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“Very comfy & close to everything!!”
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Very comfy & close to everything!!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We only stayed for 1 night as our schedule did not allow us any more time. Couldn't believe how close the motel was to eveything in Picton. Next time, for a few days away in Picton, we will most likely take the ferry from Wellington as passengers and walk to the motel and all the other places one would go. Very friendly hosts - will definately be back some time.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Gateway and were really happy to get such a warm welcome and a good deal.Darryl and Christine went out of their way to help us with numerous queries.They did so with good humour and kindness-such a rare combination sometimes to come across in the sometimes cut-throat and clinical hospitality sector!The motel's location is superb for exploring Picton as everything is walking distance,and the room was fitted out to a high standard of comfort ,with a fully fitted kitchen to cater for all culinary needs.
Top marks to all ,highly recommended and thanks for everything!

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Gateway Motel is a fantastic place to stay. Our hosts, Darryl and Karen were great, making us feel very welcome. Darryl collected us from the Ferry Terminal. Our room was great and very suitable for the 5 of us. Clean, fresh and tidy and being in the heart of town we could walk everywhere. Cafes and restaurants are all very close. Looking forward to our next stay (where Darryl has promised a trip around the wineries)

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed October 15, 2012

What a relief to arrive at a quiet, friendly establishment after a day of travel with 2 young children! Our hosts were a great help with our transfers from the ferry and then to the train the following day, service with a smile and going the extra mile to help in everyway possible! The rooms were fresh, clean and comfortable. I would definately stay again and reccommend to all other travellers! Thanks heaps :-)

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Waikanae
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Gateway had it all going on - fabulous location, great rooms and the best ever hosts. We were on a business related visit but felt like we were on holiday. Hosts made us feel very welcome and did everyhthing to ensure we felt like VIP's! The nice thing was that it was obvious that they treated all their guests like that.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed one night on our way home to Christchurch. Fantastic hosts, very clean, tidy, quiet, relaxing place to rest and recover. Rooms were renovated, clean and fresh and had everything we could wish for. We have stayed at numerous other places over the years in Picton but none as all round fantastic as the Gateway. Really looking forward to our next stay again soon.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Had an excellent stay at the gateway Would recommend to all .Close to all attractions including, scenic boat trips, great walking trails, boat harbour,fairy terminal and dare I forget the wineries and restaurants

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Property: 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 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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Americano Hotel Picton

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