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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived in Picton by ferry and were welcomed very warmly at the Bay Vista Waterfront motel by Lilian and Michael. Our cozy unit offered a spectacular view and we were very happy with our kitchenette allowing us to have a "normal" breakfast for a change. The beds were excellent and the bathroom even had a towel warmer. The next...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a five minute drive from the inter-island ferries so makes a handy stay if you are enroute between the islands. Our unit (and all the others) had a sea view across the wide motel lawn with a variety of bird life to keep us entertained. The units are modern, clean and comfortable and the staff helpful and friendly.

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

At the moment we have had plenty of Oyster Catcher Birds on the lawn, the 3 lovely Black Swans that appear to be resident here at present and we had the most amazing Spoonbill here right beside the office the other day, it was so quiet. Just to be able to sit in the peace and quiet to watch the...

Coventry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled to find that the location of this property lived up to our expectations. The views from the room and the patio were stunning. This was one our most memorable stays in New Zealand. We enjoyed the peace and quiet but easy access to Picton by car for supplies. We walked to the local marina and enjoyed good...

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

The walks are great around the area and it was amazing to hear that you biked to Whatamango Bay Alandhil, the scenery is amazing and on a clear day from some of those view points it is just incredible how far you can actually see. Also walking to the Jolly Roger from here is such a short walk and it...

Portobello, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth stay at this wonderful motel.We first came here in 2011 to do the Queen Charlotte Track for the first time. The hosts have let us leave our car while we are tramping on two occasions now and then we come back-for a rest!. It is always a relaxing, friendly place to stop. The hosts continue to...

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

It's always great to have you here PaulMaryReet - it's funny that you all seem to become part of the family when you have been here so often. We do appreciate your great report and that you take the time to share with others, the way you feel. We look forward to your next visit and in the mean time,...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we've stayed at Bay Vista and the second time we had a lovely stay. Lillian is a lovely hostess and took the time to learn the names of our family who were staying and what we were doing. Gorgeous views and fabulous big grassy area by the foreshore is brilliant for kids and adults alike...

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

Now that you have found out our secret place Kathybabe48 and shared your lovely review on T/A for us which we really appreciate, we will look forward to your return visit. We wish you all the very best for 2017. Kindest regards Lilian, Michael and our Great Team at Bay Vista

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time here. We love the friendliness of the managers, the relaxed ambience of the environment, and the accommodation itself. The rooms are a good size and this motel is really good value for money. We will definitely be back.

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

I know it takes time to place reviews, but it is well worth it BruceFarquhar, so others around the world know what some of the secret places are. We really appreciate you taking the time to place your great review on T/A for us and we look forward to having a good summer and seeing you again soon. We wish...

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I start.... Lilian and Michael are amazing hosts,Lovely people who made us feel very welcome and relaxed!!! These motel units have the most amazing views, there are very quiet and well appointed...and so relaxing, they had ample room for our boat which was so appreciated!! Thank you to Lilian and Michael!!!! ,we left there to travel to Nelson,...

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

Well, I wonder what sort of weather you had in Nelson Linda J - I was thinking of you and hoping you would be able to use the boat again. What a pleasure it was, having you all here and thankyou for your very kind words. We just love it here and of course the special guests we have make...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great 3 night stay at Bay Vista and it was one of the best places we stayed at in New Zealand. Our host Lilian was amazing - so welcoming and helpful. She even put on a load of washing for us, and hung it out on the line! We had a 2 bedroom unit which was well...

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

I guess I have always loved washing st18holidays and I always feel that Guests need to enjoy their special time here (not spend the day washing) and in a small amazing complex like we have here, it is a little different, as I am here pottering all day so it is just another part of us that can make a...

Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 14th accommodation during our 2 month NZ road trip. My family stayed 3 nights in mid-December and what a stay this was! This is the first time ever where a host (Lilian) actually stood outside to greet us as we drove in. I mean how often does this happen?? She was highly accommodative, showing us around our...

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

WOW !! thankyou pol2vega - I think because this place is so special and our Guests just love it, that is what makes our job so easy. We do love it and who wouldnt, working for Kerry and in this amazing, tranquil area of NZ. We really do appreciate all the lovely Reviews and yours is so special, it actually...

Whangaparaoa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel was well appointed and roomy and it had a lovely view. The people were very friendly and helpful and we would like to have stayed longer as it was the best of the several motels we stayed at in the South Island.

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

I guess there aren't a lot of places with such an expanse of lawn right by the waterfront sueabc1 so we are priviledged to be here all the time and appreciate you taking the time to share your lovely views on T/A for us. It's always nice to hear that we have such a special place in the South Island....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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: ₹ 6,990 - ₹ 17,676 (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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Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#5 Family Hotel in Picton
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“All the un its have a view of the Bay. There are one and two bedroom units available”
 of 5 bubbles PaulMaryReet, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner room furthest way from recep is more private”
 of 5 bubbles Stephen-audiosplitz, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a two bedroomed unit which was on the end with easy access.”
 of 5 bubbles sueabc1, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet, this is a smaller motel. Beautiful views from everywhere.”
 of 5 bubbles 87Anne, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All units have amazing views”
 of 5 bubbles Green2017, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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