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Havelock Garden Motel

71 Main Road, Havelock, New Zealand
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Havelock Garden Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Havelock
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed for only one night but wished we had longer. The Motel is in the centre of town, but you wouldn't know it. The units are set back off the road and very quiet. This place is really an oasis with beautiful trees including apple trees and ponds and ducks. Really felt like we were somewhere in the middle... More

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Governors Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We know Havelock well but had never before noticed this gem. It's on the main road but hidden away in a lovely garden setting. The units are spotless and the owners are hospitable. It's within easy walking access of restaurants and a bakery. But then there's the cats. Dozens of them. I like cats but if there were fewer and... More

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Harpenden, UK
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It is what it says - a motel in a garden. Although it's in the centre of Havelock (hardly an urban metropolis) and on the main road, the units are so far back from the road that there's no traffic noise. Many of the units on the sloping site face the garden (complete with ducks), but ours was in the... More

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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi UK peripatetic, Thank you so much for your review and recognising that we are indeed "what we say"! Hopefully if your wondering walks (yes I looked up peripatetic) bring you to Havelock again I can ensure that you stay in a unit that overlooks the garden. I am sure you must still be on the road so I hope... More

Picton Nz
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have stayed twice at this motel and we can't rate it highly enough. It has everything you need for a short or longer stay. The owners are so accommodating and helpful. The setting is wonderful in the middle of Havelock but off the road in it's own green oasis. Everything clean, tidy and comfortable. Short walk to all the... More

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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Ah Sam and Lisa thank you so much. What a lovely review and from 2 locals (well Picton is nearly local). Thank you for taking the time to comment on us, the staff were so pleased to read your review, you put a smile on everyone's faces. Many thanks Karen More

Berrington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We found this motel by accident and were so impressed that we returned to stay here.Lovely garden setting, friendly staff and right in the centre of Havelock although hidden up a drive.Value for money

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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Berrington Gardener, So pleased to hear that you both found us and came back to stay. Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time out of your day to sit and write it. Hopefully you will return to Havelock if you ever find yourself back in Marlborough. Many Thanks Karen More

Holland, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very nicely situated with very nice grounds. Our room was nicely done and very clean. The location was quiet and proprietors helpful in every way. We could not get logged on to wifi from our room, but once I got logged on at the office I could use the wifi in our room. We were very pleased with this motel.

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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Cathy, Thank you so much for your kind comments. After a long season it is always lovely to hear that your efforts are appreciated and gratifying that people will take time out of their day to sit and write a positive review, many thanks from all the staff. Hopefully if you make the long trek to NZ on another... More

St Helens, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Arrived this afternoon, to be greeted by Alan the owner, a lovely friendly guy....what a piece of paradise, with a lovely pond and ducks, the gardens are beautiful..very quiet and set off the main road....right next to the Mussel Pot Restaurant, there for tea tomorrow night. off on the Mail Boat tomorrow....rooms are very clean, with everything you could need... More

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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Suncoast527, Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to sit down and write a review. I hope that the weather, Mail Boat and the Mussel Pot did little old Havelock proud and that we see you again should you venture back to NZ. Thank you again Karen More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 lovely nights here in Feb and we were really happy witn it. We were told about it at the Murchison info centre, they knew their stuff. Great grounds with trees and ducks. No road noise as the motel is set well back from the main road.. unit was comfy and had all we needed. Well sited... More

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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Baconbuttie (yum), Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and delighted that the Murchison I-Site are recommending us. I hope that Southampton managed to avoid the terrible rain damage the south of England has seen this winter. We hail from Guernsey and I made many a trip to your neck of the woods over... More

Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Our normal getaway spot was all booked up so we decided to try somewhere different for our anniversary and we are so glad to have picked this motel and town! Very helpful hosts, the rooms were clean and comfy and had everything we could require for our stay. Looking forward to coming back!

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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, How fortunate were we that your usual haunt was fully booked! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for the positive feedback. Hopefully we will see you on your next anniversary. Many thanks Karen More

Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We first stayed here 3 years ago, and sought it out again for its quiet situation set well back from the road (which is not busy anyway). Our studio was comfortable, spacious & well equipped. The one minor problem was that the wi-fi did not reach, but it was quite pleasant sitting on the log-pile in the garden in the... More

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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Bob, So pleased to hear that you were making your second trip to us. Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review. The WIIF coverage is something I will be investigating this winter so if we are fortunate enough to see you again hopefully the coverage will have improved and the wood... More

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Address: 71 Main Road, Havelock, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Havelock

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Havelock’s only motel hideaway, set in a 5 acre hillside enclave, this small family run motel offers traditional hospitality in tranquil surroundings, whilst still within walking distance of all the Havelock amenities. Truly a home from home, where we pride ourselves on providing spotless, well-appointed accommodation at a reasonable price. 12 new or recently renovated units. Its delightful garden ambiance and unique hillside positioning offers a haven away from the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life. ... more   less 
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