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Picton Beachcomber Inn

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Was in Picton for one night at the Beachcomber was my base. I had a huge room with a wrap-around balcony and a view of the sound. Easy walk to town and really friendly staff. The decor is basic and a tad dated but it was clean and well taken care of.

We stayed here for one night after having done the QCT. Reception staff was friendly and check-in was quick. The room was modern and comfortable, also the bathroom, and everything was clean. Most balconies open towards an inner courtyard with a lawn and the harbor in the background. Balconies are quite close together and only sparsely separated from each other. When sitting outside you feel like sitting on one and the same balcony with your neighbors, no privacy at all. Next to the hotel there is another hotel (Yacht Club Hotel) that has its large air-conditioning unit towards the balconies of the Beachcomber Inn. We could hear the sound all the time on the balcony, but not inside the room. Please note that the ferry terminal is not far away. Nice to watch, but ferries can be heard during day and night what might be disturbing.

First rate accommodation with spacious room, comfortable king size bed and good shower. Nice big basin for washing. The housekeeping is of such a high standard, that you have to go to some lengths to 'unmake' the bed to actually get into it! Both the rear balcony and the walkway to our second floor room (207) had beautiful views of the harbour. There's free parking and a swimming pool too. When we visited, the lift was out of order, but staff will help with luggage if you can't manage the stairs. It's a quiet but central location with restaurants and boat trips just a couple of minutes away on foot. Note that sit-down breakfasts are only available for tour groups. There is an in-room continental breakfast option, but there are also plenty of cafés nearby, plus the Village Bakkerij. If you're looking for a great day walk on the Queen Charlotte Track, we can recommend Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove, travelling out and back with Beachcomber Cruises.

Clean rooms with a Great view. Service was excellent. Possibly one of the best locations in Picton. Great parking and easy access to the ferry which is just a couple km down the road. We liked the great view of the harbor and short walk to downtown restaurants. Short hikes (1 hr or less) are easily accessible.

A gorgeous and modern room. I stayed in the Superior Room with Spa Bath. Pros: amazing view from the balcony connected to the room and from the walkway balcony in the front; very clean including the whirlpool bath tub; modern sofas and coffee table; spacious balcony with comfortable chairs and a table; staff were very friendly and accommodating when I arrived early; excellent fish and chips Cons: restaurant hours are very limited, they don't open until 6pm so during the day you can't eat at the hotel. Overall: I would definitely stay again and highly recommend.

We stayed for a night arriving before check in time our luggage was stored and we were given some options of things to do and places to have some lunch The staff were very pleasant and helpful Our room was on the first floor and the lift was not working reliably but enough for the luggage to go up but not us. The room was large and very comfortable with an adjoining large bathroom with shower in a spa bath. There was a small balcony and it overlooked the bay and the hotel’s back lawn. There was only a simple, room delivered, the night before, breakfast as the day we left was a public holiday and there was no staff to service breakfast. We ate in the restaurant , which still had the Xmas decorations up, in early February, but the meal was excellent as was the service This is a motel type accommodation which is a very acceptable place to stay in Picton

Great location. Neat and functional. Fridge. Sball swimming pool. Balcony onto the garden overlooking the bay. Flat screen tv with sky. Good wi fi a d helpful staff. Parking outside our room. Try the local fish and chips.

Lovely view of the harbour and interislander boats coming and going. Nice and close to the local Sunday markets and restaurants. In house restaurant is nice and convenient. Pool was really warm and had a nice view!

Stayed here on our Ramblers tour of NZ. Its within walking distance of the ferry terminal. On arrival the manager met our group and sorted out our rooms. We were in room 109 which was on the ground floor and had access to a patio and the garden. Had our evening meal in the hotel restaurant, although it was early in November the restaurant was decked out like Santa's grotto ! They were having one of the first Christmas partes the next evening. Food was very good and the staff friendly. Buffet breakfast was also good. Pity we only had one night here as its a very comfortab;le hotel and we could have spent more time exploring Picton

Everything was very clean and the owners have thought of everything you could need. I cannot say enough about the location....close to everything! Wish we could have stayed longer and we will definitely be back to stay if we are ever in Picton again.

27 Waikawa Road Picton

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Picton Beachcomber Inn places you within a 5-minute walk of Picton Harbour and Picton War Memorial. This 35-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Picton Museum and Waitohi Recreational Reserve are a short walk away.


Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


The 35 rooms have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with digital channels. Hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Picton Beachcomber Inn enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. You can put free parking to good use if you drive.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 279 reviews