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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We booked this motel in October, didn't know what to expect, well we were so impressed by the welcome, smiles & laughter and felt Part of the family, even by molly.Nothing was a problem. They have spent time and money into getting this motel in top condition.
The room was new clean and tidy, all ammenities were there from pick-up to drop off to ferry, time was not an issue, walking distance to restaurants and beach, but just Kerri & Chris's open home was enough to put a big smile on our dials.After a long 7 days travelling this was our final nite, and they gave us that relaxed feeling, ready to go back on the ferry, and drive for another 8hrs. Thank you Chris & Kerri, we will be back, and so will our friends.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Very friendly and super hospitable owners Chris and Kerry made our stay enjoyable and memorable. They were more than happy to accommodate all of our unusual requests.
This had to be the best location in an idyllic little town.
Very clean and comfortable, I would reccomend to anyone and will be coming back to stay as soon as I can.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

My wife and i were planning to spend 1 night in picton and booked in at the Mercure Hotel, over promised and under delivered, re furbished but stuffy room with no air con ( hot days ) and a window that opened about 4 inches..anyway..after loving this pretty town we thought another night was on the cards.
I took a walk and popped in to the Gateway and was met by Chris who is the new owner of this property..what can i say...this bloke went beyond being a host, i cant even list the things that Chris did for us during this one night stay.
As a family run business you can tell that the "little things" mean a lot to Chris, Kerri and the entire staff who always have a smile on their face and happy to assist when they could..
The re furbishments are fantastic, location 10/10 the rooms clean and comfy and there are still more improvements in progress.
The only pity was that we didn't have time to stay longer!!
Without a doubt when in Picton again we will be staying here.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 25, 2011

We stayed here on our way back from Dunedin.It is now named "Gateway" and has been tastefully revamped. The rooms were light and warm. Great new kitchen and bathroom. Comfy beds and decor lovely. This complex has obviously had a lot of recent upgarde work done, to the credit of the new owners. Prices were really competitive too. Owners very friendly and accomodating. Offered great advice re: activities and nice places to dine. We would definitely stay again. We stayed at the Kingsgate whilst in Dunedin. This Gateway Motor Inn exceeds their standard.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Newly renovated with lovely appointed big rooms with a range of options, including self contained, clean modern bathrooms and accessories. Great location right in the middle of the Picton Mall with drive-in access and parking, but very quiet as off main road. The new owners are very friendly and helpful and keen to assist in making your stay an enjoyable one. Ideal for famlies and groups with a nice grassed courtyard for evening drinks and chat. We loved our stay there and wish the new owners every success.

Room Tip: In process of full renovation. But all 3 rooms we had were new and lovely.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

Great friendly service. Best value in South Island!

Room Tip: Great rooms on top floor
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

Congratulations to the new owners, They are friendly, our appartment was great and very good value for money, clean with compfy beds, and all amenitys, spacious with full kitchen. Great Location, Close to restaurants, ferries, and beach. Can't fault it. We brought friends with us on our second trip to Picton, and our favourite Motel in the South Island, we will be back again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Address: 32 High Street | Marlborough, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Americano Motor Inn)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#4 Luxury Hotel in Picton
Price Range: $67 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand and gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, the Gateway Motel and our Off-site Luxury Waterfront Apartments are nestled in the heart of Picton. Your hosts Kent and Marie extend a friendly welcome and invite you to experience the genuine southern hospitality that makes the Picton Accommodation Motel a popular location for travelers to relax and enjoy Picton activities. Our accommodation will provide you with the quality, low cost solution you need to stay in Picton! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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