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“Good location, room and views” 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
Melbourne, Australia
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“Good location, room and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stayed 1 night in January 2013. Room was a standard studio, on mid-level. Finishes were quite modern, fresh and clean for a 'motel'. Shower was good - large bathroom. Bed comfortable. Nice big black reclining sofa seats with flat screen TV. Little table/chairs for 2 people.
Close walk to everything. View was nice.
Hosts were lovely.
Happily recommend to anyone and everyone.

Room Tip: View from mid-level standard room was still really quite nice. If you didn't have much money, I...
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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 January 14, 2013

we spent 5 wonderful days as guest at this property. the owners went out of their way to help us so many times. the room on the top floor with the balcony and the great unobstructed view of the water was amazing.the laundry facilities,barbecue,and the kitchen made our stay a relaxing and comfortable time

Room Tip: ask for the top floor witha balcony and view of the harbor
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  • Stayed October 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The Harbour view Picton lives up to its name. The view from our level on the ground floor was great we had a lovely patio to look at the lights of picton the marina and up the sounds.
The room was large and very well done. The bed was large and very comfortable the bathroom again was immacutely clean, and lovely fluffy towels. We were able to make our breakfast and have this view was great. The owners were very friendly from the get go, and very helpful, every day we came back to a lovely clean room. Congratulations Harbour View we hope to stay again soon. garry and Lorna New Plymouth

Room Tip: I know as the rooms on the higher levels had even better views, but we were happy with ours.
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  • 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 January 12, 2013

There's not much we can say about the Harbour View that hasn't already been said by dozens of other reviewers. It has to be the best place to stay in Picton, we woke up Christmas morning to a fabulous view of Picton harbour and the snout and had breakfast on our private balcony, followed by lunch at the Mercure and a swim in their pool. We'd love to come back to Picton as we easily filled our 5 days and there was loads more we wanted to do.

As to the Harbour view itself, it's a motel only in the broadest sense, with each room really being a serviced studio apartment with living area, cooking hobs, microwave and tv/dvd player. Kim and Ian have an extensive dvd collection which they let guests use for free as well as a guest laundry and drying area and they can book you onto any local tours with 20 minutes' notice!

We stayed in about 9 hotels and motels in NZ and while none of them were terrible, this was by far the best. Thanks Kim and Ian for a lovely few days!

  • 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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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We recently stayed 3 nights at Harbour View Motel and found everything about it perfect,excellent room/facilties,a safe lockup room for my partners mountain bike,spotless rooms,very warm and friendly hosts(Kim & Ian)nothing was too much trouble,Amazing harbour views with easy walking distance to all attraction's/walks etc.We even got a box of chocolates on xmas day which was really neat,We were offered the use of the swimming pool across the road at the Mercure Hotel which was a nice gester although we chose to swim at the beach instead.The dvd player was good to have for our son to watch movies on while we enjoyed the views on the private balcony.We highy recommend this motel and will definitly be staying here again.Colin,Laraine & Cayden.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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isaiah82
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We had a day filled with activity in Picton on New Years eve and returned to our rooms in the evening which had a stunning view of the harbour and the brilliant fireworks on show when the clock struck 12. It was simply the best way to celebrate the new year. We received New Year chocolates in our room which I thought was a nice friendly gesture by the motel operators. There was plenty of spare parking bays and a the room was complete with cooking facilities. We would definitely return to stay the next time we visit Picton.

  • 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 January 8, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in a middle level apartment in this wonderful accommodation. The standard was absolutely first class in every way - spotlessly clean, with everything you could want for your stay. The private balcony with the most stunning views over the harbour made our Christmas day in the glorious sunshine very special indeed.

Kim and Ian our hosts were very friendly and helpful and gave each of the people staying with them on Christmas Day a box of chocolates as a present which was a really nice touch.

There's use of a laundry for those who want it and if you ring when you arrive, Ian will collect you from the ferry/bus stop and drop you off when you leave. While they don't have their own pool, Kim and Ian have an arrangement with the Mercure Hotel opposite for their guests to use their pool from 3pm as well.

The motel itself is only 5 minutes from the centre of Picton which has plenty of places to eat or have a drink and is well based for the plentiful walks on offer in the area and the numerous boat trips, etc.

So, all in all, we couldn't recommend this motel highly enough. We've travelled far and wide across the globe and can honestly say, this is one of the best we've stayed in!!!

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms here!
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  • 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#1 Luxury 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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