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Bay Vista Waterfront Motel

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Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay - the room had a great outlook over the bay and out to the mountains beyond. A very relaxing motel and Lillian and her husband were really accommodating of our need to have a 1958 Packard left on their doorstep before we arrived. Great couple great motel - am looking forward to staying there again.

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Thank Geraldine P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is a little out of town which made it very peaceful. We were welcomed by Kerry who could not have been more accommodating. The room was very clean, homely and quiet. It had great accessibility too. The view was magnificent!

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Thank Colin_and_Lois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lilian thank you for your responsive service. Looked after my car during our 4 day Queen Charlotte Tramp and stored our computer gear in your home. I was impressed with your hands on approach even answering my call while at the doctors! Taking me to the terminal to greet other trampers was very kind. Opening the door to our room... More 

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Thank Heather I
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks very much for the stay the ginger worked a treat for the ferry 😄 our daughter loved seeing the ducks and playing on the lawn and the view was amazing to wake up to! Although our stay was short we look forward to coming back soon for a longer stay thank you for being so friendly and helpful .

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Thank Blair N
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Lillian and Michael We had a lovely time staying at your motel, you are one of the most sweetest host we have come across so far. Have been travelling for almost 15 years all around the world and been to about 55 Countries... The view is just amazing from the rooms plus you are guys are so friendly.... More 

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Thank viniviveks
waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

We feel extremely lucky and proud to be working at such a great Motel, with its quiet and amazing views, it makes our job so easy and when you have happy staff we have happy Guests and its wonderful to meet you all and share it with you. Thankyou for sharing your experience viniviveks on T/A for others around the... More 

Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay with Lillian and michael at Bay Vista Motel. Stunning location and views, great rooms , lovely people, highly recommend this place :-) Lillian made pick up and travel easy and met us at the ferry it's only a few mins from Picton.

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Thank nz_business
waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Yes, we are really quite close to the ferry, I think for the peacefulness of our location nz_business its worth the few minutes drive and we have such great walks so close by. Thankyou for taking the time to share your experience with us, it is really appreciated. We wish you all the very best. Kindest regards Lilian, Michael and... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start about this awesome place and the amazing couple who run it, Lilian and Michael......My sister and I had to travel up to Picton at short notice to a family funeral so looking for a place to stay was at short notice and stressful. Not one for modern technology I found it confusing looking up accommodation on line... More 

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Thank Jo P
waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

What can we say Jo P - you needed help, we are always happy to be able to do what we can and my "NIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR" he's the bees knees isnt he and I think its always nice to be able to have a laugh (even though I dont think you were in much of a laughing matter... More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister & I booked to stay here for 2 nights while attending a family funeral. What a beautiful place. Lilian met us as soon as we arrived and made us feel right at home. The view and surroundings are so beautiful and peaceful. We wandered over to the Jolly Roger for our tea it was delicious. Unfortunately my sister... More 

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Thank Barb_Lea_11
waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

When I saw you walking back to the motels after lunch Barb_Lea_11 I felt there was something wrong, but decided you had had a hard time at the funeral, once night fell and you made contact with us, we did what needed to be done and was just so pleased it didnt turn out to be any worse than it... More 

Whataroa, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A home away from home,with ALL the extras. Beaut spot to relax.On waters edge.Very nice unit.Hosts were genuinely helpful and friendly.Quiet location.Easy to find and access. YES, we WILL be going back. Enos.

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Thank EnosAmos
waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

It is an amazing feeling here isn't it EnosAmos, we just feel so lucky to be here all the time and that makes us feel relaxed all the time so we can give our best to you all. Thankyou for taking the time to place your lovely Review on T/A for us. Its always great to know that our Guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. Greeted the moment we rolled up, free wifi and fast!, great owners that run it, very nice and happy to chat and recommended what to do and best places to eat. Only stayed here 1 night and I wish we stayed longer. The view is indescribable 'waterfront' is literally where you are. You would be silly not too... More 

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Thank Leanne721
waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Sometimes I wonder Leanne721 when people see "waterfront" advertised they cant believe that it is truly what we do have here, along with the big grassed area leading down to the waters edge. It's wonderful to hear that this is the best place you stayed in from the two islands and that you have taken the time to share it... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spectacular waterfront location and 500mb Free Wifi. All 7 motel units at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel are situated on the waters edge in Picton's beautiful Waikawa Bay, only 5 minutes drive from the town centre. Set in 2 acres of park like grounds these 7 ground floor units are all self contained with sky TV and stunning views of the Bay and Waikawa Marina. Take a short 7 minute stroll over to the restaurants/cafes located at the marina or down to the swimming beach and boat launching ramp. Wake up to the sound of the native birds and enjoy a coffee on your private patio in the sun. Relax in peace and quiet away from all road noise. As well, we have available off site a selection of 2,3,& 4 bedroom spacious holiday homes for those who wish to spread out and enjoy your own private space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Vista Waterfront Motel

Address: 303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $113 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Vista Waterfront Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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