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Bay Vista Waterfront Motel

4.0 of 5 303 - 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 nights in 1 bedroom apartment. The views were fantastic.Very clean & spacious with everything you could possibly need. The beds were nice & Comfortable. Helpful staff nothing was too much trouble. Close enough to Picton for cruises,shops & restaurants far enough away for the peace & quiet! Will definitely stay here again when next in town!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waterfront location means that....... Patio outside room leads over grass presided over by a heron to the sea. Large apts, excellent facilities and peace/quiet. Good washer/dryer for a couple of dollars. Can't think of anywhere better in the Picton area .

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

Hi Chris O, I think you were having a great holiday and enjoying every day. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us and for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are already looking forward to your next visit :) and wish you a very Merry Xmas from us all here at Bay Vista. More 

Perth, Australia
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266 reviews 266 reviews
111 hotel reviews
338 helpful votes 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We spent three nights at the Bay Vista Waterfront Motel in September 2014. We wished we could have stayed a month! It was ideal for our needs - clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped. Unlike most places we stayed in on the South Island during our two week trip, the Internet here was fast, free and flawless! Our unit had... More 

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

Hi Melnq8, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we do appreciate every ones comments and enjoy reading the things that folk memorable about Bay Vista. Our Ducks are quite entertaining and at times quite demanding, especially when the female are sitting on eggs as they only leave the nest to feed. Thank you for staying with... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed in a one-bedroom unit overlooking the scenic Waikawa Bay recently. The unit is spick & span, with good quality amenities.. It provided us with all that we need for a restful stay as we explore the Marlborough region for 5 days. It has views to-die-for, at times we even spied the ferries heading back out to the Sounds... More 

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

Hello Mei13, Thank you for your lovely review, we enjoyed having you here. After a short delay we managed to get our Laundry functioning again - the leak in the floor was a challenge to repair. Glad you enjoyed the lemons and hope you had a memorable trip for the remainder of your holiday, Kind regards Grant & Anne. More 

Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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

Hi Leanne, Thank you for taking the time to review our motel, I am so glad you chose Bay Vista to spend your 3 day break , you will be looking for hopefully to having some more time out over the Xmas new year period. Look forward to seeing you both again in the future when you need to chill... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

NZ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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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