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Gables Lakefront Motel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long way,finally I founs a small and lovely room at the gables lakefront hotel. At the first floor there is a small kitchen and a diningroom. The bedrooms are upstairs so when your partner is sleeping you can keep on watching tv✌🏻 The owner Peter was very helpful at all. The location of the offers you a long...

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

Hi Glnr S, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and I enjoyed talking to you about your homeland as I was a frequent visitor to your country many years ago. WE are pleased that you enjoyed your 2 bedroom unit and we wish you all the best for the rest of your travels in...

Southern California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As motels go, this property is truly deserving of it's excellent reputation. It delivered what was expected in terms of facilities and more. The on-duty manager, Allan was ever so helpful in getting us set up. When hubby had trouble getting the air conditioning to start up, Allan figured out how to work the unit and made sure things were...

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

Hi TwoByTwo, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to host you. We are pleased that you liked your unit and all our facilities. Take care and all the best for the rest of your travels. Kind regards, Aaron & Tracey Relief Managers

Punakaiki, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a super welcome and fabulous facilities! Nothing was too much trouble , from showing us the beautifully resources room, to helping with the washing, to printing off vouchers for things booked in queens town! The owners made our very short stay a memorable one - wish we had booked for longer - and the view was to die for!

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

Hi Angela S, 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 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...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Home made cookies with a bowl of apples greeted us as we entered the unit (cookies were the best might i add!!). The host Peter was awesome and very friendly to work with and we had absolutely no hassles at the Motel. Highly recommend staying here and supporting Peter and Penny at this place.

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

Hi RaandJuanita, 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 unit and all our facilities. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and we look forward to seeing you at Ironman 2018. Take care. Kind...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room had a great view of the lake and sunsets. Extremely clean, modern, with our own hot tub. Unique feature of NZ accommodations is to have a kitchen area in the room. We had everything to cook with as well as a dishwasher. Also had a/c and laundry facilities. Have a sitting room with kitchen/eating area and bedroom is separate...

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

Hi Jon W, 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. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards, Peter...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night, now wish it was two as we really didn't see too much of the town and the next night we stayed in Rotorua which we disliked. The motel is quite funky with very cute rooms with a lovely outlook across to the lake, the room was extremely clean and quiet, the only negative was...

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

Hi PatsyKS, Thanks for the awesome review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. Our aircon units are very quiet and keep the rooms cool at night. I don't know how else we can keep the units cool, maybe have the windows open! Hope you had a good trip home and we look forward to...

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned to be cruising New Zealand but our cruise ship broke down after departing Melbourne AU so we "abandoned ship", caught a flight to Auckland, rented a car and headed out on our own. Our first stop was Taupo as it was on the way to Wellington and we needed to rest up after a busy day. Just...

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

Hi Paul C, Thanks for the great indepth review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you all and we really enjoyed your company. I enjoyed talking to you about cruising and liked the advice that you gave us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit and all our facilities. We wish you all the best for the...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful warm welcome on arrival. Spotlessly clean and well resourced apartment. Real homely touches with free fruit and cookies! And the most generous supply of milk we have ever seen in a motel! Add to this a near perfect location and you can see why the Gables gets such good reviews. Highly recommended.

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

Hi slattmum, 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 including the fresh fruit and homemade cookies. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again...

San Luis Obispo County, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about our stay at the Gables Motel. The owners go above and beyond to be helpful and they take pride in ownership. Our room was awesome with a well stocked kitchen, spacious bathroom and bedroom plus a hot tub! It was immaculate and had updated contemporary furnishings. We loved sitting out front and having...

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

Hi Ginny S, 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. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards, Peter...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a night's stay at this motel on the strength of it being #1 rated accommodation on TripAdvisor in the area, and I can honestly say it is well deserved. The owners/managers were extremely helpful. In the booking process with a third-party booking company's website, the date got entered incorrectly as it retained a date for another night's stay...

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

Hi Jadeybee79, Thanks for the great in depth review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and we really enjoyed your company. I am pleased that we were able to sort out your booking issue and you got to experience a fantastic time at our lovely motel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit and all...

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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 )
Services
  • 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: $164 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gables Lakefront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Hotel Style:
#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
#4 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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