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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo

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311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thanks for a lovely overnight stay. We stayed in room10, an up down cottage style room with an a-frame ceiling and lovely spa bath. The rooms were clean, spacious, and a beautiful view of the lake from the top level. Good little kitchenette, warm beds lovely bedding and great bathroom. An excellent place to stay. Great hosts and very helpful.

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South West Rocks, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for one night while we were passing through. Had I known how amazing the Taupo region was I would have booked longer. This wasn't the cheapest place we stayed, but it was by far the best, and most suited to our family. We traveled with 2 young boys, 2 and 5, and Grandma came with us too. The... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed overnight on our way south from Hamilton to Wellington. The room was offered to us at a discount, and had a wonderful view of the lake. Clean, warm (on a cold day) and comfortable, and far superior to the accommodation we had just experienced for the same price elsewhere. We enjoyed the spa bath and appreciated the new... More 

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

Thanks very much, rosies905, for your full review - we value hearing about the things that made your stay better. It makes our day to know that you enjoyed stopping at Cottage Mews. Hope to see you again. More 

atlanta
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here with our two daughters, aged 7 and 10, and found the setup to be perfect for us. It was a real pleasure chatting with Julie, and she gave us some great suggestions for our time in Taupo and Rotarua. The children found the trampoline to be a extra bonus, and we were happy to have another avenue... More 

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

Hi tribepride - hope the rest of the trip went well (more fish and chips for the girls before the time came to fly out!?). Thanks for staying. It's always great to see families getting out there and filling up every day. Really enjoyed meeting you. More 

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our unit was clean, well presented, and welcoming. We liked the upstairs/downstairs setup. Upstairs got the sun all day, which at this season was nice!! The bedroom downstairs with spa bath was really romantic, and this opened to a nice courtyard. The exposed beams and roof in bedroom gave it a real rustic cosy feel. A very relaxing time!!

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

Glad you managed some time out in Taupo, RabnDazz, and thanks for staying at Cottage Mews. Really appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location with a little pathway to the lake which you can walk or cycle on all the way to town. The owner, Julie, was delightful. The room was very clean. Between this motel and Victoria's cafe, we would love to visit Taupo again.

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

Thanks for staying with us folks. Your spur-of-the-moment trip made my day - great to see people doing things like that! Maybe we'll see you again one day. You might decide just to pop over to Victoria's for a meal! More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Motels can be much of the same, and it takes something special to separate them. The level of service at Cottage Mews was better than most motels in which I have stayed, and I will be happy to return there.

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

Hi Michael J. We appreciate travellers choosing Cottage Mews when there are so many options, and we do enjoy looking after our guests Thanks very much for your kind comments. More 

Tokoroa, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you to Julie and Terry for a wonderful place to stay. Our room was so lovely if we had not pre-booked things to do in Taupo we would have been happy to stay in our room all weekend. The spa was so relaxing and the friendly service was A1. We would definitely stay again. We had a pay 2... More 

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

Loved having you both stay, Debbie - glad you were able to enjoy Taupo on our winter deal. Hope those boots are doing great! Come and see us again sometime! More 

Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I were more than looked after. The whole ethos of the motel was excellent service. Could not have been cleaner and an excellent location. Have already recommended to friends who had a similarly good experience.

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

Hi there and thanks for your feedback, and for recommending us to friends. We do appreciate seeing that a guest has made a first Trip Advisor review after staying - thanks for taking the time to do that, smithstrider. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful well maintained place to stay in Taupo. Very friendly owners who care about their property and their guests. The spa baths are awesome. Would definitely stay again if in the area. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you Jim, hope to see you again. All of the rooms except the Nook have spa baths - especially good on these cold nights we're having at the moment! Ski season's on the way. More 

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