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Gables Lakefront Motel

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130 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#2 of 65 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.
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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
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
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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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Great View
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English
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Ian B wrote a review 14 Jun
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We decided to stay in Taupo because of terrible driving conditions on the way back to Hamilton. Called in to the office at about 8.20 pm and managed to get a good rate for a room with a lake view. Staff were very friendly and the room was nicely heated already. Everything was very clean and had a bonus of its own private whirlpool spa attached to he back of the unit. A small jar of cookies baked by the owner was a nice touch. The bed was very comfortable.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Franklyn D'Cruz, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. 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. Kind Regards. Franklyn
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Saurav Wadhwa wrote a review 13 Jun
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Franky the host made our stay pleasant. The location is superb. Our room had a hot tub which was very convenient. The owners have can do attitude, and they made our stay memorable. The property is old but well maintained.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Franklyn D'Cruz, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Gables and also for posting your stunning review - we really appreciate it very much. We would love to see you back at Gables one day - in the meantime all the very best. Kind Regards. Franklyn
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Maxine D wrote a review 10 Jun
21 contributions4 helpful votes
We were on our way to Tauranga spur of the moment thought we would spend a night in Taupo. Rang the Gables from their signage and was able to obtain a room for the night, but even better we where allowed to have our little dog stay with us, thankyou for a fuss free night with very comfortable bed and surprise spa pool. Very well equipped I recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Great view out over lake, close to restaurants.
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Response from Franklyn D'Cruz, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 6 days 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. Kind Regards. Franklyn
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Starlet_Auckland wrote a review 8 Jun
Auckland Central, New Zealand29 contributions11 helpful votes
A nice motel to stay at and we would be happy to stay there again. The staff were friendly, the room super clean, the spa a bonus and there were even home baked cookies! The location is good - we were able to walk down to a large variety of dinner options. It was nice and quiet for sleeping too.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Franklyn D'Cruz, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 6 days 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. Hope to you see again. Kind Regards. Franklyn
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Pj77 wrote a review 4 Jun
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We’ve been coming here for years and never disappoints. You can’t beat a hot tub In the room. It was clean there was cookies the bed is rediculously soft. Hosts are lovely Location is spot on What a treat
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Franklyn D'Cruz, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. 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. Kind regards. Franklyn
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PRICE RANGE
US$91 - US$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.