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“Great stay and very accommodating hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gateway Motel

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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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Hastings, New Zealand
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“Great stay and very accommodating hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

We just want to thank Kerri and Chris for the great stay last month in Picton you run a great business and the stay was unbelievable you have done wonders to that motel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

At the end of February my wife and I were delayed in Picton for 2 days due to ferry cancellation. Everywhere was full but Chris and Kerri at Gateway made great efforts and made accommodation available for us at short notice. They reduced their price rather than taking advantage and gave us lots of helpful advice about the ongoing journey; nothing was to much trouble. The place was clean, modern, very well furnished and equipped so very comfortable and central.
We highly recommend them and will only stay there if we return to Picton
Peter & Linda Birtles. Sheffield UK

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Thanks Chris & Kerry for helping us out so late at night. Booked our room at 9pm from Kaikoura and didn't arrive until 11pm. Chris and Kerry were there to meet us and help us to our room. This Motel is spotless and I would highly recomend. It is in a perfect place in the middle of Picton and handy to everything. We will definately be staying here whenever we are in Picton. :-)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Chris and Kerry made us so welcome on what was the worst weather we had encountered throughout the whole of our 3 months in New Zealand. The motel is centrally located in Picton and is the perfect place to stay if going for a trip around Queen Charlotte Sound.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Waikato
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

Kerri & Chris came to our rescue after having spent a dreadful night in another motel in Picton.
They were wonderful and the room was great, especially the shower Chris!!!
This motel has it all - location/friendly staff/helpful advice and a ride to the Ferry terminal thrown in early in the morning. This motel is in the centre of town, but do not be fooled it is very quiet and restful. We will be back.

Room Tip: They appear to all be nice but maybe you could ask for one with a view I do not know.
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

Three of us stayed in a 2 bedroom unit that had just recently been refurbished. It was very clean and comfortable. Our hosts were very frinedly and they allowed us to leave our car in their carpark whilst we went on a walk in The Sounds. Great value.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Otorohanga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

what wonderful hosts Kerri and Chris are-we stayed one night and had to stay
there again, We met as strangers and left as friends
Thanks G and J
March 2012

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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 32 High Street (Main Street) | Picton 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 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*
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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Americano Hotel Picton

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