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“Good choice in Picton”
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Gateway Motel is an average facility but is in a good location with owners who provide exceptional service. For tourists who are simply looking for a reasonable place to stay before or after their ferry crossing to Wellington this is a convenient location in centre city Picton. It is too long a walk if you have luggage from the ferry terminal but the owners are happy to provide transportation (a 5 minute drive). The rooms are plain but clean with comfortable beds.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

I stayed here with my family in February, the beds are very comfortable, the room was spacious and exactly as described.
This motel is right in the centre of town, has it's own courtyard, with barbecue. The kitchen was better equipped than any other self catering apartment I have stayed in with a full cooker, oven, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle and tea coffee etc.
We were shown all the local menus when we said we were hungry and given discount vouchers for some local restaurants.
Kent was very helpful and printed out some work documents I needed and made sure I had a free Internet connection.
Overall I was very happy staying here at the gateway motel, and would definitely recommend it and come back here one day.

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1  Thank Bitmat23
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Upon arrival from Wellington via the Interislander Ferry, we made a call to the Gateway Motel asking about shuttle service. In less than 5 min they were at the Ferry to collect us. We got checked in and escorted to our room and showed around. Newly renovated and clean. Location right on Main Street of this quant village with mountain views on all sides. Coming from the US, 'motel' insinuates 'Motel 6' (yuck). Gateway Motel couldn't be more the opposite. Wonderful new managers made our brief stay a memorable one. Would like to have extended. Next trip to NZ will definitely include a re-visit here!

Room Tip: Ferry is within walking distance to Motel. We chose to p/u rental car the following morning after ch...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We were most impressed with this spotlessly clean motel, comfortable beds and gracious owners. It is centrally located in Picton, close to restaurants and other stores. The owners went out of their way to help us when our rental car was not available when we got off the ferry. They came to pick us up at the ferry and then took us back the next day to pick up the car. Also gave us good advice on what to do and see the following day. We can heartily recommend this motel to everyone.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Hey guys thanks for all the help while we stayed with you.Rooms were gr8,staff was exceptional,thanks for the use of your car and son to get the fish and chips.Thanks to the temp who was gr8 as well, thanks to Tom 4 the trip to the I site @ 8am.Well b back,planning the next now. Cheers from Willie and all the Aussies.

Room Tip: All the rooms we used[thre were 18 of us]were gr8
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

The gateway motel is in the middle of Picton, so handy to eveything. As motorbike riders, the 10 of us were made very welcome. The bike parking was great. The accommodation was great. We had an issue with one of our bikes, we couldn,t have asked for better assistance. Would recommend staying at the Gateway Motel.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Linda Y
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We arrive as 2 couples on 3 motorbikes,right from the time we arrive until the time we left everything was perfect...
Most importanly the out of site parking for the bikes and the extra mile of looking after our gear and bikes while we walk around Picton between cheak-out and our ferry sailing
The room was clean and well presented and very quiet...The beds we found very comfortable,

The meal recconmendations were just what we needed and have made this a must stay when we travel the south Island and require a bed in Picton

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: $67 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Americano Hotel Picton

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