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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
Ranked #4 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Jupiter, Florida
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“Cozy and welcoming”
Reviewed 24 August 2012

My husband and I stayed at The Cottage Mews last week on our NZ road trip and loved every minute. The host was so kind and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We loved the room so much we ended up just ordering pizza and staying tucked inside until checkout. The spa and lavender bubble bath in the room was a lovely touch.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

It is one of the best value motel in New Zealand. We stayed there last Saturday in a family room. The room was clean, had 2 toilet, spa and shower,2 TVs. The heating was not bad (2 small heaters and electric blankets), although I still prefer heat pump. :-)

Julie, the host is a very nice person, she recommended us a very good French Cafe which only has been opened for 5 weeks.

However, the rain was crazy Saturday night and Sunday morning. We could not sleep well because of the noise of the heavy rain! Also we had to cancel cruise and jet boat due to the terrible weather. We knew it was not anyone's fault, winter in NZ sometime can be very annoy.
Next time when we travel again, we will choose to live in a hotel apartment If the rain is too heavy.

We will recommend this cottage style motel to all my friends,and definitely come back again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2012 via mobile

A fantastic motel, with great amenities and friendly welcoming staff. Staff organise the units for a late arrival with the unit being heated and beds on, most appreciated after a long late night drive, thanks. More than happy to stay again on another trip through :-)

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

we stayed there for three nights, great accomodation and very helpful friendly staff! thanks for making our holiday unforgettable!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights back in January - sorry it has taken such a long time before reviewing. We liked the amount of room we had and the views from the upstairs - we had the cottage nearest to the lake. Unfortunately the weather in the evenings meant we weren't able to make use of the outside eating area.
The spa bath was quite nice as a novelty but would have been happy with a modern walk in wetroom/shower instead. Needs updating in terms of decor (one of the wallpapers was identical to one we had in UK in the early 1980s but perhaps it was later getting to NZ!).
Good spot for doing the tourist trips in the area.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Huddersfield
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

This lovely little motel is in the middle of a refurb, and we had a 'cottage' that definitley needed updating. However this didn't detract from the spaciousness and comfort of the accommodation, and we met the most delightful motel owners in the whole of New Zealand! The motel is located some distance away from Taupo centre but the owners offered to drive us into the town centre if we wanted to dine there. We didn't need to take up their offer as we found a lovely restaurant in a nearby hotel. I'm sure this place will be officially 5* when everything's finished, but we rate it that already.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

We stayed at the lovely cottage mews on the shores of Lake Taupo with our 2 children 9 and 12. We love the upstairs/downstairs nature of the units. We get our own toilet, spa bath lovely huge bed with TV upstairs, whilst the kids slept downstairs ( they had their own TV too) Space plus. You can nip out the back and walk along the shores of Lake Taupo. Being Techy family we loved the free access to Wireless for our IPADS. Cosey electric blankets and most importantly super service. Very friendly hosts - We left our Coffee plunger behind and it was promptly sent back to us free of charge - can't get better than that. A great stay for families with old fashion country cottage charm with all the comforts you can ask. :) happy Campers.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
Address: 311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: 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 #4 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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