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130 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 28/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 67 in Taupo
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Travellers' Choice
Taupo’s contemporary Lakefront Motel. Gables provides modern facilities, fantastic views and a warm welcome. If you are looking for a great place to stay within walking distance to the town centre and across the road from Taupo’s main beach then this is the place for you. The Gables Lakefront Motel has been Trip Advisor's Taupo #1 Traveller Rated hotel for 4 years running. There is a combination of accommodation available, ranging from the top of the line Superior one bedroom units which include stunning lake views and your own private hot pool, to deluxe one bedroom units, or the two and three bedroom family units. This is your home away from home, including free unlimited WIFI, Sky 50 + channels on 43 inch TVs, king size beds, dishwashers and air-conditioning. Free laundry facilities and an ice making machine. We also offer free parking outside your unit Please note the only room with a private spa pool is the Superior One Bedroom Apartment. All other rooms have access to share spa pool facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Hiking
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Complimentary tea
Fishing
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Dining area
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English
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Kat wrote a review 21 May
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
The room has lake views, and chairs outside the room so one can sit outside and enjoy the view of the lake. The bed was super comfortable and the private hot pool was very enjoyable. There were also homemade biscuits in the room. I have stayed at this place previously, and will come back in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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RobynBri wrote a review 11 May
Dargaville, New Zealand2 contributions
Room was clean and comfortable, had a great view of lake Taupo, there was a nice bathroom and a hot pool undercover out off the bedroom. We had a lovely stay and hosts were wonderful. Would stay again no problem.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Best views are on the front of the motel
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Response from Franklyn D'Cruz, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 3 days ago
We are thrilled your time at Gables was so amazing. We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a memorable experience. We look forward to hosting you again for another fantastic experience. Kind regards. Franklyn
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mr_vigilante wrote a review 1 May
Hamilton, New Zealand32 contributions4 helpful votes
A nice room, and staff were nice. I found the room very suitable, tidy, and had all the things I needed. An added bonus was the hot tub in the room off the bedroom - which was the rooms own (ie not communal). The only criticism I have is the Wi-Fi signal could be weak at times, which may also be affecting the SkyTV - however it didn't hinder me using my laptop when I needed to, so it didn't bother me too much.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: "superior"room, which includes your own hot tub, & probably slightly better parking...
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Response from Franklyn D'Cruz, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for sharing your feed back from your stay. We appreciate your kind words about our comfy and clean rooms with stunning view. Our Sky TVs are connected with the dish Antenna. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards.
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Carol M wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions1 helpful vote
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Wonderful stay. Hosts and staff so friendly and helpful, nothing was a problem at all. The room was so clean and exactly as described. The bed was extremely comfortable and loved soaking in the hot tub. The location is amazing, loved waking up to the view and going across the road to grab a coffee from the coffee cart and walking along the lake to town. Totally recommend to all and can't wait to come stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Sounds like you had a splendid trip. Nothing makes us happier than hearing from our guests about the great location , fabulous service and personalized attention the guest receives from our staff. We would love to host you again. Kind regards. Franklyn
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Kimberlee wrote a review Apr 2022
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Easy to book, friendly and helpful owners, the room had enough room for my family and the room we chose had a great spa in room which the kids loved! Clean and tidy and was perfect for our impromptu 1 night stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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We are so happy to read your review and know the highlights of your stay. It is great to know that booking process was easy and user friendly on our website. Would love to host you again. Please tell your family & friend. Kind regards. Franklyn
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PRICE RANGE
US$120 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gables Lakefront Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Gables Lakefront Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (1.2 km), Maori Rock Carvings (0.7 km), and Taupo Mini Golf (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gables Lakefront Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Gables Lakefront Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gables Lakefront Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gables Lakefront Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gables Lakefront Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spoon and Paddle, The Brantry, and Mole & Chicken.
Does Gables Lakefront Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Gables Lakefront Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.