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Bay Vista Waterfront Motel
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Picton
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“Stunning views, good accommodation”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Bay Vista is one of the better motels we have stayed at so far (it was no 8 on our tour). The lounge/diner/kitchen opened through patio doors onto a small patio, with stunning views across the bay. The living area was lovely, although the bedroom and bathroom were slightly on the small side. The accommodation was well equipped (it was the first accommodation to provide an in-room safe) and the owners very friendly and helpful.
We were due to stay two nights before crossing to North Island, but were delayed because of the storm that led to the ferries being cancelled. The owners were very helpful in ensuring we could stay the extra night and advising on what arrangements needed to be made.
We will certainly stay here again if ever we need to cross to the North.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We had just driven up from the Marlborough wine region with no direction known, but even more pertinently, no reservations for the evening. As we drove through Picton we just couldn't find quite what we were looking for, something just a little less busy. Then, we stumbled into the Bay Vista just a couple of miles out of town, on the quiet side of the bay.
The motel had just been renovated, was perfectly clean, and the receptionist was wonderful.
We sat on our porch drinking gin and tonics (no limes, but we were able to pick a ripe lemon off the tree just 6' away!) watching the colors from the sunset across the bay, which began about 150' from our doorway.
Downtown Picton and the ferry terminals and restaurants and grocery stores are all just a few minutes away.
This is not the Four Seasons. But if you're vagabonding around New Zealand, it's perfect.

Room Tip: We loved the unit on the far end away from the office. The one with the lemon tree with fresh lemon...
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Spent two nights here in two bedroom unit. It was pretty good value but very small bedrooms. Kitchen and living room furniture is dated but clean. Although a two bedroom unit there were only two comfy armchairs to sit on in the living room??.

Setting is very peaceful with a lovely view across the bay - you could watch the ferries coming in and out of Picton from the outdoor setting.

If furnishings are updated this place could be stunning.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

We were two couples staying at this motel for two nights. We were greeted by very friendly staff. Great view from our room and the kitchen was very well equipped (included an oven). Yes it is true that the furniture is dated, but the rooms were clean. As well, as perk they do the dishes daily and free of charge.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Spent 3 nights here and from the moment we arrived, we were blown away with the location.

Our host was very friendly and helped us with our day trip plans.

The rooms were very clean and the cooking facilities excellent.

Our room, as seems all others, have this fantastic view across out to the bay.

My kids had a great time wondering around along the sea front and great walks for all of us just a short distance away.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Additional Information about Bay Vista Waterfront Motel

Property: Bay Vista Waterfront Motel
Address: 303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#5 Family Hotel in Picton
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,426 - ₹ 9,238
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Vista Waterfront Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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