We booked this hotel because we were moving from the South to the North Island and wanted somewhere relaxing to sleep before the ferry journey, and also somewhere pet friendly. We were delayed leaving Chch and didn't end up arriving until 11.30pm. This was no problem, likewise our early start and early breakfast, the leftover pastries were packed up for us to take (we didn't even ask).
Room was lovely and we were made to feel very welcome. Although some reviews complain about the milk on ice, I actually felt that was quite a nice personal touch. We were in the Modern room, which is closest to the bar next door. Again, some reviews have critiqued based on this but I didn't find the noise intrusive, and the bed was so comfy it certainly didn't interfere with my sleep. I have stayed in 5* resorts many times due to job demands and I can honestly say the quality of the room, bathroom and lounge here surpassed anything else and actually cost far less than the suites in mainstream establishments. This is a lovely hotel conveniently located for the ferry, across from a marina and in a busy port town. You won't get a paradigmatic style of decor and service here and even after we left they made time for us when we thought our son's favourite toy had been left behind.
I have absolutely no complaint to make. However, had I had one, the staff were approachable enough that there would be no need to have raised it here without first discussing it with them in person.
I would stay here again.
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- Escape to Picton is a beautiful boutique Hotel, in 2010 it won Best new or re-developed hotel in New Zealand for HANZ. We overlook the foreshore and Picton marina. We are also only a 2 minute stroll to the main streets ideally placed to catch all boats to explore Marlborough sounds or wonderful wine tours. ... more less
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