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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Great value central location”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We stayed here as a part of a sports group. Chris gave us such a great rate we couldnt refuse!

Accommodation was perfect, great beds, great shower.

Definately be back again and highly recommended.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Units all being renovated - great bed. Host provided dinner options handy to motel plus discounts. Was upgraded to superior suite. Johnm

Room Tip: Ground floor units have easy access and are quiet
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

The friendly welcome was truly lovely, they went out of there way to accommodate and reccomend the must see sights around Picton. The accommodation was very clean, fresh and tidy and quiet, very relaxing and no street noise to be heard. A must place to stay for comfort and hassle free accommadation. Such a lovely, friendly couple that manage the motel, a pleasure to stay with

Room Tip: We had the upstairs room and there was no road noise and very quiet, had a great nights sleep. Great...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Very friendly and helpful owners. Very clean room, with new bed. Suited us very well for our one night stay. Five minutes to the ferries. Restaurant recommendation excellent for a well priced meal with discount offered to motel patrons.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

not only was the room clean, spacious and central - chris was amazing! very grateful to him and his wife for all of their local knowledge and for putting the four of us up in such comfortable surroundings.
we also went to chris' restaurant in napier (the thirsty whale) which was absolutely lovely... and he put my parents up 2 days later and they also had nothing but praise!
the room is well equipped - and although the bed was in the living area (which was okay by us) the area was spacious enough for cooking. the room was warm and the sky channels were a bonus - good value for money (as picton is a little expensive)

the owners definately make this place what it is, thank you

Room Tip: chris let us choose from a range... ask for some options
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Perth
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Lovely comfortable accomodation, well appointed and right in the heart of Picton. Couldn't ask for better.

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Reviewed May 22, 2012

We were staying in Picton for just 1 night on our way to a tour of the South Island. We did a quick Google and found the Gateway Motel which was reasonably priced and seemed quite close to where the boat docked so we booked online.

Chris who is the new owner (or was back in Feb when we visited) was really helpful over emails and gave us his number and said to give him a call when he arrived and he'd pick us up. Fantastic!

This was even more important as when we arrived there was torrential rain and no taxis. We gave him a call and he was there within 5 mins and at no charge.

We got free wifi which was a little slow but he was actually finishing the renovation when we were there.

The rooms were sizeable and a lot better value for money than some places we'd stayed on the north island.

We got to Picton late and left early but this was a perfect place to get your head down for the night. Oh and he also gave us a lift to the train the next morning. It's a 5 min walk but we'd packed some quite heavy bags so he did us a favour on that front!

Room Tip: We slept downstairs and it was fine.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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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 Business Hotel in Picton
#1 Best Value Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#4 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic 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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