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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo

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311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent place to stay in Taupo. Our room was small and cozy, perfect for our family(we are family of 3 with a 7 yrs old child. There is a kitchen inside which is convenient for us for cooking breakfast. Host are very friendly and very accommodating, they make an effort to remember your name. My daughter loved the indoor spa... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the Nook for 2 nights. The room is rather small but beautiful with creative design, they really know how to make use of every space available and present it in a very creative way, especially the little garden. Check in was simple and fast although we arrive a little early for the check in time. They also provide... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Motel was just seconds from Lake Taupo. We had the The Nook which was right in the corner but was absolutely delightful. There was a small private courtyard lovely bathroom and very cute room. If we ever come back would not dream of stayine anywhere other than here. Great value too.

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Alberta, Canada
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31 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice place to stay, friendly welcoming hosts, super clean and comfortable. Very good value. Peaceful and quiet location, ample parking outside units. Not many motels offer free use of washing machine, a generous feature. Convenient location.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room was nice and very clean. The kitchenette area had a sink, microwave, fridge, and a few dishes. The property looks out over the water, although our individual room did not. There was a small fenced-in patio, plenty of parking, & free wi-fi. A washer & dryer was available for guests, $ 2 per load, soap provided. The walk-way... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Munich, Germany
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111 reviews 111 reviews
48 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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