Mercure Picton Marlborough Sounds
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Not as good as it should be! Aug 22, 2008
To give an honest opion of this hotel, if it were a hotel advertising it's room rates at about $130 NZ dollars, it would have been close to the mark. However the advertised rate for the room we had was $350, I contacted the hotel directly and they quoted me $250.
I waited and bought this room for the night through Wotif. The hotel does their own write up for this and the full rate was $350 but on Wotif was $150.
I booked it as the write up and price was good. Super kingsize round bed, balcony, great harbour views! There was a room a few dollars cheaper that had swimming pool views.
Altough the room was clean, tidy and comfortable, it needed freshened up! Our great harbour views were across the swimming pool, a car park and lots of old buildings! Then we could see the harbour. The receptionist said that it did have harbour views even though we had to look across everything else. Then she said she could move us further down the corridor where we wouldn't have to look across the carpark but just the trees then the harbour, as she agreed that the room we were in did have the worst view. Instead of moving rooms, as it was late, we opted out for a free continental breakfast.
If you are after basic, clean accomodation and can get it cheap enough, then ok but don't get the rooms at the end of the corridor!
There was no help or easy way to get luggage to the room either. We were told to go through the doors and up one small flight of stairs and that was our floor. When I aske if there was a lift to bring the suitcases up in she said it is only one fight of stairs.
Maybe I'm glad we weren't on the next floor up!
Part of the New Zealand 2008 travel blog
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Mercure Picton Marlborough Sounds Overview
A centrally located place to stay in Picton either before or after taking the interislander ferry. Also a good base to explore the local wine region. A quite unique property in an excellent location. SE0307 A modern White building, built in a configuration of separate accommodation wings. The property is located over several floors either overlooking the swimming pool area or the port area. The Chart room restaurant is located on the ground floor as you enter the hotel, but because of the design of the building actually overlooks the pool area from the first floor. A Nautical theme in decor with various sailing charts, maps and other boating paraphernalia. Serves a variety of international and local cuisine. A small modern lobby. 30 Single rooms Double rooms Twin rooms Triple rooms Non-smoking rooms There are a variety of room configurations in the hotel. The business rooms are in the original hotel wing. They are a good size though the decor is somewhat dated. Many have views of the sea. The rooms include the usual amenities such as iron/ironing board, hair dryers, tea/coffee facilities. In the centre of the Port town of Picton. A 10 minute walk, or two minute drive from the Picton railway station or the Interislander ferry terminal. Central / Waterfront/Beach 35 kms to the airport (borlange) 355 kms to the airport (christchurch) 1 km to the nearest station (picton) 5 minute walk to the nearest bus stop Close to the beach
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