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Marlin Motel

33 Devon Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Picton
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gisborne, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the 1950's patterned carpet - and the carpet on the wall of the main room - yes really... Comfortable bed, had all of the things we needed for a night before getting ferry the next day. Would probably stay again so not as bad as some of the other reviewers thought ;-)

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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Having spent THE last two months+ in Many motels in Australia And NZ, this was THE worst. Expensive with few redeeming factors. Free WiFi but TV selection limited, despite high price. I guess that when you are near the Ferry to Wellington, you can charge What you want. Poor value for money.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed here for one night after a long day of driving & travelling. Staff were extremely friendly & helpful, understood that it was late & we were tired so just told us what we needed to know. Room was clean and comfortable. Nothing flash or modern but you get what you pay for. The bed was comfortable & it... More 

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Siena, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

After a sudden change of plan in peak season we discovered that all this was the only motel left in Picton with a room so we were appreciative and paid the price. But in our opinion double that which it was worth - with its carpets and lino's up the walls we thought we had lost a few years. Sure... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I was impressed with the friendy owners. The unit that I stayed in was very clean and tidy and I found the bed very comfortable. It was quiet and a handy location. It was nice to have a full kitchen. I thought the cost was right for what I received. I was impressed enough to re-book there again the following... More 

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New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you're looking for a brand spanking new hotel with all the mod cons, this place won't be for you. But if you appreciate an old-skool, retro motel - the way Kiwi motels used to be - you'll love the Marlin Motel. The decor and furnishings are a bit old, but not in a tatty kind of way - just... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

very unimpressed. this was supposed to be a wonderful 2 days with mum and dad . last night we spent a great time at the Waterfront Apartments in Kaikoura which I couldn't fault. it was $229 for a 2 bedroom apartment. I will review it next. However I was gobsmacked we we pulled up to the Marlin in Picton .... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Picton was very busy so we had little choice of accom. This one was a little bit old and overpriced but the rooms were large and well equipped. Unfortunately as in most places in NZ no insect screens so unable to leave a window open and get fresh air.

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Hamburg, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Expensive, not the cleanest; I would recommend to stay somewhere else. Booked this room to catch the ferry in the morning. The bathroom and shower look like an afterthought. Rooms are not sealed well, and outside noise finds it's way in.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This motel was very clean with very hospitable hosts. We were made to feel welcome and given fruit from the trees. It isn't a luxury hotel, but for a family motel, it is amongst the best we've ever stayed in.

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Address: 33 Devon Street, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
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