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Fridge, microwave
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very good
265 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Air conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationWaipahihi Botanical Gardens12 min walk
Popular LocationTaupo Hot Springs15 min walk
Popular LocationMaori Carvings4 min drive
AirportTaupo (TUO)6 min drive

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  • Premium Spa Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsPremium Spa Suite
  • Spa Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSpa Suite
  • Triple Studio (1 x King and 1 Single beds)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 27 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsTriple Studio (1 x King and 1 Single beds)
  • Executive Studio

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 80 sq m
    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsExecutive Studio
  • Mini Studio Compact

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsMini Studio Compact
  • Mini Studio Balcony

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsMini Studio Balcony
  • Spa Suite Access

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsSpa Suite Access

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Taupo, The Cove Taupo is on a lake. Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp and Wairakei International Golf Course are worth visiting if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Don't miss out on a visit to Taupo Bungy. With kayaking and boat tours nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 12 min walk
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 15 min walk
  • Three Mile Bay - 3 min drive
  • Maori Carvings - 4 min drive
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 6 min drive


  • Espresso Cove — 1 min walk

About this property

The Cove Taupo

3.5-star motel near the beach
This smoke-free motel features a coffee shop/café, tour/ticket assistance and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 19 rooms feature kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find premium bedding, hairdryers and safes.
The Cove Taupo offers 19 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3.5-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Taupo motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • 1 coffee shop/cafe

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Cove Taupo Motel
Cove Taupo
The Cove Hotel Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Cove Taupo and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Cove Taupo offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Cove Taupo cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Cove Taupo?
As of 5 Aug 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Cove Taupo on 6 Aug 2020 start from NZ$164, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this motel located?
Situated in Taupo, this beach motel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lake Taupo, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp and Taupo Bungy. Huka Falls and Wairakei International Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Cove Taupo

Very good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Tidy well equipped room. Shower was a little weak.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Was nice to sit in the spa and watch the happenings on the lake

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020


  • Liked: Property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Lovely room, modern and spacious. Cleanliness was atrocious. I had to move the bed to retrieve an earring I dropped and I discovered dried vomit under the bed, which explains the unpleasant smell I couldn’t find that had annoyed me all night. There was also long blonde hair on the pillows (I have shoulder length black hair). Vomit was cleaned promptly when I bought it to their attention but there was no acknowledgement or apology and it was literally a carpet scrub of the soiled area while we were out. Car parks are tiny and strewn with huge nails and loose bits of sharp metal so watch out for flat tires too. Overall experience = way overpriced. Would have been happier if it was clean and safe.

Stayed 2 nights in May 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020