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“Not a bad place to stay”
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Broadway Motel
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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“Not a bad place to stay”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

We had three nights at the Broadway before and after our walk on the QCT. The rooms were spacious with a sitting area and a small well appointed kitchen. Beds were very comfy and the bathrooms had very large showers with lots of hot water. Furniture is modern and the place is well looked after. On our first night we were on the ground floor and the other nights we had the executive spa suite upstairs as it was the only room available. I preferred the downstairs 'standard' room which was identical except for the spa bath. You have to climb into the bath to take a shower which could be difficult for more elderly guests. The downstairs room also had a much larger balcony.
The motel is on the edge of town which isn't too much of am problem as Picton is so small and compact but we arrived by train and left by ferry so the walk up and down the hill to and from the train station and ferry terminals with luggage was a bit of a slog.
It's too far from the water to have any good views but the biggest gripe I had was the proximity to the train line and the railway crossing. With freight trains coming through all night It can get quite disturbing for light sleepers like myself. After one night I had to invest in a pair of earplugs. The rooms away from the train line may be quieter but they open out onto the car park so you have to keep curtains closed if you want privacy.
Having the supermarket across the road was very convenient for stocking up on basic supplies.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Big_H_1, Owner at Broadway Motel, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Evamelb:- Thank you for your feedback and it’s great to hear you enjoyed your stay in our spacious Executive Units with comfy beds, large showers and central location. Just so other readers are not confused, there is couple of corrections that I do need to make. The downstairs unit you stayed in (No 14) is not a standard unit, it is an Executive Unit without the spa bath and does have the same layout as you mentioned. Also the Broadway Motel is in the centre of Picton and it is only 250m from cafes, 450m from the Train Station and 700m from the Ferry Terminal.
I am sorry that the train disturbed your sleep and in case you are not aware, we have already installed double glazing and heavy drapes to minimise any noise disturbance, as recommended by Qualmark. We do appreciate your comment regarding the ear plugs so in future we will be making these available to all our guests who may be light sleepers. If you would like to get in touch please do not hesitate to contact me at stay@broadwaymotel.co.nz
Thank you again for your feedback as without this we would not be able to continually improve the service we provide you our guest and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Henry Kersten (Owner)
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

A quick stop on route to Nelson brought me to Picton. If you dont have a car you will have to cart your bag up the hill to the motel. Staff are friendly and helpful. The room was ok clean but did have a dirty microwave and the last tenants tshirt hanging off the tv!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

I stay here routinely when I am in Picton for work. I would rate the hosts as the best I have encountered, very helpful, welcoming and go out of their way to ensure your stay is the best it can be. I have just about stayed in every room and they are all off a high standard.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

My husband and I took time out to have a quiet holiday break in Picton. We booked a luxury king unit which was very nice and spacious with a spa bath. I liked the fact that even though it was a motel, the rooms were serviced daily and the staff friendly and helpful. The location to shops, restaurants and cafes was ideal with everything within 5-10mins walk. It was just unfortunate that our room backed onto the railway line and we heard every train come and go to the ferry (including late and night and early morning) and were also woken in the early hours by the car rental place next door washing their cars! No amount of double glazing or ear plugs could block this out! So unless you can sleep through anything, I would recommend getting a room away from the west side. I can't fault the hotel facilities, cleanliness and comfortable bed!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orleans, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights here, 7 weeks into our 10-week trip to NZ. We chose to stop here in part to check out the wineries, also as a stopover en-route back to the North Island. The town is lovely, with a beautiful port and public grounds as well as a lovely souvenir and artifact market when cruise-ships are in town, (as many towns do).
We arrived early, before check-in time, but were able to park our car in their secure off-road carpark and go walk just about everywhere in town before we checked-in. The Motel is just at the end of High Street to make it a quiet place to rest, away from the other "tourists" milling about town.
We chose a King Studio unit, which was perfect for two for 3 nights. Any longer and we'd probably want a one-bedroom unit, but the one we chose was very well-appointed. The bed was extremely comfortable, with a good choice of pillows (very important to me!). The linens were crispy fresh, the towels white and fluffy and the unit serviced daily and sanitized to perfection. All units are air-conditioned. There was a kitchenette in our unit, well-equipped for our needs; the larger units have full kitchens; there is a BBQ for guests' use and a one washer-and-dryer 3 x $1 coin lauderette. As well, an iron and board in our unit. SKY-TV and reasonably-priced Internet. We also had a small balcony facing West, with 2 chairs and a table. The windows are all double-glazed and plentiful; a lovely cross-breeze from the front to back very welcome on a not-too-hot day. The double-glazing proved very welcome for the 3 x daily trains running in-and-out of town, but there is practically no traffic at all at night on this cross-roads out of town, so a sound sleep is guaranteed. The bathroom, although small, was first-rate, with heated towel-rack, heat lamp and large shower.
If you're like me, the most important qualities are a good sleep and an immaculate place. The Broadway Motel had both, as well as very helpful and professional owners and staff as well as a friendly resident cat as a bonus...

Room Tip: Well-situated, almost brand-new, modern and ultra-comfortable place to rest.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Broadway Motel

Property: Broadway Motel
Address: 113 High Street | Marlborough, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Picton
#2 Luxury Hotel in Picton
#3 Family Hotel in Picton
#5 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#5 Business Hotel in Picton
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,098 - ₹ 11,179
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Broadway Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality in the Heart of Picton. If you are expecting ... Central location, spacious / modern / clean units with air-conditioning, kitchen facilities, flat screen TVs, Sky TV, mains pressure showers, comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, all within 700m of the Ferry Terminals and Train Station. Then the Broadway Motel is the place for you. With a Qualmark 4 Star Plus rating, for the last ten years, this puts us amongst Picton's Top rated motels & hotels. Being a family business it is very important to us that we provide excellent service and a clean, serviced room for you every time. So close to the supermarket, shops, restaurants and bars, all within 450m, - we are ideally situated in the heart of Picton. Quality accommodation, friendly service at an affordable price for your next stay in Picton. ... more   less 
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