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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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Tauranga
Reviewed 10 April 2017

From the phone call checking how far away we were so they could pop the heat pump on to pre-warm the room to the lovely follow up email - the service we received was top notch. The room and hot tub were clean and well maintained and the bed comfortable. We will definitely be back for another visit.

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

Hi KatreenaNZ, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope you enjoyed the concert in Napier. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit and all our facilities and look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care and travel safe. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The second time I have stayed here and I would definitely go back. The outlook over the lane is stunning and the hospitality is fantastic. I was very late to check in but they stayed up to wait for me until I got there which I thought was pretty cool. The lake front room all have there own private spa...

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

Hi Ben S, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to see you again and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with the awesome views of the lake and the mountains and all the little extras like homemade cookies and fresh fruit. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We stayed at Gables for 4 days 3 nights and the experience was amazing. As we arrived we were greeted so warmly by Ella and she explained all the facilities and great places to visit inTaupo. My mum and I had such a lovely time and the relaxing spa in the evenings was a real treat. Lovely views of the...

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

Hi blackatz001, Thanks for the great review and kind words. I really enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit and all our facilities. It is great to have the fresh coffee caravan across the road and the icecream cart as well during the summer months. We wish you all the best...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Peter and Penny are great hosts who help their guests to enjoy staying in their motel and the Lake Taupo area with useful friendly advice and directions. We stayed in Unit 9 with panoramic views of the lake and the snow covered mountains beyond the lake. The unit was clean and comfortable and the private enclosed hot pool was just...

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

Hi ZM2011, Thanks for the great review and kind words. We love to here that we were the best motel that you stayed in during your trip around the North Island. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with the awesome views of the lake and the mountains and all the...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had a quick one night stay at the Gables Motel in Taupo. Ella, the interim manager, was great and super friendly. It was quite easy to get into town, very relaxing with great views in the evening, and very comfortable in the rooms. We'd stay here again!

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

Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with the awesome views of the lake and the mountains and all the little extras like homemade cookies and fresh fruit. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had the pleasure of staying at Gables Lakefront Motel for one night during our trip round New Zealand. The room was fantastic with top quality fittings throughout and was spotlessly clean. It was a nice touch to get fresh fruit and home made cookies too! Gorgeous views out across the lake to the mountains and a tasty ice cream...

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

Hi Gillian V, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with the awesome views of the lake and the mountains and all the little extras like homemade cookies and fresh fruit. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2017

After staying one night 18months ago on our travel of New Zealand, my husband and I returned to spend a week at this beautiful spot. Peter and Penny made our stay even more enjoyable, nothing was too much trouble even helping hubby out with his fishing. Everything was great, the beds the shower, lovely and clean, we have no hesitation...

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

Hi the clarks9, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to see you both again and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with the awesome views of the lake and the mountains. I really enjoyed your company each day and it was a pleasure to take you on the lake for some fishing. We wish you all...

Caversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2017

From our initial warm welcome from Relief Manager, Ella, on Monday through to our departure on Thursday, this was a very enjoyable stay. The apartment was immaculate, well equipped and in a good location. The extra touches like homemade biscuits and apples that were replenished daily, plus a morning newspaper were appreciated, as was the hot pool. The pool was...

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

Hi Coljac, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with the awesome views of the lake and the mountains and all the little extras like homemade cookies and fresh fruit and your own private hot pool. We wish you all the best for the rest of...

Reviewed 2 April 2017

This would be one of the best Motels I have stayed in. Great location, superb Unit and fantastic personal service from Ella, the Manager. The unit is light and clean, with extras such as night light and in room spa.

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

Hi Murray W, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed your company. 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....

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stayed for 2 nights and only have great things to say about the Gables. Our apartment was pristine with amazing attention to detail such as a small night light in the bathroom, fresh coffee percolator, and homebaked cookies and fresh apples everyday. The bed was super comfy, the shower was super powerful and the WiFi was great in the...

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

Hi winginitmumma, Thank you for you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to host you all at the Gables Lakefront Motel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your superior lakefront unit with king bed and private hotpool. We hope to see you again soon and safe travel for the rest of your trip....

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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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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: $153 - $244 (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 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#1 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#1 Family Hotel in Taupo
#3 Business Hotel in Taupo
#3 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
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