Top of the Town
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Top of the Town

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5.0
#1 of 2 villas in Picton
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Originally built in the 1930's Top of the Town has been lovingly renovated to a very high standard. It has a very spacious garden with ample off-street parking for boats and cars. The rooms are beautifully decorated and include TVs, fridges, microwaves, tea and coffee, bathrobes, irons and ironing board. There is ample outdoor patio spaces for guests to enjoy with room 4 having its own secure outdoor patio ideal for dogs. Tracee and Bryan are the owners of the property and live on-site with their dog and two cats. Tracee manages the property and looks forward to meeting you and making your stay at Top of the Town an enjoyable one. The property was being run as a B and B with an offsite manager. They have changed this to 3 boutique hotel-style rooms. The hotel is also pet-friendly. Originally from Auckland, they moved to what they call their paradise in May 2019 after purchasing Top of the Town and are enjoying living in Picton immensely. Owners double vaccinated.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Charming

Location

30 Wairau Road, Picton 7220 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 54 out of 100
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Picton Aerodrome
Blenheim Airport
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jilly608 wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom43 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night at Top of the Town after arriving on the Coastal Pacific train from Christchurch. It is a 10 minute walk from the town centre, there is ample parking if you arrive by car. Tracey and Bryan are most welcoming and helpful. Our room was very well equipped & comfortable with fridge, microwave and kettle, tea and coffee provided. There are a variety of restaurants and cafes down town for breakfast or dinner. This accommodation is situated on a main road out of Picton so there can be quite a bit of traffic noise at times but it is ideally situated for easy access to the town and the scenic drives surrounding Picton.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Tracee Parsons, Owner at Top of the Town
Responded 28 Oct 2021
Great to Host you guys. Come back again soon
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Rachael Evans wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ideal accommodation for a stay in Picton. Tracee and Bryan were very accommodating. They welcomed us with fresh fruit from their garden and drove us to the train station when we left. The room was ideal with lots of nice touches such as an electric blanket, dressing gowns and heated towel rail. Very clean and modern, we would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Trip173122, Owner at Top of the Town
Responded 23 Feb 2020
It was great to have you guys here and am so pleased you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again
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Sue H wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand50 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
How lucky were we to find this delightful place and meet Tracee and Bryan. They are obviously meant to be in the hospitality industry as they were such perfect hosts. Tracee’s main focus is to ensure your needs are met and she really cares that the guests experience the very best stay.
The set up of the accommodation is perfect as the guest area is separate and you have complete privacy. Our sunny room was spacious, came with a fridge, microwave and a lovely ensuite. Totally private and totally comfortable and so clean and immaculate. The towels were lovely, linen was lovely, you notice that everything is such good quality.
The accommodation is surrounded by a huge garden and if you sat at the front you overlook the town and there is also a lovely private spacious back garden.
Now even though we didn’t have a dog with us, it was great to discover they are pet friendly....what a great idea! Someone was checking in with a cat and Tracee was going above and beyond to ensure that their cat was going to be comfortable.
Location was perfect as you can ditch your car and walk into town, to the shops, cafes, restaurants and the waterfront.
We really enjoyed our stay very much, so top marks to Top of the Town.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tracee Parsons, Owner at Top of the Town
Responded 28 Oct 2021
Thank you Sue. Looking forward to you guys visiting our piece of paradise again soon
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amypie71 wrote a review Apr 2022
Kerikeri, New Zealand66 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Love the look of the 1930's property. The way it's been tastefuly restored is at the owner's credit. Our room was well set out, all amenities covered. After spending 2 days travelling from Kerikeri to Greymouth, we arrived in Picton late at night due to the ferry being delayed in Wellington and Tracee met us out the front. It's good to find somewhere like this that's pet friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sue H wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand50 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were passing through Picton. We stayed at Top of the Town a couple of years ago and were made to feel so welcome by Tracee and Bryan that we wanted to stay with them again. It was great, they welcomed us like old friends and it was lovely to be back. When I stay somewhere I just want it to be clean. It’s VERY clean, it’s modern, immaculate, our room was spacious, there’s water bottles in your fridge, microwave, bathrobes etc… We had been traveling the South Island and stayed in other places where I had to clean the room before unpacking my stuff. So what a relief to stay with them and be in boutique quality. Top marks again to Top of the Town!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tracee Parsons, Owner at Top of the Town
Responded 22 Apr 2022
Thanks Sue. It's always a pleasure to welcome back our return guests. Your wonderful review is greatly appreciated. I hope we'll see you again soon.
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peterfrombangor wrote a review Feb 2023
Plymouth, United Kingdom35 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A warm welcome from Tracee - the perfect host, with ideas, suggestions and advice to make my stay very special. You're on the edge of town, with a garden next to the place and comfortable chairs on the deck. I stayed on Tuesday and then again on Friday with the Queen Charlotte tramp between, so it worked well going back to the same room. There's a fridge, lots of drink offers next to the kettle, and Tracee will provide milk for your breakfast (Top of the Town doesn't do meals).
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Vicki wrote a review Jun 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the most excellent pet friendly stay ever experienced. Our large puppy was fully accommodated and treated like a member of the family, as were we. Lovely, big garden for him to run around in. Tracee and Brian were absolutely amazing - warm and friendly. The rooms we stayed in were warm and comfortable, and the beds too. Very impressed. I highly recommend this establishment!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tracee Parsons, Owner at Top of the Town
Responded 22 Apr 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review. It's always so great to hear that our guests have enjoyed staying with us. I hope we will see you again soon.
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Kath R wrote a review Jan 2020
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom40 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a night stop here on the way to take ferry to Wellington. Lovely welcoming hosts, Tracee and Bryan. Room was very clean and comfortable, good shower and en-suite facilities. Tracee very kindly provided fresh milk for our cuppa. Will definitely recommend a stay here, very easy to walk into town and very near the ferry.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Traceeparsons, Owner at Top of the Town
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Hi Kath Please you enjoyed our piece of paradise
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Mark R wrote a review Feb 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Traces and her husband were very helpful and friendly. The place was easy to find on the main road into Picton. Our room was very spacious, spotlessly clean and had good facilities. About 10 min walk to harbour front.

Would recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Traceeparsons, Owner at Top of the Town
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Thank you Mark. It was a pleasure to meet you guys and hope to see you again Tracee
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Mandy wrote a review Jul 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely pet friendly, Fruit in a bowl for us and treats for our Labrador on arrival. Clean comfy and warm. Perfect to rest and refresh. Thanks Tracee for warmly hosting our little family. We will be back. 🌟
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Advance book if you have pets.
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Response from Tracee Parsons, Owner at Top of the Town
Responded 28 Oct 2021
So pleased you enjoyed it. Please come back soon
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Mandy wrote a tip Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Advance book if you have pets."
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Raylene H wrote a tip Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All of the rooms are equally good."
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PRICE RANGE
$135 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Top of the Town
Which popular attractions are close to Top of the Town?
Nearby attractions include Picton Sound (1.1 km), Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton (1.1 km), and War Memorial (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Top of the Town?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at Top of the Town?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Top of the Town?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Top of the Town?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Top of the Town?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seumus' Irish Bar, Picton Village Bakkerij, and The Barn.
Are pets allowed at Top of the Town?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Top of the Town?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (1.3 km).
Does Top of the Town have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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