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“Central location, easy access to the ferry, friendly Kiwi staff”
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Central location, easy access to the ferry, friendly Kiwi staff”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Got off the ferry with a howler spraying rain everywhere, dark, deserted streets, but was able to reason out where the hotel could be.

Free off street off-street parking, the hostess slipped on heir gumboots and walked me down to the room and turned on the heater.

Wind howled all night but room noise was minimal and I slept well. Breakfast is on order, but i skipped out early.

Not many tele channels, but being NZ there isn't a whole lot to watch anyway.

Clean, updated rooms extending the life of an older motel. I would stay again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

No smoke alarms! Extremely dangerous! The staff are rude and the facilities and premises are rubbish. Only stay here in desperation. Picton has other far superior motels, no paying customers deserve this dump. You have been positively warned, good luck.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Sete, France
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Our first stay at Gateway motel on arriving in South Island was so good we returned for a night before catching the ferry back to Wellington. The rooms are comfortable and well-equipped and the couple running it put themselves out to make sure you have eveything you need.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We had an early morning ferry sailing and this motel was an easy short drive to the terminal. We chose the budget studio room as we just needed a bed for the night and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the decor. We booked on line and were impressed that Marie showed us the room first to make sure we were happy with it. Free wifi worked well - so many other places around the South Island didn't. We would definitley stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Gateway Motel, easy to find, very clean and tidy, Kent and Marie are very friendly hosts, we felt welcome as soon as we walked through the door at reception. Of all the motels we have stayed at, Gateway was the best, excellent price as well. We will be staying there anytime we go through or to Picton.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Karamea, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed at the Gateway Motel en-route to the North Island, what a beautiful & very clean place to stay, and the price was excellent, we will certainly stay there again if we need a place to stay in Picton, Well done Kent & Marie, fantastic hosts :)

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Gateway Motel in Picton. Kent and Marie were fantastic, welcoming,friendly hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Delighted with our choice to stay here. Clean and tidy, Free wifi (which was great as most hotels/motels charge). Located the very close to everything you need in the town, with some breath taking views, within a 30 second walk.
Will definitely be staying there again if I am lucky enough to go back to New Zealand.
Thanks Kent and Marie

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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 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*
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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