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Penzance, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Ugh, only stayed here because we couldn't get enough time in our other motel. This place is a joke. Hosts indifferent, room very small and so dated. It was very clean and that was it's only redeeming feature. The cooker was small with an oven and grill with what we thought was a dangerous hotplate that apparently served to heat... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Very clean rooms and lovely smelling soaps. A bit older are of building but roomy. Situated just short walk from town centre and a nice local hotel that has great kiwi meals. Staff were very friendly.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Lovely owners, Pete and his wife Karen were very pleasant towards me and my family. We found nice clean and tidy rooms with comfy beds. We needed to make changes with our booking and found it was no trouble, everything was chilled and easy. Conveniently situated close to town, just a short walk from the high street. Highly recommend to... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Once again I have chosen to stay at the Marlin Motel. We arrived after coming over on a late ferry and found it very cosy to arrive at the motel and the heater had been switched on. The bed was comfortable and the unit was clean tidy. The hosts are really friendly and make you feel welcome. Would recommend this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

After having a bad experience with Hertz car hire (the office was shut after-hours even though we had been told somebody would be there to greet us with our key - stay away from Hertz!), we were stranded in Picton after getting off the ferry late at night. We told the lady in the information office at Picton who rang... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved the 1950's patterned carpet - and the carpet on the wall of the main room - yes really... Comfortable bed, had all of the things we needed for a night before getting ferry the next day. Would probably stay again so not as bad as some of the other reviewers thought ;-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Having spent THE last two months+ in Many motels in Australia And NZ, this was THE worst. Expensive with few redeeming factors. Free WiFi but TV selection limited, despite high price. I guess that when you are near the Ferry to Wellington, you can charge What you want. Poor value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed here for one night after a long day of driving & travelling. Staff were extremely friendly & helpful, understood that it was late & we were tired so just told us what we needed to know. Room was clean and comfortable. Nothing flash or modern but you get what you pay for. The bed was comfortable & it... More 

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Siena, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

After a sudden change of plan in peak season we discovered that all this was the only motel left in Picton with a room so we were appreciative and paid the price. But in our opinion double that which it was worth - with its carpets and lino's up the walls we thought we had lost a few years. Sure... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I was impressed with the friendy owners. The unit that I stayed in was very clean and tidy and I found the bed very comfortable. It was quiet and a handy location. It was nice to have a full kitchen. I thought the cost was right for what I received. I was impressed enough to re-book there again the following... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Marlin Motel

Address: 33 Devon Street, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $93 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marlin Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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