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Gateway Motel

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#3 of 17 Hotels in Picton
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We were only staying 1 night in Picton but the service and price changed our mind we did 2 instead Kent was a fountain of information and all I wanted to do was go fishing. He gave me a map with directions to a spot he new and I was not disappointed. Within the first 40 minutes 2 decent Gurnard...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We only stayed one night as we were passing through, but wished we could have stayed longer. The location is perfect, the hosts super friendly and helpful as were the cleaning staff. We got a great deal at a restaurant because of where we were staying, so that was an added bonus. We will definately be back, thank you

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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on walking out the QC track and we were so pleased to have booked here comfy beds, hot shower, clean and tidy. Helpful, friendly staff/owners some free wifi (although it didn't work too well upstairs) what more could you want!? Perfect spot to go out for dinner also- highly recommend!

Thank Amanda2404
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Clean. Safe. Secure. Parking. WIFI. Central. Friendly staff. Bed not the comfiest. Walls quite thin so hear next doors door tapping most of the night. Fridge is loud in the room stopping you from sleeping. Good shower. Spacious rooms.

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new Zealand
Reviewed 12 May 2014

we were very impressed with the great service, Kent the owner even helped bring in our luggage, the heating was on, beds were very comfortable, perfect place for stopovers to catch the picton ferry and walking distance to restaurants and bars

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The hosts are very very friendly. The room is clean and spacious. My family enjoyed it very much. The hostess told me that she would learn some Chinese to cope those Chinese tourists, which is very encouraging to me. Nick from the Chinese Consulate in Chch

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Ettalong Beach, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Whilst the rooms are a bit dated, they are very comfortable. The television is modern, the beds comfortable and the kitchenette well equipped. The shower had great pressure, the room was quiet and we got a great sleep. It is well located and an easy walk to many restaurant choices. The owner was extremely friendly and very keen to assure...

Thank Keithsutt
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Arrived in Picton and happened upon Gateway Motel as it's on the main road. Luckily they had one vacancy and we took it for the one night prior to getting the ferry to the north Island the next day. Kent could not do enough for us. We mentioned tripadvisor reviews and the only downside seemed to be the wi-fi provision....

Thank Sarah P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the owners were really helpful. They provided us with information on local attractions and dining options and showed us to our room to check we were happy with it (that is so much better than just being given a room number). It was a well maintained property, and in an...

Thank Kej5
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Easy to find. Well located from the ferry. Very friendly owners. We had a 'family' room with a queen, and separate bedroom with two singles. Comfortable beds and well appointed rooms. Self-catering facilities were good and the wifi worked. Good value for money.

Thank Kate R

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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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: $125 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Motel 4*
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Also Known As:
Americano Hotel Picton
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Picton
#1 Business Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#2 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
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