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Gables Lakefront Motel

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pete & Penny are the very friendly and helpful owners of this fantastic motel, with very clean and modern facilities and great views of Lake Taupo. We would definitely recommend you stay and enjoy the wonderful ambiance it provides.

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1 Thank sharynbethune
TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sharynbethune, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. We wish you all the best and we look forward to seeing you again and hope you all had a safe drive back home. Kind regards, Peter & Penny More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are traveling throughout New Zealand from America and were unsure of the "Motel" due to our pre-existing notions of what a motel means in America. When we arrived we were greeted by Peter and he was exceptionally friendly and helpful. He provided insights on what to do, weather, food options, and more. After getting in the room we realized... More 

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1 Thank Tim F
TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tim F, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed talking to you. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities and our lakefront location. Penny was happy that you enjoyed her cookies that she makes every morning and we wish you all... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a fantastic place to stay, my partner and I have stayed a few places in Taupo and the Gables Lakefront is one of the best. The staff were extremely friendly, Peter especially was extremely helpful and all round an awesome bloke! The room was spotless, bed was sooo comfortable and the outlook toward the lake and snow capped Mt... More 

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1 Thank Ajay K
TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ajay K, Thanks for the great review and kind words. I really enjoyed meeting you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found your room very comfortable. We wish you both all the best and look forward to seeing you again. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place by accident, what a find. Very pleasant and helpful owners. Beautifully presented rooms, spotlessly clean and well appointed. I loved the hot tub attached to room. Would definitely stay here again and thoroughly recommend.

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Thank Averil16
TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Averil16, 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. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again one day. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for two nights. Peter and Penny are the most fantastic and hospitable hosts. The one bedroom unit was amazing right down to the hot pool. The unit was everything and more especially with the biscuits that Penny makes fresh every morning. Getting up and having a shower with lots of water pressure was even more... More 

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

Hi LSM55, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your room and all the extras that come with it. We update the magazines each Monday to keep them very current. It was great that the weather behaved so you could take in the beautiful... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night. We were impressed by the motel. It is actually more home than motel. The location is great. Beautiful view over the lake. Very clean. Good bed. The owners Penny and Peter are very helpful in every possible way. The only thing to improve (on our side) is that we stayed way too short. When in NZ... More 

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

Hi Johannameijer, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and found it very comfortable. We look forward to seeing you both back again when next in NZ and hopefully you can stay longer and enjoy Taupo. All the best and safe travels. Kind regards, Peter &... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm welcome from Peter. We were shown to the room by peter and the room contained homely touches such as magazines, home made biscuits, plunger coffee plus morning newspaper. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Bathroom nightlight a good idea. Along with the great view this a great place to stay.

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Thank 48Susan
TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi 48Susan, Thanks for the great review and feed back on your unit. We are pleased that you enjoyed all the extras that come with your unit and that you found our place to be very comfortable. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again one day. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights on our 8 day holiday from Aus. All the boxes were ticked. Immaculately presented room, with high attention to detail, right down to the homemade cookies, plunger coffee, a separate hot tub room off the bedroom and cathedral ceiling giving a great sense of space and quaintness. I doubt you would find a better... More 

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

Hi cmc9964, It was lovely to meet you both and thanks for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all the extras that come with it. I really enjoyed talking to you both and hope to see you again one day. We wish you all the best and hope the rest of your trip goes... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't arrive until after 10pm, Peter was there to greet us and show us everything in our one bedroom unit. The unit was clean, roomy, great kitchen, powerful shower and spa area was great. We were 3 adults , had friends visit and there was plenty of room and seating. Night light , free wi fi, magazines, fruit and... More 

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

Hi Robyn C, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was a pleasure to host you all and and we are pleased that you enjoyed your unit. Good luck for the cycle challenge next weekend and we hope to see you all again one day. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny More 

Waikanae, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gables is a home away from home with a private spa pool off the bedroom. Just what I needed after a very full day. The bed is really comfortable too. It's walking distance to an excellent local restaurant too.

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

Hi 821clare, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again one day and wish you all the best. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $172 - $256 (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 Family Hotel in Taupo
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
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