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Gables Lakefront Motel

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My partner and I stayed at The Gables for one night, and it wasn't nearly enough! The location, right in the lakefront, is so stunning and peaceful. The motel itself was the best one we've stayed in by a mile. It was clean and spacious, with all the necessary amenities, the hot tub was a wonderful perk, and all the...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very happy with my stay at Gables. The rooms are big and clean and the hot tub is a great bonus! Super friendly staff, were very welcoming throughout our stay. Would definitely recommend staying at Gables!

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Thank Graceay
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good sized clean units with great spa pool in our room. Homemade cookies and newspaper each morning were great. Nothing was to much trouble for the friendly staff. Really appreciated the free of charge laundry.

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Thank Joy T
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This my second stay at Gables and just as marvellous as the first. I had a really comfortable sleep. My only sadnesses were that I couldn't stay longer and that it wasn't really swimming weather (Gables is opposite a fantastic swimming beach).

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Thank travellingwoman2016
TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this review

Hi travellingwoman2016, Thanks for the great review. It was see you again and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. Hopefully next time we can put some nice sunshine on for you. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take care. Kind regards,...

Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived late on a wet and rainy night, relief manager was so friendly and easy going. Had a good laugh. Rooms are really nice, modern and clean. A great nights sleep. Would definitley recommend staying here and will stay again.

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

Hi altania2017, Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and 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. Take care. Kind regards, Peter & Penny

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the very friendly and helpful owners who greeted us when we arrived and farewelled us when we left, to the excellent superior room with its own hot tub, this was an enjoyable stay. Well appointed room looking out across the road to Lake Taupo. Excellent facilities and a short drive to city centre. First stayed here 30 years ago....

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

Hi klshanster, Thanks for the great review. Welcome back. You would have seen so much change in the place since 30 years ago. 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 for the rest of your travels and hope to see you...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

What hosts, only beaten by the location, just. Peter & Penny were welcoming, accommodating and more than happy to enjoy a chat or offer advice on the local attractions. Where can I start with the hosts, warm, friendly and go above and beyond what is usually expected from accommodation hosts. The accommodation was perfect, clean, spacious, great bed, great location...

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

Hi JohnsiesonHol, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and we really enjoyed your company for the 3 days that you stayed with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the motel is absolutely amazing, with a stunning, uninterrupted view of the lake from your front door. Ella was our host, she was so welcoming and attentive, incredibly helpful and really friendly. All the little things were especially fabulous; fresh biscuits and fruit daily, awesome free wifi, lovely shower and body products provided and the use of...

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

Hi Jan O, Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed talking to you. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities and our fantastic view of the lake and mountains. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope...

Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the best! It has everything you need. The rooms are spacious & clean, the location is opposite the water and not far from the main shops and attractions, fresh cookies and apples are supplied everyday, and the staff (especially Ella) are amazing - so helpful, friendly and love a good laugh 😃. Best accommodation of the whole...

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

Hi Nedalinc, 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. I will share your wonderful comments with our great staff. We wish you all the best for the rest of your travels and hope to see you again soon. Take...

Tauranga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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“Suggest the superior room if you want to relax in the privacy of your own hot tub. Also has king size bed in seperate bedroom.”
klshanster, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had room 6, great views.”
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JohnsiesonHol, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The superior one bedroom rooms are amazing with your own private spa pool in your room”
blackatz001, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“This time we had no 13 one bedroom looks out onto the lake”
theclarks9, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“great views of the lake, a stones throw from the beach, walking distance to the town, hot pool is not a jacuzzi,”
winginitmumma, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
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