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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
Ranked #4 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 January 2016

As the backpackers were fully booked, we had to change plans for the night. After the night we said: quite a putty we can't stay longer in Taupo. Very friendly owner, nice and cosy cottage, excellent service, a few steps to the lake and a jacuzzi for after the swim.. what do you want more?! :)

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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Cottage Mews during a 6 weeks tour of NZ and arrived quite late in the evening after a busy touring day. Sonja couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. We were shown to a very pleasant room with lounge/kitchen upstairs and a lovely spa bath downstairs with separate bathroom and an outside private courtyard. We bought some steaks and corn from nearby a Countdown and cooked them on the bbq supplied by the venue foc. We enjoyed a lovely stroll to the lake and a g&t sundowner watching the fab sunset. It was a very comfortable stay with all the home comforts but with the added bonus of being right by lake Taupo. It was a little way - 20 mins walk to main hub of Taupo but that wasn't a problem for us. The walk around the lake was so enjoyable anyway.
I would definitely return to Cottage Mews and wish Sonja all the best with her new endeavour.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

We stayed one night en route to Wellington, our hostess made sure we were comfortable and we appreciated all the little touches, good coffee, delicious biscuits and everything super clean. Gorgeous lavender bushes in the entrance-nice big bath too. The cooling fans were a much appreciated as well!

Went parasailing the next day on the lake before heading back-DO IT!

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Comfy rooms with a nice Jacuzzi.
Super friendly hosts who were helpful and allowed us to hire another hour of the kayaks for free.
Close to beach and town centre.
Would go out of our way to stay again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with the spa bath!
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

There was a mistake in our booking. The booking came out for 2 adults while we had a teenager with us. Sonja, the owner, was very accommodating to add an extra bed in the tiny room at additional charge. However that room should not be allocated to a family of two. It is meant for single business traveller. The motel is a few kms away from the main town. For us it was an ordinary experience. Sonja was a great host though!

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

This was a nice quiet place and good value. We had number 9 or 10. It had a bedroom and bathroom downstairs and a lounge/dining/kitchen upstairs. Lovely vew over the lake.

There was a laundry room which we used. Free to guests. $2 to use the dryer.

The only downside was that there is no decent chippy nearby and no restaurants without driving into Taupo. The hotel 10 mins walk away looked like it did nice (expensive) food. We did eat one night at the sailing club 5 mins walk away. They do a really good pizza and wine, but they don't do much else if you don't want pizza.

Management was changing the day we arrived.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a night at The Cottage Mews and really enjoyed our stay. Our room was very clean and comfortable, had everything we needed, a good amount of space and our own private outside seating area. The room was over two levels - Downstairs were twin beds for our kids, kitchen, bathroom, a table and chairs. Upstairs the main bedroom, another toilet and a spa bath (lavender bubble bath mixture was even provided!). The motel is very close to the lake and only a short drive from the shops. The owner was very welcoming.
This is one of the cheapest motels we have stayed in for a family of four - great value. We would recommend staying here and we will be back if we are staying in Taupo again.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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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 #4 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range: $117 - $160 (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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