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Gateway Motel

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#5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant stay in a basic motel a location handy to beach and all shops. Our only issue was that the shower door was very small and hard to use. We did have contact issues as on line queries sent were not answered. Once we mentioned this the hosts were looking in to why this happened.

Thank Shirley E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Picton for a long weekend for the St Clair Marathon. First motel I've ever stayed in which has free wifi which actually works! Great location and handy to some great cafes. Would stay here again.

Thank Charliepark
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property is a rip off! Booked a room with 3 beds, but when we arrived at the hotel we were asked to pay more for 2 kids (both under 6 yrs old). We have traveled a lot but have never been asked to pay for kids sharing the same beds with us! We were very upset but didn't bother...

Thank DJSJ18
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great reception at check in at this Motel. Easy excess to everything as well as the waterfront. Also, just a walk up from the Interislander Ferry Terminal. Room good enough for a one night stop over.

Thank Krishan1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gateway Motel was the perfect stay in Picton. It is so convenient for the ferry, restaurants and right in the hub of town. Management was so courteous and helpful. Room was comfortable, quiet, clean, roomy and includied outdoor seating, perfect after a long ferry ride or car trip.

Thank Cynthia M
Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 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 8 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 3 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 19 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 15 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

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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: RM248 - RM521 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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“All rooms are good”
Krishan1234, 7 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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