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Sequoia Lodge

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#3 of 9 hostels in Picton
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Welcome to our friendly, relaxed, family owned hostel. The Spa pool’s bubbling hot, the fire’s roaring, it’s warm. Great music’s playing and the people are friendly & genuine. Free Hot Chocolate pudding & ice cream served every night of the year. Free all you can eat breakfast every morning, all year. Free wireless internet. Sky TV on the big screen. Free Bikes. Car Parking. Central location. Our sister hostel’s in Nelson, Tasman Bay Backpackers
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Canterbury Tales wrote a review Mar 2023
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
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Sequoia Lodge 3A Nelson Sq Picton Security ⭐ Amenity ⭐⭐⭐ Service ⭐⭐⭐ Ambience ⭐⭐⭐ Value ⭐⭐⭐ Proximity ⭐⭐⭐ Some people are born to work in Hospitality. Some people aren't. The building is poorly maintained. Perhaps a dose of 501s from Australia via Hamilton with jailhouse cookups would change their tune. The Salt mines in Austria were more friendly. Try Piwaka Lodge instead.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Zoepmc wrote a review Sept 2022
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Off-street parking, clean bathrooms, comfy bed w/ clean sheets, cheerful paint and decor, good space heater, host very friendly and welcoming, nice indoor and outdoor common areas (though chairs/couches looks like they could use a cleaning). Carpet and baseboards in room rather dirty as well. Could just be consequence of weather/season/COVID, but overall the place felt a bit tired and bleak. Several other people staying here, but older and not especially social - almost feels like they live here and I'm intruding (which, fair enough - times have been hard for the tourism industry and locals alike - just FYI depending on your vibe preferences).
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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KernowPad wrote a review June 2021
Cornwall, United Kingdom18 contributions8 helpful votes
Sequoia holds great memories for me after spending a few months here helping out almost 12 years ago. I re-visited under the new management and not much has changed - in a good way. They were very welcoming, hot tub was bubbly and warm and they are still serving the famous chocolate pudding.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Luv2C2 wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand49 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed 5 nights at Sequoia Lodge. The motel room was perfect for me - spacious bedroom and bathroom, a garden outlook, small fridge, microwave, china, and more. Graeme a very attentive and welcoming host. Well equipped and appealing common areas. Friendly vibe. Handy to shops and waterfront.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Sydney G wrote a review Feb 2021
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Thanks for a great stay at Sequoia! We had a great time and met some very nice people :) Corey: The hostel was clean, tidy, and spacious. Props to the owner whom I presume is Graham he was one of the nicest hostel owners I’ve met in all four years of my traveling. Sydney: It’s been ages since I’ve stayed in a hostel and could not have asked for a better experience. The facilities were great and they had just about anything you could’ve asked for including onions and free breakfast. Thanks for a lovely stay!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BrandyZhao wrote a review Jan 2021
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand187 contributions11 helpful votes
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It is my first time to stay in this accommodation during Christmas holiday 2020. I enjoyed this tidy and lovely place as well as the friendly customer service. I contacted this place after making reservation. The communication from hosts was prompt as I received the response very soon. The price is very reasonable. The customers will have free breakfast and free WIFI. It also offers free shuttle to take customers to ferry terminal and long distance bus stop. I recommend this place for the travellers in Picton. I will live in this place again when I travel to Picton in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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bravegirltravels wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom208 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights in double ensuite room. Duvet had stains so I used another spare one in room. Bedding and bed was comfortable. Shower was hot and good. Sink was in room. Good location from town. Picton is small though so no problem. Ample kitchen equipment. Breakfast was very basic but ok. Free teas and coffees all day. Lounge furniture was dated and not too comfortable. Main owner was lovely. One of the hostel workers was abrupt, snappy and rude. Highlight was hot chocolate cake 8pm daily. Didn't know of free shuttle upon arrival so paid $5 for ride but on return journey got free ride. Overall I thought accomodation was over priced for what it was and provided.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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IlonaReynolds wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom12 contributions
I stayed at Sequoia Lodge for two nights after a few weeks camping around the South Island. I've stayed in lots of hostels around the world - some big and shiny and new, some that need a bit of love, some homely and some more impersonal. Sequoia definitely falls into the homely category. This isn't a party hostel. The age range of the guests was wide and I spend one evening chatting to an Australian couple in their 60s who were staying for a few nights. Communal Spaces There are three main communal spaces: 1) a quiet reading room with sofas, books and board games, 2) a large open plan kitchen and living / dining room with sofas and tables and chairs and 3) a good sized outdoor area with comfortable chairs and table and benches. The atmosphere here is relaxed, quiet and friendly. I didn't actually do any cooking there myself, but the kitchen seemed a good size for the size of the hostel, it always looked clean and the daily free hot chocolate pudding is a great touch. The Room and Bathroom I stayed in a 6 person all female dorm room, which had it's own bathroom for the 6 of us. The room wasn't the most modern, but it was clean and well maintained. The bunk beds are wooden so you don't get the creaky metal waking you up if people go to bed after you. Each bed has its own reading light and shelf. The bed linen was clean and the beds comfortable. The bathroom had the benefit of having separate doors to the toilet and shower, so if someone was using one someone else could still use the other or the sink. There was also plenty of space around the sink for everyone to leave wash bags. It was nicer than having to carry things to huge central communal bathrooms like in other hotels. Other Areas There is a small laundry which can get very busy. It could do with being a bit bigger for the size of the hostel, but I didn't have to wait that long really. There is also a hot tub which works on a half hour booking system. I didn't use it so can't comment on the cleanliness of that. Location Picton isn't a very big place and it was just a short walk into town and down to the ferry. About 15 mins. There are some nice cafes and shops as well as some nice walks with excellent views. If you're looking for super modern this isn't the place for you. But if you're looking for a friendly and clean place to relax then I would definitely recommend Sequoia. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Alan H wrote a review Nov 2019
Lower Hutt, New Zealand185 contributions34 helpful votes
A great little place to stay.You have your shared rooms and also self contained units as well.And a spa pool to relax in after a hard days exploring the beautiful sights of Picton.A short walk to centre of town.Rooms were cosy and clean and tidy.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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AG wrote a review Nov 2019
New Delhi, India99 contributions37 helpful votes
Stayed here with family (4 adults) recently for one night. Picton really is a transit town that one stays in either as a base while exploring the Marlborough sounds, or to take a ferry to Wellington. For us, it was the latter and so we stayed 1 night here before taking a ferry early next morning. Location - Convenient location, though Picton is a fairly compact town, so location should not be a problem anywhere. The lodge offers transport to the ferry port, so its convenient for those who are in the town waiting for the ferry. Price - Very reasonably priced Services - Decent sized rooms, clean bathrooms, average wifi, plenty of on-street parking opposite the hostel, large kitchen/ common area to cook and socialize. While the reception is not 24h, the property can make arrangements for you to check-in after hours as well (we did this). The manager was very helpful in resolving our queries about parking etc. when we reached late. Overall, would recommend this to anyone who wants a reasonably priced accommodation for a short duration.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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AU$58 - AU$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sequoia Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sequoia Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (1.0 km), Picton Sound (0.8 km), and Tirohanga Track (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sequoia Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Is parking available at Sequoia Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sequoia Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seumus' Irish Bar, Picton Village Bakkerij, and The Barn.
Is Sequoia Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Picton.
Are there any historical sites close to Sequoia Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (1.0 km).