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Gables Lakefront Motel

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130 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 26/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 66 hotels in Taupo
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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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary instant cofffee
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
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Mid-range
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Helen and Barry R wrote a review 13 Jan
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We found the owners and the motel great. Our unit was comfortable and very clean. It is also very handy to town The unit we had was a one bedroom luxury unit with its own spa pool. You could sit outside the unit and watch the activity on the lake
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the review. Our rooms are not only cleaned every day but sanitized as well. Our motel is directly across the lake and our superior rooms get uninterrupted views of the Lake. Kind Regards. Franklyn
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Sandeep K wrote a review 12 Jan
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Really good service, such an awesome view from motel room, room was nice and tidy, service was great.Very close to restaurants and market. Will definitely be back for another stay.Highly recommended..
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Wow, thanks so much for taking the time to share your kind comments. That’ll put a smile on my face for the rest of the day! It was a pleasure to have you. The staff and I are so happy we could make your stay so wonderful. Kind Regards. Franklyn
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Icee wrote a review 12 Jan
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We stayed 3 nights and being with friends made the trip even more enjoyable. Kavita was so welcoming and always helpful she was the icing on our stay. The rooms were clean and had all that we needed to be able to have breakfast and lunch at the motel. I feel the heat real bad so did have to open the spa room door to let air in. The TV had a white screen and we could not see the picture hence missing out on the news but really not a problem as we were not there to watch telly. Had problems with the air-conditioner but had taken my desk fan anyway. All in all we would stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
We appreciate you taking the time you took to write such an extensive and wonderful review, it was as though it could be in a travel magazine. Thank you so much. We’d love to have you back anytime. We are considering to change the TVs . Kind Regards. Franklyn
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Chrissy R wrote a review 11 Jan
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Location is great, close to all. Super friendly owners/hosts. Views are awesome, accommodation comfortable and spacious. Added bonus of hot pool in room is a great touch to relax after a long day exploring! Would absolutely stay again!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Franklyn D'Cruz, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards. Franklyn
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Harry wrote a review 4 Jan
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We had a lovely stay at the Gable Lake Front Motel. Franky and Kavita were very friendly and accommodating and our room was perfect. The location to the lake was amazing and there was plenty to do in the area. Thank you for the great experience!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
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PRICE RANGE
USD 91 - USD 169 (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.