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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo

311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner is a very nice lady. She helped us a lot (eg. double confirm our activities in Taupo) The price was good. The room was very clean and tidy. We just felt like home. 1min away to the beautiful Lake. It is very close to town. AWESOME!!!!!

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

So glad you had a great time in Taupo V and Y. I really enjoyed meeting you, and you made the most of every minute. Did you bungy jump before catching the bus? Thanks very much for your review - hope that we see you again sometime, when you take a break from your studies. All the best for the... More

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed in the family unit which was well set out to suit our two young children. I loved the country touch, with lavender sent, unique milk bottles and an overall warm feel. Hosts were amazing when we needed extra milk, very friendly. Our kitchen still had an old oven, but they are still in process of updating. We... More

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

Hi Lily R and family. Thanks for staying on your way north - hope the show was magical for the kids. Look forward to seeing you another time for your Devonshire teas! Many thanks for your review. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally booked here for one night and stayed for another it was that great! Julie accommodated our late arrival as were driving up from Wellington after work, she even turned on our electric blankets for us! Thank you - it really made a difference getting into a warm bed after that long drive. We had a spacious room with... More

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

Thanks very much Mark for your generous comments. We would love to see you again, even if just to listen to that fantastic accent! I guess your sisters are away home now - hope the Icelandic volcano didn't cause any problems! We very much enjoyed your stay. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed a few times now at the Cottage Mews. It is a very convenient stopping point on my Auckland to Wellington road trip. Julie is always welcoming and goes out of her way to assist in my requirements. On my last visit, a few weeks ago, because of my last minute request for a booking, all units suitable... More

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

Lovely to see you again Lorna. August was a quiet month and it's always good to see familiar faces. Hope the rest of your trip went well. Thanks very much for your review, we appreciate it. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

family all loved our weekend there... great place and great people.. have stayed there before and will definatly go back again in the future.. handy to everything.. nice and close to lake for a short walk..

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

Good to see you again, Hotene family. Great that the kids got to experience snow. Did you get those trout you were after? Hope so. We look forward to seeing you again, and thanks very much for taking time to post a review. More

Wellington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here in a lake-end room in August for my birthday. The room was spotless, clean cosy and just perfect for what we were after. The downstairs had the bedroom, bathroom and spa. The upstairs the kitchen, table & lounge. Watching the sun set over the lake while having dinner was really amazing. The kitchen is getting renovated in August... More

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

Glad you had a great birthday weekend in Taupo Kate, and thanks very much for your positive comments. The building work in the kitchens is finished now and we are loving our updated look. Hope to see you again sometime. All the best. More

Cologne, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, we only stayed for one night in Taupo and didn't expect a lot... However, our accomodation took us by surprise! For our trip throughout NZ we haven't come across any hotal, appartment or place we enjoyed more. We had the cheapest room and it was lovely. Such a warm and cosy environment was not expected. Our host... More

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

So good to have you stay. It is always exciting to see a past exchange student come back to visit their host country. Hope that the rest of your visit went really well and that your health picked up quickly so that you could enjoy every minute. Thanks for your lovely review. More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We chose to stay at the Cottage Mews on our trip to NZ in celebration of our Golden Wedding Anniversary because its quaint architecture reminded us of our younger years in Yorkshire England. Julie, our hostess, was warm and welcoming and gave us many tips on where to go and what to see in the local area. Our room was... More

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

So nice to have you both here for your golden wedding celebration. Did you get to see the Aratiatia Rapids on your way back to Auckland? I hope your day in LA gave you a chance to catch up before heading home. Thanks for your suggestions and your generous feedback, I really enjoyed meeting you both. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Cottage Mews is a "superior" motel and we paid a premium for a lake-end one-bedroom unit. The welcome and service was excellent. The fittings and furniture were above average - even though we thought it odd to have a spa bath right in the bedroom! We probably shouldn't have paid for a premium room because, even by expensive Taupo standards,... More

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

Hello Tim. Yes, the bedroom spa baths in the lake-end apartments are quirky, but the view from the bath to the TV is great! Good to meet you both on your trip south. The blossom trees are not quite flowering yet, as they were in Russell, but they're not far off. Our miniature daffodils suggest that spring is about to... More

Kerikeri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We recently stayed here while passing through on business. The room was very clean and well presented, hosts Terry and Julie were really nice and friendly and made us feel very welcome. We have now stayed twice. The rooms were awesome, great spa baths and the view from the room with the upstairs was really lovely looking out at the... More

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

Look forward to seeing you next time you're down our way, Mike and Julie. Our new kitchens are almost done in all units and we're excited about the busier months ahead. Thanks very much for your review, we appreciate it. More

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Address: 311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Number of rooms: 11
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