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“Great Gables”
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Gables Motor Lodge
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Greymouth
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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55 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Gables”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Stayed here one night after arriving on the Tranz Alpine from Christchurch. The room was quite large with a king size bed, well equipped kitchenette and modern bathroom. It's less than a 5 minute drive from the station to the motel and only a short walk from the motel to a large supermarket. There are a few eating spots nearby although we bought meal provisions at the supermarket. The owners were very friendly and helpful and advised the best route to take to see Pancake Rocks which are only about 40kms north. Would definitely recommend Gables for either a single night or longer stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Zealand
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22 reviews
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed for 1 night after a TransApline Train trip and found the motel one of the cleanest we have stayed in!
Ian passed on all the tips for a great stay in Greymouth and further up the West Coast where we were travelling the next day.
A great stop off...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had a very comfortable stay at this motel during our road trip. Tui's homemade white chocolate and blueberry muffins were a real treat after a long drive. The motel is conveniently located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants. Our room was average in size however clean and did the job.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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gables84, Owner at Gables Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We like your review, however, it appears that you did not stay with us - Gables Motor Lodge in Greymouth - as we do not provide muffins, though they sound rather nice. Also, re your "Room Tip", all of our units are ground floor.
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Morpeth, Northumberland, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2013

The motel is situated on the main road out of Greymouth but set back and there was no noticeable traffic noise. The room was well furnished with a kitchen unit including hob and microwave. There was a well stocked supermarket within walking distance.
A good stopover point on the way to the Glaciers and also a useful base for some interesting trips.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

This is a nice, peaceful motel where each unit consists of a living room with two bedrooms, a kitchenette and bathroom. The owners are very hospitable. The railway station for the Tranz alpine train is a few minutes drive away. A comfortable stay indeed !

  • Stayed December 2012
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gables84, Owner at Gables Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your review. We have a variety of units - studios, one bedroom and two bedroom units such as you have described, in order to cater for singles, couples, families and groups.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights with my family. From the minute I booked online I received great service. I had made a special request when booking and was quite surprised to recieve a reply within half an hour of my booking - even though I was in a different country. On arrival the host was friendly and very helpful. Rooms were clean and quite spacious - definately would recommend :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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gables84, Owner at Gables Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Thank you for your review. We hope the rest of your holiday went well.
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Sadly only only had one night in Gables Motor Lodge,and wish we had longer. Spotlessly clean,excellent facilities, and owner was very helpful... He even sorted out my IT problems. Owner gave us very useful information on activities and places to eat his recommendation for dinner was spot on. Buccleughs on High was first rate. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable stay. I would recommend Gables Motor Lodge,and would happily stay here again, and only wish we had longer there this trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Lynda M
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gables84, Owner at Gables Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Hi Lynda, glad to have been of help. Thank you for your review.
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Property: Gables Motor Lodge
Address: 84 High Street, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Greymouth
#3 Luxury Hotel in Greymouth
#4 Family Hotel in Greymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gables Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
12 Ground-floor spacious, comfortable, well-appointed studio, 1 & 2-bedroom suites, serviced daily. 6 Studio suites (sleep 1-2), 3 x 1-bedroom suites (sleep up to 5), 3 x 2-bedroom suites (sleep up to 6). Fully equipped kitchens, microwave, fridge. Super-King/queen-size beds, electric blankets, heating, hairdryers, telephone. SKY TV 50+ digital channels, DVD players in all rooms, selection of DVD movies available at reception, spa baths (some suites). Continental breakfast, guest laundry. Cot/highchair available on request. 50M to licensed restaurant. Unlimited FREE WiFi internet. All major credit cards, EFTPOS accepted. ... more   less 
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