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“Beautiful view, nice people” 5 of 5 stars
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Harbour View Motel Picton
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   30 Waikawa Rd, Picton, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful view, nice people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Though we arrived pretty late at night with a lot of luggage, the Harbour View Motel served as the perfect host for us. Our luggage were taken care of and the rooms sported perfect beds for a good night's sleep. Sea facing balconies feature an outstanding view of the harbour. The bathrooms are fitted with heaters and hair driers and there's a small kitchenette too. In the morning we were transported to the harbour for the inter islander ferry in a van which also accommodated 18 pieces of luggage with ease. The motel is just a few minutes drive from the interislander harbour. Overall- a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We stayed at the Harbour View recently and were very pleased with the entire experience. The room was excellent. We especially appreciated the spacious terrace overlooking the harbor. The housekeeping was top notch and the innkeepers were welcoming and hospitable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We stayed at The Harbour View Motel for 2 nights. 8th and 9th of December.
We needed a small break before Xmas after a hectic year. The Motel was lovely. Had a goreous view from our room which was spotless. The room had everything we needed and was very comfortable.
We will definately be staying there again. Wish we could have stayed longer it was just what we needed.

Room Tip: Ask for a Harbour view [Think all rooms have this anyway but best to ask].
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The view alone is worth the money. All rooms have a harbour view. The accommodation was beautiful, well maintained, tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean. The new owners, Ian and Kim , go out of their way to make you feel welcome offering tips on what to see as well as the opportunity to book Marlborough Sound related activities. We so enjoyed our stay here. Of all the hotels and motels at which stayed on our 3 month stay in Australia and New Zealand this is the best value of money

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We had a great weekend in Picton and would definitely stay at this motel again. The room was stylish and quiet, with a superb view of the harbour and well located. Loved the balcony and little touches like the gourmet range of teas and coffees. Also, the hosts went out of their way to help- even to the point of searching for us in Picton when they thought we were going to be late for the train. Recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have just spent a month in New Zealand and this moterl was one of the highlights. We had a great room on the top floor looking out over the Sound. Kim and Ian were very helpfull. The room was exceptionally well furnished and roomy. My husband enjoyed comming back from a long walk to discover what choc bars we had been left that day!

Room Tip: WE stayed in the best room No 12.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Each room has a covered balcony with a great view over Picton and the harbour. Therefore it's also nice to stay there even if the weather's bad. The rooms are large and the kitchens are very clean and well equiped to cook several things. It's worth to stay there more than just one night - Picton is a nice spot for walks and hikes to the Marlborough Sounds, to join a Wine Tour at Blenheim or Whale Watching in Kaikoura.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Harbour View Motel Picton

Address: 30 Waikawa Rd, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#1 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#1 Family Hotel in Picton
#2 Business Hotel in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harbour View Motel Picton 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique studio accommodation in the heart of Picton with stunning views of Picton Harbour, the marina and surrounding landscape. Your Hosts Kim & Ian 30 Waikawa Road, Picton ... more   less 
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