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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo

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311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cottage Mews is such good value. Our unit was spotlessly clean, as always. Love the downstairs area for the kids and separate room upstairs for adults (although the spa bath is upstairs in the family units)! Staff are always welcoming and friendly.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a car, this is a fantastic hotel; great accommodations for the price. Our room (budget rate) was huge, with a complete kitchen and big jacuzzi tub. The owners are friendly and knowledgeable about the local restaurants and places of interest. There is a walkway to the shore of Lake Taupo. The only drawback for folks like us... More 

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since this was our first visit to NZ (and Taupo of course) we checked TripAdvisor before booking. And I am so glad that we decided on Cottage Mews in Taupo. As mentioned in many other reviews here, the rooms are lovely, spacious and very close to the Lake. What makes this motel special is the manager Julie. She is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights. Decent rooms for a couple. Awesome and friendly owners. Totally worth the money. Motel just by the lake. We conveniently hired bikes and kayaks from them. Our place was quiet, had two TVs and basic cooking facilities. Definitely recommended.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is exactly as its website suggests. Slightly quirky and definitely charmng. We stayed in a family unit which was very well equipped. There was even a proper oven! The TV reception was excellent (which was great as the Cricket World Cup was on). The furniture was comfortable and the decor attractive. We had a cute courtyard to sit... More 

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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks SF for the fantastic full review. We look forward to seeing you again sometime - it sounds like you really know your way around Two Mile Bay and our little Kaiwaka Point now. We're heading south ourselves soon and might have to find Kaikoura Cottages! Best wishes. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely owners, clean, by the lake. Unfortunatelly, you can't see the lake from the mews as there is another motel in between. We were a family of 4 and the cottage was quiet small for us all. Games and DVD available for free so the children could watch 2 films. Coming from a motel who was right on Rotorua lake,... More 

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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review

Hi David - thanks for staying with us last month, I enjoyed meeting your family. Sorry the space felt a bit cramped for you. Our lake-end units have views but family cottages like the one you booked are built straight back from the lake edge. Less than half a minute's walk from the water though! Hope the rest of your... More 

Norfolk
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights here - what were to have been the night before and after we did the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which sadly got cancelled because of rain. Our room was perfect with a large comfortable bed, a big jacuzzi bath, and a well-appointed kitchen. We enjoyed the proximity of the beautiful lake, and the hosts were quite welcoming... More 

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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review

It's always sad when the weather means a cancelled day on the Tongariro Crossing - sorry you weren't able to make the trip when you stayed with us. Thanks for taking time to review us dogwalkerNorfolk. We are in Two Mile Bay, about 40 minutes walk from the town centre, so a car is helpful, especially when it's raining! Hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well appointed room with pretty outdoor area. Lots of extras- deckchairs to use on lake shore and bikes for hire. Lovely hosts - couldn't be better. A short distance from downtown Taupo near to a yacht base. Lovely place to relax.

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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review

Hello Pambee84. We're glad you had a relaxing stay that included some time sitting in the deckchairs by the lake. We had some lovely sunsets in March. Thanks very much for your review. Hope the rest of your travels went well. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and tidy and next to the lake.Nice and quiet and very friendly owners.Wouldnt hesitate to recommend and hope to return.Close enough to the town centre but far enough away to avoid any noise.

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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Hippos99. Ironman weekend is always a highlight in Taupo - after several years we are still in awe of the athletes! Hope you enjoyed it. We appreciate you staying with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Cottage Mews after a long hike in the Tongariro National Park. This was the perfect place to relax and recover. Less than a minutes walk to the lakeside, we had a relaxing evening stroll, watched the sun go down and photographed the black swans at sunset. Then, after cooking dinner - using the excellent apartment facilities -... More 

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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we appreciate it. That was a challenge, Eagles weekend! Hopefully you found a decent bed before your flight. You did so much while in New Zealand and inspired us to start making some walking plans ourselves. Best wishes to you both from Taupo. More 

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