We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“comfy stay”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were warmly welcomed on a cold wintry day and were given great recommendations for dinner as well as for activities around the area with maps and pamphlets all provided with a smile.The unit had a nice kitchenette and a lovely spa bath in the upper floor.The laundry room near the reception area was also well stocked and very neat.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Min158
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Thanks for your review, Min 158. It always seems a shame to need a laundry on holiday, but it's one of those unavoidable things! We appreciate you choosing to stay with us, and taking time to give us your positive feedback. Best wishes.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (735)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

384 - 390 of 735 reviews

Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lovely and helpful welcome by Julie, great little unit...(loved the spa bath!). Very close to lakeshore and a gentle 30-min walk in to town. Good value.
Plenty of parking. Kayaks available to rent. Breakfasts and snacks available on request.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Bloomers26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Great to have you stay Bloomers 26 - you definitely fitted a lot in during your time in Taupo. A shame it was a bit cool for kayaking - the geothermal areas were a warmer option!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 21, 2014

The unit was clean and we were warmly welcomed.Lovely view of the lake from our unit and we were able to nice and warm on a cold winter's night. Enjoyed the spa bath. An early morning walk on lake edge was great. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Doug F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Thank you D and L - glad you were warm as we have had some cold frosty nights through winter. Hope you enjoyed the family time and will visit again. We appreciate you taking time to review your stay with us.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Requiring accommodation for a single night en route to Auckland, we chose to stay at the Cottage Mews, an establishment we have frequented before. This time, as we were planning an early start, we looked for a small room that was reasonably priced. We were offered "the Nook", a delightful little room with a queen bed, kitchenette with microwave and sink etc and an excellently appointed bathroom. In addition, to our delight, there was also a small private courtyard.

The bed was comfy, the room was clean and warm and the facilities met all our requirements. The cost of this room was, in our view, extremely low and offered excellent value for money. We will have no hesitation in staying in "the Nook" again. However, so a longer stay, the larger units with spa baths and fully resourced kitchens prove a more substantial base.

Our hosts were most helpful in terms of providing good recommendations for dinner.

We won't be looking for an alternative spot to rest our heads int he Taipo area.

Room Tip: Excellent value in "the Nook". The price reflects no spa bath and a slightly smaller and...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Rooms
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
1  Thank Andrew W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Hello Andrew. Thank you for your endorsement, and for your detailed description of The Nook. Hope your time with family in Auckland went well, and that it won't be too long before we see you both on your next midway stop in Taupo.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Freezing cold outside, snow on the central plateau, spectacular snow capped mountain views across the lake, and in the unit was so warm and cosy. Heaters on, extra fleecy blanket on the bed - comfortable bed, relaxing lavender bubbles provided for the spa bath, two TV's, so Hubby could watch the world cup from the spa and I watched a movie upstairs. Heaters in both the bedroom and living area.

A refreshing overnight stay during our North Island travelling.

Helpful and friendly staff, who offer the choice and provide "trim" milk, which was great, usually we decline the free milk as only full cream is provided. Thanks Julie, for your local restaurant knowledge as well.

Unit was clean and was well set up for self cater's if you want to cook your own meals.

Linked to the lake by a path, to walk along the lake's edge, a decent stroll to town, stopping along the way for a coffee.

Recommend with confidence - hope it dosn't get too popular, as there may be no vacancies on our next trip to Taupo!!

Room Tip: Some units have lake views, a courtyard or deck. Have stayed in summer and winter, great amenitie...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank NZ_Travellers49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Thanks very much for such specific feedback - it is so helpful to us to know the things that matter to our guests. We look forward to seeing you again. In the meantime, wishing you continued happy travels.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 21, 2014

we booked this motel by mistake so were pleasantly surprised to find we had been upgraded to a spa unit with a lovely view of the lake. Everything was spotless, a delightful cleaning lady added to the great service we received. We can definitely recommend Cottage Mews.

Room Tip: Ask for a view
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank twinksHastingsNZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

So pleased we were pleasant even though we were a mistake! And thanks for your comments on the 'delightful cleaning lady'. All of our staff are really important and fun members of the Cottage Mews team and your review was much appreciated. Hope to see you again, on purpose next time :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed in the "Nook" room which is very small but romantic for a couple.
Clean, modern with all the amenities required for a short visit, the owners are very friendly and welcoming.
In the summer this would be a great place to stay with a short alley way to the lakeside and kayaks provided, the one thing it is lacking is a Jacuzzi or hot pool for the winter nights.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank KELLY R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MewsTaupo, Manager at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Thanks Kelly, glad you liked The Nook, it's small but we think it's cute too! It's the only room without a double spa bath - next time you come, if it's winter, we'll put you in a garden studio so you can enjoy a bath. Best wishes.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Taupo hotels
0.4 mi away
The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
1 mi away
Gables Lakefront Motel
1 mi away
Hilton Lake Taupo
Hilton Lake Taupo
#7 of 68 in Taupo
2,185 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 mi away
Sails On The Lake
Sails On The Lake
#4 of 68 in Taupo
371 reviews
0.2 mi away
Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo
1.5 mi away
Le Chalet Suisse Motel
Le Chalet Suisse Motel
#10 of 68 in Taupo
376 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range: $94 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing