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“Alan, Brisbane” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
“Alan, Brisbane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

My only problem with this motel is that it is so popular sometimes I cannot get a room as I tend to only make a booking at the last minute.Since the new managers came on site (Kent & Marie) it has gone from good to great.Good value and excellent facilities in a top location in the centre of town. Will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Picton is not very big and so there are not many hotels to choose from. We picked this based on TA reviews and weren't disappointed. Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal and train station. It is on the main road and we feared it might be noisy but was fine. Close to the harbour, pubs and restaurants. We had a nice, big, clean room. Staff were helpful giving plenty of local info and looked after our bags when we had a while to wait for our train when we were leaving.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Pleasantly surprised by the extra friendly owners,the room was perfect. Recommended a nice restaurant around the corner our 12 yr grandson still is raving about the chicken nuggets he had there and he is a fussy eater.Did a big bag of laundry and they actually finished when i was told and not 2hrs later and many coins later. We would certainly stay there again. Thanks Kent

Room Tip: Top floor room was worth taking suitcases up stairs
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

A very accommodating host. Value for money. Ok the WIFI is free but I would have rated this place 5/5 if the Internet connection weren't so slow. I am now to the point where I would rather have hi-speed internet and no TV.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northwood, Iowa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

The hosts, Kent and Marie, are incredibly accomodating! Stayed here with 4 relatives newly arrived from the US, and they raved about the rooms and the staff. Great value for the money, and the staff go over and above to take care of you.

Room Tip: Location is ideal., very near the ferry terminal, the harbor, and right in the center of Picton'...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bakertraveler38237
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Great location in the main street, and not too noisy despite being directly opposite the local pub (the music stopped at 11:00 pm on Saturday night). Also handy to be right next to the Information Centre. Comfortable room, and friendly owners.

Room Tip: A room facing away from the main street would minimise noise from the hotel, but this wasn't a m...
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Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Genuine Kiwi hospitality. Warm, friendly greeting after a rough ferry trip from Wellington. Room met highest standards for cleanliness and comfort. I really enjoyed sitting in the protected outside seating area to read the paper - that rough ferry ride was still with me and I needed to be out in the fresh air - even if it was inclement weather. Owner's recommendations for dinner were excellent. We have every confidence in his patient and generous recommendations for our travels over the next few days. Despite miserable rain and incredible wind - we were comfortable in a very quiet room. Will be returning in about 3 weeks for our return on the ferry. Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

Room Tip: Our room, #11, had the somewhat protected outside seating. However, there's a quaint grassy are...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

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 Best Value Hotel in Picton
#1 Business Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#2 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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