Overview of Gables Lakefront Motel

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4.6/5 Wonderful
321 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry


What's nearby

Popular LocationTaupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre3 min drive
Popular LocationWaipahihi Botanical Gardens3 min drive
Popular LocationTaupo Hot Springs3 min drive
AirportTaupo (TUO)7 min drive

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  • Superior One Bedroom Apartment with Hot Tub

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Partial lake view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Two Bedroom Family Apartment

    Room amenities

    • 60 sq m
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Three Bedroom Family Apartment

    Room amenities

    • 76 sq m
    • Sleeps 8
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About this area


Located in Taupo, Gables Lakefront Motel is on a lake. While the natural beauty of Lake Taupo and Huka Falls can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Taupo Hot Springs. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 3 min drive
  • Waipahihi Botanical Gardens - 3 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 3 min drive
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 3 min drive
  • Maori Carvings - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive

About this property

Gables Lakefront Motel

4-star motel near the beach
This motel features laundry facilities, a garden and a picnic area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 15 rooms provide conveniences such as sofa beds and living rooms, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find furnished balconies, private gardens and fridges.
Gables Lakefront Motel offers 15 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to furnished balconies. This accommodation has separate living rooms and is furnished with unspecified sofa beds and desks. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.
This Taupo motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Premium satellite televisions are provided. Additionally, rooms include fans and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Family friendly

Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Laundry facilities
Separate living room
Sofa bed


No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage

Languages spoken



Outdoor furniture
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas
Romance packages available

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Sofa bed


Free toiletries
Toilet paper


43-inch TV
Premium channels
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Electric kettle
Free tea bags/instant coffee

Outdoor space

Furnished balcony


Iron/ironing board
Separate living room
Separate sitting area



Check-in between 2 PM and 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per night

Payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds. Safety features at this property include a smoke detector.

National rating

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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gables Lakefront Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gables Lakefront Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gables Lakefront Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Gables Lakefront Motel?
As of 7 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gables Lakefront Motel on 10 Jun 2020 start from NZ$212, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Gables Lakefront Motel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Gables Lakefront Motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Gables Lakefront Motel located?
Offering direct access to the beach, this Taupo motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Lake Taupo. Taupo Hot Springs is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Amazing place.Pity there was no spa pool as stated

Beautiful location, very clean and staff incredibly friendly and helpful. The only drawback was online i booked a room with a spa pool to arrive and find it was only a whirlpool. No bubbles no jets just hot water slowly moving around. This was very disappointing due to the very high cost. Overall though an excellent place to stay and i will highly recommend it...

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Perfect Taupo stay

Very well appointed and great location.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We got a very friendly welcome, and the room was very clean and tidy

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020