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Gateway Motel

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#5 of 17 Hotels in Picton
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Last week, a group of friends and I traveled to Picton for a weeks holiday. We are all on the elderly side so a comfortable place to stay was important. The Gateway provided this and much more, centrally located in Picton, they were clean, very well appointed but the most important thing for us was the wonderful staff from the...

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 November 2013

This is the easiest and best situated place to get to in Picton. Minutes from the ferry, with pick-ups included if necessary, it is half way down the main street so perfect strolling distance to the gorgeous gardens on the front, restaurants and shops. There is a café attached which is open from 7am - and, best of all, they...

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Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 November 2013

I would like to thank the Gateway Motel and all the staff for the excellent service they gave while staying with them. They went out of their way to find a suitable place to park our boat and made our holiday very enjoyable, nothing was a bother, recommending the best places to eat, things to do. The rooms were very...

Thank Helen R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 November 2013

If your picking a place in Picton, then you couldnt pick a better place than the Gateway Motel. Why I hear you ask,? and Im glad you did .As the name says ''Gateway Motel "and it is right in the middle of High Street, Gateway, because you can book everything you need from a Scooter to a Feed, and not...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I travelled to Picton recently with my sister and a friend, and we spent one night at the Gateway Motel. The service was friendly and relaxed, and the units were clean and spacious. The kitchen equipment is not too extensive, but good enough if you decide to cook in the unit. Shower was powerful and beds were comfortable.

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Riversdale, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I enjoyed my 8 weeks in Picton at the Gateway Motel. I was made to feel like it was my home away from home. It had nice clean rooms and they are well serviced. It is in a good location. The cafe there had a top breakfast menu and I got great packed lunches. Would Highly Recommend to all. Rob,...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Due to an airline delay, we were not able to arrive until 1 a.m. in Picton, Kent and Marie very kindly organised a late night shuttle to transfer us from Nelson airport, changed our rooms (at their cost) to help us out, picked our kids up from the ferry, sorted huge delicious lunches for our trek on the first day...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We chose this place after reading all the great reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed! We received a wonderful warm & friendly welcome from the owners who took time to give us all the information we needed to make the most out of our short stay in Picton. The motel is excellently located and rooms are well...

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I have enjoyed my to months living here. Friendly staff always happy to help nothing is a problem. Good location. Clean and tidy room. Made being away from home easier. The on site information deck was a good help in sorting a days fishing for us drivers. I can't thank the team enough here at the gateway. . Dan kapuka

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Comfortable accommodation in a very central position, easy walk to the ferry and rail station. The motel serves a great breakfast and is just 40 m from a great place for an evening meal. Most of all We were impressed by the level of service and helpfulness from every member of staff.

Thank Tom L

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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: €58 - €116 (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
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#4 Luxury Hotel in Picton
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“Ask for a refurbished room.”
 of 5 bubbles TykeHBNewZealand, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I was on the ground floor. I think some second floor rooms would have a view of the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles PlantationJohnny, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms downstairs are wonderful, and rooms street side have good views of Picton and the Main Street.”
 of 5 bubbles TruckMovesMike, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Had a room downstairs which was very quiet considering it is in the centre of town.”
 of 5 bubbles a1job, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Everything was nice”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 May 2016 | Read review
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