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Reviewed 1 January 2016

We took the 3BR family room for our rather large group and it was perfect. We had an infant and a 3 year old but the accomodation was comfortable for all. It is not lakefacing but that did not matter because the lake was just a stroll across the road. Peter and Penny were excellent hosts and took great care of us - loved their freshly made cookies !!

  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled with family
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Thank modernmoksha
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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Hi modernmoksha,
Thanks for your great review. It was lovely to meet you all and we are pleased that you enjoyed your family unit and all our facilities. We wish you all the best and hope new year and xmas went well for you all. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Safe travels and take care.
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Peter & Penny

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

The room's very nice, clean and there's everything you need. Even some cookies :)
Nice bathroom.

Very well situated at the beach.

Very nice and helpful hosts.

Would recommend this place to my friends/family. And I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled with family
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Thank Nico S
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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Hi Nico_Shearer,
Thanks for the great review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed the room and our homemade cookies. We hope the rest of your trip goes well and you had a great New Year. Take care and we hope to see you again one day. Safe travels.
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Peter & Penny

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Peter was most welcoming. The booking process, meet and greet, showing us our beautiful room and friendliness all made for a memorable stay, we stayed at a very busy time but nothing was too much trouble, and the room was spotless, serviced daily, and very quiet and restful. Peter gave us excellent recommendations of where to eat and what to do. All in all we would recommend this place to anyone visiting Taupo.

Room Tip: We had room 4 it was very quiet with a lesser view. But quite ok.
  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stacia W
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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Hi Wrights101,
Thanks for the great review. 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. Hope you have a great year and we look forward to meeting you both again some day. Safe travels.
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Peter & Penny

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Our room had an amazing view of the lake, and this place is far enough from town to not get the noisy people walking by after the pubs shut! But in saying that, it is just a short walk into town if you want to leave the car at home.

The room was spacious and extremely clean, and had its own spa pool which was a surprise!

There was fresh fruit in the fruit bowl, and home made cookies. What more could you ask for? We will definitely be back towards the end of summer for a few more days, it is so lovely here.

And the best thing of all --- the friendliness and welcoming attitude of the host! You don't often get such a lovely welcome in the height of the busy season when people could be frazzled, but Peter was just lovely.

  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled with family
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Thank tinzaroo
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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Hi tinzaroo,
Thanks for the great review and kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room and all our facilities. Awesome that you enjoyed the concert and what a stunning day it was! We look forward to seeing you again before the summer is over. Take care and happy new year and all the best.
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Peter & Penny

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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

funtastic spot, waterfront stay, beautiful colourful sunset, great hosts in Peter, personal pool in room, clean and spacious facility, unlimited wifi, free laundry, walking distance to great restaurants in the area

Stayed: December 2015, traveled with family
Thank SPLikeIt
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TaupoGables, Owner at Gables Lakefront Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Hi SPLikeit,
Thanks for the awesome review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are pleased that you enjoyed your room with views and hot pool. Hope the rest of your trip goes well and we hope to see you again one day. Happy New Year and all the best.
Kind regards,
Peter & Penny

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