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Cottage Mews Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

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311 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330, New Zealand

Suburban motel within easy reach of Lake Taupo
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Good internet service
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great location
Fantastic service

Cottage Mews Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

from NZ$137
  • Garden Studio
  • The Nook
  • Family Cottage
  • Lake End Apartment - Adults Only

What’s around Cottage Mews Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Taupo Hot Springs (15-minute walk)
  • Barbary (31-minute walk)
  • Taupo Bungy (34-minute walk)
  • Spa Thermal Park (41-minute walk)
  • Huka Falls (7 km)
  • Craters of the Moon (7.3 km)
  • Prawn Farm (9.5 km)
  • Lake Taupo (19.1 km)

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 5 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach towels
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Playground on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Netflix
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Cottage Mews Motel, Taupo, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
  • Mews Taupo
  • Cottage Mews Taupo
  • Cottage Mews
  • Cottage Mews Motel Motel
  • Cottage Mews Motel Taupo
  • Cottage Mews Motel Motel Taupo


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 25 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 10.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Exceptional 9.6 From 83 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
A homely stay on the banks of Lake Taupo
I stayed for two nights at Cottage Mews and was looking for a quiet place for a wind-down weekend after a week of driving and touring. For that it was perfect. Upon arrival, I was warmly greeted by Sonya, one of the owners, and she immediately made me feel like I was her guest in her home. She gave me many helpful hints about the local attractions and a number of recommendations of what to see in the area based on my timescale. Along with co-owner Michael, she struck the perfect balance between checking up to ensure my needs were cared for and acknowledging my desire for privacy. The cottage was delightful. Clean, well apportioned, with a small but adequately stocked kitchenette, a small table and chairs, and a small but lovely patio/garden which was perfect for sitting and reading a book. It felt exactly like a miniature cottage! The only slightly strange thing for me was that the wonderful jacuzzi was located in the open area next to the bed, alongside the kitchenette and table and chairs. The motel does not directly look out onto Lake Taupo, but a short path on the side takes you down onto the pathway that runs around the lake in all of thirty seconds. I highly recommend a walk around some of the lake (you can't walk it all unless you have a lot of time) both anti-clockwise towards town and clockwise towards Five-Mile Bay! Overall I highly recommend Cottage Mews and if I ever make it back I will be staying again!
Fordie, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great motel with lovely views
The hosts, Sonja and Michael where so friendly and helpful, they even took us with our luggage into town to catch our bus on the Saturday evening. The outlook from the motel was wonderful and you walk out of your room and along the lakeside to go into town, it was a lovely stroll. There where good eateries nearby and loads of things to do in Taupo. My son recommended this motel from his travels in 2016, and he was so right. What was amazing is that Sonja remembered him, which was fantastic from a mother's aspect. I would recommend the Cottage Mews to anyone travelling to Taupo as a great place to stay.
Elizabeth, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Spotlessly Clean
Great location. Very friendly and accommodating owners. Everything in the unit was spotlessly clean (and I am fussy so that is s big plus for me). Very much a "cottage" theme . Couldn't fault it. Spa bath was a hit with the children. Only reason we haven't given it a 5 overall is that the beds for the children were in the living area as is often the case with motels. It would have been nice to sit up later, have a drink and watch tv. On saying that though, there was also a tv in the bedroom upstairs as well. plus an extra toilet. Would stay here again.
Donna, auOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wish we could have stayed longer
We had a really nice stay, and we wished that we could have stayed longer (and when it wasn't raining) so that we could have taken advantage of the lake access. Cottage Mews had the most friendly and sincere staff of all of the motels/hotels we stayed in during our trip. We found the room very comfortable and it had a lot of charm. We especially enjoyed being able to soak in the spa tub after having completed the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Track earlier that day.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
It's a lovely place to stay at, we can even walk to the lake in 2 mins. If we are lucky enough, we can look at the stars at night. The room's very clean, the kitchen is very tidy and tools are clean. The staff we met is very lovely and helpful. The only thing we seems not so clean is the backyard of our room, maybe there wasn't too much people using / went to it, some spider webs were seen at the chairs.
hkOther trip

Cottage Mews Motel, Taupo, New Zealand

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