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Gables Lakefront Motel

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Gables during a two week trip around the North Island. We were booked in for three days and wished we had longer. Our hosts Peter and Penny were very welcoming and helpful. The thermal hot tub was very relaxing to fall into after a hard day exploring the Taupo region. The views across the lake were...

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

Hi Nick H, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with our very comfortable beds and relaxing hot pools in each Superior units. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards,...

Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the lakefront, the motel offers a gorgeous view on the lake and the volcanoes. A very nice motel with friendly hosts. A perfect place to start one of the many activities and to relax after a tiring day in the hot tub

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

Hi mbaetens, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on the way up north and stayed again on the way back home for a couple of nights. I have to say that Ella ( the relief Manager ) made us feel like we had been there a thousand times already and we felt completely at home. Peter Nash ( the Boss !! ) looked after us...

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

Hi Al, Jules & Hazel, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you all and we really enjoyed your company. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room with our very comfortable beds and all our facilities. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you...

Stirling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Gables on our visit to Lake Taupo in Nov 2015 and had a fantastic experience. We received an extremely warm welcome on our arrival from Peter who showed us to our beautiful room, kindly showing us the lovely facilities that it had to offer. He was also kind enough to orientate us to the local area...

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

Hi Weechiefharry, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed talking to you and helping you out. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and your own private hot pool and all our facilities. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope...

Kyneton, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a warm and friendly welcome from Peter. We were given a couple of maps of the area and Peter personally marked off areas of interest and ran through directions which saved us a lot of time as we only had one day in Taupo. Rooms were very clean, comfortable and beautiful views over the lake. Fresh fruit and...

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

Hi TkynF6496NH, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with the awesome views of the lake and the mountains and all the little extras like homemade cookies and fresh fruit. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see...

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family spent the weekend at The Gables just recently with Peter & Penny. Their customer service was above & beyond anything we had expected. They went out of their to make our stay enjoyable. The rooms were exceptional and so well presented, with everything we could possibly need. All their staff were so accommodating and friendly. Definitely would stay...

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

Hi onmway2, Thanks for the great review and lovely feed back. It was lovely to meet you all and we really enjoyed your company. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit and all our facilities. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards, Peter...

Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in many places during our recent trip to the North Island, but the Gables was by far our favorite room. Very clean and modern, and the owners were very personable. We had a beautiful view of the lake, and walking access to town and around the lake. What a beautiful town with lots of amenities.

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

Hi Fortheloveofvine, Thanks for the great review and voting us your most favorite place to stay during your trip around the North Island. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with our very comfortable beds and all our facilities. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best hosts, Peter and Penny, very accomodating with great local knowledge of the Taupo area as to where to go and what to do. Superior room, separate bedroom, with fantastic views across the lake. All the amenities and then some more. It was the little extra touches like home baked cookies in the room, a heated towel rail in the...

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

Hi SteveandSharon2017, Thanks for the great review and good feedback. It was lovely to meet you both and we really enjoyed your company. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room with our very comfortable beds and private hot pool. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Keep...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently stayed at Gables Lakefront Motel, and we loved every minute. The motel looks exactly as it does in the pictures, perfectly situated with lake views. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, Peter who was so helpful. Our room was very clean, and we really appreciated the little touches, like home made biscuits, fresh fruit...

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

Hi Kristan N, Thanks for the great review and feedback. It was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed talking to you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room with your own private hot pool and awesome views. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon....

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 beautifully presented rooms and bathrooms. Enough facilities to have meals or go out for dinner.Will...

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

Hi sandrew202, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed all our little extras that make the Gables a special place to stay. We try our best here and it is very nice to be appreciated. We wish you all the best and look forward to...

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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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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: $153 - $246 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#1 Family Hotel in Taupo
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“If you want the luxury touch choose the room with the private spa”
truthinreporting, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an unimpeded view”
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“I think all rooms have views.”
Fortheloveofvine, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Superior one bedroom apartment is the one this review is about.”
SteveandSharon2017, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Most motel rooms had view of lake, recommend ask for view.”
sandrew202, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
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