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Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge

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50 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand (Formerly Gateway To The Sounds Havelock Motel)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ikamatua, null, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and tidy, excellent service with a reasonable charge. right in the middle of town, next to the hotel with good pizza. The marina is only a few steps away, we couldn't have wanted more from a motel for the two of us.

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Plymouth, NH
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had stayed in a terrible Hotel the night before as there were no rooms in town to be had. This was a welcome relieve, but even this room was the least of the rooms they had. Everything in town was rented as we had arrived the same time as the "wine run". some of the rooms are beautiful I'm... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our little unit was clean, tidy and fairly priced. We were greeted very enthusiastically and allowed to view the room. We wanted only a room for a sleepover and our needs were met. So many minor adjustments could have been made for added traveller comforts: better lighting; some hooks and a shelf in the bathroom. However it was warm with... More 

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Otago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were travelling for business and had been doing a lot of driving when a friend recommended that we stop over in Havelock and stay here. BEST recommendation ever! This was such a relaxing place - amazing pool facilities, The Mussel Pot restaurant over the road was great, and the room itself was quite, clean, spacious and had a spa... More 

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Wellington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stopped overnight here on our way from the West Coast to Picton. The pool was lovely after a day's travelling, and the unit was comfortable. We had trouble getting a picture on the TV, but the staff came and fixed it promptly. Overall, very good value.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have stayed at the Havelock Motel 9 times so decided it must be time to review it! My first stay was with my husband and three children in a family unit. These family units had just been done up and they were modern and spacious. We loved that there was a bedroom on a mezzanine floor so that we... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Had to head south again and decided to stick with what I know. I have stayed here before and really liked it. They have expanded a bit since last time. They have a breakfast menu now and I was really excited to see that there are a lot of non-dairy options when it comes to milk. I know that's a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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246 reviews 246 reviews
30 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had a bit of a drive from Greytown to Wellington and over on the ferry and we wanted to get away from Picton and be positioned for the next day’s driving so the location was fine. By the way we did the Queen Charlotte Drive route to Havelock and while a lot of twisty corners the view is certainly... More 

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

Hi Winetourist. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for your honest review. Hopefully you got to enjoy some of the lovely winery's while you were in Marlborough. Katrina Hodel More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The service (reception) in this place was fine but the room did not seem clean, the bed certainly did not seem clean, the sheets did not appear to be freshly laundered and I wondered whether they'd even be changed from the last guest. When I pulled back the covers I found a flea or some small, moving thing. On the... More 

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

Linda C I'm not sure where to start on this, as it is factually untrue on so many levels! I have made a formal complaint with Trip Advisor so I'm sure they will be in touch shortly. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a big complex, clean and tidy. It has the 2 essentials, a comfortable bed and a good shower. Visited here with a number of others and we were on a motorbike trip. There were about 18 of us and we all ate a meal in the restaurant. really made the kitchen work that night. all went well.

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

Thank you for your honest review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you see you again soon. Katrina Hodel More 

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