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Bay Vista Waterfront Motel

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The bay vista Motel is an absolute delight! The bungalows are situated in a ultra relaxed setting, and the view is stunning, overlooking a small harbor and the Charlotte Sound. Add the warm welcome of the super charming Lilian and Michael and you will certainly not want to leave this place. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The photos do not make this hotel look very modern. And it's not the amenities or service - which were fine. It's the VIEW and the QUIET. I stayed in 8 different New Zealand cities and hotels. This is the one I will wish I could return to for a couple nights. It's the location looking out across the bay...

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Thank Roger S
Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best motel I've stayed at in NZ...great location (just outside of Picton), on the waterfront with lovely views (from your own patio) of the Sound and mountains...and fabulous friendly staff who make you feel at home. Highly recommended.

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Thank AdrianWilkes777
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the building designs look like they were built decades ago the rooms themselves are anything but. Very clean, really well equipped with everything you need and more. The location is like less than 5 minutes drive from the town centre but having that view and space just outside is totally worth it. Good old NZ hospitality and advise on...

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Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights Feb 2017. Lovely motel in a quiet location with superb uninterrupted view of the water front. The owners were very helpful. Good facilities. We wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended.

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Thank pad85dy
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After turning back once we eventually found this motel. It is about 3km from the centre of Picton, which wasn't clear from the directions given. However, when we got there we had a lovely room with a good view of the Bay. We were warmly welcomed by Lilian, the owner, who supplied us with milk. She also provided us with...

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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your lovely Review EastYorksAndrew - great to share your thoughts on T/A for us. Hopefully the peacefulness of the Bay made the drive from town worthwhile and its such a nice walk to the Jolly Roger, means you dont have to go far once you are here. We wish you all the very best for 2017. Kindest regards...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are spacious and well equipped, including a private patio with outdoor furniture. Lilian and Michael are the perfect hosts and have all the information you might need. Just 50 metres across the lawn in front of the unit are the waters of Waikawa Bay, with spectacular scenery across the bay and off in to the distance. The perfect...

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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou so much GlobalBC for your great Review, it is lovely that so many take the time to share their views for those others around the world looking to travel somewhere they havent been before. We really appreciate the great Reviews and wish you all the very best for 2017. Kindest regards Lilian, Michael and our Great Team at Bay...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our host Michael and Lilian are true stewards for NZ; kind, friendly and a wonderful sense of humor. Micheal picked us up at the ferry terminal and was gracious to stop at the market before taking us to the hotel. The apartment was spacious as well as spotless, all this with a beautiful view. We will be back!

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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

It was a great pleasure to have you Katherine D, Michael always enjoys his bit of turp thickery with our Guests , its all part of the process. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves and the walking you did was amazing. Thankyou for your lovely Review and we wish you all the very best for 2017. kindest regards Lilian, Michael and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel really does have a beautiful view of the bay. It is set in a tranquil location, yet is still close to Picton for shops and restaurants. We received one of the most welcoming receptions of our time in New Zealand from Lilian who is a great host. Although our one bedroom accommodation and patio was the smallest unit...

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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jan D - We really appreciate you taking the time to put a great review on T/A for us it is amazing the help that it gives others to choose places to stay when they dont know the area. With a restaurant within walking distance, it allows our Guests to spend more time relaxing. Thankyou and all the very...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location great view. comfy, clean and tidy. Away from town quiet. Only 2 minute walk to the marina. Although I think the better restaurants are in Picton. Manager Lillian expert in all things Customer Service related nothing too. much trouble.

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waterfrontPicton, Manager at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for sharing your lovely Review on T/A for us Toni W, yes, its such a short walk to the Marina and Restaurant, even just walking around all the boats/Yachts parked up in the Marina, it is surprising just how much time you can spend down there admiring them all. We wish you all the very best for 2017. Kindest...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spectacular waterfront location and 500mb Free Wifi. All 7 motel units at Bay Vista Waterfront Motel are situated on the waters edge in Picton's beautiful Waikawa Bay, only 5 minutes drive from the town centre. Set in 2 acres of park like grounds these 7 ground floor units are all self contained with sky TV and stunning views of the Bay and Waikawa Marina. Take a short 7 minute stroll over to the restaurants/cafes located at the marina or down to the swimming beach and boat launching ramp. Wake up to the sound of the native birds and enjoy a coffee on your private patio in the sun. Relax in peace and quiet away from all road noise. As well, we have available off site a selection of 2,3,& 4 bedroom spacious holiday homes for those who wish to spread out and enjoy your own private space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Vista Waterfront Motel

Address: 303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: €92 - €158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Vista Waterfront Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Picton
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