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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 barbeque
  • timber outdoor furniture
  • 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.


News & Events

Coaltown Blues!

Picton Little Theatre July 11 & 12

Following success with Coaltown Blues in the Wellington region Chris Green has been receiving acclaim with his performances of this New Zealand historical work through 2013 and 2014. Green brings Coaltown Blues to Picton Little Theatre for two performances. Green is relishing the challenge of this one-man musical drama in which he portrays multiple roles, both male and female; without the aid of costume or set changes, relying solely on his ability to breathe life into these characters

Coaltown Blues is an intensely personal play with songs by one of New Zealand≠s most significant and controversial playwrights. For many, submerged in this controversy surrounding Mervyn Thompson when he performed it in 1986, it is nontheless an important New Zealand historical work depicting the tragedy and comedy of poverty and politics and the struggles throughout Mervyn≠s childhood in a West Coast mining town. It is both a celebration and a lament for the working class roots from which he sprang.

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Peter & Karen

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