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The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo

311 Lake Terrace, Taupo New Zealand
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#4 of 66 hotels in Taupo
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Enjoy the nostalgia of days past in a charming self-contained studio or family cottage. Hosts Sonja and Michael Parfitt offer warm personal service and are happy to share their fresh perspective of the Lake Taupo area. Enjoy tea in a private garden courtyard, cycle along the lake-front or paddle a kayak around the point. Take the path to the lake edge or relax in a spa bath with lavender bubbles. Just minutes from the boutique shopping, restaurants and cafes of downtown Taupo, the motel is central to the region’s action and attractions. Fine dining, fishing expeditions, a long soak in thermal pools or a weekend spent walking and cycling … whatever your idea of a Taupo getaway, Cottage Mews promises a moderately-priced and memorable lakeside experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Car park
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Gemstone511 wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland77 contributions27 helpful votes
Thanks for a great place to stay,to break our trip south. We were comfortable and enjoyed the luxury of our own courtyard. The weather was a bit chilly but we could keep our bikes there safely even if we didn't sit outside. Lovely staff and close to the lake
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gembot79 wrote a review Feb 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand69 contributions49 helpful votes
We stayed here while we were in the area to complete a painting project and the managers / owners were so wonderful they handled a slight problem with absolute honour and dignity, lovely and close to the gorgeous lake front, highly recommended place to stay. Thanks team
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Drallom2002 wrote a review Dec 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand1874 contributions10 helpful votes
We have used this motel on several occasions whilst travelling between Palmerston Nth. and Mt. Maunganui. The "good" facilities - great spacious rooms, beds and spa baths" have not changed and the new owners are "friendly". Central Taupo is about 5 km north. I always enjoy going down the short access to the beach on the lake !
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: This motel is a bit far from local hiking and skiing areas mentioned in the questionnaire .
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TaniaMcAnearney wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions4 helpful votes
This was my hubby, son and my second stay here and we’ll be back again next year! The rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The furnishings may be outdated, but everything is sparkling clean and extremely well maintained. The small touches, like the lavender bubble bath, make it special. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Gedeve wrote a review Jul 2020
Oxford, New Zealand13 contributions
We went to this motel just before it was handed to the new managers. The previous manager and her husband were absolutely helpful and did everything their guest needed. the accomodation was nice and the rooms were good, spacey and clean. the bedding absolutely great. Being next to the lake guaranteed a nice walk under the start around the lake and the distance from the town centre is only 15 minutes walk. This was an absolutely good stay for us and hopefully the new managers are able to upkeep the standard of the previous managers. We wish them and their business well.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: very romantic, all the rooms at ground floor have a little outdoor space.
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US$81 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
Which popular attractions are close to The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo?
Nearby attractions include Formula Challenge Racing (3.6 km), Huka Falls tracks (6.9 km), and Lake Taupo (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
Does The Cottage Mews Motel Taupo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.