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Beachside Sunnyvale Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   384 Waikawa Road | Waikawa Bay, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 16 hotels in Picton
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
YvetteG970 Toronto, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location right on the water, and the owner/manager - what a SUPER NICE guy - we were to arrive late, close to 10pm, he said no problem, will wait for you. It's not super modern, outdated furniture, but you feel like you were staying at aunt - uncle's place. Clean, serves the purpose. I just didn't like not having screens... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We had given up all hope finding anywhere to stay in Picton after a gruelling journey when the kind lady at I-site found us this VERY reasonably priced accommodation. It got better! When we arrived, our charming host served us( with the milk) a dish of the most delicious biscuits baked by his equally delightful wife! My husband thought he'd... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed there for two nights and regret it. Booked online and were looking forward to our stay because of all the good comments on Tripadvisor. But when we saw our apartment we were shocked. Everything was so old and stunk. The unit was well equipped, but the TV had only the a couple of channels, internet was fee-based, the... More

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Colin L, Manager at Beachside Sunnyvale Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Beachside Sunnyvale Motel.. I am sorry that your room did not meet your expectations. You had booked a twin unit yet we could have easily changed this to a queen had you asked. We do not advertise ourselves as a new Motel and our low rate reflects this. I presume... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I've been coming here for over 12 years and expect to be returning for the same. Pleasant place to stay - recently updated their older style to a fresh new decor - well done chaps. Good clean rooms - with access to a lovely park (free gas barbeque there) and good fishing off the pier. The staff seem friendly and... More

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Clean, fresh and good value, hosts were welcoming, hospitable and friendly. We have stayed here several times since 2000, and will come again in December 2013 , and it has continuously improved. It is close to seaside/beach/jetties and amenities, and prices are low - very low compared to others in the region. Peaceful and calming environs - BTW Lee S's... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

What a lovely place! Nice and quiet, with the most charming hosts. A lovely outlook over Waikawa Bay. The rooms have just been upgraded, and are very homely.Throughly recommended. Took out one of their kayaks for a paddle in the bay, very relaxing !

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

They've left the vinyl and carpet from the 1960's in the room. Couldn't sleep well from the stench coming from the rotting carpet. Room looked freshly painted and comes with kitchenette and TV. Owner very friendly and accommodating. Nearby 5 star hotels have similar rates, check around first. Inspection beforehand is a must.

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Colin L, Manager at Beachside Sunnyvale Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. We are disappointed to learn of your comments; We checked the unit carefully after your comments but could find no fault or odor and the carpet is in fair condition. if you had taken the time and spoken to our management or any of the staff, we are sure that they would... More

Ebetsu, Japan
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I have been coming to this Motel for many years and it keeps getting better. The Motel has been upgraded and has a new large flatscreen T.V. The owners are very friendly and helpful and the Motel has all the comforts and chattels a traveler would need. A peaceful and beautiful part of New Zealand.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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131 reviews 131 reviews
36 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

This was a difficult review to write. On the one hand the unit was relatively well equiped (Sky TV, kitchen, shower, etc.) and the cleanliness was faultless. On the other hand, this had the feel of something stuck in the seventies. If you want modern comforts, don't come here, but if you want to go back to your childhood era,... More

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Address: 384 Waikawa Road | Waikawa Bay, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
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Ranked #8 of 16 hotels in Picton
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beachside Sunnyvale Motel 3.5*
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