Welcome to Cottage Mews Motel

Taupo’s most charming motel accommodation

From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel at home in your comfortable, air-conditioned, studio or family unit, each a little piece of the past – spacious, welcoming and relaxed. There is a lot to see and do on the North Island’s central plateau.
Cottage Mews is the ideal base for your adventures both on and off the beaten track.

Cottage Mews Motel is now under the new management.
The new hosts are Lewis & Tania Bourke.

Lake Taupo

Taupo is New Zealand's largest lake and also its largest volcano. A massive eruption formed the lake more than 26,000 years ago.

  • On the surface - more than 620 square kilometres.
  • All the way around - about 193 kilometres.
  • Surface to bed - about 186 metres.
  • On the shore - your spot, your size. Let us help you find it.

Fun With Family

You might just like to settle in and relax locally. Walk beside the lake or along the Waikato River to Huka Falls. Bike to cafes and boutique shops. Drop a line off a fishing boat, kayak around our bay or soak in nearby hot pools. We’ll do all we can to help you get the most from your stay beside Lake Taupo.

Rooms And Suits

Cottage Mews provides relaxed self-contained studios, family cottages and apartments beside Lake Taupo.

A Warm Welcome Awaits At Cottage Mews Motel

Tradition By The Lake

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Local Attraction

We’d like you to see and do as many Taupo favourites as you have time for.

Many Kiwis holiday here, making the most of hot summers, cold winters, wide views, warm pools and the chance to catch the kind of fish that tall tales are made of. The region’s thermal and scenic attractions have drawn visitors from around the world since the 1800s.

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Cottage Mews Motel

Cottage Mews is a 5-minute drive from the shops, cafes and restaurants in Taupo town centre.

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Arrived 23rd January 2020. Well what a lovely experience. Excellently situated close to town. Cute cottages, spotless presentation and fabulous views! The new owners were so lovely, helpful and friendly. Nothing was to much to ask. We went for a kayak (available for rent) in the lake, just a 1 min walk down through the lake access this morning and we are off out for a bike (available for rent) ride shortly. Couldn’t recommend more!

Lovely warm welcome. Great location, there is a path directly onto Lake. The room had everything we wanted, including a spa bath, tea, coffee, biscuits, milk etc. Very nice sunny and private place to sit outside with table, chairs and pretty garden. Oh, there was free use of washing machine and small charge for dryer-fab for us on a month trip to NZ. We would recommend this motel to all.

We stayed one night in The Nook which was well appointed, cosy yet comfortable for two. We did not have time to experience all that Taupo and Cottage Mews had to offer and would stay again when in the area. Very friendly staff. The little extra touches e.g laundry,newspapers added a personal touch to the stay. Thank you!

The owner is really welcoming, friendly and very helpful. Nothing was a problem if you had questions or needed anything and she was helpful in pointing out useful places of interest. The room was very clean, well maintained and light. We had a couple of very nice nights there. Very convenient location right next to lake and close to walks around lake.


Stayed 2 nights with the in-laws in one room and myself and hubby in another, both rooms were spotless & well equipped, we appreciated the heat pumps which kept the rooms cosy. Very quiet so would definitely stay here again on our next visit to Taupo.