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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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Cook Islands
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite the seriously cold weather the welcome was warm and so was the room. I enjoyed my own (big enough for 4) thermal spa...fabulous!... set in its own private enclosure off the bedroom. Everything about the design of the rooms was made to make a guest comfortable from the modern appliances and décor to the functional elements ie tv; heating;...

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Thank truthinreporting
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in one of the superior apartments with a hot tub and had an absolutely lovely stay. Peter was so friendly and helpful when we checked in, and gave us information about local restaurants and to help with our Tongariro hike the next day. The apartment was fantastic, everything absolutely pristine, and it was a perfect refuge to return...

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

Hi Njayc, Thanks for the great review. 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 including the hot pool and your own kitchen. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon....

Travelgalsfbayarea
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I never plan a trip without looking at TripAdvisor and I only post when I stay at a place that is outstanding -- that way people know I mean it when I write a post! We were scheduled to spend one night at Gables...and then Cyclone Cook hit. We weren't able to get to our next destination because of potential...

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

Hi travelgalsfbayarea, Thanks for the great review and kind words. 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 were so pleased that we were able to help you during the weather bomb that hit NZ and we hope the rest of...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The room is very spacious and clean. There is a private spa pool, it is really great as we got refreshed after a whole day of tour. Penny was very good in showing us the room and laundry. She even called me up soon after I had checked out as I left my clothes behind. Great stay experience, highly recommend!

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

Hi benjamin c, Thanks for the great review. 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 including. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards, Peter &...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old friend, Gazza from Rapads Jet in Taupo recommended we stay at the Gables. Happy we took up his recommendation because the owners were friendly, the unit was lovely with a separate lounge/mini kitchen and bedroom, also a private hot pool which I sat in for about an hour relaxing after a day of driving. The room also looks...

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

Hi 1960DebDeb, Thanks for the great review and thanks to Gazza for recommending us. 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 including the homemade cookies and fresh fruit. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent accommodation option! Peter looks after you well, the homemade cookies were the finishing touch that really confirmed this as a 5star rating! View is awesome, the room would be great for 1 or 2 and was well equipped with hot tub, good hot shower free wifi and a number of other small details such as the cookies! Will be...

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

Hi fsb1993, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you and we are pleased that you enjoyed your unit with awesome views and your own private hot pool. Penny makes the home made cookies and she was thrilled that you enjoyed them. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you...

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and hospitable hosts who keep the motel at a high standard. The rooms have everything you need and more with even apples supplied each day. Location is excellent and advice on where to eat and walks to do was spot on too. If ever in Taupo again we will be back and will highly recommend it to any...

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

Hi Graeme, 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 including the homemade cookies and fresh, crisp apples each day. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards,...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the street, the architecture tells you this is an older motel. But inside the unit, it's completely up to date. Recently refurbished, it has been done to the best quality, and really good colour choices. The kitchen fittings are all new, and includes a small dishwasher! The free wifi was the best. It connected first try, and STAYED ON....

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

Hi Dianne C, Thanks for the great and in depth review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. Even with the high ceilings, that give you a large sense of spaciousness our units don't take too long to heat up and they stay very warm. All our...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely nothing to complain about. Lots of space, nice kitchen,very comfy bed, spotless bathroom, great shower, good location, very helpful managers, only stayed one night on our way to Wellington, highly recommended.

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

Hi Beatworld, 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 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Gables last week and really appreciated Pete's great hospitality and service. The room was really lovely with great views and modern facilities. The bathroom was very modern with a fabulous high pressure shower and lovely soap etc. It was located only a minutes drive from shops,restaurants and across the road from the lake. Peter dropped in with...

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

Hi 2014family4, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you and we really enjoyed your company. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit and all the little extras that we provide. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: ₹ 7,388 - ₹ 11,859 (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 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#1 Family Hotel in Taupo
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
#4 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“If you want the luxury touch choose the room with the private spa”
truthinreporting, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an unimpeded view”
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“I think all rooms have views.”
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“Superior one bedroom apartment is the one this review is about.”
SteveandSharon2017, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Most motel rooms had view of lake, recommend ask for view.”
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