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Gables Lakefront Motel

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our room had a HOT Tub and it was a delight to enter it at the end of a long day to relax. The proprieters are very friendly and very helpful people and made our stay enjoyable. Homemade cookies in our room, yum. The units are very clean and tidy and have been recently done up. They are bright and...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are many reasons why the Gables Lakefront Motel is number 1 in Taupo, the primary one being Penny and Peter! From the moment of our arrival to our departure 4 days later their ebullient nature made the property hum. They are full of local knowledge and very willing to share and suggest, and they make everyone feel as if...

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Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms are spacious with great views over the lake. Spotlessly clean and well set out. Great little kitchenette. Comfortable bed and good pillow selection. The shower is amazing! Hot tub out the back in your own private area. I felt reasonably priced for a good nights sleep. Pete is a great host and full of helpful information. Motorcycle friendly and...

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Thank Harlegirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room was nice and very clean. A really nice couple helped us with local information. A great central location with a lot to do in the area. Will definitely return to stay again in on another holiday.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, well designed apartments with full kitchen facilities, right on the lakeside pathway into town. My wife and infant stayed for a night on the way from Wellington to Orakei Korako and would definitely return if we were in the area.

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

Hi munndaniel, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you all and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again one day. Travel safe. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely experience from warm welcome, home baking biscuits, current magazines to read and excellent location , great views, hot pool to relax in. we have rebooked in 2017 Excellent hosts Thanks Penny & Pete

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

Hi cheesie2016, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed talking to you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities and we wish you all the best for the new year. We look forward to catching up again next year. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel is a very reasonable one right on Lake Taupo. It no problem to walk into town, parking is plentiful. Rooms can come with a hot tub. The manager is friendly and will show how all the amenities work in the rooms. The presence of an on site laundry is an added plus. All in all a very solid...

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

Hi Icksyd, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. Our rooms are spacious and they do enjoy awesome lake and mountain views. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again one day. Travel safe. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the most magical stay with a couple of girlfriends from Australia. Pete greeted us warmly and showed us all the important "need-to-know" information in regards to our room and the local area. We had our own private spa and the room was simply but beautifully furnished. The homemade cookies and fruit were a lovely touch! The view from...

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

Hi Charlene017, Thanks for the great review. It was pleasure to host you all and I am glad that the weather was perfect for you to enjoy your view and to watch the spectacular sunset. We are pleased that you liked your room and all our facilities. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon....

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the founder of world-adventure.com, I get to travel to many locations and experience many levels of accommodation. Don't let the name fool you, Gables Lakefront Motel is more a home than simply a motel. Here's what I loved about my stay. - Owners and staff: The owners are world travelers themselves so they know what a visitor is looking...

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

Hi Davybert, Thank you for the taking the time to write an in depth review of Gables Lakefront Motel.. It was lovely to meet you and your Mum and Dad. What an exciting adventure you have been on and we are proud that we could offer our property for you to stay in during your NZ part of your world...

Hamilton, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once a year my sisters and I spend a weekend away with just the 3 of us, whether it be here in NZ or abroad. After searching and asking others for advice about where to stay in Taupo I came across Gables Lakefront Motel. It had everything we needed, from the kitchen, bathroom facilities to our very own private spa,...

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

Hi jodezkare, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you all and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. Our rooms are spacious and they do enjoy awesome lake and mountain views. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again one day. Travel safe. Kind...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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
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 - $254 (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 Family Hotel in Taupo
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
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“Ask for lake view”
 of 5 bubbles Q477UUpatrickr, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great views great location, walking distance to shops & resturants”
 of 5 bubbles cheesie2016, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have specific requirements email The Gable. They are extremely accomodating!”
 of 5 bubbles Charlene017, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“View of the lake are great, but some with "partial views" are just as good”
 of 5 bubbles Davybert, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Over looking lake”
 of 5 bubbles Averil16, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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