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The Reef Resort

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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 3 groups in our family that stayed in 3 different places in Taupo(The Reef Resort,The Waimahana and 110 Lake Terrace apartments)and this was definately the best!!! All the staff were friendly and welcoming and went above and beyond making us feel at home and pampered. We stayed in the 3 bedroom luxury apartment. Stunning views,right on the lakefront.... More 

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Thank Michele S
reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed staying with us! The apartments are stunning and the view out over the lake is magic! I am so pleased you were comfortable and you found us welcoming. We have amazing housekeeping staff who pride themselves on the presentation of the Reef Resort. Your comments mean so much to us... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are absolutely no faults with this place. Big thank you to Sharon who looked after my partner and I so well when I called ahead to say we would be checking in late. She printed out personalized directions for us to get to the room and car park and gave thorough verbal instructions on how to access the after... More 

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Awwwww... Thank you so much for your lovely review. It means so much to us to know that our guests are truly happy here at the Reef Resort. Our housekeeping team are also fantastic and take pride in keeping the Resort to a high standard. We hope that one day in the very near future you are able to stay... More 

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40 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love this place. I've stayed here 4 times now. I go for a room with a lake view when I can. The pool is amazing and the staff are very helpful. Highly recommend this place if you need a night or a few nights in Taupo.

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Thank Darren H
reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and Review Darren H! It is always a pleasure to have our guests come back and stay! We are so pleased that you enjoy the pool and your accommodation! The view is amazing from our Luxury Rooms. Take care and we will see you next time Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent just one night at this versatile accommodation about two miles outside the town of Taupo. The hotel is situated right on the lake where a thermal Spring trickles scalding hot water into the cold lake. The studio was really well planned with a kitchenette that you could easily support two of people for a couple of weeks. The... More 

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much Stephen for taking the time to review the Reef Resort in Taupo! This has really been appreciated. Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers More 

Palikir, Micronesia
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved staying at this hotel. The managers were so helpful and welcoming. Our room overlooked the lake and was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The hotel had heated pool and hot tub which we used. There is also access to the lake front walk from the hotel. It is located about 3 km from the main town.

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi Simon826 Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It means so much to us to have feedback regarding our guests stay. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the Reef Resort! We try to make our guests as comfortable as possible while they stay here with us. Hopefully, we will have you stay with us again in the... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the location of motel as it was quiet but still 5 mins away from town. Loved the room we had as it was on the top floor room 009, private, great view of Lake Taupo. We enjoyed the spa baths each night and being able to open the bath window to see the view of the lake too was... More 

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for lovely review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us. We enjoy making our guests as comfortable as possible and we have a fantastic housekeeping staff who take pride in keeping the rooms in great condition. Once again, that you for your review, it is appreciated. Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely apartment-style unit. We had a large balcony which overlooked the lake - very sunny spot to sit in in the late afternoon, taking in the gorgeous view. Loved the spa bath and spacious unit. It was somewhere we felt we could completely relax in, as opposed to just somewhere to sleep at night. The hosts were just lovely, and... More 

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Andrea H Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Reef Resort. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your room which you stayed here with us and that you will be back to stay with us in the future. We look forward to it and being able to host you again. Take care Warmest Regards... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Reef Resort is a lovely place! We got a studio apartment that afforded views of Lake Taupo at prices which didn't kill us. Not only that, it also right beside the pool - perfect for a quick dip. The apartment is furnished with cooker hobs, a microwave oven, a dining table, making it ideal for cooking a simple meal... More 

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Dear Summerydawn Thank you so much for your fabulous review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We try hard to ensure that our guests have a memorable stay and that you are comfortable in their rooms and enjoy the amenities that we offer. Hopefully you will be able to stay with again in the... More 

Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Booked 2 rooms! One with lake view and one with pool view! Picture is from the pool room so you get a bit of lake. Great place to stay, very quiet and great location. Good size rooms and very clean. Nice areas to relax in the complex.

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Julie M, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Hi Dircho Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Reef Resort! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time and you found the complex a lovely place to relax. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a one bedroom appartment that opened on to the pool. The rooms were big a spacious but a little dated and brown in colour. Two bathrooms and tons of storage. The staff were bright ,friendly and helpful. We absolutely loved the pools and having our rooms opening on to the pool area was fabulous. We used the lovely... More 

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reefresorttaupo, Manager at The Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Big John, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am delighted that you enjoyed the pools and your room. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Take Care Warmest Regards Sharon & Rob Managers More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We offer modern, clean, quiet and comfortable motel accommodation right on the edge of Lake Taupo, New Zealand. We have a range of room options from studio suites to one Bedroom Units all with spa baths and heat pumps.to luxury three bedroom apartments with thermal spa pools. We have free on-site parking, a heated swimming pool, a thermal pool, free high speed fibre WiFi, and most rooms come with breath-taking views of the lake and surround mountains. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Reef Resort

Address: 219 Lake Terrace | Town Center, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $145 - $757 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reef Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
The Reef Hotel Taupo
Reef Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Taupo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#2 Family Hotel in Taupo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#4 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Select a room with a lake view, this points you on the 1st or 2nd floor where the best views are.”
 of 5 bubbles darrenhO7899WQ, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors for a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Simon826, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 009 was a good room as it was on the corner of the building at the top so only had 1 room next door to us.”
  • View of Lake Taupo from room 009.
 of 5 bubbles ah007809, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would sacrifice the view to be handy to the pool. This area is also more sheltered from the wind.”
 of 5 bubbles BigJohn116, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Let Reception know if you're going to be late and they can make arrangements for your key and instructions that make it really easy.”
 of 5 bubbles WH0A, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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