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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 8am Ferry Crossing was cancelled and the next option out was 2am. We showed up at the Gables at 5am, exhausted, and they were kind enough to bump us up to the cottage in the back, which was just so charming and comfortable. A small 1 bed and bath would be a perfect weeklong stay, but we only stayed... More 

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Beesd, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This B&B is close to town centre restaurants and on walking distance to ferry terminal. Owners give good service and nice breakfast. They also have a cottage in back garden with more privacy, self service non cooked breakfast (ingredients provided) and no wifi coverage.

Thank globalarchret
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

I would like to thank Ian and Paula for making us very welcome and so full of local knowledge . Room was lovely and clean. Breakfast our host's looked after our every need. I would recommend them, situated in the town centre. Lots of place's to eat. Train station. Good for hiker's

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

Thank you so much for your generous and kind review, it goes further than you might imagine in encouraging us in our endeavours! Ian and Paula More 

Cambridge, MA
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

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 

Thank dbhr
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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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 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.

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

Thank you so much for your generous and kind review, it is humbling and encouraging! Ian and Paula More 

Victoria, Australia
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 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 

Thank Noreen B
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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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 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 

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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332 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 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 

Thank Steve W
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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61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 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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43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 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 

Thank SAust
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 

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Additional Information about The Gables

Address: 20 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $123 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gables 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Choose a room with ensuite if it's your wish.”
 of 5 bubbles 366noreenb, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I think the cottages might be better value if they are available but book ahead”
 of 5 bubbles maggiechris_12, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in the Pictonian Room.. At the side of the house so very quiet. Good ensuite bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles BarneyC51, 18 Jun 2012 | Read review
“We had the Pictonian room which is the largest and beautiful with good ensuite, though all the rooms sounded nice.”
 of 5 bubbles aussieoldies, 14 May 2012 | Read review
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