The Cove Motel - Taupo

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
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.

Due to the convenient location of The Cove Motel, guests have direct access to Taupo Museum, Crazy Catz Adventure Park and Volcanic Activity Centre. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Taupo city center.

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

Guests can reach The Cove Motel by car from Taupo airport in 5 minutes.

Rooms

This property comprises 20 rooms featuring Presidential Penthouse, Private Suite and Premium Suite with climate control, flat-screen TV, a living area, a microwave and complimentary wireless internet. Some rooms overlook the lake. There are en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries along with an electric kettle, a dishwasher and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. Guests can savor coffee and espresso in the café bar. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Beach Brasserie and Bistro Lago are about 350 meters from the property.

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

Comforts like free self parking, free private parking and a baggage storage are provided on site.

Relax

A spa lounge and a Jacuzzi are offered for guests' enjoyment. Guests can choose from skydiving, mountain biking and snow skiing available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Spa lounge
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view
  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining table

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

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

How to reach hotel

hotel The Cove Motel - Taupo Taupo location
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Hotel Address:

213 Lake Terrace , Taupo, New Zealand

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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:
    20

Rooms and availability

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Premium Suite
Size: 400 sq. feet
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    Private Suite
    Size: 400 sq. feet
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      Executive Suite
      Size: 865 sq. feet
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        Presidential Penthouse
        Size: 1080 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Cove Motel - Taupo Taupo location
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          Hotel Address:

          213 Lake Terrace , 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:
            20

          The Cove Location

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          What's nearby

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 1.6 mi

          Parks

          • Tongariro Crossing - 1.6 mi

          Local attractions

          • Taupo Bay - 5100 ft
            Taupo Bay Rd, Taupo
          • Volcanic Activity Centre - 4.3 mi
            Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo
          • Huka Falls - 4.5 mi
            Off SH1, Taupo
          • Taupo Museum - 1.6 mi
            4 Story Place, Taupo
          • Craters of the Moon - 4.3 mi
            Karapiti Road, Taupo

          Near the hotel

          • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 2500 ft
            Shepherd Road, Taupo

            Restaurants nearby

            • Edgewater Restaurant - 1000 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 & Bar - 1200 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 Lago - 1400 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 Brasserie - 1000 ft

              Address: 243 Lake Terrace
              Phone: +64 07 378 5341

              61% likes this, based on 23 reviews

            • Stag Park Diner - 1200 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

            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:

            213 Lake Terrace , 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:
              20