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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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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the Mercure in Picton had changed owners and not for the better I decided we'd stay somewhere else and I'm so glad we did. Being located about 2 miles from the centre of Picton on a road not widely used by tourists means you're sure of a peaceful stay. Our unit had beautiful views over Waikawa bay and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place to stay so many things you wish for in a holiday... Beautiful view, piece and quiet, well set up unit, deck in the sun to have drinks etc view of ferries going past, restaurant/bar in walking distance. Wonderful host you catered to our every need. Would highly recommend!!! We will be back Kerry!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Thought we'd wing it as to where to stay in Picton. Passed Bay Vista in the early part of the day and thought that looked ok.... But it was more than OK! The young lady at the desk showed us through 3 of her units that were available (we needed 2 rooms... snorer on board). She was so helpful. We... More 

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

Hi Annie, Thank-you for taking the time to post such a great review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Bay Vista it was great having you to stay. Kind Regards Jill More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We only had a quick overnight stay in Picton, but our stay was memorable. Bay Vista Waterfront Motel has a superb outlook over the water--what a treat to wake up to. The units have been nicely and thoughtfully remodelled. The manager gave us a recommendation for dinner that was fantastic, and checked in the morning to see how we liked... More 

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

Hi Folks, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you can return sometime for a slightly longer stay. Kind Regards Jill More 

Incline Village, Nevada
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54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had driving up from the Nelso National Forest that day and needed a place to stay the night in Picton in order to take the ferry the next morning. Our room had a great veiw of the small harbor, (one over from the harbor the ferries take). I understand that the room is not expensive, but the room seemed... More 

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Manukau, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have stayed in Picton itself a few times over the years and have found the accommodation options to be rather ordinary so on this occasion, I looked for something close by but hopefully with more character and a bit nicer. We certainly found the right place! This motel is only 4km out of Picton but the location is right... More 

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

Hi Grant, Thank-you for taking the time to write such a great review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our beautiful surroundings. Hope to see you back some time at Bay Vista. Kind Regards Jill More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stayed on two seperate nights, either side of a ferry crossing, and would do so again. The motels look out over Waikawa bay, just 10 mins from Picton foreshore. Lovely grassy lawns look out towards the Waikawa marina & bay. Our kind and obliging host, Jill turned the heating on prior to our arrival which was most welcome. We... 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, really appreciate it. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again some time in the future. Kind Regards Jill More 

Atherton, Australia
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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

Hi Folks, Thank-you for taking the time to write such a great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bay Vista and the Marlborough region. Look forward to seeing you back some time in the future. Kind Regards Kerry More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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 

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