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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
Ranked #5 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“great quiet location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed over the busy Easter weekend. It is a great quite spot just a minute to the shore of Lake Taupo. We had a family unit that was well equipped and our stay was made more comfortable by the owners, who go out of their way to help. great BBQ for the fish we caught. Nice outside courtyard and well appointed interior.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We have stayed at this lovely motel twice within the last 12 months and would happily return again. The room, kitchen and bathroom are spotless. The owners are friendly and very helpful. They telephoned us after check out to let us know that housekeeping had found my (cheap) pair of reading glasses and would keep them at the desk until we passed through Taupo again on our way back from Hawke's Bay. We appreciated this and especially enjoy walking down the path to the lake shore. Gorgeous! Thank you

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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101 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Very pleasant motel close to Lake Taupo's water edge, a short drive from the town centre Good kitchen facilities within the apartment and private patio. Clean and comfortable room which included a huge private spa bath. Communal BBQ and laundry facilities. The host was very knowledgable and helpful and arranged sightseeing trips for us - well worth a visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We were fortunate enough to stop in at the Cottage Mews Motel in Taupo and stay the night in double plus single room at this lovely motel on our way back from Auckland at Easter. We were so impressed with the friendly owners and the standard of the accommodation. The unit was very clean and welcoming and the beds and pillows were so comfortable that we all had the best sleep ever in a motel! We will definitely be recommending to family and friends and staying there every time we pass through Taupo. Reasonable rates! Very clean and welcoming - a home away from home!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

we stayed overnight at this motel in March and thoroughly enjoyed the experience . Our room was good value for money it was small but clean and well appointed with a small courtyard. The owners were particularly helpful and were proud of their well deserved good reviews on trip advisor. I would most definitely stay here again it was a very good experience.

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Scottdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Hotel is a very short walk to the lake. You can use the trail to walk into town for restaurants, shopping, etc. The lake is beautiful .Julie, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. Our room was perfect for two people. Even though they call it "the nook", there was plenty of room. Great place,

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We were so lucky to get the last room (a family room) at this hotel. I only wish we could have spent more time here. Wonderful reception from Julie; great source of information and just plain fun to talk to! This motel is spotless. The cleanest laundry room I've ever seen traveling. Our family suite was so unique and fun to stay in. Given the close proximity to the lake, we were able to have the best sunset of our trip. A really great place to stay. Hope to be back again some day.

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Additional Information about The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo

Property: The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
Address: 311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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