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“Central & great value”
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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“Central & great value”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This place is right in the main street so very central to waterfront, shops, eateries, supermarket. Friendly as staff. Room was fine - not flashy, but comfy with everything I needed ) except it didn't have a working desk (had a high stool under the bench - not good height for working at the laptop) but the owners are so helpful they could probably provide a chair if you asked. I stayed there on recommendation from Tripadvisor reviews and I concur - all good.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights at the Gateway in the cute town of Picton. It's situated perfectly in the centre of town- the room was quiet which surprised me. The room had been recently renovated and was very clean. The quilt was super soft (good quality) and just to top it off an electric blanket. Highly recommend to anyone staying in Picton!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, NS
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We arrived from Nelson, via the "scenic route" through Havelock. The motel is smack dab in the centre of town, on High Street, surrounded by a wide range of restaurants and only a few steps from the harbour and the docks for the Queen Charlotte Sound tours. The ferry terminal is not much farther away. We had a wonderfully cheerful welcome on check-in, with lots of helpful suggestions for where to go and what to see. He even had discount coupons for some of the local restos. The room was clean, spacious but also snug and very comfortable (with the biggest TV in the motel). More wifi than a family of 3 could use. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We arrived in Picton on the Interislander ferry and after a drive around town found this motel right in the centre of town. Luckily there was a room available for us and we found it to have everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. The room was comfortable with a good television, generous Wifi allowance and great kitchen facilities. Kent and Marie were very friendly and provided some good advice about where to eat. We were originally only going to stay one night but we ended up staying 2 nights because it was such good value at Gateway Motel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Fabulous hosts,cosy clean comfy units..
A little gem right in the heart of picton .
Location location.i was in the downstairs
Rooms.very quiet.5star service all the way.
Everything you need for comfy stay
Hosts are so helpful ,

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We rang the motel from the inter islander ferry and spoke to Kent who was extremely obliging and helpful. It was a late sailing and he and Marie were there to welcome us when we arrived. Our unit was very appealing and welcoming. Our bed was extremely comfortable. We left the next day to go south and on our return journey we rang from Christchurch to rebook. Once again our hosts greeted us very warmly and advised us they had upgraded us. This unit exceeded our expectations once again.
Thank you Marie and Kent you will be our first call on our next trip to the South Island.
Judith and Brian

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

it was February 2013 when the fine weather broke on South Island as we arrived at the Gateway Motel. Kent and Marie were most helpful and welcoming when we arrived and throughout our stay, helping with luggage and giving advice about places to eat and scenic areas to visit. The rooms are sparklingly clean and excellently appointed with comfortable beds. As an added bonus, it's a great location for taking the ferry to Wellington. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Gateway Motel to anyone visiting Picton.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 32 High Street (Main Street) | Picton 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 Best Value Hotel in Picton
#1 Business Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#4 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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