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“Great place in picton” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
“Great place in picton”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

This is an affordable, clean, and well run establishment. The owners go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They have picnic tables for a "take away" picnic. They can also arrange transportation to the lovely, not to be missed, Queen Charlotte Walk.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

We stayed at Gateway for one night before and one night after we travelled to the Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park Lodge.
It's the first time a motelier has ever greeted me with a handshake! He was very friendly and helpful, and we appreciated the suggestions about meals out. The deal with Cortado Restaurant, which included a free drink with every meal by showing our room key, was great value.
Our first night was upstairs, which was perfectly adequate, if a little dated. The enclosed lightwell backing onto all the bathrooms could be noisy at times.
Ask for a downstairs room when booking as we stayed there the second night and the rooms are bigger and have been renovated.
Very clean, centrally located (a stroll from the ferry terminal or Bluebridge will drop you off), free wifi and friendly staff. All you need!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wanganui
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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

Room Tip: Not rooms that face the main street or near the public toilets
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: There are two floors with easy step access to the second floor. But if you have any mobility problem...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gosford, Australia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 32 High Street (Main Street) | Canterbury, Picton 8062, 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
#1 Best Value 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*
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