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“Very Friendy”
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
“Very Friendy”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Telephone reservation sorted within minutes, Friendly Greeting and great location, clean rooms, excellant shower. What more do you need?

My first choice for a couple of nights in Picton. Be back again soon....

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Travelling as a family of 5 proved a bit difficult with accom bookings but not so with Gateway! I shared emails with Kent and he met our needs perfectly! The hotel upon arrival was extremely friendly, informative and very clean and comfortable! Kent was full of local knowledge and advice on places to dine (with 10% discounts involved) and his suggestions were perfect! Overall a gr8 stay in a very central location....highly recommend!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We spent 3 nights staying in Picton at the Gateway motel with our two young children. We found the room very clean and tidy with good facilities. The property is clearly not new, but it was comfortable. The rooms were serviced daily to a very high standard. The location was absolutely ideal - only 5 mins walk from the ferry terminal, and very close to lots of bars, cafes and a 4-square store. We were very impressed with the service we received, nothing was a problem.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Just found their business card. We actually stayed here 8 months ago but it was very pleasant. The owners were very helpful from putting up a cot (in a pre-warmed room) to making a couple of phone calls on our behalf. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The shower was great, awesome pressure. The motel is in a central location, short trip to the ferries. Would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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.

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Huddersfield
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Property: 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 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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