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“Excellent all round” 5 of 5 stars
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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 73 Hotels in Taupo
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The choice of Cottage Mews was an inspiration. The location was ideal in every way,but the the main reason we chose Cottage Mews was the helpfulness of Julie in our initial booking. On meeting her for the first time she was even more friendly and so helpful with information on the local restaurants and places of interest. The rooms were very spacious and spotless. The spa bath was very soothing after our days out. We only stayed for two days but again we wish we could have stayed longer. Ken & Lyn

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thanks for your lovely review, Ken and Lyn - I felt we almost knew you before you arrived! Hope that the rest of your travels went well (did you go up Te Mata Peak in Hawkes Bay?) and that you enjoyed the fortnight with your son. Maybe we will see you downunder again. Best wishes from us all, Julie
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Derbyshire, UK
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Just stayed 2 nights at the Cottage Mews on our road trip found NZ. We used it as a base to explore Lake Taupo & Rotorua area.

The mews (number 4 ) was ideal especially the soak in the spa bath after a long drive.

Our daughters appreciated the free wifi!

We had a pleasant walk along the lake side (2 mins from our doorstep) and then dined at the Edgewater restaurant at the Millenium Hotel 5 mins walk (well recommended with lovely lake views).

We didn't spend a lot of time in the accommodation other than sleeping & getting ready to go out but did find the little courtyard garden pleasant for chilling.

Julie was extremely helpful recommending different attractions. We crammed in Huka falls, craters of the moon, aratiatia dam, Rotorua town shopping and the Tamaki Maori experience. Would recommend a walk around Taupo and a stock up at Pak and Save!

Would definately recommend.

Stayed February 2014
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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Hi Jane - hope the rest of your trip north went well - maybe you are down in the South Island now? And thanks for telling us about Mihi Café - I will definitely stop there next time I'm going to Rotorua, it sounds quaint. Hope you have enjoyed the travelling time with your girls - and thanks for making us your base for a couple of nights.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Hotel in an enviable location, really friendly reception, great facilities, lots to do and see round Taupo - thoroughly delighted with our choice. We were only here for one night, but could happily have spent lots more time here.

Room Tip: We were room 6 - the single storey room, so no overhead noise at all
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Hi JohnS. Great that you enjoyed your stay at Cottage Mews and that the location suited you. Although we are 5 minutes' drive from the CBD, we love being right on the edge of the lake - good for walking and sunset-watching, and swimming for those guests who are keen!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Although we only stayed for one night, we had a great time there.
Room is clean, with a Spa and a private yard;
very good location, easy to find the place and just 1min walking distance to the lakeside;
the owner is very friendly.
And it has free wifi.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thanks Jenny H - maybe we will see you in Taupo again one day. We're grateful for your review.
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the little nook for 1 night and found this to be great value with its own little court yard. The bed is very comfortable and the room was very clean. I highly Recommend staying there. ****+

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
We appreciate your feedback on the little Nook, Azzabe. It's a cute room, small but great for a night or two. Glad it suited you well.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Cottage Mews is fantastic. Comfortable accommodation, great location and wonderful owners who go out of their way to make their guests feel as welcome as possible. We've been coming here every summer for several years now and will continue to do so. The rooms are always clean and there is free wifi and BBQ facilities.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thanks, Megan, for taking time out of your busy day to post a review. Always good to see your family - those boys have grown up so much over the past few years! All the best for 2014 and we hope to see you again next summer.
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Simrishamn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Julie was so helpful in every way. She even drove us to a restaurant - fantastic! And the evening walks along the lakeside were spectacular. It was like living in a 2 story flat - and ... the spa bath in the bedroom Wow!

Good internet Connection, too.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Wonderful - we're pretty proud of the evening lakeside walks right now - the sunsets are just spectacular - but we can't take any credit for them! Thanks very much for your review, we appreciate it.
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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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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 73 Hotels in Taupo
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Number of rooms: 11
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