Cottage Mews Motel
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Saída até: 11:00
311 Lake Terrace, Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand - Waitahanui, Waikato - Nova Zelândia - 3330
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Saída até: 11:00
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Hmmm, not a top stay
Avaliou em 23 de fevereiro de 2023
Our expectations were high as we entered the driveway, noting the prominently displayed sign recognising the property as one of the top 1% of hotels on Trip Advisor – despite being a motel. Perhaps this might be a great motel, but when you proudly advertise as being in the top 1% and having a 9.6 rating on Hotels.Com, then you have a lot to live up to. “Nostalgic” may be a kind description, “dated” or “tired” would be my choice as our room would have been quite familiar to a visitor from the 1980s, with the décor, mini kitchen and furniture a throwback to that era. The light fittings were so old they were rusting away with the old style light bulbs pumping out the heat. The TV was a little newer, the 50 inch centrepiece (an early TV version from Samsung with a resolution of 760ip) was a mere 13 years old and therefore incompatible with the resolution of today’s laptop. The crockery was definitely from the past, but it was more akin to those found in student accommodation than a top establishment. There were four, very small, main dinner plates and bowls, but just three water and wine glasses plus three mugs but only the most basic cutlery for two. The casserole top and bottom were from different sets. Meanwhile the super cheap plastic bin (surely not another 80s relic?) had a split lid, and there was no differentiatIon between recyclable and landfill. I suspect that once upon a time, maybe when it was built, the property had a great view of the lake, a major implied attraction, but not any more. Another building has been built in front and so taken the prime spot, therefore our “partial view” was only partly visible from a side window (see photo). As a rule, I try not to write poor reviews and it’s not all bad here, the staff are friendly, there are good laundry facilities on site, the room is spotlessly clean, the sheets are high quality, the bathroom had been modernised relatively recently, the shower worked effectively and the upstairs a/c was great (shame nothing in the bedroom though). However, overall as a mid range motel, it’s fine for the price, but to promote itself as a top hotel is, to be kind, an exercise in delusion, bordering on misleading.
Right by the lake
Avaliou em 6 de agosto de 2022
We had a wonderful stay here. Clean, tidy and has everything you need. We stayed in a family unit. It has a spa bath in main room upstairs with a balcony. Right next to the lake and they have bikes and kayaks you can hire.
Very Helpful friendly hosts
Avaliou em 14 de fevereiro de 2022
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
Comfortable but terrible shower
Avaliou em 7 de dezembro de 2021
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.
Genuine kiwi hospitality
Avaliou em 17 de setembro de 2021
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.