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The Gables

20 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 24 Picton B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014
Hilary D maryland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were very glad to have chosen The Gables for our overnight stay off the ferry from Wellington. It was an easy walk (with backpacks) from the ferry, a nice comfy room and super breakfast. Ian and Paula are very welcoming hosts and the house feels like home as soon as you enter. It was the start of a wonderful... More

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Ian A, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Thank you Hilary for finding the time to write the Trip Advisor review and we are so pleased to have played a small part in getting your New Zealand adventure off to a good start. We hope you have taken many happy life-long memories of your trip back home with you and will return some day. Warm regards, Ian and... More

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Ian and Paula are the perfect people to run a B&B. They are so friendly and kind. They made extra effort to make our stay, one night as part of our larger honeymoon, really nice. They were incredibly accommodating, had useful tips, and were generally just great people. The room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was great. The muffin club... More

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Ian A, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Thank you Lizz so much for taking time to write such an outstanding review. We much appreciate it but I can't help thinking of it as two way traffic, so to speak. With such receptive and friendly travelers as you were it is so pleasant and easy for us to respond in similar fashion. But we are truly appreciative of... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Ian and Paula were great hosts and made us feel very welcome in their home. Our bedroom was not the largest but this was more than made up for by the absolutely fabulous breakfast. Ian was able to give us very helpful tips on which walks to take and was also extremely good in helping us to find accommodation for... More

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Ian A, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Hi Maggie & Chris, Thanks for taking time out to write such a nice review. I can't recall the circumstances on the day but I imagine the larger rooms and the cottage were already booked at this busy time. The smaller room is more affordable for slightly more budget concerned guests and single guests and thus is a popular choice... More

Southwell, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We booked a cottage at the rear of the property as all the bedrooms were taken and we stayed three nights. It was nice to have plenty of space and there is a separate living room. The two cottages are situated in a small garden at the rear. Ian and Paula were most welcoming hosts and full of useful information... More

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Ian A, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Hi Peter & Vivien, I am so sorry, I really thought I had responded to your wonderful review, but it appears not. I know I wrote a response but I must have had some 'finger trouble' in sending the reply and made it vanish instead! But thank you so very much for making the effort to post that review. We... More

Nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was our third stay at The Gables and Ian and Paula continue to create a warm and home like atmosphere in their comfy B & B. The rooms are so tastefully decorated and comfortable and the lounge downstairs a good place to hang out if the weather was less inviting. Fortunately we have always had sunshine in Picton. The... More

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gablesb&b, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Thank you Solana & Maya so much for taking the trouble to write this review. It is always a delight to host you but it makes it that much more special when we get feedback like this. Until next time! Warm regards, Ian and Paula More

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here very much. Ian and Paula are excellent hosts and they are very helpful about places to go and where to eat. We had the Globetrotter room which is the smallest but perfectly adequate. There is a nice lounge for guests to use and over breakfast there is good conversation with Ian and other guests. The... More

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gablesb&b, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Gosh Lynn & Alan, we are quite humbled by your lovely review and are very appreciative that you took the time to post it on Trip Advisor. Now the good news is that the muffin picture can be taken with any muffin as a prop whenever you have that magical 'muffin moment.' Perhaps during the pub lunch at the end... More

Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
36 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Charming hosts who are helpful and friendly. Lovely cottages (we had the smaller one with our two dogs, who were also made welcome). Comfortable night's sleep, close to central Picton and the marina with walks from the door. Recommended

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gablesb&b, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the trouble to write a review for us. We enjoyed meeting you (including the dogs) and we are delighted that you were happy here. Have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas. Warm regards, Ian and Paula More

Renkum, the Netherlands
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
31 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The Gables in Picton is a B&B as a B&B should be: fantastic accomodation and lovely hosts. Paula and Ian will do everything to feel you at home in their romantic house. Also their funny dog makes you feel at home. When you leave you receive two muffins, to be eaten at a special "muffin-moment" afterwards of which recordings have... More

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gablesb&b, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Hi Klaas, Thank you so much for your very kind comments and for taking time to write a review. Of course we are delighted that you had such good memories to take home with you and we hope all of your NZ trip was similarly splendid. The funny dog was delighted with your comments too and sends kind regards! Warm... More

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We had a perfect stay here, huge bedroom overlooking Picton and 2 mins walk into town. Ian and Paula made us very welcome and can organize anything you want to do in the area. We walked the first section of the Queen Charlotte trail and we had a great day. Thanks for a lovely stay - hope we will be... More

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gablesb&b, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that lovely review. It is always so very gratifying to have folk leave Picton, and indeed NZ, with good memories and having had a special holiday. We look forward to your return. Warm regards, Ian and Paula More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you are looking for something a little different this is definately worth considering. The hosts can't do enough for you and come with thier own unique approach....ask about the muffin club! Ian's advice on what to do in the area and beyond stood us in very good stead. The room was comfortable and spacious. A memorable stay.

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gablesb&b, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We much enjoyed having you and Martin stay with us and we are delighted you have such good memories of New Zealand. Thank you again for your kind words. Warm regards, Ian and Paula More

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Address: 20 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
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