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High Street Living Motel
Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Picton
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Great place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Picton without any reservation and found out that the whole town was pretty much booked out... Then we came across High Street Living and saw a volkswagen campervan which they rented out. We ended up staying there and had a great experience! The owners are SO friendly and we could even shower in one of the hotelrooms where people checked out of. These people will go out of their way for you!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were there for one night. Right in the centre of Picton which was fabulous and convenient to everything. The managers were very welcoming and helpful. Basic, no room to swing a cat but all one needs for a night or two. Clean and all we could ask for at the reasonable price. We would stay again for sure.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Right in the centre of Picton. No need to use the vehicle. Lovely owners and comfortable rooms.
They are refurbishing and the end result is great. I had a room still to be done and it was comfortable and clean.

It is not expensive and was one of the lowest motel prices available at the time. Will definitely stay again.

Good luck for 2014, I am sure it will be a great year.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

recently stayed one night here. the hosts, who have just taken over the motel, were very accommodating about arranging a late check in to suit the ferry. The room was clean and had all that was required but was all quite dated, however it looks as though the new owners are doing some modernization. the hosts are very friendly and helpful. this place is convenient for ferry connections and is a very short walk to lots of cafes etc.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We received a friendly, warm welcome by the couple running the motel. After a day's travel, this is always appreciated. The location of the motel is perfect: a short walk to all the eating establishments and waterfront. However, the unit wasn't great. With three teenagers, the 2-bedroom unit was tiny! Bathroom and kitchen were adequate, but barely. It was very dated and worst of all, the double bed had shocking roll-together making for a terrible night's sleep. Not a great experience I'm afraid.

Stayed December 2013
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

sorry guys, I know you have just taken on the motel but to charge $190 for the room we had was a rip off. It's tired and rough around the edges. I know we have a dog but homes can still be nice with a dog living in it. The price for the 2 bed room should reflect it's dated and tired decor. The mattress was old as we kept rolling into the middle. I think the carpet up the walls needs replacing. The fact that it is at the back of the motel looking out at brick walls and corgigated fencing is not appealing, it would have been worth the stay for half the price. It's an over priced room for what you get. Sorry, hope to see it look better in the near future.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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LouPR2013, Owner at High Street Living Motel, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
Hi Di,
We always welcome constructive criticism as we are working everyday to improve our motel and we want to achieve the best possible accommodation for our customers what ever there needs maybe. As you booked with the previous owner, we where unaware that the pet friendly unit was not marketed to you in the appropriate way when the contract was entered into. Lou and I are very approachable and wish you brought these issues' to our attention during your stay.
Hope to see you again in the new year as the pet friendly unit is next on the list for a revamp.
Happy Holidays :)
Cheers Paul & Lou
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

Louise and Paul hosted our group of 12 for the weekend. They had everything we needed and nothing was a problem. Great central location with Cafes/ restaurants and Bars at the doorstep. Great to walk around the waterfront in the mornings. Will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: High Street Living Motel
Address: 45 High Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Tourist Court Motel)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — High Street Living Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are situated right in the heart of Picton, surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. The Ferry terminal is only 750 metre's away and the railway statin is even closer than that. There is so much to do with the opening of the Marlborough sounds just a minutes walk from you room. You can book a fishing charter or just cruise the sounds eating seafood and having a couple good marlborough savvy's. You can book some push bikes and take in some of the beautiful scenery on offer.We have 10 units available, 4 Studio's and 6 family two bedroom units. Each unit has a carpark outside their door so need to worry about finding parking out on the street.We are pet friendly by prior arrangement so if you are moving and don't have an option of putting your pet in a kennel etc bring him/her with you! ... more   less 
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