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Gateway Motel

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Camborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I found the accommodation comfortable, clean and with all the facilities I could have wished for having traveled across the world to be there. The friendly reception staff and owner were only too willing to help me with any queries I had and were really concerned that my stay was a happy and relaxing one. If I travel via Picton...

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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a base before or after your ferry trip then this is it- hosts made us very welcome from the off- rooms excellent- parking- internet- a stones throw from harbour and restaurants and also 800 metres from the ferry terminal- perfect

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This motel is in a very handy place...close to the ferry terminal, close to local shops and eating places. The facilities were very much as I expected from the description. However, my wife took an instant dislike to the furniture (its clearly run by a man!) but I had no problems. Fine for a couple of night's stay exploring the...

Thank Nigel H
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 March 2014

For NZ$130.00 for a good room with great facilities this was excellent value in February in New Zealand. Very helpful owners, lovely clean tidy room. This motel is very central and close to all you need. There's no more you can say but great.

Thank Rob S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed one night here in February when travelling with Kiwi Scenic Rail. The motel is close to the ferry terminal and train station and is centrally located in Picton. Very helpful and pleasant owners made us feel welcome and the motel is clean, well equipped and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip and stay in Picton thanks to this motel....

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Hawera, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 March 2014

No complaints here. Service was great, the rooms were clean, communication and very helpful staff and owners. My party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and the fact its central was perfect and right in the middle of shops and bars/restaurants. Courtesy van to and from the ferry. What more can you ask for. 100% recommended

Thank fran l
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 March 2014

A group of eight of us stayed here before and after the Queen Charlotte track. The rooms were well equipped and the beds really comfortable. The hosts were friendly and helpful. It was surprisingly quiet, considering we had rooms overlooking the Main Street. A perfect position for shopping and restaurants. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip...

Thank Karen M
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We were welcomed with warmth and enthusiasm and upon hearing about our interest in birds the owners spent some time helping us identify places where we would be able to find some of the species we were looking for. Following their suggestions our short stay in Picton was both enjoyable and productive. The Motel itself is also extremely comfortable and...

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Daphne, Alabama
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We booked this hotel for a one-night stay after arriving via ferry from Wellington prior to a 2-night Affinity Cruise in Marlborough Sound (see separate review). Hotel is located about an 8-10 minute walk from the ferry terminal and right in the middle of Picton's "main drag". We were very warmly greeted and helped upstairs with our bags. Our room...

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Tilbury, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed at this motel the night of March 1st. Great value and excellent location. This motel provided various discount to local restaurants. We found both Kent and Marie very helpful in providing information on New Zealand and our planned ferry ride to Wellington.

Thank Wendy P

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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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  • 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: $80 - $141 (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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