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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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“Bloody awesome place & people”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

What a fantastic place to say with awesome people. We book in 8 truck drivers at last minutes notice nothing was a hassle. We stay there for a week Chris & Kerri (Kent) made our stay feel like it was home away from home. They worked the cleaning around our shifts. Motel is in walking distance to anything you need
So makes it easy for people that have no transport. I would fully recommend the gateway motel to anyone.

Thanks guys for having us look forward to the next time we stay.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at the Gateway Motel while travelling through Picton. The hostess, host, and staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. We had studio unit, which was very well equipped, clean, and comfortable. The location of the motel in Picton was ideal--right on the main street with ample restaurants and shops, with the bus stops, ferry terminals, and water only minutes away. We were incredibly happy with out experience, and highly recommend the Gateway Motel to anyone planning on a stay in Picton.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

We booked this hotel based on TA reviews, and had a great experience as well. Perfect hotel for our night in Picton after the ferry ride. It's located on the main drag in Picton, and close to it all. Pretty basic accommodations, but great service, location and value.

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We arrived off the Ferry from Wellington to find the most friendly and helpful service my wife and I have ever encountered. New management (Kent) is superb - even down to giving us foil and lemons to cook fish on the BBQ.

The units are exceptionally clean and have just been refurbished. I am recommending this place to my friends and colleagues.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

we went from blenheim to picton to have a day on a yacht. we booked into gateway motel so we could get on the turps. right from the time of booking our hosts were more than helpful to say the least. firstly running us to and from waikawa bay in there courteous shuttle. then offering our group a free room as we had three couples in one room which awsome we certainly did not expect this. the rooms were furbished very well with a lovely balcony looking over the main street of picton great location.we would definatly recomend a stay at this great motel with lovely freindly hosts. helen and lou

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We have just experienced the best hospitality yet in our 3 week tour of the South Island and this was thanks to Chris and Kerri Sullivan, who also own the Luxury Waterfront Apartments in Picton. They were superb hosts, even offering to share their tea with us when we commented on the lovely aromas coming from their kitchen, so very kind! Ask their advice on good tours, eating places and watering holes in Picton, they'll be able to tell you which ones tO try and more importantly which ones to avoid!

The room was extremely clean, really spacious and extremely well located, opposite the best cafe in town, Cafe Gusto!

Four square supermarket just up the street and the Irish bar around the corner called Seumus's on Wellington St is not to be missed! Again great hospitality there!

Avoid Escapes to Picton restaurant, shocking service, rude owner, started shouting at us in middle of restaurant when we complained about 1.5 hr wait for our food.......she should re-name her establishment as 'Reason to Escape from Picton'!

Can't thank Kerri and Chris enough, it was great meeting you and we're so pleased we chose your hotel in Picton, it made our stay most enjoyable!

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Small town, spotlessly clean rooms, staff extremely friendly and helpful. Hotel is very well operated. Free wifi and transfer to airport or ferry.Very comfortable beds. VERY reasonably priced.

What more could anyone need? A refreshing change from normal small town accomodations.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 32 High Street (Main 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 (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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