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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 #5 of 16 hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014
Lisa C Christchurch, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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River Forest, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky to be upgraded to a two bedroom unit which was spacious but could not fault this motel for its location, with superb views down the bay, facilities, which while not luxurious were all clean and serviceable, and service which was excellent, including an offer to iron our clothes we had just washed in the on-site laundry!

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We sadly only stayed here one night after our ferry crossing and before heading south but our accommodation was very clean and comfortable and the lady managing the property could not have been more helpful or pleasant. She met us at the ferry, waited for us to do a little shopping and ran us to the car rental company in... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Bay Vista Waterfront's website really doesn't do this motel credit. We stayed in a 2 bed unit and had wonderful uninterrupted views down to the Sounds and the wildlife from a private terrace. The accommodation is comfortable, practical, clean and quiet. The owners are awesome! So friendly, cheerful and helpful without being intrusive. They even offered to peg out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights, the units are scattered around, ours was one min drive from reception. It was very close to the track that goes to the snout and then Picton. New flat with all the amenities for washing and cooking. Newly furnished and functioning. Toiletries also provided. On the minus side, the wifi wasn't working this... More

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Address: 303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Vista Waterfront Motel 4*
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Spectacular waterfront location! All units at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel are situated on the waters edge in Picton's beautiful Waikawa Bay only 5 minutes drive from the town centre. Set in 2 acres of park like grounds these 7 ground floor units are all self contained with sky TV and stunning views of the Bay and Waikawa Marina. Take a short 5 minute stroll over to the restaurants/cafes located at the marina or down to the swimming bay and boat launching ramp. Wake up to the sound of the native birds and enjoy a coffee on your private patio in the sun. Relax in peace and quiet away from all road noise. ... more   less 
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