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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed here the night before my ferry to the North Island. Very well situated, a short drive to the ferry and right in the centre for shops, restaurants etc. The relief managers, Chris and Bob, were on duty while I was there and couldn't have been more helpful. I also ended up sitting next to the actual managers when I went to eat and they, too were extremely friendly. The rooms are clean and well equipped and I would recommend the motel without hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

I found the accommodation comfortable, clean and with all the facilities I could have wished for having traveled across the world to be there.
The friendly reception staff and owner were only too willing to help me with any queries I had and were really concerned that my stay was a happy and relaxing one.

If I travel via Picton again in the future I wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Gateway Motel with its convenient position on the main street and just a short walk to the Ferry terminal or the Railway station and only 200 metres from the sea front and gardens.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are suitable for a pleasant and relaxing stay.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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warwickshire
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a base before or after your ferry trip then this is it- hosts made us very welcome from the off- rooms excellent- parking- internet- a stones throw from harbour and restaurants and also 800 metres from the ferry terminal- perfect

  • Stayed February 2014
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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628 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

This motel is in a very handy place...close to the ferry terminal, close to local shops and eating places. The facilities were very much as I expected from the description. However, my wife took an instant dislike to the furniture (its clearly run by a man!) but I had no problems. Fine for a couple of night's stay exploring the Blenheim, Marlborough region and for early morning ferry.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

For NZ$130.00 for a good room with great facilities this was excellent value in February in New Zealand. Very helpful owners, lovely clean tidy room. This motel is very central and close to all you need. There's no more you can say but great.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed one night here in February when travelling with Kiwi Scenic Rail. The motel is close to the ferry terminal and train station and is centrally located in Picton. Very helpful and pleasant owners made us feel welcome and the motel is clean, well equipped and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip and stay in Picton thanks to this motel. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hawera, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

No complaints here. Service was great, the rooms were clean, communication and very helpful staff and owners. My party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and the fact its central was perfect and right in the middle of shops and bars/restaurants. Courtesy van to and from the ferry. What more can you ask for. 100% recommended

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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 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*
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