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“No hesitation in recommending this motel”
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Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia
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“No hesitation in recommending this motel”
Reviewed 19 April 2012

We booked this motel for one nights stay over the Easter weekend as we were traveling on a morning crossing to Wellington. The motel was pretty full with families. The motelier was extremely welcoming and helpful on arrival and decided that as we were a couple, he would change us to a quieter room...very much appreciated. The motel is very central and convenient to restaurants. The room was spotless and bathroom facilities excellent. We had a great nights sleep in a very comfortable bed and in the morning we were only a 5 min drive from the ferry terminal. All in all, very highly recommended. We will certainly return. Thanks to all the staff...you're doing a great job

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Clean efficient operation. Helpful staff. Extremely handy for stopover for the ferry.

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

I strongly concur with the favorable comments of those before us. Our family toured the South Island, staying in a number of motels and we would rate the Gateway as one of the best. Chris and Kerri are extremely accommodating and down to earth people to deal with. You couldn't wish for a more central location, within walking distance to all of the local attractions. Our unit was very affordable, lovely and clean, spacious, with great water pressure in the shower! We loved the tranquility of Picton and we will return to this motel. On an earlier trip we stayed in a deluxe apartment and were extremely disappointed. It was on this trip that we met Chris and Kerri, who showed us around their motel. It goes to show that expensive doesn't always mean the best!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Havelock North
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We had the most fantastic experience at Gateway. I have never come across such a helpful motelier ever. The service was unbelievable.
We were given a car to get our necessary groceries for the weekend and then transferred to the boat, as well as being picked up from the ferry, a service that made out trip and experience seamless! Thank you very much Gateway!!

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

This was our first time staying at The Gateway Motel.
Our first impression of the hotel was that the staff works incredibly hard to make guests feel welcomed . They were attentive and helpful. The room was comfortable and super clean.

The motel is near the ferry terminal. You can even walk to it.
We've had a nice view of the mountains that circle Picton.

I highly recommend this place with no doubt. A+++++

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Additional Information about Gateway Motel

Property: Gateway Motel
Address: 32 High Street (Main Street) | Marlborough, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Americano Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Picton
#1 Best Value Hotel in Picton
#2 Family Hotel in Picton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Picton
#4 Luxury Hotel in Picton
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,879 - ₹ 7,434
Hotel Class:4 star — Gateway Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand and gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, the Gateway Motel and our Off-site Luxury Waterfront Apartments are nestled in the heart of Picton. Your hosts Kent and Marie extend a friendly welcome and invite you to experience the genuine southern hospitality that makes the Picton Accommodation Motel a popular location for travelers to relax and enjoy Picton activities. Our accommodation will provide you with the quality, low cost solution you need to stay in Picton! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Americano Hotel Picton

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