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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Since our last visit over two years ago this motel has been upgraded.. The room was sparkling clean, the red and white bed linen immaculate, the studio room quiet and comfortable.. The service was outstanding and consistent. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed, the proprietor had our booking immediately to hand, offered us discount meals with a couple of restaurants and then, came out with us not only to show us our room but to carry our luggage. And this was in new Zealand. It was just great. We had a pleasant grassy outdoor area for sitting, sunning, reading or chatting to other guests. It was on the main street and a short walk to numerous cages and the Barbour. The fine service continued next morning. We saw staff arrive in uniform shirts and long shorts who assisted guests with luggage as they left. A great atmosphere and excellent service.

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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Myself and my family had the pleasure of spending a night Xmas day!! Marie & Kent were extremely helpful & warm making us feel right at home!! Our Rooms were without a doubt an overall 10!! Comfortable, Spacious & Clean!! Highly recommend anyone who are looking to spend a night or two in the beautiful picton, Gateway Motel is the place!! I guarantee, you will not be disappointed!! Thank you Marie & Kent for your great hospitality!!:)

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

this motel and the staff were exceptional.The best bed ever and right in town but not noisy,Also advised of where to eat and 10% discount at these places.Koru and yum crayfish.Thankyou Kent and your lovely wife.

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Reviewed 16 January 2013

After spending many hours on the road, taking my son to his new job in the McKenzie Country from Taupo. We were met with pleasant and very hospitable hosts at 10pm. Thank you both so much for giving my brother and I a very warm welcome and THEN upgrading our room. My brother who is not a frequent stay away from home person was so comfortable. Amazing hospitality thanks is not enough

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Reviewed 15 January 2013

The owners of this motel were very friendly and attentive. The ONLY motel I have stayed in New Zealand where the owner took our bag up to the room and let us in, which was kind of a relief as the room was on the top level. The room was quiet, and had a view of mountains/city. There was a couch for sitting. Good sized bathroom and full kitchen (incl oven).

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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Spent new year's eve at Picton and I'm glad we've chosen the perfect place to say. Location was ideal, probably just one minute walk to the town. Spacious and very tidy rooms. Clean bathrooms. Very very well maintained overall. Extremely friendly and helpful staff who instantly greeted us with warm welcome the moment we arrived. Customer service was top notch! Best of all, we were given free wi-fi unlike most of the other motels which do not provide internet. I have to say Gateway Motel has left the biggest impression in comparison to other accommodations (15 other motels from various locations in NZ) we have stayed in during our 3 week holiday in NZ. Superb! Keep it up that way!

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Extremely helpful and attentive service, despite being busy we were shown to our unit. The unit (a two brm) was clean and tidy with very comfortable beds. The location in central Picton meant close proximity to shops, restaurants and the shoreline. Perfect for our family of 5 :)

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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Address: 32 High Street | Marlborough, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Americano Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#4 Luxury Hotel in Picton
Price Range: £49 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand and gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, the Gateway Motel and our Off-site Luxury Waterfront Apartments are nestled in the heart of Picton. Your hosts Kent and Marie extend a friendly welcome and invite you to experience the genuine southern hospitality that makes the Picton Accommodation Motel a popular location for travelers to relax and enjoy Picton activities. Our accommodation will provide you with the quality, low cost solution you need to stay in Picton! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Americano Hotel Picton
Gateway Motel Picton, New Zealand - Marlborough

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