Proud to provide exceptional customer service and quality accommodation at affordable rates, please take a moment to read what other customers had to say about Picton Accommodation.

Trip AdvisorChris and Kerri would like to thank you for all the nice comments our visitors have left, especially the ones on Trip Advisor since we have taken over the Americano Motor Inn and rebranded it to Gateway Motel we have gone from Number 17 to Number 1 in 3 Months!

Comments (27)

Jennifer Harrison
Said this on 7-12-2011 At 07:54 pm

Definately a place to return to. Lovely hosts that really take time to ensure all your personal and professional requirements are met to the fullest expectations. Next time I'll bring the whole family! See you again soon.

Said this on 7-12-2011 At 07:56 pm

Thanks to Chris and Kerri who went out of there way to make us feel at home. We finally got our steam train back to the north island after our extended stay. Thanks again!!

Said this on 7-12-2011 At 08:01 pm

I stayed at in July of this year and had a great stay. Chris and Kerri are a wonderful couple who bent over backwards to ensure we had the perfect stay. The rooms are very clean and affordable. Definitly the place to go if you are planning a trip to Picton.

Annette Eparaima
Said this on 7-12-2011 At 08:17 pm

My partner and I stayed there overnight... They were the happiest and most friendly people I had met in a while... The accommodation is very good and the service was excellent. Thank you very much - Wellington

Mary Heywood
Said this on 7-12-2011 At 08:18 pm

We're planning a trip to Oz and NZ in 2007, so I'm trawling through this site getting a taste of what to expect. It's STUNNING and I can't wait to see the real thing. Get the drinks in - a nice cool Sauvignon would be just the ticket!! - Devon, England

Rebekah Hanger
Said this on 7-12-2011 At 08:19 pm

Picton looks really nice from these pictures I have seen! Maybe one day I'll go there! - Tahmoor

Jackie Cartwright & Kevin Sperry
Said this on 7-12-2011 At 08:20 pm

Excellent info. on your web-site, it has been very helpful/useful for trip planning. Keep up the good work and thank you very much. - Hong Kong

Henri Tollenaar
Said this on 7-12-2011 At 08:21 pm

We went for the first time to NZ in 1999 and rent a campavan from United Rentals for two and a half week to visit the Souther Island. We experenced that that time was th short to see the whole island and had to make a choice out of the highlights. That is the reason why we did not visit Picton and the Marlboroughsounds. Anyway, that was a mistake, although all the other places we did viste were great. This time we will be back in octobre and novembre or 4 weeks and now we like to see all the other places we did not visted the last time. Seeing this site I can not wait to be back in this lovely country again. - The Netherlands

Tom Connor
Said this on 7-12-2011 At 08:22 pm

Congratulations with your web site very informative we stayed last January about the same time and are looking forward to doing the wine tour or the fishing not sure yet see you in Jan Tom - Ballina Australia

Tania & Steve Page
Said this on 7-12-2011 At 08:22 pm

Hello there, Really good to see pictures of home.I visit this site often. Would love to hear a bit about whats happening around Picton. I grew up there and both my husbands parents and mine are still living there.We have been in aussie 5yrs and still miss Picton. Keep up the good work! - Perth WA

Said this on 7-12-2011 At 08:23 pm

Wow! your site is breath taking. If I had the ways and means to get to these wonderful places I would not hasitate to do it. The pictures are so breath taking, all what is written about these places makes one wants to really get there no matter what. I love it, I love it.

Danny de Hek
Said this on 10-12-2011 At 10:45 pm

Hey thank you for the great accommodation Chris and Kerri I came to visit you guys on a Tuesday and did not end up leaving until Sunday! Apple (my 12 month old puppy) love staying in Room 11!

Adele Bentley
Said this on 6-1-2012 At 01:25 pm

Many thanks Chris and Kerri for your outstanding hospitality over New Year, we couldn't have been looked after any better!  Our unit was spotless, beds comfy and plenty of hot water!   Thanks also for facilitating the "meet and greet" with other guests - very much appreciated and very entertaining.

Cathy Fairbanks
Said this on 15-1-2012 At 10:57 am

After hiking the Queen Charlotte Track we booked into the Gateway Motel exhausted and with backpacks full of wet dirty clothes and equipment and were greeted by the wonderful owners, Chris and Kerri Sullivan. The rooms were clean, comfortable and spacious with great showers. After taking over the laundry for a few hours we were able to wash and dry all our clothes and equipment. Chris and Kerri's service, together with their gorgeous daughter Sam, was beyond expectations and we thank them for making our stay so enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble. The Motel is located in the middle of town so access to shops, restaurants, train station and ferry service is all within walking distance. Would highly recommend. With the continual upgrading of facilities this place will only get better.

Lee & John
Said this on 24-1-2012 At 12:53 am

A lovely friendly welcome from our  hosts Kerri & Chris was  the beginning of our fantastic 2 night stay in this beautiful town, our room was modern, spacious & spotlessly clean, from the well equipped kitchen,excl. bthrm facilities & the Oh so super comfy bed (2 blissful nights sleep away from the shakes) it was the real deal, a home away from home experience. The hospitality shown to ourselves and  other guests we spoke to could only be desribed as exceptional, a real credit to both staff and hosts,we will definitely be returning,  thanks so much

Said this on 31-1-2012 At 12:34 am

We've just returned from 3 fabulous weeks touring the South Island by car and staying in a variety of very good, mid-priced hotels/motels and cottages. The stand out of these however was The Gateway Motel Picton. Our hosts - owners and on-site managers (Chris and Kerry Sullivan) used their extensive local networks to ensure that we had first-hand experiences of what Picton had to offer. One such example was when they found out that our son was a keen fisherman. They arranged for him to meet with a friend of theirs, a local professional fisherman, to go and meet the boat as it docked. The blokes on the boat were great! They took the time to talk at length with my son about tackle, baits and compared various strategies used in fishing in NZ & OZ. This type of consideration and attention to detail made our trip to NZ one to rave about.

Rodney Morkel
Said this on 4-2-2012 At 12:10 pm

I will start by saying that Chris & Kerry are the kind of people that makes NZ. a wonderful Country. The people make the place, and this is so true. Picton can be proud to have residents like them. Myself & my wife got off the ferry with no booking, walked into town(1km) and saw the entry in the main road, we had a look from the car park and was friendly greated by Chris that came out of his office to talk to us. He was so helpful and even showed us the rooms. He did NOT once push us to take a room. We had to go to Nelson for business and couldn't make up our minds where we would sleep for the night. Chris does NOT know me from a bar of soap but says to us that he will leave one room open for us and put the key in a place for us to find if we come back late and we can sort the bill the next day. We got back late but was still greated by Chris & Kerry with smiling faces. The room was clean and neat with fresh towls and soap, it even smelt good and fresh(excellent). After a good sleep, checked out & asked Chris if we could leave my ute in the car park until we have to board. Once again it was no problem, and we where asked if we wanted to go with Chris to Blenheim for a outing at no charge. At doc time I had a problem with my car battery. Chris came to my rescue and even gave me jumper leads to make sure we get home. These people are saints and they have made the accommodation top standard that you would not mind paying for because it is worth it and I will definitely go back to them. Thank you Chris & Kerry, please stay the way you are, it is a winning recipe.

Julie Hausmann
Said this on 22-2-2012 At 03:36 pm

Absolutely wonderful friendly, helpful couple running the Motel, bent over backwards to help me find some where to stay.They were both so welcoming and called me by name when I walked in the door. Great personal touch. A very comfortable stay, very central,  would recommend to anyone.

Katie Alice
Said this on 27-2-2012 At 07:56 pm

Wow, what an awesome place to stay! I so wish I'd been able to stay an extra night, so I will definitely be back! Chris was the perfect host and went well out of his way to help me with some photography stuff...way beyond the call of duty!
Motel is attractive, comfortable and clean. I wouldn't stay anywhere else! Thank you to Chris and Kerri!

Tony and Yvonne
Said this on 19-3-2012 At 09:30 am

Excellent hosts, helpful and always willing to help out, clean rooms, good base to explore surrounding areas, comfortable and well equipped, we're pleased to recommend to fellow travellers. Thankyou, Chris and Kerri.

Bev Kephart & Mel Goldberg
Said this on 2-4-2012 At 04:40 pm

We had a wonderful two day stay in Picton at your Gateway Motel.  Chris and Kerri are excellant hosts, providing great information, very clean and pleasant rooms, excellent service.  We are so glad we decided to stay in Picton instead of going on to Nelson.  We highly recommend an extended stay at the Gateway Motel in Picton.  You will always be in our memories of New Zealand.

Said this on 4-4-2012 At 06:45 pm

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay, Chris and Kerri Went out of there way when we arrived in Piction to find no accomadation booked even allowing a to stay in there private apartment. Next time we stayed was the same. Units are clean and homely but of a high standard would recommend to family and friends to stay here. Keep up the great work and hope to see you again soon.

Said this on 16-4-2012 At 07:07 pm

We stayed there in March, great host's and really nice units priced well, Thanks and we will return if we need to stay over night, well done :))

Adrienne & Keith
Said this on 17-4-2012 At 11:51 am

Chris and Kerrie are wonderful hosts - went out of their way when we arrived from the ferry at night. Made sue we had parking and helped with luggage to our room.  Room was lovely - all you need and more.  Would recommend staying - really well set up outdoor area too.

Said this on 24-4-2012 At 11:51 pm

I stayed at the Gateway Motel Picton recently with my family from Australia.   The location was perfect and the family unit was great.   The hosts were very friendly and most helpful.   I am recommending this motel to all my friends here in Hawkes Bay as a great place to stopover or even spend a few days.

Said this on 14-6-2012 At 08:49 pm

Great place to stay. Convenient, especially being in the main street in Picton. Used to stay there as The Americana and now its even better. Clean, tidy, convenient, great place to stay. Thanks Chris

June Wild
Said this on 3-10-2012 At 09:45 am

Great place to stay. Right in the middle of Picton in easy walking distance to the waterfront , restaurants and the tourist boats. Hosts very welcoming and obliging. We came with an older second couple and we were swopped from an upstairs room to a ground floor with no fuss at all. Rooms were very nicely decorated and equipped. We were even allowed to leave our car in their carpark while we took a day boat trip into sounds on the day we checked out.

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