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Bay Vista Waterfront Motel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
leanne564 Rangiora, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 nights as a get away before Xmas rush sets in. Great welcome, were offered a choice of 2 rooms on arrival. Not much sun while we were there but still enjoyed the waterfront views. Just a short stroll to the restaurants on the marina. Lovely spacious unit, warm and cosy. Will be back!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our time in NZ so far, the hostess Kerry at Bay Vista Waterfront in Picton was the most friendliest and helpful. She gave us great recommendations and fantastic places to stop. The Lakefront units had spectacular views. We booked 2 units as we were travelling together with my parents and our children. They were very modern and clean. My... More

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waterfrontPicton, Owner at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Norell, Thank you for your awsum review, I am so pleased your stop over here with us was a memorable one. I am just disapointed we were not able to provide the "snow" the children were looking for to keep you here a little longer :) All the best and hope to see you again. Kind regards Kerry More

GlobalKiwi
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10 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wow, this was a fantastic way to end my road trip of the South Island. I was dog tired and had slept in some rumpty places so this was like heaven. The welcome was supremely warm and I loved the layout of the unit and the amazing view to the harbour, where I chilled out in the sun and dozed.... More

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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Hello WunderWoman007, Wow - We love your great photo's, thank you so much for sharing them on our TA page. I am glad Bay Vista was a peaceful stop to end your South Island Road trip. Thank you for the comments re additional heating in the bedroom, we have discussed this and are looking into heating options for next winter.... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We arrived on the late ferry to a friendly welcome and a warm unit with heating on. Looks as though the units have been recently refurbished. Very fresh & lovely colours. Great views from a ground level waterfront unit with kitchen containing everything we could need. Very clean. The operators had only been there a week & we wish them... More

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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Hello Folks, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TA for us. We have taken on board your comments and have decided to let open windows and fresh sea air do the work instead of using the air freshener. As well, we have decided to add lovely thick matress overlays to all our beds. Thank you... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to stay in a very beautiful part of New Zealand. I stayed in a one bedroom unit which was really clean, cosy, well appointed and nicely decorated. There are a couple of places to eat in the nearby marina which are in very easy walking distance, otherwise it's only 4km to Picton town centre. The... More

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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Hello Lisa, It was a while ago now, but thank you for your lovely review on Bay Vista and the surrounding area. Lilian is now enjoying a well earned retirement and Grant and I are doing our very best to follow in her footsteps. I hope we do get the pleasure to meet you in the future. Best wishes Anne. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Bay Vista is in our opinion one of the best places you can stay at on the South Island. Close to the ferries and views to die for. We booked a one bedroom unit and got the same unit as last time, which suited us perfectly! Thanks Lillian!

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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Hello Dutchie, Grant and I have taken over managing Bay Vista from Lilian and Micheal who are now busy enjoying their retirement. We see that you have stayed twice here at Bay Vista and posted lovely reviews both times. Thank you very much, and we hope if you come back to the south Island we will get the chance to... More

River Forest, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a wonderful place. The view from our room was so great, we wound up bringing food back to the motel for two of the three nights we stayed here. Even if you think Picton is a little out of the way for touring the Marlborough wine region, Bay Vista makes the extra drive well worth it.

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Marton, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great service. Fantastic location along the bay. The four of us arrived late at night and in the morning we awoke to view the bay in all its glory. The gentleman at reception (John, I believe) was very nice and showed me different directions to take on our journey down south to Queenstown.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

The Bay Vista is beautifully situated on a small bay just outside Picton with gardens sweeping down to the beach. The motel units are modern, sparklingly clean and well equipped. Our welcome could not have been warmer from the very friendly couple who run the place. We only managed a one night stay, since we had onward travel plans, but... More

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palmerston north
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We could not get into the motel itself and so we stayed in the holiday apartment across the road (owned by Bay Vista). What a fantastic spot. It was really a two bedroomed house and it had absolutely everything that we needed and more besides. The managers were fantastic and so helpful and chatty and 'real'. I slept like a... More

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Address: 303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Vista Waterfront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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