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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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  • 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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Apiti, Manawatu
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are reasonably priced, beds comfortable, the hot tub was amazing!! The lady we dealt with was super lovely. Everything was so clean! We stayed in a spa unit and the bath was good. They have a vege patch you can get herbs from and have solar heating

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Ikamatua, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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11 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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