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    Gables Lakefront Motel

    130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Great place to stay. Friendly and helpful owners; quiet as in could not here noise from neighbours; peaceful as had great nights sleep and restful as in wonderful view of the lake from Motel room. Central to walk to restaurants, shops and activities. Clean and...More

    Thank sandrew202
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We loved the location, bed, TV with sky channels, and hot pool out the back. The view and location are awesome. We appreciated the excellent service by the host, Peter who was very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely stay here again.

    Thank Joseph D
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    What a fantastic experience. From the moment we walked into reception and meet Peter to the time we left we couldn't fault the place. Fantastic view, beautifully clean and roomy. Hot pool a delight. Peter and Penny are the nicest owners we have encountered. We...More

    Thank Karen S
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    From the moment of Peter and Penny's late afternoon welcome after a long drive, Taupo revealed its to us so far hidden but universal beauty, both by way of people's friendliness and attitude, and the city's MAGIC environment and attractions. Peter whipped-out a good map,...More

    Thank Ali_and_Hein
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Always a pleasure to stay here- great location, even better rooms and the most incredible touches including a welcoming batch of home made cookies! The best place to stay in Taupo, and where I will always stay.

    Thank 227gabbyc
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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Spa
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
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    • US$120 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Family Hotel in Taupo
    • #1 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
    • #1 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
    • #1 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
    • #2 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
    • #3 Business Hotel in Taupo
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    desa_plg
    Hi, How many toilets are there in the 2-bedrooms apartment?
    4 October 2016|
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    Response from Karen Y | Reviewed this property |
    We had a ground floor 1 bedroom apartment. It had only 1 bathroom with shower & toilet. Modern & very clean. We also had our own private spa. It was in a walled & roofed room off the bedroom.
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    orangecat0
    How long is the drive to Rotorua airport? What time would we have to leave for a 12 noon flight to ChCh giving us time to return a rental car? Thank you
    22 June 2016|
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    Response from TaupoGables | Property representative |
    The drive time from Gables Lakefront Motel to Rotorua Airport is approx 1H.15M. With your check-in time for your flight to CHC, this should be indicated on your ticket for the latest that you need to be there and factor in... More
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    sc0rpio12
    Hi do your units have easy access facilities i.e. a walk in shower, as will be travelling with my 85yr old mum?
    12 May 2015|
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    Response from TaupoGables | Property representative |
    Hi scOrpio1, Yes, we have units that have easy access facilities. All of our units have walk in showers and we also have a ramp for wheel chairs if needed. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Peter & Penny
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    "Most motel rooms had view of lake, recommend ask for view."
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    "Best views, best hot pool - totally perfect"
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    "Room 15 has a spa tub and is an end unit."
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    "Not all rooms have a hot tub."
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