My partner and I decided on a last minute trip to Picton during our short stay in Wellington. The Beachcomber was an obvious choice for price and the reviews here. And it was just what we wanted.
The room was very spacious and nicely decorated - queen bed and a single. The bathroom was a bit ordinary, as the interior looked straight out of a old caravan or motor home and the hand basin was outside the actual bathroom. But it was clean, thick towels, the hot water didn't run out, and the shower had good pressure (for those tired legs after walking up and down mountains). And as all the other reviews have said, the balcony and the views over the sound - just perfect!
Picton town centre was a very short walk. You can do a few nice walks from almost directly outside the Beachcomber (to Snout point which is well worth it!). But catch a boat over to one of the many places along the Queen Charlotte trac for more great scenery and walking (we went to Ferneaux Lodge which was excellent!)
We didn't eat and the Beachcomber but the menu looked great. But we did unfortunatly eat at a place on the main street called "Slip Inn". The waitress did not know anything about the menu, the food was ordinary and my partner's meal came out 15 mins before mine. We met other travellers who had an even worse experience at this restaurant than us. But on the plus side, the manager did discount our meals for all the confusion etc.
On the whole, get yourself to Picton - the scenary and walking is supurb! Stay at the Beachcomber - we'd go back without hesitation. But don't pat their cat (a ginger and white pus) - it bites!
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