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Gateway Motel

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#3 of 17 Hotels in Picton
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Just found their business card. We actually stayed here 8 months ago but it was very pleasant. The owners were very helpful from putting up a cot (in a pre-warmed room) to making a couple of phone calls on our behalf. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The shower was great, awesome pressure. The motel is in a central location,...

Thank iKeewee
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed overnight, and thought the room was very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Great location, and great service. A welcome pack in the room would have been useful (where to go, what to see, local cafés and restaurants etc). We'd stay again.

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We stayed for just one night after crossing on the ferry from north island en route to Christchurch. Loved everything about tiny Picton and would definitely stay at Gateway again. The room was fairly small but perfectly adequate and spotlessly clean, with everything we needed. Kent and Marie were friendly and helpful, and even sent on our coats (which I...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We arrived into Picton on the last arriving InterIslander ferry from Wellington on December 26. Our accommodation was an easy 5 minute stroll from the ferry terminal just off the main street in the centre of town. Godd impressions were made from the start when we were met by a really nice host called Marie who had stayed up to...

Thank DazzaCon
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 28 December 2013

We spent a night at the Gateway in Picton after our ferry ride from the North Island to the South Island. The room was clean and spacious and the beds were comfortable. The manager stayed up for our late arrival (we took the last ferry over), and provided us with lots of advice on places to go and things to...

Thank jonahpeppiatt
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2013

We stayed only one night here but the owner was very helpful and upgraded us to a better room because my wife had a fractured wrist. The room was very clean amnd the laundry facilities excellent. Would stay there again.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 15 December 2013

This is right in town within walking distance of the supermarket and shops. Kent, the owner, is friendly and helpful. To him, nothing seems to be too much bother. Highly recommended for stays in Picton.

Thank BlueBayou2
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

The location is just a very short walk from restaurants and the harbour. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were adequate albeit the kitchen / lounge was pretty small for a two bedroom unit. The beds were comfortable. The only downer was the walls between units were pretty thin - especially in the bathrooms..... We also stayed...

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Reviewed 13 December 2013

The owners of the Gateway Motel were most cheerful and helpful: they offered to pick up us from the ferry terminal, and later drove us to the train station. They gave us useful advice on what to see, where to eat and also had a small library of books for guests' use. The room was large, and although a little...

Thank Nordeuk
Levin, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Biker friendly, great value, excellent service and awesome location close to bars restaurants and cafes. Clean and functional rooms that are priced well. We enjoyed our stay and appreciated the extra effort that the management made to ensure our motorcycles were safe. Kent we will be back!

Thank lewal

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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: $128 - $189 (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 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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