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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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Paris, France
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“Very pleasant place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

We have stayed at Gateaway Motel for the second time. We have had a very good time at this Motel last year and come back again this year. The hosts Ken & Mary are very kind and always welcome us friendly. We feel like at home. The position is just center of the city near the every thing we need and Inside is very quiet. We recommend here strongly to everyone. We will be stay longer next time. Thanks again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

I booked this motel through Booking.com and thought we were getting a motel with a sea view as shown in the promo, so was disappointed to see that it is in the main street of Picton and had no sea view!
A warm welcome, clean room but starting to look tired, central to ferry terminal and cafes.
Of all the motels we stayed in while on holiday this was the disappointment. People appear to be allowed to sit outside the rooms smoking therefore our room smelt of cigarettes as the odour came into the room and it was disappointing to see the male owner walking around the motels smoking. The shower was a high step up one and although reasonable to get into was very difficult to get out of and around the toilet vinyl was lifting and mildew evident.
During the night we had an very unpleasant disturbance outside our room with people fighting and the language was dreadful. It was either from the public toilets that were immediately beside our room or in the bar next door. As trucks and delivery vehciles are able to park down the centre of the main street, we were work at 5.00 a.m as they prepared for the day. Will carry onto Blenheim next time

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Excellent central location. From the interislander ferry terminal just follow the blue line to the high street and turn right! 5 minutes walk maximum even with cases. No need of a taxi even if there was one. Very comfortable rooms and immaculately clean. The managers pride themselves on the quality of this 3.5 star motel and spent time suggesting dining options and trips too. Laundry available for guests use.
Good value for money.
Excellent breakfast cafe directly opposite which gets busy with locals and visitors.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Highly recommend this Motel - very friendly and helpful owners/staff, rooms comfortable and very clean - and the location in the town is great. The owners bent over backwards to accommodate us, letting us know the good places to eat and sights to see.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

We only stayed one night before walking the Queen Charlotte Track. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms comfy, spacious and clean and was in a perfect location for our needs. Highly recommended and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

The Oxley Apartments are new apartments above the grand old Oxley's pub right above the waterfront. Huge big balcony facing straight down the Sound for superb views and plenty of sunshine. The apartment itself - large, clean and modern. Secure parking.
Picton is a beautiful place to spend time anyway, but what a great spot to stay in Picton.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

My experience at the gateway motel in picton has always been delightful.They always make you feel at home an accommodate you with anything you need. They are also very good at giving good diving spots around the picton area to get some seafood. Kent and Marie are always very helpful and there services with the rooms and the grounds are always very tidy and clean.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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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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