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Gables Lakefront Motel

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Newtown, Connecticut
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Clean well appointed deluxe studio with personal hot tub. Great location to run and preferred to be a little way from town center. Peter and staff to a great job in providing excellent local information and offering a warm welcome. Cookies and apples are a nice touch.

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

Hi masonw829, Thanks for the great review. 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 homemade cookies and fresh apples. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care....

Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful location, beautiful apartment and lovely friendly owner. Made us feel so welcome as soon as we arrived and gave us top tips on things to do and places to eat. Beautiful lake views. Can't recommend highly enough. Thank you Peter! Aidan and Donna

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

Hi Dmg2501, 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 &...

Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the place. The only knock on this hotel is that it is a 20 minute walk into town, however there is plenty of parking in town if you take your car. Otherwise this place has high end kitchen appliances, a stove top, microwave, fridge, etc. The bathrooms are equally as nice, spotlessly...

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

Hi Fosie, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your unit and all our facilities. We love our location here as we are a 15 minute walk to town and very quiet in the evening. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and...

Cocoa Beach, Florida
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Gables Lakefront excellently represents the heart of New Zealand. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The location is perfect. We would recommend a stay here if your travels bring you to Taupo.

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

Hi Terry P, Thanks for the great review.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 & Penny

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Our hosts Peter & Penny were most hospitable and made us feel very welcome . Bed was very comfortable and the separate hot tub at the rear was amazing . Home made cookies & fresh apples & newspapers daily made our stay memorable . Free use of washing machine & dryer enabled us to catch up with our laundry ....

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

Hi Sue T, 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...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Me and my wife stayed in one of the of the lakefront rooms on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016 as part of our honeymoon. I can happily say that this is one of the best places that I've ever stayed, with fantastic facilities in an excellent apartment. The view from the room was more or less an unobstructed view...

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

Hi Lee R, 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. Just for the record we are 1.2 km from town and it usually takes about 15 minutes to walk.We wish you all the best...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Spectacular setting on a beautiful lake with plenty of activities. We used the Gables to explore the North Island with day trips over a five day stay. Lovely accommodations. Daily fresh fruit and cookies are are a real treat.

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

Hi David O, Thanks for the great review. 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 & Penny

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed for 1 night in this painstakingly maintained motel.Our room was modern,spotlessly clean and thoughtfully equipped. There was a real sense of spaciousness with the cathedral ceilings. The kitchen was well specced . The bathroom had a powerful shower. There was a hot tub for private use too. The motel is set back from the lake road ,and the...

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

Hi Bill C, Thanks for the great review. 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 & Penny

Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival and meeting Peter when checking in, the whole experience was perfect. Lovely new apartments fully equipped and very clean. Perfect location. Apples and cookies upon arrival with tea, coffee and milk. Highly recommended.

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

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

pasadena, california, USA
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

SPent three nights in unit #10, which was nice as there was only 1 neighbor. Well outfitted rooms, with large tv, convertible sofa bed, nice kitchen to work with, comfortable bed and even a secluded hot tub in far back. The bedroom is in the back, so there is no street noise at night. Shortbread cookies were left daily, as...

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

Hi hughspasadena, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to host you. I really enjoyed talking to you and it was great that you enjoyed our lovely area around Lake Taupo. We are please that you liked your unit and all our facilities. Take care and all the best for the rest...

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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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  • 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
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 - $274 (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 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
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“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
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“Front lake facing rooms are the best”
 of 5 bubbles patmary68, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in unit 7 and had clear views of both the lake and mountains.”
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