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Gables Lakefront Motel

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#2 of 41 motels in Taupo
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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
Outdoor dining area
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
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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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English
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Lou W wrote a review 11 Apr
Lennox Head, Australia34 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic place to stay in Taupo. We stayed 3 nights and loved that we could see Lake Taupo from our room and walk into town in around 15 minutes. Our room had everything we needed and was comfortable and spotlessly clean. We also loved the home-baked biscuits waiting for us on arrival.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rachel wrote a review 8 Apr
New Zealand4 contributions
Owners are lively and really care about offering a good value for money accommodation!! The superior rooms with lakeview and hot tub are perfect for your stay✅ perfect location as walking distance to town and the view is amazing as on a nice day you can see the volcano and swim in the lake
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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manysights2see wrote a review 3 Apr
United, Pennsylvania33 contributions8 helpful votes
Beautiful location - our room looked out on the lake. The sitting area is in the front with a view of the lake. The bedroom is in the back, which was nice an quiet for sleeping. There is a private hot tub with the room. The room is clean and nice, though not luxurious. The owners are very nice and extremely accommodating! The wife bakes delicious cookies that are left in your room.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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anapaulalra79 wrote a review 1 Apr
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Really clean and nice Motel. The lake view is amazing. Private hot pool. Little balcony with a view. Nice and clean bathroom. The kitchen is new with some Fisher & Paykel appliances. Shared my room with my husband and my 4 years old son. The owners are lovely. Totally recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Jan wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great location with a fabulous view. We sat outside and had a cocktail and watched beautiful sunset. Clean and fully equipped. Friendly staff with home baked butter biscuits for your coffee in the morning. Kitchen was fully equipped with all you'd need to cook a meal.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Pioneer12496378102 wrote a review Mar 2024
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An excellent stay at Gables Lake Front Motel! The service was amazing and we were so appreciative of all the effort the staff went to. We felt so relaxed going into our Ironman event and are super excited to be returning to Gables in December for World Champs. Highly recommend to all to book.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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ktstrong46 wrote a review Mar 2024
Onalaska, Wisconsin4 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for two nights with our teenage son. Our son slept on a sofa bed that was provided with our suite. The sofa bed was surprisingly comfortable. The suite we stayed in was very well laid out, comfortable, and stocked with everything we needed. The motel staff was very friendly and helpful. The only issue we had was that the hot tub that was included in our suite was too hot.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Paradise28626359601 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Absolutely fantastic stay at Gables Lakefront Motel in Taupo! Went with a group of friends over the January holidays from the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality. The stunning views of Lake Taupo left us speechless. The room was immaculate, spacious, and provided all the comforts of home. The staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay was unforgettable, the homemade biscuits are such a great touch. The tranquil atmosphere combined with the convenient location made exploring Taupo a breeze. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and will definitely be returning. Highly recommend Gables for an unforgettable stay in Taupo!"
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Curious28654604216 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Everything was perfect. We had a peaceful and comfortable sleep. The owners were wonderful and welcoming, they made us feel at home. The location was prime, with beautiful views with shops and restaurants close by. This was real value for money and we would highly recommend Gables Lakefront Motel.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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TonyZ wrote a review Mar 2024
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Best stay in taupo! An amazing view, and awesome rooms, as well as being close to everything (including being right next the beach). Very accomodating hosts who helped me a lot while I injured myself during my stay. Would definitely recommend for long and short stays (the spas are great)
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Date of stay: February 2024
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PRICE RANGE
AU$215 - AU$290 (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, free instant coffee, and an outdoor dining area 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 The Brantry, Mole & Chicken, and Embra.
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.