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Bay Vista Waterfront Motel

#4 of 17 Hotels in Picton
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303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atherton, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful few days at Bay Vista. Gorgeous serene setting, comfy bed, and all the amenities one needs. Staff are incredibly helpful, and only too happy to share their knowledge on the area, and beyond. The rooms are well designed, and you feel like you're the only people staying at the complex. Added bonus for us, we left something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful relaxing long weekend at the Bay Vista. I booked it because of the view and yes, the view is outstanding but this motel exceeded my expectations in all aspects. The accommodation was excellent - clean, modern, relaxing, warm, well equipped....the list goes on...it was great! We sat out on the terrace watching the boats go by... More 

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

Hi Folks, Thank-you for taking the time to write such a great review. Glad you enjoyed your time at Bay Vista and hope to see you back some time in the future. Kind Regards Kerry More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used TripAdvisor as our guide when we decided to take a three day break in Picton and liked the reviews for Bay Vista. They all mentioned how clean it was and how friendly the owners were. Well never a truer word ... Spotless, well maintained and really enjoyed being able to have a cup of tea in bed and looking... More 

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

Hi Kathy, Thank-you very much for the great view it is much appreciated. It was lovely meeting you and hope to see you at Bay Vista again some-time. Kind Regards Kerry More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a relaxing weekend away and that is exactly what we got . My wifes sister was with us so a two bedroom was just what we needed. The view from our motel was world class overlooking Waikawa Bay with the moored yachts and Queen Charlotte Sound beyond. The decore was modern and refreshing with all thats required for... More 

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

Hi Folks, Thank-you for the great review! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will stay with us again in the future. Kind Regards Kerry More 

Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic views, wonderful units which are well equipped and spacious in a perfect location. Wonderful welcome and we had some special requests that we accommodated without any trouble. Absolutely loved our stay and can't wait to come back.

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

Hi Folks, Thank-you very much for the great review! Look forward to seeing you back at Bay Vista some-time in the future. Kind Regards Kerry More 

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed at the location of the motel I saw on the internet and cancelled my other booking, glad I did. The accommodation was good, the sea views and surrounds, awesome. A truly beautiful, peaceful, quiet little place to relax and unwind. Kerry was a warm and wonderful host, made us feel very welcome. She was very helpful in... More 

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

Hi Folks, Thank-you very much for the great review, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Really nice to meet you and hope you and your family will be back to see us some time. Kind Regards Kerry More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stayed here for one night at the start and one night at the end of our three week tour. We have stayed here on at least five previous occasions because the location of the motel units is second to none with immediate uninterrupted views across the bay and the units themselves are clean, well furnished with a good kitchen... More 

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

Hi Andrew, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay in the 2 bedroom house adjacent to the motels. Unfortunately on your return from your South Island tour it was one of the busiest weekends here in Marlborough with the Saint Clair half marathon on and everything in Picton and Blenheim is always fully booked and the house was all... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stayed at the Bay Vista Waterfront Motel for 8 nights during March 2015 with my mother (mobility issues) and 9yo son. The accommodation was well appointed, spotlessly clean, very private and easily and comfortably accommodated us all! The staff were absolutely wonderful and accommodating - even took down and folded our washing when we had been out all day! Nothing... More 

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

Hi Lynne, Thank-you very much for the fantastic review, its really appreciated. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful part of the world. Look forward to having you back at Bay Vista some-time in the future. Kind Regards Kerry More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

after a long, long drive we arrived in Picton and did not expect more than an "ordinary" motel ... but were surprised: wonderful, friendly attention and welcome by Kerry - excellent rooms/ appartment - and truly waterfront - simply the best. I liked it so much that I forgot a jacket in the room - which I did not notice... More 

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

Hi Folks, Thank-you for the great review. Hope you will be back to New Zealand some time and would love to see you at the Bay Vista Waterfont Motel again. Kind Regards Kerry More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We booked the Bay Vista after reading the reviews on trip advisor and have to say am so glad we did. What a lovely little Motel, Kerry could not have been more friendly or helpful nothing was too much trouble. I would thoroughly recommend staying there.

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

Hi Folks, Thank-you for the lovely review, really appreciate it. Hope when you are back up this way you will return to stay at Bay Vista Motel. Kind Regards Kerry More 

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