The Cove

213 Lake Terrace Taupo3330New Zealand
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About The Cove

Located two kilometres from the town centre, The Cove provides luxury accommodations and commanding views out over Lake Taupo.

Several different room types are available, including mini studios, studios, spa suites, executive suites and a penthouse. All are stylishly decorated and feature free Wi-Fi, TVs, air conditioning, microwaves, mini fridges and tea and coffee making facilities. Some units offer sleeper sofas, lake views, balconies with spa tubs and kitchenettes or full kitchens.

The hotel overlooks the mountains and Lake Taupo. Off-road parking is provided on-site. There is tour desk available for booking popular local fishing, biking and skydiving activities.

At the hotel's Espresso Cove Cafe, guests can grab a bite to eat while enjoying relaxing views of Lake Taupo. The menu includes breakfast, brunch and specialty coffee.

Taupo Golf Club is a seven-minute drive away by car from The Cove . Taupo Airport is only a six-minute drive away and the famous Huka Falls are eight kilometres to the north.


213 Lake Terrace , Taupo, 3330, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(7)3787599 | Fax: +64(7)3787393 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Rooms have a nice ambiance

Guest rooms are clean and comfortable. Visitors say they are well-appointed with high quality furnishings and amenities.

Relaxing room spas a plus

The balcony spas in most of the rooms are a big hit with visitors. Out of all the compliments this hotel receives, the spa baths which are featured in some rooms are probably the number one favourite perk according to guests.

Great location and value

Visitors like the hotel's location right on the lake, complete with lovely views. There are also positive comments about the cost of a night's stay being good value for the money, considering the attractive outlook.

Negative Reviews

Parking can be a problem

While the hotel offers on-site parking, finding a spot can prove to be problematic it seems. There are remarks about the spaces being cramped and limited in number. It is also mentioned that finding an open spot can be tricky, especially since the hotel shares the lot with another business.

Staff service may be hit or miss

Guests say that staff members may be unfriendly. They find that not all employees are helpful or overly eager to assist here.

Size of rooms varies greatly

Depending on the room type, some units may be too small for one's liking. Visitors say that the lower-end accommodations have very small floorplans.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 447 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 447 reviews