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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We stayed at Gateway motel for 5 nights , and there service we received from Kent and Marie was outstanding , they went out of there way to make our stay enjoyable ,relaxing , and treated as family , by the time we left , the location is fantastic right in the centre of town , restaurants at the door , 6 with in 50 metres , Kent also gave us ideas on what to do in Picton and theres lots to do , we will be back soon

Room Tip: Upstairs great veiws of town
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

We stayed for two nights, before and after walking the Queen Charlotte Track. You cannot beat this for location and value for money. While it is an older style motel, the two rooms we stayed in were refurbished, with modern fittings, clean and very comfortable. It is right in the middle of the main street with cafes and restaurants right outside the door. A large supermarket and a large liquor barn are each only 100 metres away. It is about a 3 minute walk to the water taxi and a 7 minute walk to the Interislander ferry terminal. Kent walks all new guests to their room and insists on carrying their luggage. I had a problem with the soles separating on my hiking boots a day before starting the 4 day walk. Kent was most helpful in trying to get this problem rectified. Excess luggage not required on the walk could be left at the motel until you return.

Room Tip: Some rooms overlook the High Street but traffic is light and any noise is low so we had no problems...
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

This is Glynis from Kapiti 4 Seasons Tours. Last weekend eight of us went to Picton from Wellington. Once again we stayed at the Gateway Motel, this time meeting new hosts Kent and Marie. The motel has always had a central location but the upgrades and attention to detail makes it a wonderful and affordable place to stay. Kent picked us up from the Ferry and also took us over to the area where the Mail boat leaves from... I went back with Kent to put luggage in the rooms before taking the short walk to the Marina to get on the Beachcomber Mail boat... The licensed restaurant next door to the motel had also changed hands, it is now Koru and the food was excellent... The Gateway is close to everything and the staff are amazing...

Room Tip: We had ground floor for our seniors and the way the complex is built there are no rooms above these...
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

A well equipped motel room in the centre of Picton which makes it close to the shops and restaurants. As the motel is set back from the road we were not bothered by any traffic noise and was able to get a good nights sleep.
The next morning, having already returned our rental car the manager was only to happy to transport us to the Ferry Terminal.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

What a great spot. right in the centre of town and handy to everything. the Rooms were clean and spacious and the owners extremely helpful and accommodating.would highly recommend this Motel and its literally 2minutes from the Ferry.

Room Tip: pick a room opening to inside Courtyard.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank idmac
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

The couple managing this property go out of their way to make you welcome. They are very friendly treating guests as if they were friends. We handed in our rental car and they offered the use of theirs if it was needed.We had a two bedroom apartment with beds for six. There were only two of us and we found it very roomy. We had a view of the Marina from the Lounge Room and from the deck outside.Come time to leave the Managers transported us to the Ferry terminal.
We highly recommend this property and will definately stay there the next time we visit the area.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

This motel is right in the heart of things in picton you can't get any closer to the action. Kent & Marie are fabulous, they warmly welcome you, are happy to have a chat & know everything/everyplace you need to go. They were generous enough to get us free drinks in a local restaurant!! We booked a family sized room which included a mini kitchen & large bathroom. Free wifi included.

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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 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
Price Range: £46 - £118 (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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