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Sequoia Lodge
3a Nelson Square, Picton, New Zealand   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Düsseldorf
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed in the ensuite double room, which was nice and clean and in fact more like a motel unit than a cheap backpackers. The common areas were extremly nice and well kept and they are ok with you staying there after check-out as long as you tell them beforehand (very handy if you intend to catch the afternoon ferry). Nice staff and great extras such as free wifi, delicious free chocolate pudding in the evening and a hot tub free of charge, too.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bloomington, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a twin private room - it was a great room, with an interesting little patio out front. There was a little bistro table and flowering vines waving around in the breezez. Friendly staff, nice kitchen and lounging areas, and patio outside. The atmosphere here was so chill and friendly. And there's free wi-fi in the common areas. Plus, nightly dessert!

They have free parking available, just be sure to ask the person at the desk where to park so you don't get towed.

Room Tip: Free parking - ask about where to park.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a very friendly hostel in a good location. We had a double room with ensuite and a veranda with loungers all at a very good price. They offer free chocolate pudding in the evenings and have a spa pool (although we didn't try it). Highly recommended for value, location and staff.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I arrived in Sequoia on 23/4, for a short trip in the top of South Island, as soon as I arrived from the ferry I could spot the shuttle waiting outside eventhough the hostel is very close to the ferry.
I love Sequoia from heart, I booked a double room with bathroom, the room was lovely, the shower was great and I felt like at home. Staff is great, i bought my tour to Marlbourough through them and they have free chocolate pudding every night at 8pm.
My only regreat, that I could stay longer, because eventhough Picton is a very small town it's lovely, the people is wonderful and you feel like you wish to stay longer, the views are beautiful, the food and the staff in restaurants and cafes are wonderful, 100% recommended.
A NZ friend said to me that it was only a Ferry Town, I would say it for me it is a Fairy Town! love it! :-)

Room Tip: I booked the double room insuite! Love it! very peaceful place and homie!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

had a great stay here, from the 1st step in the door you got a good friendly vibe, picton itself isnt up to too much apart from the bakery but if your in picton make sure you stay here. great facilities free chocolate pudding movie room for a rainy day and a spa pool, and great value

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Loved this place as soon as we arrived. Staff are very friendly, the hostel itself is nice and clean. Amazing that you get free wifi, and some delicious free chocolate pudding each evening! We were gutted that we only had time to stay for 1 night.. If you do come to picton, highly recommend the walk up to the viewpoint.. Incredible! Really enjoyed our stay here, highly recommend this hostel! Thankyou very much.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My friend found Sequoia through HelpX. We got in touch with Tim and decided to WWOOF here. What a great experience! The hostel is clean, the kitchen well equipped, organized and they whip up hot chocolate pudding and ice cream every night. For a few hours of housekeeping work, you'll get a bed in the WWOOFer dorm (private), unlimited internet (in the communal areas which is good, so you won't have other guests tapping away at their laptops when you are trying to sleep) and instant family! Picton is small and so many people end up just passing through on the ferry, but I came across heaps of people who stayed for months at a time at Sequoia, just because of the people. I went back twice after my WWOOFing was over. :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3a Nelson Square, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our friendly, relaxed, family owned hostel. The Spa pool’s bubbling hot, the fire’s roaring, it’s warm. Great music’s playing and the people are friendly & genuine. Free Hot Chocolate pudding & ice cream served every night of the year. Free all you can eat breakfast every morning, all year. Free wireless internet. Sky TV on the big screen. Free Bikes. Car Parking. Central location. Our sister hostel’s in Nelson, Tasman Bay Backpackers ... more   less 
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