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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
Ranked #2 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 January 2013

What a charming little motel with lovely New England style architecture and extremely nice owners.
We stayed in the nook which had a great jacuzzi bath (they also provide lovely lavender bath gel!), private garden patio (with table and chairs for drinks or food), kitchenette, and was very comfortable and nicely decorated- all for a very reasonable price! 
The motel also provides free high speed wi-fi, free barbecuing facilities and equipment, and kayaks and bikes for rent at very low prices.
The location is a 45 min walk from town but a lovely car-free walk along the lakeside.
Highly recommend staying here!

Room Tip: We thought the nook was great value and perfect for a couple- loved the spa bath!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Stayed here for one night just after Christmas
We were amazed how quiet it was, as it is right on the Main Road going into Taupo.
The Beach is in walking distance from the unit, just a few minutes.
The room was a little dated but very clean with everything you needed.
We felt the peak price was good for Taupo. Would definitely stay their again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Stayed here just before Christmas 2012, really lovely motel on the shores of Lake Taupo. Owner was very helpful and unit was perfect for us. There's a path down to the lake shore, its a 30 second walk, and the lake is safe for swimming here. Internet access was good here as well compared to some places we stayed on this trip. Wish we could have spent more time here.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

Our family of four of Mum, Dad and two girls aged 7 and 10 stayed here in late December - for one night on the way up North and two nights on the way back down. The motel is very, very comfortable for a family. Our unit had two single beds downstairs for the girls next a great kitchen area. They got their own TV and wondeful shower room. Upstairs we had a comfy double bed with an amazing sunken spa bath and ensuite loo. The entire place was spotless. The location was ace too - very easy to get to and close enough to Taupo to enjoy all the facilities. Cottage Mews had just started hiring out bikes which we availed ourselves of twice - making a trip into town both fun and safe as we could go most of the way around the lovely lake. Julie and Terry are the perfect hosts and super friendly and helpful. Hope to see you again soon!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

The place was spotless and we had a view of the lake from our lounge. Terry and Julie were so helpful and friendly. Terry's local knowledge ensured our hikes went well. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Can't wait to stay again!

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Reviewed 2 January 2013

In dec 2012, my family stayed 2 nights at Cottage Mews in the Garden Studio. The room looks new and clean and country feel. And the queen and single bed was great for 3 of us except the bed was a little soft. The bonus is that there is a jacuzzi in the room and my daughter (6 years old) loved it! The backyard mini garden was also a plus except that in the evening there are flies. The kitchen was sufficient for cooking but a little tight. Finally Lake Taupo is just a few minutes walk to the back of the motel! Ducks walk right up to your feet.... In summary excellent value but I hope Julie gives me the 10% room rate discount when i go back to Taupo one day... :+))

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

We stayed for one night in 'The Nook' on Dec 15th 2012. Im a self-confessed clean freak and this place easily lived up to my expectations, which Im told are pretty high at times. The owner/staff are friendly, helpful and just good people. Its a true home away from home experience with nice little touches throughout. We found being able to access the lake front from the property a real bonus, your only about 20 steps to the lake. We'll be back the next time we're in Taupo, its a no-brainer to stay here. Oh and you get 10% off the next time you stay - nice touch that they dont need to do but they do anyway !

Room Tip: The Nook is perfect for a couple on a one or two night stay.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo

Address: 311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range: $123 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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