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Linkwater Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   1594 Queen Charlotte Drive, Linkwater 7281, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Linkwater
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

Quiet, spacious and clean room with beautiful surroundings.
Most friendly and helpful staff.
We definitely recommend!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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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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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

We stayed there 1 night before our early morning ferry to North Island. We paid 80$ for backpacker room and we thought it was good value for money. Motel is located about 30min drive from the ferry in Picton and overlooking fantastic views of Malborough Sounds. It has great kitchen and toilet facilities which were very clean. We were nearly on our own there in the backpacker unit. It was very quiet and the owners were very welcoming on our arrival. Definiely worth recommeding when you tour this area.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Midlands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

If taking the Picton ferry to or from North Island, this is the perfect place to stop before leaving or just after arriving. It is under half an hour's drive from Picton, surrounded by beautiful mountains, The welcome from an Irish Kiwi and his Greek-born wife could not have been warmer, and the rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. If you don't wish to use the excellent kitchen facilities, there is a Country Inn a short drive away. The Linkwater also has a small swimming pool and boasts a vigorous 101 year-old grandad! At $160 for three people. it represnted very good value.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

This motel is located halfway between Picton & Havelock. It's not far from a road leading into the Sounds and it's a few kilometers down the road from a country pub. The host is friendly and welcoming and the rooms are very clean and comfortable with kitchen facilities. It's a no frills motel but who cares when you have lots of room and it has a lot more space than the average motel. The front of the room is floor to ceiling glass so it is very light however to get fresh air you have to leave the door open as it has no window openings except small ones in the bathroom & kitchen areas. This is a bit of a disadvantage if you like fresh air at night. Just the same, I highly recommend it and it is most reasonably priced.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

We stayed at the motel again this year and I was hoping I wouldn't be disappointed. I needn't have worried - this motel is still top of my list of motels I've ever stayed in. The views were breathtaking, the welcome from John, the owner, was brilliant. The facilities are very good and the room had everything you could need...and still $85...what a gem of a place!

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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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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