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Gateway Motel

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#3 of 17 Hotels in Picton
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 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....

Thank Robert G
Hawera, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 March 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

Thank fran l
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 March 2014

A group of eight of us stayed here before and after the Queen Charlotte track. The rooms were well equipped and the beds really comfortable. The hosts were friendly and helpful. It was surprisingly quiet, considering we had rooms overlooking the Main Street. A perfect position for shopping and restaurants. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip...

Thank Karen M
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We were welcomed with warmth and enthusiasm and upon hearing about our interest in birds the owners spent some time helping us identify places where we would be able to find some of the species we were looking for. Following their suggestions our short stay in Picton was both enjoyable and productive. The Motel itself is also extremely comfortable and...

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Daphne, Alabama
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We booked this hotel for a one-night stay after arriving via ferry from Wellington prior to a 2-night Affinity Cruise in Marlborough Sound (see separate review). Hotel is located about an 8-10 minute walk from the ferry terminal and right in the middle of Picton's "main drag". We were very warmly greeted and helped upstairs with our bags. Our room...

Thank NNMinAL
Tilbury, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed at this motel the night of March 1st. Great value and excellent location. This motel provided various discount to local restaurants. We found both Kent and Marie very helpful in providing information on New Zealand and our planned ferry ride to Wellington.

Thank Wendy P
Burke, Virginia
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We recently spent 3 separate nights at the Gateway Motel Picton while traveling around New Zealand - one night before embarking on the Queen Charlotte Track, one night after the track, and one night after returning from Abel Tasman NP prior to taking the ferry to Wellington. Kent and Marie were lovely hosts and very accommodating. We stayed in a...

Thank Pat F
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We checked in late, the gentlemen at the front desk was beyond friendly and helpful. We were hooked up with a beautiful room. The bed was beyond comfortable. They helped us book our fairy and even got us a discounted rate! Excellent stay, would not hesitate to do it again when back in the area!

Thank Harrison H
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Beautifully presented motel. Cosy, with a lot of little 'extras' tucked away inside. Very friendly owners. Great value for the money. Very handy to the ferry terminal. Really have to recommend this place.

Thank Laurie B
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We stayed here one night before taking the ferry to Wellington. The motel is conveniently located within walking distance of the ferry terminal or a three-minute drive, and in the centre of the (very) small town. There's no view - we looked onto the car park - but the room was comfortable, there was a good-sized bathroom with shower, the...

Thank cleoch

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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Address: 32 High Street (Main Street) | Canterbury, Picton 8062, New Zealand (Formerly Americano Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $138 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Motel 4*
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Americano Hotel Picton
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#1 Business Hotel in Picton
#1 Best Value Hotel in Picton
#2 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
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“I was on the ground floor. I think some second floor rooms would have a view of the harbour”
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“Rooms downstairs are wonderful, and rooms street side have good views of Picton and the Main Street.”
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“Had a room downstairs which was very quiet considering it is in the centre of town.”
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“Everything was nice”
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“Choose a room on the second level if you want a good view in the morning.”
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