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“Exceptionally warm and friendly”
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Gables Motor Lodge
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Greymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Exceptionally warm and friendly”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Right from our arrival, we liked how Ian went though the local sights with us, marking the map with appropriate notes, and then showed us to and around our rooms. His recommendations for where to go for nice meals were also greatly appreciated. Tui was a ray of sunshine when we came back while she was tidying up our rooms and we enjoyed playing with their big white dog. Overall, good value rooms with exceptionally warm and friendly service.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Very impressed with this motel after seeing great reviews online - very central and easy to deal with. The rooms were large and clean, parking was easy, the motel is central to the general thoroughfare of the district and we were very happy to have chosen to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Uk
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118 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Gables is "just" a motel but I think it's as good as you'll find anywhere. It's well situated, a little bit out of town, but convenient and if you are staying in a motel I'd assume you have a car. The units are large, spotlessly clean and seem very well sound proofed. Owner was very helpful and full of infomation on what to do in the local area. An unexpected highlight was the use of a very well kept barbecue in a small garden area. The owner provides all he necessary utensils and even cleans up after you.
Greymouth itself is very much worth a wander around with a long background of mining and some interesting buildings (and murals)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank VEROUK
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013

The reviews of this motel are spot on, as Gables Motor Lodge is a very high quality motel in Greymouth. The room was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean, with lovely attention to detail (my husband judges quality by the presence of a coffee plunger with real coffee in the kitchen, this motel had one). There was a great spa in the bathroom in our unit. We had an extremely pleasant night's sleep. It was quiet and the bed was comfortable. Free wifi with a great connection. If you wanted to stay a couple of nights and explore Greymouth and the surrounds you could cook simple meals in the kitchen. The owners were very helpful and extremely pleasant.
We booked this motel because of the great reviews, even though it was further from the railway station than other accommodations. We dropped our hire car at Greymouth station and then walked back to the motel, which takes about 20 minutes (about 1.5 km or so). We walked back to the station the next morning with our luggage to catch the train to Christchurch and checked our luggage in so we could walk around. This is also fairly straightforward as long as your cases aren't too heavy. The motel is just a few doors away from Buccleugh's on High restaurant which is a great choice for your evening meal.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sapphire M
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Surrey, UK
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed in a one bedroom unit at the Gables Motor Lodge in February 2013 as part of a nine week trip round NZ. The freshly decorated room was spacious, modern, very clean, well equipped and well serviced. Although the motel is located close to an excellent supermarket and a few minutes drive from the centre of town, noise was not an issue. Friendly and helpful owners and excellent Wi-Fi. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Regina
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Our stay at this property was excellent. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the room was very clean and comfortable. We loved that we could sit outside and had an opportunity to use the BBQ. A bit of a hike downtown but certainly doable. The motel was quiet, close to an excellent restaurant the the wifi worked great. We were able to use the laundry facilities which were clean and worked well. Overall a wonderful place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank RKORegina
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Adelaide
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86 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Picked this property from Trip Advisor and was impressed with the choice.

The welcome was friendly and the owner took time to explain the highlights of Greymouth and the best places to eat and sights to visit, which was very helpful. The room was spotless with a good standard of furnishings, and there was a local TV channel that had everything one could possibly want to know about Greymouth. It also had a guest laundry which was complimentary.

Well done!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gables Motor Lodge

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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