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Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge

50 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand (Formerly Gateway To The Sounds Havelock Motel)
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Havelock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
GinaNZ_Hamilton Hamilton, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the basic requirements to make accommodation good, were met - comfortable bed, unit is clean, fresh. Kitchenette with all basic utensils for simple meal preparation. Also... aircon, Sky TV, Internet (WiFi) Good tea and coffee. The great PLUS in our unit ... SPA BATH! We were here for 4 nights and the staff very friendly. Agree...the Scottish lady is... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night, mid-June. An excellent accommodation, especially the Scottish lady on reception! She was delightful, what a wonderful welcome! Definitely the best welcome we have encountered anywhere (and we are fairly well-travelled). The room was lovely and the property is very nicely set-out, including a beautiful rockery fishpond. The bed was very comfortable and there was actually... More

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed here and all three rooms hired were great. Fantastic hot tub and pool area. Rooms all clean and nice comfortable beds. All in all great stay with friendly helpful staff. Did enjoy small extras like biscuits and good coffee.

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night when passing through. The most exciting thing about this place was the homemade cookies they have on the reception desk for guests to try. They were yummy and I thought this was a nice touch. Staff were helpful and friendly. The rooms were ok, clean and the beds comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stayed 2x nights at end of our Tasmas/Malborough holiday. Staff very helpful and friendly. Spa-bath unit was spacious and comfortable. Within walking distance to all facilities in Havelock. Car parking area great. Thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms, family and pet friendly. Love the location, less than an hour's drive from Picton, Blenheim and Nelson. The lovely pool complex was the highlight for our children and for us the hot tub brought a much welcoming relaxation. Overal this motel is a great value for money. One thing is for sure...... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

So friendly and accommodating. Peaceful with wonderful restaurants withing walking distance. They also arranged a wine tour of the Marborough Wine district which was absolutely fantastic. Would return in a heartbeat!!

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HavelockMotel, Owner at Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Joan, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. We all hope to see you again one day. More

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
90 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Comfortable rooms, many (like ours) with excellent views over the marina and Sound. Several restaurants within a few minutes walk. Pleasant swimming pool and hot tub. Would not hesitate to return.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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61 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We booked a standard studio unit specifying we needed wheelchair access but the first unit we were offered had a couple of steps required to access it so we asked to be switched to the next door unit which only had one low step which was quickly achieved. Room was comfortable and fairly cheap compared to others in NZ. We... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Clean well appointed homes, excellent friendly staff and a great view. Amazingly the hot and cold water mixed prior to exiting the taps and for the first time in a long time, one of the light switches had a 'dimmer'. I had a pleasant stay in Havelock and the motel was a large part of this wonderful experience. Thanks once... More

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HavelockMotel, Owner at Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jo, We are glad you had such a great time with us, I hope you got to enjoy the heated pool and hot tub as well. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to New Zealand maybe with your wife as well. All the best on the rest of your travels around this beautiful country. More

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Address: 50 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand (Formerly Gateway To The Sounds Havelock Motel)
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Havelock
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We are located on the main road, between Blenheim and Nelson, with the town's restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. We offer family friendly accommodation with a variety of room options, from studios to family units to luxury spa rooms. We have recently opened a heated mineral pool and kids pool also a cedar hot tub. Wifi broadband is available free of charge. Our newest rooms have stunning marina views and all unit have 50 plus sky TV. ... more   less 
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