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Gables Lakefront Motel

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We enjoyed our stay in this motel. The host Peter was welcoming with a good sense of humor and helpful tips. The rooms are spacious with reverse cycle A/C and mini kitchen. The views of the lake and mountains are great and there is a popular beach across the road with safe
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Hotel's Favourite
Great location within walking distance of restaurants and town center, immaculately clean, well appointed rooms, great lake views to enjoy a beer or wine sitting on your verandah. Very quiet at night, and extremely helpful manager Frank for whom nothing is too much trouble.
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Response from Franklyn D, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Allon thank you for staying with us.It was a pleasure having youll, Your fishing record still stands as the highest !
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We arrived late afternoon into Taupo without accommodation booked and were lucky enough to find a studio apartment at the Gables.The unit was a generous size due to high ceilings and as the bedroom is situated at the rear this guaranteed a good nights sleep with no traffic
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As you drive into the car park of this Motel, you are struck by the cleanliness of the whole place. This property was above and beyond anything we expected. It was spotlessly clean everywhere. The property was very well equipped, with high quality crockery which was also very
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Response from Franklyn D, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you for staying with us. We are very particular about the cleanness. Once again thank you your comments. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards. Franky.
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from the moment we arrived our three night stay was great. fantatic location across from lake taupo and within walking distance to the town centre. small touches like home made biscuits in the room, your own spa checked every day by the ever helpul handyman john who along with
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Do you provide hair dryer in the deluxe 1 bed units?
Absolutely. All good accommodation in NZ provides hairdryers.
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Do you provide hair dryer in the deluxe 1 bed units?
Yes they had a hair dryer as well as lovely plush towels and a well set up kitchen.
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Hi, How many toilets are there in the 2-bedrooms apartment?
We had a ground floor 1 bedroom apartment. It had only 1 bathroom with shower & toilet. Modern & very clean. We also had our own private spa. It was in a walled & roofed room off the bedroom.
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The drive time from Gables Lakefront Motel to Rotorua Airport is approx 1H.15M. With your check-in time for your flight to CHC, this should be indicated on your ticket for the latest that you need to be there and factor in an extra 15-30 min for your rental car return if dropping off at the airport terminal. Regards Aaron Porteous Relief Manager Gables Lakefront Motel
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Hi scOrpio1, Yes, we have units that have easy access facilities. All of our units have walk in showers and we also have a ramp for wheel chairs if needed. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Peter & Penny
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"The center rooms give a better lake view but are more expensive."
"Ask for one with a hot tub."
"Superior room is worth the extra cost."
"Nearest lake was good & close to picnic tables"
"The view is tremendous so ensure you get a room with a view - it's worth it!"
US$109 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
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