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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Gold Coast
1 review
“motel review”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Kent was friendly & easy to deal with would stay there again /central location /close to restaurants shops etc. Picton is a great place to visit more than one day is needed to look around ..do the drive south around the coastline /has some dirt for about 18 klm but the bays n scenery is well worth it [recomended by Kent n now by me ]

Room Tip: Large rooms above shops.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bruce D
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Oxenford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Kiwi's are world reknown for their quality of service and friendliness. I have recently spent 30 days in NZ experiencing such. But I have to say, and based on my own experience and the conversation with others with me, the time spent with Kent & Marie was at the top of the list. Great facilities but even greater service. Their commitment is to be admired, and the friendship is memorable.

When in Picton, take the time to stop at their place, you will enjoy it!

...Coffee, Qld

Room Tip: We had 6 rooms spread around the complex. No one had a bad word to say about any of them.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

The owners are great. They were VERY helpful, friendly and accommodating. The place was clean and as you would want it. Centrally located. I appreciated they gave us internet access. They also make good dinning recommendations. We also needed a ride to the airport and they arranged that too! They folks really took care of us! Many thanks!

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Broadbeach, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Fantastic hospitality from Kent and Marie. 1st class accommodation all the way. We will be reccommending this stay to all our friends and other travelling groups from Australia as a must stop. Location and situation is perfect. Off the Ferry for a great night in Picton.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Hilton Head Island
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 32 High Street (Main Street) | Canterbury, Picton 8062, 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 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Motel 4*
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