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Harbour View Motel Picton
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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Seguin, Texas
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8 reviews
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“Nice View!”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

At Harbour View we had a nice self-contained studio unit. Other than the three time-share weeks we had, almost all the motel units on our trip were self-contained. We really liked being able to fix our own breakfast and when staying more than one night, cook other meals. The Harbour View is around the harbor from the ferry but we had rented a car so it was fine. They have a van so I think they do pick-up and return from the ferry. Staying in Picton was a must since we got in late and left early. One of the ferries lost a propeller in November so they have been having some scheduling problems. Going from Wellington to Picton we were suppose to get in at 5:30 pm but didn't arrive until after 9. Didn't have much choice on dinner but did ok at Seamus's. Additional ship to arrive from Poland, hopefully in December.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights - before and then after our trek on the Queen Charlotte Track. We picked it because of it's number one rating on TA and I wondered before hand why this motel stood out from all the rest.

Well I can say it was a great choice - first the position is excellent with respect to the ferries, harbour and town. Our room on both stays had sweeping views. The rooms are very large with well equipped kitchenettes and there is a shared guest laundry.

What really makes the difference are the owners/managers - they are so friendly and helpful - carrying luggage, storing luggage while we trekking, transferring us to/from the ferry, organising a transfer to Blenheim airport, etc etc. AND the free WiFi worked perfected with unlimited data - not like so many of the other motels and lodges we stayed at while in the South Island (most other may be free but have very limited data which gets "used up" in about 20 minutes or charging for access again with limited data).

So when in Picton - so with the strength.

If I had any sort of comments for those new to Picton and the Harbour View - the motel does not have a restaurant. For breakfast we went to the local supermarket (5 minutes walk away) and bought some fruit, yoghurt and cereal - you could if you wanted, make a cooked brekkie in the kitchenette. For dinner we tried 2 different local restaurants - less than 10 minutes away - both good and good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

This was a delightful place to stay. Built on the side of a hill with great views of the harbour and down Queen Charlotte Sound. A large well equipped room. Very friendly helpful service. I would certainly stay here again. There is a steep drive up to the property so anyone with mobility difficulties can drive in and out but might find walking in or out a problem.

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Portland, Australia
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

My wife and I stayed with Kim and Ian in Nov 2013, the stay was terrific. The location and standard of the motel was perfect. The rooms were big, well appointed and the views were 10/10. You won't be disappointed.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

My family and I stayed in this gorgeous motel for four nights in October. Couldn't fault it.

* Amazing views of the harbour and township.

* Beautifully and tastefully decorated.

* Very clean & comfortable - bedding, heating, kitchenette..basically everything you could want.

* Kim and Ian were the perfect hosts. Very friendly. Nothing was a problem for them. My teenage son didn't want to come on a day trip over to Picton. Ian and Kim said they'd keep an eye on him. Our trip was delayed and we called Kim & Ian. They checked on him several times and offered money to buy him food. They couldn't do enough for us and gave us loads of suggestions on available attractions.

I would definitely stay at the Harbour View Motel again, no doubts about it.

Room Tip: All rooms face the harbour. They are all great.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Ian picked us up from the train station and provided a great overview of Picton as he drove us to the motel. The room was spacious, comfortable, clean, and attractive. We had a gorgeous view of the bay from our balcony. Kim let us use their laundry facilities because another guest was using the motel washer and dryer. Both Kim and Ian are friendly, kind, thoughtful, and helpful. They provided discount coupons for several of the restaurants in Picton. Ian took us to the ferry and couldn't have been more accommodating.

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Manchester
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Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and arrived very early, around 12:30pm, because the weather was so bad. We were welcomed by Kim and checked in straight away and offered help with our luggage. Kim gave us loads of information on Picton and suggested places for lunch & dinner. We were given discount coupons for a couple of places, including Cortado, a lovely bar/bistro. The hotel room was spotless, spacious and well equipped with excellent central heating. There was a large balcony with lovely views over the harbour. Thoroughly recommended.

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Property: Harbour View Motel Picton
Address: 30 Waikawa Rd, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#1 Best Value Hotel in Picton
#1 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#1 Family Hotel in Picton
#2 Business Hotel in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Harbour View Motel Picton 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique studio accommodation in the heart of Picton with stunning views of Picton Harbour, the marina and surrounding landscape. Your Hosts Kim & Ian 30 Waikawa Road, Picton ... more   less 
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