Gables Lakefront Motel - Taupo

130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand  show map
 4 stars
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Gables Lakefront Motel - Taupo

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Offering a courtyard, a picnic area and a hot tub, Gables Lakefront Motel lies in a natural area of Taupo near to Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Mind Junction and Volcanic Activity Centre. Gables Lakefront Motel has been welcoming guests to its beautiful rooms since 1970.

Gables Lakefront Motel is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Taupo. Restaurants and cafés are stroll from the hotel.

An art gallery and a museum are set within walking distance.

Gables Lakefront Motel lies within 5 minutes’ drive to Taupo airport.

Rooms

Gables Lakefront Motel is a comfortable hotel offering rooms with modern-style décor and individual climate control, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, coffee/tea makers and an iron with ironing board as well as a microwave, an electric kettle and a fridge. Some rooms have the park view. Guests can make use of a shower, bath sheets and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Serving both food and drinks, The Copthorne Hotel Restaurant and Mr India Tandoori Restaurant are situated around 350 meters from the property.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of NZD 10 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs NZD 15 per person per night. 

Services

Gables Lakefront Motel offers laundry, ironing service and room service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   15.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Courtyard
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Beach access
  • Garden area
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Pillow top mattress
  • Electric blankets

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of NZD 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Gables Lakefront Motel - Taupo Taupo location
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Hotel Address:

130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Taupo
    1.1 mi
Airports
  • Taupo (TUO)
    2.9 mi
  • Rotorua (ROT)
    42.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Copthorne Hotel Restaurant
    1200 ft
  • Mr India Tandoori Restaurant
    1700 ft
Beaches
  • Taupo Bay
    3500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    15

Rooms and availability

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Two-Bedroom Apartment
Size: 650 sq. feet
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    Three-Bedroom Apartment
    Size: 820 sq. feet
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      Superior One-Bedroom Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      One king size bed in the bedroom, and a double sofabed in the living room. Own private hot tub, stunning lake views, free WIFI, 43 inch flat screen TV with sky 50+ channels, free parking, free laundry services available. Air con unit in every room, ice dispensing machine available, free parking. Bathroom with shower, toilet, hairdryer. Iron and ironing board. Table chairs, fully furnished kitchen with double ceramic cook top, refrigerators and dishwasher. Tea and coffee (plunger). Beach across the road.

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        Superior One-Bedroom King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
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        • Free Wi-Fi
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        • Private bathroom
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        One king size bed in the bedroom, and a double sofabed in the living room. Own private hot tub, stunning lake views, free WIFI, 43 inch flat screen TV with sky 50+ channels, free parking, free laundry services available. Air con unit in every room, ice dispensing machine available, free parking. Bathroom with shower, toilet, hairdryer. Iron and ironing board. Table chairs, fully furnished kitchen with double ceramic cook top, refrigerators and dishwasher. Tea and coffee (plunger). Beach across the road.

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          Superior One-Bedroom Apartment
          Size: 455 sq. feet
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            Deluxe One-Bedroom Double Room
            Bed type: King-size bed
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            One king size bed in the bedroom, and a double sofabed in the living room. Free WIFI, 43 inch flat screen TV with sky 50+ channels, free parking, free laundry services available. Air con unit in every room, ice dispensing machine available, free parking. Bathroom with shower, toilet, hairdryer. Iron and ironing board. Table chairs, fully furnished kitchen with double ceramic cook top, refrigerators and dishwasher. Tea and coffee (plunger). Beach across the road.

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              Deluxe One-Bedroom King Room
              Bed type: King-size bed
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              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              One king size bed in the bedroom, and a double sofabed in the living room. Free WIFI, 43 inch flat screen TV with sky 50+ channels, free parking, free laundry services available. Air con unit in every room, ice dispensing machine available, free parking. Bathroom with shower, toilet, hairdryer. Iron and ironing board. Table chairs, fully furnished kitchen with double ceramic cook top, refrigerators and dishwasher. Tea and coffee (plunger). Beach across the road.

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                Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment
                Size: 435 sq. feet
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Gables Lakefront Motel - Taupo Taupo location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Taupo
                    1.1 mi
                  Airports
                  • Taupo (TUO)
                    2.9 mi
                  • Rotorua (ROT)
                    42.6 mi
                  • Bus stop
                    2700 ft
                  Restaurants
                  • The Copthorne Hotel Restaurant
                    1200 ft
                  • Mr India Tandoori Restaurant
                    1700 ft
                  Beaches
                  • Taupo Bay
                    3500 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  10 am
                  • Number of rooms:
                    15

                  Gables Lakefront Motel Location

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                  What's nearby

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 1.0 mi

                  Parks

                  • Tongariro Crossing - 1.0 mi

                  Local attractions

                  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 1.0 mi
                    Shepherd Road, Taupo
                  • Craters of the Moon - 3.7 mi
                    Karapiti Road, Taupo
                  • Huka Falls - 4.4 mi
                    Off SH1, Taupo
                  • Taupo Museum - 1.1 mi
                    4 Story Place, Taupo
                  • Volcanic Activity Centre - 3.7 mi
                    Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo

                  Near the hotel

                  • Taupo Bay - 3500 ft
                    Taupo Bay Rd, Taupo

                    Restaurants nearby

                    • The Copthorne Hotel Restaurant - 1200 ft

                      Address: 100 Lake Terrace
                      Phone: 64 7 376 0116

                    • Waterside Restaurant & Bar - 2100 ft

                      Address: Lake Terrace
                      Phone: 07 378 6894

                      68% likes this, based on 88 reviews
                      Cuisine: New Zealand
                      Price Range: USD 9 - USD 23

                    • Mole & Chicken - 2200 ft

                      Address: 40 Taharepa Rd
                      Phone: (07) 378 7843

                      60% likes this, based on 112 reviews

                    • Mr India Tandoori Restaurant - 1700 ft

                      Address: Lake Terrace
                      Phone: (07) 377 1969

                      86% likes this, based on 32 reviews

                    • Jolly Good Fellows - 2100 ft

                      Address: 80 Lake Terrace
                      Phone: (07) 378 0457

                      71% likes this, based on 109 reviews

                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  2 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  10 am
                    • Number of rooms:
                      15
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                    Gables Lakefront Motel Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Gables Lakefront Motel

                    Average guest rating

                    8.8out of 10
                    Superb
                    Based on 39 reviews

                    Guest reviews

                    • Family with children
                      3.8

                      Hot pool was ok.

                      Cobwebbs, no visible smoke detectors, no child safe locks from pool area or front door.

                    • Family with children
                      10.0

                      I liked that the owners had remembered I had stayed at their with them before. I liked that the owners allowed my sister and her whanau to come and have breakfast with us the morning that we were to check out. I liked that the owners took the time to heat our room before we arrived which was late around 7.30pm. I liked that the owners packed up my boys blue crocheted blanket (hand made by his mother) which was left in the room and left it at reception for us to collect. I liked that they were friendly, welcoming and warm to us and my whanau. Because of this I would consider this as my first choice of accommodation whenever I stay in Taupo.

                    • Older travelers
                      8.2

                      We enjoy staying there because of the private hot pool, the seperate bedroom and the lovely owners.

                    • Older travelers
                      6.4

                      Friendly and helpful staff and centrally located to the CBD

                      No water in the spa pool and the rooms are starting to look a bit tired

                    • Older travelers
                      7.4

                      Location. Hot tub in the unit.

                      Although it was clean, the unit was badly in need of refurbishment. The owners (who were extremely pleasant) said that they had just sold the motel and the new owners were going to carry out the refurbishment.

                    • Family with children
                      7.4

                      We enjoyed our stay at the Gables, we had our 3 year old and 11 year old boys along with us this trip so the Spa pool attached to the room was very handy. Saved a bunch of trips to the pool and a cold walk back as in alot of other places we have stayed. Beds were comfy and kitchen area handy with Microwave included. Overall a comfortable and enjoyable stay :-)

                      T.v was a little small and there was no cartoon channel, however we were lucky to have some good family movies on so it did not matter to much. Just with kids along for the ride it is nice to be able to snuggle down to a bit of t.v quiet time which is why I probably noticed it this time around :-)

                    • Couple
                      8.2

                      Very friendly staff. Convenient location.

                      Decor us getting a bit dated, but still enjoyed our stay there

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      Handy to shops and resturants, clean and comfortable and very friendly

                      It rained

                    • Family with children
                      8.8

                      Lovely friendly staff, private spa was very popular with the kids! Absolutely spotless. Excellent location & great lake & mountain views. They even gave us a discount voucher for deBretts!

                    • Older travelers
                      8.8

                      Very good value for a comfortable rest and relaxing jacuzzi :)

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      Graeme and Lynda are wonderful hosts, the room we stayed in was warm, quiet and very comfortable with fabulous lake and mountain views and the private spa pool was just the icing on the cake!!!! Highly recommend this lovely motor lodge and will definitely be staying again!!!

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      It is in an excellent location. It is simple yet comfortable. The owners are very helpful and friendly. The spa in the separate room is clean and hot!

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      It's winter and we arrived to a great reception, a warm room, a hot spa and a good sleep. Many thanks, we will be back.

                    • Older travelers
                      10.0

                      Very friendly and helpful hosts. Great view over the lake and across to the volcanoes. Loved the private hot tub.

                    • Single
                      8.2

                      Great position to view the lake and mountains.

                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel Gables Lakefront Motel - Taupo Taupo location
                    Show big map »

                    Hotel Address:

                    130 Lake Terrace, Taupo, New Zealand

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Taupo
                      1.1 mi
                    Airports
                    • Taupo (TUO)
                      2.9 mi
                    • Rotorua (ROT)
                      42.6 mi
                    • Bus stop
                      2700 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • The Copthorne Hotel Restaurant
                      1200 ft
                    • Mr India Tandoori Restaurant
                      1700 ft
                    Beaches
                    • Taupo Bay
                      3500 ft
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  2 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  10 am
                    • Number of rooms:
                      15