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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 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...

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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

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 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.

Thank Cheryl S
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

Swedesboro, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 September 2012

My husband and I stayed here last year for part of our honeymoon and found it to be a really pleasant place. The owners even left us a small champagne bottle and chocolates to congratulate us on our marriage! The rooms are very homey and the owners are incredibly welcoming. We stayed later than planned the day we were leaving...

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

Hi Annie, Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review for The Gables. We very much appreciate your sentiments and it is such warm response that makes what we do so very worthwhile. Warm regards, Ian and Paula

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 June 2012

We stopped one night here, arriving by ferry and before going south. The hosts are very welcoming, and helped us with suggestions for dinner. We had the small cottage, and had a quiet night. Breakfast was already in the fridge, so we could help ourselves as soon as we woke up. It was very nice. The room was nice and...

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Bristol, England
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Most people only stop in Picton for a short hwile on their way between North & South Islands but I would recommend alonger stay as there are plenty of things to do in the area. Ian & Paula were the perfect hosts and made me feel welcome from the moment I arrived. The breakfasts were superb and I would strongly...

Thank BarneyC51
Reviewed 15 May 2012

We stayed only one night in The Gables after arriving on the evening ferry from Wellington before catching the train to Christchurch the next afternoon - would have been nice to have stayed longer. We were given a warm welcome by Ian and Paula (and the family dog) and shown our room, then given advice on local restaurants. We met...

1Thank aussieoldies
Hungerford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2011

Landing after a rough crossing of the Coo Strait from Wellington, no better place to find ones legs than The Gables, three minutes drive from the ferry terminus, owned and run by Ian and Paula Allen. From the welcome, to the comfortable accommodation, the breakfasts and the muffins with which visitors are endowed each day for their forays, all was...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Stayed two nights at The Gables but wish it could have been longer. Ian and Paula (hosts) made everything very comfortable and relaxed. Highly recommend The Gables to anyone visitng Picton.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 November 2011

My husband and I stayed in the cottage at The Gables. The cottage is behind the main house and has parking available. The Gables is within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. The innkeepeers, Ian and Paula are absolutely wonderful! We highly recommend staying here.

Thank Melissa C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 November 2011

A VERY short walk down to the wharf where all of the tours leave from. Also a very short walk to Seamus's Irish Pub which is fantastic!

2Thank oconnor_jpoc

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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: $146 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gables 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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