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Gateway Motel
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed overnight, and thought the room was very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Great location, and great service. A welcome pack in the room would have been useful (where to go, what to see, local cafés and restaurants etc). We'd stay again.

Stayed: January 2014
Thank loocoo123
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We stayed for just one night after crossing on the ferry from north island en route to Christchurch. Loved everything about tiny Picton and would definitely stay at Gateway again. The room was fairly small but perfectly adequate and spotlessly clean, with everything we needed. Kent and Marie were friendly and helpful, and even sent on our coats (which I had stupidly left behind) by courier to Christchurch.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank AliPaliHuddersfield
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We arrived into Picton on the last arriving InterIslander ferry from Wellington on December 26. Our accommodation was an easy 5 minute stroll from the ferry terminal just off the main street in the centre of town.

Godd impressions were made from the start when we were met by a really nice host called Marie who had stayed up to meet us and who escorted us down to Room 11, where we stayed for the night. We were further impressed by her request to make as little noise as possible whilst bringing our bags in so as not to disturb other guests. It immediately made us feel that this was a facility that put the comfort of its guests first.

We had arrived not expecting much in the way of comfort as this was a motel. However, we were pleasantly surprised! The room was large for a motel, and spotless. Probably the cleanest accommodation I have had in several trips to New Zealand. Our bed was huge and dressed in freshly laundered white bed clothes. A small kitchenette contained all that we required and was well maintained. But … the best part for us after a long day of travelling was the bathroom and the awesome shower, hot strong and very long!

Overnight we had a good restful sleep in the quiet surrounds and awoke to a room that was bright and airy. We had a nice quiet breakfast on the patio outside our room.

On check out we were assisted with our bags by Kent who was amazing, he gave us some great advice on Picton and excellent travelling tips for our trip to Nelson. He also insisted on getting our feedback to ensure that he and Marie could continue to provide the best customer service possible to future guests. Kent and Marie really made our stay with their friendly approach and attention to the comfort of their guests.

Major plus points – quiet, friendly hosts, central location.
Special commendation – so clean and well maintained!!

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank DazzaCon
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We spent a night at the Gateway in Picton after our ferry ride from the North Island to the South Island. The room was clean and spacious and the beds were comfortable. The manager stayed up for our late arrival (we took the last ferry over), and provided us with lots of advice on places to go and things to see on the drive we had planned, including some delicious crayfish at Nin's Bins. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jonahpeppiatt
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We stayed only one night here but the owner was very helpful and upgraded us to a better room because my wife had a fractured wrist. The room was very clean amnd the laundry facilities excellent. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rob M
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