Picton motel accommodation, 3 star plus Quality Assured Picton accommodation.

Picton motel accommodation at the AAA Marlin motel

If you are looking for more than just a bed and a parking space... The AAA Marlin Motel Picton, New Zealand, is situated on nearly two acres of lawns and gardens in a quiet street, right in Picton - a vibrant seaside village in the Marlborough Sounds. A Motel with character, room to relax, and the peace to do so.


The AAA Marlin Motel offers a variety of Accommodation;

  • studio units
  • family and 2 bedroom apartments
  • a private luxurious King apartment, with a generous two person spa bath.

Our Picton motel complex is built so that the units have a sunny north facing aspect, and are mostly on the ground floor.

The AAA Marlin Motel units all have a wonderful vista of the native forest/bush on the surrounding hills out into the Sound, so you really know you're on vacation.


Located just off the main roads, provides close walking to the main street; shops and cafes and bars, yet refuge from the traffic and main street noises. Picton is often experienced as a serene hideaway location, whilst boasting one of New Zealand's highest road traveller figures.

Owners Peter and Karen say that once people arrive in Picton they wish they had booked several nights to enjoy the beauty and lifestyle of the area.
"Picton is a wonderful village situated in a lovely, sunny valley surrounded by sheltered harbour and bush. It's friendly and relaxed and there's always a holiday mood," says Peter.


At the motel guests enjoy relaxing outdoors where there are;

  • gas barbeques
  • timber tables with market umbrellas
  • a playground including swing, seesaw and heaps of space for children to play and run around safely.

A large kowhai tree in the garden attracts tuis and with many citrus trees on the property, a slice of lemon for the gin and tonic is not a problem and kids love picking their own mandarins.

For more on the individual facilities at AAA Marlin Motel see our Accommodation options.


There is plenty to do within a ten minute walk from the motel. By car, the whole Marlborough region is easily accessible-from world renowned vineyards and wineries to the secluded bays and pristine waters of the Marlborough Sounds.

For more about Picton and its activities click here.


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