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The Gables

20 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Cambridge, MA
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have noted, the Gables is a nice play to stay, especially if you like a comfortable, older home and friendly, helpful, chatty hosts. We were only there one night, but learned a lot from the hosts about Picton and the surrounding areas. Lovely breakfast (or, if you don’t want breakfast at 8 or 8:30 am, the hosts will... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and we are so very pleased that your stay was such a happy one. It is our aim that this should always be so and we try as hard as we can to ensure our place is as close to a home from home as we can get. Regarding the driveway, we... More 

Granbury, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews you already have are right on. Well organized space in a great location with lovely hosts. Got to use the laundry. Hooray. Lake and mountain view wonderful!!! Lost to do in the area including hot pools.

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Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

"The Gables" is one of three delightful characters that make this a great place to stay. A comfortable old home with bright, sunny rooms - so nice to come back to! The other two are owners Ian and Paula, welcoming and knowledgeable hosts who are keen to help you make the most of this lovely area. Good company, an excellent... More 

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

Thank you so very much for that kind and splendid review Noreen. Whilst of course we do our utmost always to try and make everybody's stay as special as possible, I have to say that such delightful and relaxed guests such as yourself make it very easy and we much enjoyed hosting you. Warm regards, Ian and Paula More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was here for a day and felt very welcome. Rooms: The house is older but very comfy and cosy. Though it might be cold in the winter, I was there in summer so the weather was quite warm I was in the Marineer room, the shower and bathroom are outside the room across the hall but it is your... More 

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

Thank you so very much for making time to write this open and delightful review for us. We love hosting our guests but it makes it that much more special for us when we get such positive feedback and we truly appreciate it. Warm regards, Ian and Paula More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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232 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are lots of places i happily give an excellent rating to but then you come across somewhere quite exceptional like the Gables where the hosts make a real effort to get to know their guests and make them feel like friends. They even lend you their Cruising guide for the duration of your stay. We were in one of... More 

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

Gosh, what a lovely sentiment - thank you Steve for taking the time to write your kind comments in Trip Advisor. It is in such encouraging feed-back that our reward lies and it was a delight to host you. We hope you took treasured memories home with you of your time in the sounds and that it measured up to... More 

Atlanta, GA
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52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We enjoyed our two nights in the spacious cottage at the rear of the Gables. The hosts are engaging and delightful people and you get a bit of non-native Kiwi perspective from them, since they were both born in Africa, which makes an interesting change. They were extremely helpful with things like booking the Inter-Islander and recommending Beachcomber, and since... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time out to post that lovely review. Knowing our efforts and establishment 'hit the spot' makes it all so worthwhile to us and we much appreciate that. Warm regards, Ian and Paula More 

Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I stayed at The Gables for two nights while exploring the Marlborough Sounds. The real highlights are the friendly, accommodating and charming hosts Ian and Paul, who helped with suggestions for walks and restaurants around Picton, wineries & sights in Marlborough and setting me up with a delicious breakfast - either at The Gables itself, or a light breakfast on... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write this review. It was a pleasure to host you at The Gables and we are delighted you had such a good stay. It is always our reward to know that and seeing a review such as this is always wonderful for Paula and me. Kind regards, Ian More 

maryland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 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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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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