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311 Lake Terrace, Taupo New Zealand
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#6 of 67 in Taupo
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 Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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lynda c wrote a review Feb 2022
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We had gifts delivered to the wrong address and Tania at cottage views was extremely helpful ensuring the package was brought to the correct address. It is great to know people are still so kind and helpful. Would definitely stay the next time I'm in Taupo
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Robyn H wrote a review Dec 2021
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand15 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a studio apartment with a queen bed and a single, both of which were comfortable. It had a little courtyard with table and chairs which was fairly private, but I had to wipe the table down before we could use it, it had a big layer of dust and bird poo on it. We also had a spa bath which was nice. Comfortable chairs to sit on and pretty cushions. Microwave and hot plate and other normal things. The big down fall was the bathroom, there was no room at all to put anything on the vanity and it was quite low down. Worst part was the shower, it was unadjustable and hit us both at face height almost needed a snorkel, and it sprayed everywhere. There was a curtain not a shower door so water went on the floor. Was the worst shower of our trip, bathrooms could do with an update for sure. We got the room at a discount as we turned up later in the day, thankfully would not of wanted to pay full price.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
AyeEmEss wrote a review Sep 2021
Wellington, New Zealand9 contributions5 helpful votes
We were looking for a comfortable overnight stop to break our journey south and we couldn’t have chosen better! We received genuine warmth and friendly hospitality, and the heat pump was on just before we arrived so our our room was lovely and warm. Very nice touch. Our unit was spotlessly clean with nice firm beds and good quality linen and towels. Access to the lake was quick and easy and great not having to cross the busy highway. A place that is well looked after and maintained. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Catherine wrote a review Aug 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
One of the cleanest, well presented motels we have been to. Loved all the personal touches in the room like the air conditioning being on at arrival. The freindly staff went out of their way to make us welcome. Will definitely be back. Thanks 😊
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Gemstone511 wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland78 contributions28 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
US$94 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cottage Mews Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Cottage Mews Motel?
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 Cottage Mews Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Cottage Mews Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cottage Mews Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Cottage Mews Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cottage Mews Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), and Master of India.
Does Cottage Mews Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.