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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo

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311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived earlier than anticipated and were quite prepared to park the car and go exploring prior to check in time. Sonja greeted us and would have none of this and immediately arranged for our room to be available almost immediately. The accommodation was on two levels with the bedroom and whirlpool bath (complete with a supply of lavender oil)... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service offered on check in was warm and friendly, with recommendations made for things to do in the area and places to eat. Our little room tucked away at the end of the row of rooms was clean and well presented with a 2 person spa right in the bedroom, thoughtfully accompanied by bubble bath foam. Upstairs was a... More 

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Earl Shilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lady made us very welcome immediately. Couldn't have been more helpful. Unit had everything we needed and more! We enjoyed a lovely relaxing jacuzzi with the lovely oils provided for us! We were able to do our washing (all free of charge). And I enjoyed a lovely cup of coffee in the morning. (Cafetière and coffee provided) All in... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed a break for a night to chill out. My room had a cute cottage feel with a little private courtyard. The jacuzzi was superb and I was even walking distance from Lake Taupo and could go swimming. It was so lovely and Sonja so welcoming and friendly that I stayed another night. Charming place that I will certainly... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Cardiff
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 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... More 

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