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Linkwater Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   1594 Queen Charlotte Drive, Linkwater 7281, New Zealand   |  
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Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“NZ2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Katerina and Pat made our 2 night stay at Linkwater a real treat. We were greeted as if we were royalty or a long lost friend. Highly recommend you stay there. Katerina (hope the spelling is correct) organized a 1/2 day wine tour for us and also drove us and collected us! Service you do not find very often. Thank you!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Essen, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We were greeted very warmly by the owners and immediately got hte feeling of coming to friends. The 2-persons-unit we got was very spacious, very well equipped and due to the remote location very quiet. The whole complex gives the impression of being newly erected, and we were very surprised to hear that it exists for around four years. The owners can be very proud of their motel, and they are indeed;-) We received all the help we needed and much more - it would have been great to stay longer. Many thanks from Germany amd see you next time!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greeley, Colorado
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The Linkwater Hotel is located 30 minutes out of Picton. You will need to either eat in Havelock, Picton, bring food to eat in your room, or you can buy meals cooked by the owners. We did not see any restaurants nearby. The hotel is very new with good kitchen facilities. The room was clean, large, quaint, and idyllic. The bed was very comfortable. The owners were very nice and helpful. The hotel provided excellent laundry facilities.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Amazing clean motel in a great location with awesome views. Owners extremely friendly and helpful. Used the flash packers option and shared with friends, loads of bedrooms with shared facilities and fully stocked kitchen all at a great price.:)

Room Tip: Had a look round the rooms and they were all equally quiet and clean.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

We had originally intended staying in Picton itself, however luckily we chose the Linkwater Motel. Huge room; excellent price; everything looked almost new; it is somewhere we'd defintely go back to and we regretted a bit staying just one night. If you want to explore the Marlborough Sounds then it is perfect. It is quite a brave location to build a motel since it seems to be in the middle of nowehere, but in fact the location is perfect. Great stopover before or after the ferry.

If you arrive late, get some food somewhere else first since options are very limited. Nipping into Picton for a snack was not the greatest idea since it doesn't look far on the map, but the Queen Charlotte drive is a very windy road - particularly in the dark. However the evening views over the Sounds were stupendous.

Room Tip: All of them look ok. There seems to be basically no traffic after dark anyway, but the rooms are al...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St.Austell
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

a superb location despite being some 16 kilometres outside Picton stunning views over the surrounding countryside with a very friendly owner Beautiful rooms and only $NZ 100 per night (well below average)

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

we very much enjoyed staying at this motel. It was a very comfortable room, very clean and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. very quiet and fairly isolated location so you need to be organised with the groceries! Excellent location for the Queen Charlotte walk, kayaking and swimming - suited us perfectly.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 1594 Queen Charlotte Drive, Linkwater 7281, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Linkwater
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Linkwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Linkwater Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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