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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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Perth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights with our family in four rooms and know why you are ranked number one in Taupo. Location, cleanliness, homemade cookies and the best hosts you will meet in the motel game. Keep up the good work as you deserve your rating.

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

Hi Dijo49, Thanks for the great review and special thanks. We do work hard to make your stay the best ever. It was lovely to meet you all and we really enjoyed your company 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...

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at The Gables for one night, and it wasn't nearly enough! The location, right in the lakefront, is so stunning and peaceful. The motel itself was the best one we've stayed in by a mile. It was clean and spacious, with all the necessary amenities, the hot tub was a wonderful perk, and all the...

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

Hi alice121087, Thanks for the great review and kind words. We do work hard to make your stay the best ever. It was lovely to meet you both and we really enjoyed your company 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...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very happy with my stay at Gables. The rooms are big and clean and the hot tub is a great bonus! Super friendly staff, were very welcoming throughout our stay. Would definitely recommend staying at Gables!

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

Hi Graceay, 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

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Good sized clean units with great spa pool in our room. Homemade cookies and newspaper each morning were great. Nothing was to much trouble for the friendly staff. Really appreciated the free of charge laundry.

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

Hi Joy T, 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. The free laundry facility is also a little extra that we are happy to provide to our guests. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope...

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This my second stay at Gables and just as marvellous as the first. I had a really comfortable sleep. My only sadnesses were that I couldn't stay longer and that it wasn't really swimming weather (Gables is opposite a fantastic swimming beach).

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

Hi travellingwoman2016, Thanks for the great review. It was see you again and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. Hopefully next time we can put some nice sunshine on for you. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards,...

Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Arrived late on a wet and rainy night, relief manager was so friendly and easy going. Had a good laugh. Rooms are really nice, modern and clean. A great nights sleep. Would definitley recommend staying here and will stay again.

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

Hi altania2017, 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 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

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 April 2017

From the very friendly and helpful owners who greeted us when we arrived and farewelled us when we left, to the excellent superior room with its own hot tub, this was an enjoyable stay. Well appointed room looking out across the road to Lake Taupo. Excellent facilities and a short drive to city centre. First stayed here 30 years ago....

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

Hi klshanster, Thanks for the great review. Welcome back. You would have seen so much change in the place since 30 years ago. 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...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2017

What hosts, only beaten by the location, just. Peter & Penny were welcoming, accommodating and more than happy to enjoy a chat or offer advice on the local attractions. Where can I start with the hosts, warm, friendly and go above and beyond what is usually expected from accommodation hosts. The accommodation was perfect, clean, spacious, great bed, great location...

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

Hi JohnsiesonHol, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and we really enjoyed your company for the 3 days that you stayed with us. 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...

Reviewed 13 April 2017

The location of the motel is absolutely amazing, with a stunning, uninterrupted view of the lake from your front door. Ella was our host, she was so welcoming and attentive, incredibly helpful and really friendly. All the little things were especially fabulous; fresh biscuits and fruit daily, awesome free wifi, lovely shower and body products provided and the use of...

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

Hi Jan O, Thanks for the great review and kind words. 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 our fantastic view of the lake and mountains. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope...

Australia
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is the best! It has everything you need. The rooms are spacious & clean, the location is opposite the water and not far from the main shops and attractions, fresh cookies and apples are supplied everyday, and the staff (especially Ella) are amazing - so helpful, friendly and love a good laugh 😃. Best accommodation of the whole...

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

Hi Nedalinc, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. I will share your wonderful comments with our great staff. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • 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
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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: €102 - €163 (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 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#1 Family Hotel in Taupo
#3 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
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