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33 Devon Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Marlin Motel
Ranked #12 of 16 hotels in Picton
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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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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3 reviews 3 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bradford UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The first impressions of this motel were very good indeed. We had come off the Wellington ferry at about 1 am to very gratefully find this motel very near to the terminal. Secondly we were quite stressed that may be the owners would be in bed and therefore we would not have any way of checking in. No worries there!... More

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Auckland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had been staying at a bach in the Marlborough Sound, and the weather turned nasty, so we cut our stay short there and had to find somewhere to stay in PIcton. This was it. A nice surprise., The rooms had a very 70s feel to them - not necessarily to everyone's taste - but the unit was nice and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Stayed at Marlin Motel for one night on the way south. It was average and i thought a little expensive for what it was. The unit was ok but could do with a bit of a make over. I was arriving late so the owner left the unit unlocked for me which was excellent.

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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): $$

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