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Gables Lakefront Motel

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Springfield, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for one night and arrived late after a cruise on Lake Taupo. The room was spotlessly clean with everything you could need - microwave, dishwashwer, plates, glasses, etc. Penny and Peter were incredibly friendly and accommodating and we were grateful for the home made choc chip cookies and apples in our room as we hadn't had time to...

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Surrey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The motel is situated facing the lake with an easy 10 minute stroll into the town centre where the bars and restaurants are located. Having pre-booked, the check-in process was quick and efficient. Peter showed us to our room and was a mine of information about the local area. In addition to the normal facilities one would expect in a...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable three night stay in a three bedroom unit - even though the two bedroom would have been more than adequate. The motel does command great views of the lake but our room didn't - no big deal, we got out and walked. The host is very friendly, showing us into the room and a very...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The place is nice, comfortable and management are friendly. It's on a noisy road and has flimsy windows. You can jump in the lake in the morning and then hop in the slightly unappealing but functional hot tub to warm up. Great little coffee caravan parked across the road.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just stayed here for the 19th time.The units have all had a beautiful makeover since our last visit, very restful decor,lovely private pool, very comfortable beds,close enough to walk to some restuarants,great friendly service from owners.Nice touch with home baked cookies &fresh fruit on the table each day.Always have enjoyed staying here & we will be back. Thank...

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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi clarelindsay2014, Thanks for the great review and awesome to have you back staying at the Gables again. Congratulations on staying 19 times and we look forward to seeing you for the 2oth time. We are pleased that you still enjoy your unit and all our facilities and you noticed all the refurbishments that have been done on all the...

Nedlands, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Gables in Taupo. The position is second to none with a lovely view over the lake and within walking distance of the city centre. Peter and Penny are wonderful hosts and they have set up the rooms to ensure maximum comfort. The personal hot tub in our room was most welcome and the...

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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chris H, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and we really enjoyed your company. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit and all our facilities that make the Gables a special place to come and stay. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again one...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were greeted warmly by the hosts, and given a rundown of the area - attractions, activities to do, restaurants etc. We could enjoy the vast lake view from the hall and porch, and the room were spacious and toilets were well equipped with necessary amenities. Our room had the hot pool at the back, which was a definite plus...

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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi DiyanahA, Thanks for the informative review. We really enjoyed meeting you both and wish you all the best for the rest of your travels. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit and all our facilities and hope to see you again one day. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This motel was very comfortable, well located, easy walk in to cafes and shops, and rooms had a lovely view of the lake. We were only able to stay one night this time but would be very happy to stay again.

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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi jrms82a, Thanks for the great review. It was our pleasure to host you both and we really enjoyed your company. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities and we look forward to seeing you again. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Gables Lakefront Motel is enthusiastically run by Peter Nash and you are made most welcome. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, it has great internet along with all of the other things you need when you are on the road. Would highly recommend.

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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Raeleen M, Thanks for the awesome review and kind words. It was our pleasure to host you both and we really enjoyed your company. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities and we look forward to seeing you again. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 2 bedroom suite which was very clean and comfortable. Only 1 bathroom but the toilet was separate from the shower thankfully. We were barely here long enough to enjoy the surroundings and lake. Great place to sleep for the night for my family. Owner was very kind and ready to help.

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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Roger S, Thanks for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your 2 bedroom unit with all the little extras that make our place special. The cookies and apples are very popular with our guests. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again one day. Take care and safe travels. Kind regards, Peter...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gables Lakefront Motel is located on the lakefront at Taupo. The 9 superior one bedroom units have stunning views and each has its own hot pool. The 3 deluxe one bedroom have views of the lake and share a jacuzzi. There are also two, 2 bedroom family units and a 3 bedroom family unit. The family units have access to the jacuzzi. All apartments at Gables have free WiFi access, 43 inch TVs, either king size beds or super kingsize, kitchens or kitchenettes, outdoor furniture and many more facilities. We welcome you at Gables. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gables Lakefront Motel

Address: 130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $170 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gables Lakefront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#1 Family Hotel in Taupo
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
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“Go for a room with a hot tub/ pool.”
 of 5 bubbles DiyanahA, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“When booking check that your room looks out over Lake Taupo if that's what you are there for.”
 of 5 bubbles RaeleenM_13, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms that do not overlook the lake - didn't bother me but if that's what your looking for you'd better make a note.”
 of 5 bubbles rogersF6693RS, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want a view and an amazing room with a private hot tub, this is for you! Great rates as well for what you spend”
  • Beautiful view of the lake right from the room
 of 5 bubbles R7365JVrobl, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front lake facing rooms are the best”
 of 5 bubbles patmary68, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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