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The Cove

3 stars
Taupo, New Zealand
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978 reviews
Sat 13/4
Wed 17/4
Room type
Nightly total
King room

About The Cove

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Located on the edge of Lake Taupo, The Cove offers luxury rooms with satellite TV and either fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. It features a tour desk that can book local activities, including trout fishing, skydiving and mountain biking. Free parking is available on site. Renovated in 2014, The Cove Taupo is just 5 minutes’ drive from Waikato River, and 10 minutes’ drive from Taupo Golf Club and Taupo Airport. The famous Huka Falls are a 15-minute drive away. All rooms have free WiFi access, an alarm clock and a bathroom with guest toiletries. Some rooms also have a private balcony with a hot tub, or lovely lake views. The Cove is also home to The Wholesome Kitchen Cafe which offers breakfast and brunch menu, barista made coffee and a selection of sweet and savory options from Tuesday to Sunday. The cafe terrace provides stunning views across Lake Taupo.

Latest deals for The Cove

Sat 13/4
Wed 17/4
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Cove

  • Beachfront
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee shop
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner


  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lake view
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Mountain view
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette


  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Horse riding


  • Electric blankets
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Pool towels


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining table

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Key access

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Desk

Reviews of The Cove

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213 Lake Terrace, Taupo

What's nearby

  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens0.8 km
  • Taupo Hot Springs1.1 km
  • Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery2.7 km
  • Taupo Bungy2.9 km
  • A.C. Baths3.1 km
  • Golf Club Taupo3.4 km
  • Owen Delany Park4.1 km
  • Huka Falls6.3 km
  • Craters of the Moon6.6 km
  • Formula Challenge Racing7.1 km
  • L'Arte7.2 km
  • Wairakei International Golf Course7.4 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Cove

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 28% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 71% rise in price.
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When to book a room at The Cove

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Top tips for your stay at The Cove

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Cove, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in August and September.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Cove, plan to stay on a Tuesday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Monday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Cove was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $220, while the most expensive was $220.
  • How long should you stay at The Cove? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at The Cove

  • Where is The Cove located?

    The Cove is located at 213 Lake Terrace, 2.5 km from the centre of Taupo. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens is the closest landmark to The Cove.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Cove?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at The Cove.

  • Does The Cove offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Cove offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does The Cove offer free parking?

    Yes, The Cove offers free parking.

  • How far is The Cove from the airport?

    The Cove is 3.7 km from Taupo. The Cove is 69.2 km from Rotorua.

  • Does The Cove have a pool?

    Yes, The Cove has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Cove hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Cove in Taupo and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Cove and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Cove.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

2.5 km

Nearest airport


Distance to airport

3.7 km