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Gables Lakefront Motel

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Nedlands, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Gables in Taupo. The position is second to none with a lovely view over the lake and within walking distance of the city centre. Peter and Penny are wonderful hosts and they have set up the rooms to ensure maximum comfort. The personal hot tub in our room was most welcome and the...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were greeted warmly by the hosts, and given a rundown of the area - attractions, activities to do, restaurants etc. We could enjoy the vast lake view from the hall and porch, and the room were spacious and toilets were well equipped with necessary amenities. Our room had the hot pool at the back, which was a definite plus...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This motel was very comfortable, well located, easy walk in to cafes and shops, and rooms had a lovely view of the lake. We were only able to stay one night this time but would be very happy to stay again.

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

Hi jrms82a, Thanks for the great review. It was our pleasure to host you both and we really enjoyed your company. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities and we look forward to seeing you again. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gables Lakefront Motel is enthusiastically run by Peter Nash and you are made most welcome. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, it has great internet along with all of the other things you need when you are on the road. Would highly recommend.

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

Hi Raeleen M, Thanks for the awesome review and kind words. It was our pleasure to host you both and we really enjoyed your company. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities and we look forward to seeing you again. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a 2 bedroom suite which was very clean and comfortable. Only 1 bathroom but the toilet was separate from the shower thankfully. We were barely here long enough to enjoy the surroundings and lake. Great place to sleep for the night for my family. Owner was very kind and ready to help.

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

Hi Roger S, Thanks for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your 2 bedroom unit with all the little extras that make our place special. The cookies and apples are very popular with our guests. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again one day. Take care and safe travels. Kind regards, Peter...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best motel ever! Ten out of ten for location, facilities, cleanliness, friendly and efficient staff. Plenty of space, large size rooms, comfortable bed, spotless kitchen and bathroom, parking right outside the room

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

Hi Goldino53, 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 for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not only was the view off the charts looking at the vast Lake Taupo, but the hotel accommodations were spectacular. Peter and Alice are such wonderful people and they gave us excellent recommendations of things to see and do while staying there. I can't wait to go back and I will definitely be staying there again. This made our holiday...

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

Hi Rob L, 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...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location on the lakeside with amazing views. The studio was exceptionally clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. We had engine problems with our car and Peter not only tried to help, he recommended a reputable local garage who were reasonable priced and managed to fix the problem that day. I would certainly recommend and will stay again...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our visit was for one night only, en route Mount Maunganui to the lower North Island to break the driving. Thus we didn't really need too many frills but were so pleased our one night stopover was here. As is clear from the many positive comments given to Gables it is an A1 place to stay. You would fail to...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hot tube area was clean and quiet...bed comfortable. Beautiful view of the lake and mountains across the road from our unit. The room are light and air, with the gabled roof giving the lounge and bedroom a larger feel. Homebaked cookies were in a jar on the table for guests, along with some fresh apples....a very nice and welcoming...

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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
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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
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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: $175 - $293 (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 Family Hotel in Taupo
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
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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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