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“Excellent location and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Excellent location and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

We regularly stay in Picton and wouldn"t stay anywhere other than at Gateway. Chris and Kerri are great hosts and the motel is central, well maintained and excellent value. Stayed here again overnight and the experience was as good as always,

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

Stopped here overnight after a three week tour of South Island and can safely say Chris and Kerri were the most obliging hosts we met on the trip. The refurbishment of the motel is nearly completed and the standard of the rooms and fittings reflects the investment being made into the property. A minor problem with the wifi access to our room was speedily worked around and any request we made during our stay was met with cheerful and helpful response. The motel is centrally located and provides excellent accommodation at a realistic price, especially when compared to other motels in the town. Would highly recommend.

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

Wonderful - sums it up in one word!!!

We arrived at 8.45pm looking for a room for the night, which where lucky enough to get for a bargain price compared to the other 2 quotes i had been given from similar ,motels near by, good start to our stay.

Chris helped us carry our bags to our room while my husband and i rounded up our three children who where all tired and ready for bed.

Kerri set up a spare bed/cot for our 25month old toddler to sleep in so we wouldn't have to use our air mattress (we had been camping so had the air mattress).

Unfortunately that night our wee boy came down with a tummy bug and was sick of course all over the nice bed they had set up for us. I cleaned up the best you can and informed them in the morning of the situation and after 1000 apologies offered to pay an extra cleaning fee. Chris and Kerri both said that i wouldn't need to pay extra that they understood that accidents happen and that it was a situation beyond my control.

This just shows on top of the wonderful venue and presentation of the the motel that they go the extra mile to make your stay as relaxed and enjoyable as possible - no wonder they are always so busy!!!

A+ for hospitality, you will be our first choice next time we are in Picton and i will be telling all our friends and family about you THANK YOU and sorry again about the sick baby!!! lol.

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Thank kelly N
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Haumoana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

I spent last night in Picton and booked into the Gateway because of the great reviews it had been getting on trip adviser. I certainly wasn't let down -
What a great location right in the heart of Picton's main shopping area and within easy walking distance to restaurants and supermarkets. It was also so very quiet.
The new owners Chris and Kerri were excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble with the experience topped off by lovely clean units that have been recently upgraded with loving care.
I will certainly be staying with Chris and Kerri every chance I get when going through Picton and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone travelling to the South Island

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Thank TImsOE
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Bulls, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

This motel is conveniently located in the main street of Picton and just a short walk to the waterfront. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at the start of our S I holiday in mid February. The units are newly renovated, we stayed in a ground floor room which we found to be very pleasant, exceptionally clean and comfortable with it's own seating area outside. The new owners are very friendly and nothing is a trouble to them, they are making a great job of renovating this perfectly located accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dave S
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Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

We used this motel as a stopover to pick up the morning ferry, very good central location close to shops and restaurants. Facilities good with friendly staff and few minutes from Ferry

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Bosham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

This motel is under new managemant and has been transformed into a clean,elegant and friendly hotel with outstanding service. The rooms are all newly refurbished to a high standard, and very good value for money.The Hotel is in the centre of Picton making it easy for eating out as the restaurants are very close. It is surprisingly quiet and peaceful for a town location. It is also very convenient if you have an early ferry next morning or if you arrive late from Wellington.
Chris and Kerri are running a great show---wellk worth stopping here for a few nights--we had a great time---even cooked our own BBQ !

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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 32 High Street (Main Street) | Canterbury, Picton 8062, 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 Best Value Hotel in Picton
#1 Business Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#4 Luxury Hotel in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Motel 4*
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