More than Delighted
We won’t be staying anywhere else in Taupo after staying here. Our room had the delightful appeal of a stylish modern apartment. The view of the mountains and lake from our lounge were stunningly beautiful and our bedroom was quiet with the most comfortable bed.. we both slept very well. A stylish kitchen and bathroom with all the accessories you need.. our own sparkling clean private hot pool outside our room. A brilliant lakeside location with safe parking and wonderful Hosts. This is a quality and affordable Stay, and we were more than delighted.

Wellington, New Zealand
3 May 2024

Great accommodation with lake views
Fantastic place to stay in Taupo. We stayed 3 nights and loved that we could see Lake Taupo from our room and walk into town in around 15 minutes. Our room had everything we needed and was comfortable and spotlessly clean. We also loved the home-baked biscuits waiting for us on arrival.

Brisbane, Australia
12 Apr 2024

Great location and well maintained motel
Owners are lively and really care about offering a good value for money accommodation!! The superior rooms with lakeview and hot tub are perfect for your stay✅ perfect location as walking distance to town and the view is amazing as on a nice day you can see the volcano and swim in the lake.

Auckland, New Zealand
9 Apr 2024

Great trip! Highly recommend 😁
Absolutely fantastic stay at Gables Lakefront Motel in Taupo! Went with a group of friends over the January holidays from the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality. The stunning views of Lake Taupo left us speechless. The room was immaculate, spacious, and provided all the comforts of home. The staff went above and beyond to ensure our stay was unforgettable, the homemade biscuits are such a great touch. The tranquil atmosphere combined with the convenient location made exploring Taupo a breeze. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and will definitely be returning. Highly recommend Gables for an unforgettable stay in Taupo!"

Bihar, India
2 Mar 2024

So affordable.. So Superb
Brilliant location .. comfy, clean modern motel room ..separate quiet bedroom with a very comfortable bed. Stunning views of the mountains and lake, stylish well equipped kitchen and bathroom with all the accessories you need. The luxury of a sparkling clean private hot pool. This motel exceeded our expectations both in quality and price. Such a wonderful affordable stay without any compromise.

Colorado, USA
3 Feb 2024

Wonderful accommodation with fabulous outlook
What a wonderful find in Taupo! Fabulous accommodation in a stunning location. A real little gem! A lovely friendly welcome by owners who couldn’t do enough for us. Accommodation excellent and absolutely spotless. Bathroom and kitchenette very well equipped with everything you need. Would have been great to stay longer but had to move on. Great base for visiting area. Something to see and do in each direction.
The outlook absolutely fabulous and we had a welcome dip in the beautiful Lake T. Thank you to owners for a great stay. Thoroughly recommended.

Nelson, New Zealand
13 Jan 2024

Excellent location and Clean Rooms
Great find! This motel exceeded expectations. Clean rooms, comfy beds, and friendly staff. Perfect for a quick stop on our road trip. Will definitely stay again.
Impressed by the cleanliness and home baked cookies. Convenient location, easy check-in, lakeviews and excellent location to go swimming in lake. The hot pool in room awesome for winter too.

Hamilton, New Zealand
28 Dec 2023

Great place to stay with views of Lake Taupo!
The Gables is owner operated and an excellent place to stay with views of lake taupō. We were warmly greeted by Franky and his Wife. Franky showed us to the room which was immaculately clean and told us to make sure to eat the biscuits which his wife had baked and they were delicious!

Tauranga, New Zealand
8 Dec 2023

Great Views, Clean
Stayed there for one night for business. Room was nice with a great view of the lake. Sky channels (cable TV NZ style) available , clean, slept well. Hosts were very pleasant. Did I mention the view - very nice - unobstructed water views - it is on the lake .

Sydney, Australia
9 Nov 2023

Can highly recommend.
Spotlessly clean and very comfortable unit with a view of the lake and mountains. The owners were very hospitable and friendly. We were walk-ins as our visit to Taupo was very last minute so feel we were lucky to discover the Gables.

Napier, New Zealand
7 Nov 2023

BGreat views and love the spa!
Loved the large rooms and hotpools! The rooms were very clean, and had modern appliances. Frank was very helpful with activities and restaurants in the area. Helped up book a fishing charter and gave us great recommendations for restaurants

Auckland, New Zealand
3 Sept 2023

Relaxation plus!!!
From the wonderful and friendly greeting at reception, we stayed for two very pleasant days and nights. There were home baked biscuits awaiting us in our very spacious, clean and comfortable unit. Everything we required and hoped for was there and available to us. Beautiful views and nice and quiet at night. The managers were very friendly and helpful. Should we return to Taupo we will definitely stay there again.
Thank you very much Franky and partner.

New York, USA
20 Aug 2023

Brilliant views at the Gables
Brilliant stay starting with the incredibly friendly couple who owned the Gables. We were personally led to a beautiful room with full views of the lake and shown through the room which included a hot tub. The room was incredibly clean and had a kitchenette with everything we needed in order to make our own meals. It was lovely and quiet- I spent plenty of time sitting outside admiring the view. The Gables is also close enough to town- 5min drive or 20-25min flat walk along the Lakeside (about 1.5km). Would highly recommend staying here and if we come to NZ again, a stop here will certainly be warranted!

Samantha S
6 Jan 2023

A great stay in Taupō
This motel has absolutely everything! Comfort, amenities and a beautiful view. We can’t remember staying in a better motel anywhere in the world - and we’ve travelled a lot.
We were lucky enough to have a room with a private hot tub - very welcome after a long day out.

Jennifer Mancell
Hamilton, Bermuda
6 Jan 2023

Wonderful place to stay
Highly recommended Gables Lakefront, not only was our accommodation very comfortable and felt like a home, but the hosts are also very lovely. We had delicious homemade biscuits waiting for us in our room when we arrived, the room was clean, and the spa pool was fantastic to start the day with. Will stay here again.

Wellington, New Zealand
5 Jan 2023

Fantastic Awesome 👍👍
Service was fantastic, room was awesome nice and clean, spa lovely, homemade cookies wish I had more, lake basically right there lovely view, highly recommend, thank you for having us see you in September

New Zealand
4 Jan 2023

Great stay, best views, friendly helpful owners.
As soon as my son and I arrived to check if any rooms were available for a few nights we were put at ease by the friendly nature of the owners. They showed us the Superior one bedroom apartment and we were sold. We had the best view of Lake Taupo that you could ask for, it is literally just across the road, with snow capped Mt Ruapehu in the background, picture perfect. Although i am not a swimmer there is a swimming beach just across the road on the shore of the lake where we saw many people enjoying themseves. There was even an Icecream van and a Coffee van just across from us, very convenient, very yummy icecream. Sitting inside or outside our apt/room with a glass of wine in the evening or cup of coffee in the morning was a highlight. Our room had a Hot Tub, very relaxing and a great way to warm up after an early morning walk, or relieve night time chill. All amenities were clean and tidy, I used the laundry room for some washing and had the option of dryer or line drying. We very much enjoyed our stay at the Gables and would not hesitate to stay again or recomend this is a great place to stay.

Paul H
14 December 2022

Great stay - spotless and friendly service
The Gables is an extremely professionally run property with friendly / helpful owners and staff. The room was spotless and the facilities of high standard. It’s a 30 second walk from the beautiful lake with stunning views across to the mountains - when the rain lifted. We were there for the Ironman triathlon and it was the perfect accommodation. Highly recommend.

Sydney, Australia
13 December 2022

Great stay during NZ roadtrip
We stayed at Gables during our road trip around New Zealand. We were so pleased with the spacious room; it also had everything you needed. The kitchen allowed us to enjoy a few meals at the motel while watching the view. We also braved a few cold water swims, in the mornings, right outside the motel in the swimming area of the lake before jumping into the room's private hot pool to warm up. The couple who run the motel were friendly and offered great recommendations.

Dylan-Jane C
Auckland, New Zealand
12 December 2022

Great weekend away
An enjoyable stay, the 2 bedroom apartments have all you need especially with children (dishwasher, sky tv). Lovely to have our room all warmed up for us as we arrived early evening. Family spa was well located to our room. Staff all very lovely and welcoming making sure we had everything we needed. Would defiantly return.

Hamilton, New Zealand
14 August 2022

Excellent stay on lakefront at Gables
Great accommodation quiet and warm unit great nights sleep. Hosts were extremely helpful and friendly and were keen to ensure our stay was great. Woke to a beautiful clear day with spectacular view of the mountains across a flat and sparkling lake. Will be back thank you

Hastings, New Zealand
12 August 2022

The Gables is a great place to stay. Lovely Hosts, very clean rooms with excellent facilities. The private spa attached to our room was very nice after a day travelling. The view of the Lake and Mountains has to be one of the best. We also appreciated all the channels available and watched some good movies. We have stayed at several places in Taupo over the years and are very pleased to have discovered The Gables.

Christchurch, New Zealand
10 August 2022

Fabulous location
This was an enjoyable two night stay. The room was roomy, well equipped and warm. The view was outstanding. Service was efficient and friendly. I would definitely stay here again. The perfect spot for a short or longer stay. The personal hot tub was a bonus to be savoured.

Sydney, Australia
4 August 2022

Friendly hosts and comfortable stay
The highlight of our stay was the warm hospitality of our hosts. We enjoyed the spa in the room, but we also had access to the family spa, which was hot and steamy. The king bed was super comfortable and firm. The bathroom was super clean and was great having access to free wifi and loads of tv sky Chanel’s. An espresso coffee van on the lake was an added bonus in front of hotel. Will be coming back for sure as the host promised to make us an authentic Indian meal. That’s good kiwi hospitality for you. AAA+++ thank you for our stay. Love Taupo.

Rachael C
July 2022

Excellent service and rooms, ours with a private hot tub
We really enjoyed our stay here and will be booking again later in the year. We were greeted by a lovely couple who made us feel really welcome. The room and facilities were amazing and the lake located a few meters away from the Motel. The private hot tub was the selling point for us and didn’t disappoint..what better way to spend a cool winters evening after a brisk walk back from the restaurant.

July 2022

Awesome stay and excelled customer service.
Our family enjoyed the stay at Gables. The owners were great host and ensure we had a wonderful experience. The rooms were clean, sanitised and the heaters kept the room warm and cozy . will definitely visit again.

Auckland Central, New Zealand
July 2022

Amazing stay
We stayed at gables for one night, staff was friendly, rooms very absolutely clean, all linin were smell so fresh and new so clean and tidy. Plus point is a private hot pools in the room. So amazing stay. Love to come back. Cheers for for hospitality

Samdisha K
Chandigarh, India
July 2022