaurants
    • Edgewater Restaurant (cuisine: New Zealand)
      1000 ft
    • Beach Brasserie
      1000 ft
    Beaches
    • Taupo Bay
      5100 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
      21