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4.7 out of 5

"Clean and well laid out. Friendly staff. Great location - very nice views. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 24 Mar 2021

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Hotel Description

At Gables Lakefront Motel you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Lake Taupo and 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre. Highlights at this beach motel include in-room free WiFi and furnished balconies.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 15 rooms feature sofa beds, living rooms, and fans. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and a picnic area. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Taupo motel include Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp and Taupo Museum and Art Gallery.

Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$149* Per night/room 2 Dec. - 3 Dec.

Superior One Bedroom Apartment with Hot Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Bedroom Family Apartment

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Three Bedroom Family Apartment

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Gables Lakefront Motel ratings based on 122 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Gables Lakefront Motel

Everyone (45) Couples (35) Family (42)
5 out of 5
All went smoothly.

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2021

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24 Apr. 2021 by Franklyn

Thank you

5 out of 5
Clean and well laid out. Friendly staff. Great location - very nice views.

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2021

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24 Mar. 2021 by Franklyn

Thank you for writing your review - we appreciate it very much. It was an absolute delight having you here and we do hope that you will be back again soon. kind wishes

4 out of 5
Convenient location and beautiful views across the lake to the mountains. Service on arrival was excellent. Taken to room by host and how everything worked was explained

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2021

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18 Mar. 2021 by Franklyn

Many thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure to meet you both. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and liked your room.Take care and we hope to see you back again one day. Kind Regards.

5 out of 5
Great service and ice machine was a bonus. Hot pool also cool.

Posted by , from Taupo on 9 Jan. 2021

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14 Jan. 2021 by Franklyn

Thank you Maggie for your comments. Good to know that you enjoyed all our facilities. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards.

4 out of 5
The host was very friendly and welcoming. Our room was really clean and comfortable. Very close to Town which was great!

Posted by , from Auckland on 24 Sep. 2020

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29 Sep. 2020 by Franklyn

Hi Sara,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. Kind Regards

5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Aug. 2020

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8 Sep. 2020 by Franklyn

Thank you for taking the time to review our motel and your stay! We are glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
Very clean and tidy, good kitchen with stove top and microwave. Awesome ready to use hot pool in own little room in unit, no waiting to fill up, ready to jump in. Great Lake views. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Waikato, NZ on 15 Jun. 2020

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19 Jun. 2020 by Franklyn

Thank you so much for writing us a review Michelle, we really appreciate the positive feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Regards.

5 out of 5
Great location. Shower was a little odd as water went everywhere but still fine - shower pressure was great

Posted by , from Auckland on 2 Mar. 2020

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4 Mar. 2020 by Franklyn

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a lovely review, we really appreciate the positive feedback!

4 out of 5
We got a very friendly welcome, and the room was very clean and tidy

Posted by on 1 Mar. 2020

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4 Mar. 2020 by Franklyn

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a lovely review, we really appreciate the positive feedback!

5 out of 5
The location was good, it was close to town, yet away from the busy areas. The staff were really friendly and kind.

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2020

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19 Feb. 2020 by Franklyn

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, we really appreciate it!

About the Gables Lakefront Motel

Location 130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330

Property Features

Gables Lakefront Motel offers its guests a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Taupo motel.

  • 1 floor
  • 15 guestrooms or units
  • 4 buildings
  • Built in 1970
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Gables Lakefront Motel offers 15 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodations have separate living rooms and are furnished with double sofa beds and desks. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Taupo motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Premium satellite television is provided. Additionally, rooms include fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Living room
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, sofa beds, and onsite parking. This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are not cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Gables Lakefront
  • Gables Lakefront Motel
  • Gables Lakefront Motel Taupo
  • Gables Lakefront Taupo
  • Gables Lakefront Motel Motel
  • Gables Lakefront Motel Taupo
  • Gables Lakefront Motel Motel Taupo

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.