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Gateway Motel

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Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I have stayed here before, but the motel is now under different management. Our room has been recently refurbished and everything sparkled. Sited walking distance from the ferry terminal the Gateway Motel is a good place for a stopover.

Thank TykeHBNewZealand
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Stayed here after kayak-camping for 3 days. It was right in town so convenient for food, and it had laundry facilities! The room was huge, and the beds were very comfortable. It's right in town, but Picton is quiet so it's still an excellent night's sleep.

Thank Canada-Oz
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We spent one night at the Gateway Hotel before starting the Queen Charlotte Track. Check in was a simple process and our room was available before the stated check-in time which was a bonus. The room itself was fairly basic. The bathroom was clean, but on the small size. The shower water control was slightly odd, but gave out plenty...

Thank cherry_cherry_17
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I stayed at the Gateway between some walks around the sounds. The staff are very friendly and accomodating, including letting me leave some bags between walks. Importantly, should you be finishing the Malborough track on a rainy day, the showers are really good. The location is hard to beat, being right in the centre of town and a short walk...

Thank altakoi
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We usually stay here off the cook strait ferry on our way south. The standard is consistently high , and as the motel is centrally located there is a wide choice of restaurants in very short walking distance. It's also very quiet. They are always very helpful with accommodating motor bikes securely and nothing is too much trouble. All in...

Thank ralfneddie
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Apparently this was the first motel in New Zealand but it is one of the best we have visited on our travels. Very helpful and friendly hosts, clean and spacious rooms and very well kept gardens make this place stand out from your average motel. Top location too in the centre of town. We would definitely stay here again. Gusto...

Thank Nile-The-Adventurer
New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Easy to find motel right in the CBD. Great access to good eating places and retail. Rooms are comfortable enough, a little bit dated but great for the one nighter before moving on. Friendly hosts. If it is party night in the town though you will get the noise of the revellers.

Thank Mavis M
Amberley, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The Gateway is a comfortable, well-maintained property, and so convenient being located in the main street of Picton. Despite it's central location our room was quiet and a good night's sleep enjoyed. In room amenities are relatively basic but adequate and the facilites were spotless with everything in perfect working order.

Thank WorldWideKiwi
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We found this motel to be perfectly fine and the location excellent. Sure, it's a little dated and tired but it was clean and the service was excellent. Recommended for a stopover place. Shuttle service for the ferries is a nice touch.

Thank Dannel
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This Motel is centrally located in the heart of Picton. With great restaurant and cafe options all close by, shops, supermarket and tourist activities within walking distance, this is a great location if staying in Picton. Room was comfortable with small kitchenette. Reception and staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Islandtraveller-13

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: $81 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Americano Hotel Picton
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#1 Business Hotel in Picton
#1 Best Value Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#4 Luxury Hotel in Picton
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“Ask for a refurbished room.”
TykeHBNewZealand, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I was on the ground floor. I think some second floor rooms would have a view of the harbour”
PlantationJohnny, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms downstairs are wonderful, and rooms street side have good views of Picton and the Main Street.”
TruckMovesMike, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Had a room downstairs which was very quiet considering it is in the centre of town.”
a1job, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Everything was nice”
, 30 May 2016 | Read review
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