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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed January 12, 2017

Two nights at the backpackers with spotless amenities. Clean towels and linen provided together with a very comfortable bed, reading lamp and coat hangers. After a day on the Queen Charlotte Track I could come "home" and have a swim in the pool and lie in a hammock in the orchard. In the early morning the view of the surrounding...

Thank seanature2017
Reviewed January 4, 2017

After just 2 nights we decided to extend our stay. Not only because of the motel itself but because of Adam & Melissa, the owners. So the motel is family-owned what makes this place even more special. Both of them are very friendly and are keen to make your stay as nice as possible. Apart from that the location right...

Thank definitivJuli
Reviewed November 27, 2016

My room was lovely, clean ,tidy very modern room. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. A must stay would fully recommend for others i'll be back again. Quiet location, nice country settting. A+++++++

Thank Lisa C
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed October 15, 2016

We stayed for a night just recently, this motel is superb. Clean, modern and very comfortable bed. This motel is in Linkwater which is between Havelock and Picton on the Queen Charlotte Drive. Very handy to the end of the Queen Charlotte Track, they have a sign out offering showers for walkers coming off the track. The backpackers part of...

1Thank twebb21
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

A fantastic spot. Not what you would expect in a rural farmland setting and an easy drive along the winding but picturesque Queens Charlotte drive. The rooms a re large and clean. Plenty of activities Close by Tidy and friendly.

1Thank Greg M
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely Magical Thankyou. ... magical place, optimum knowledge of local area, & thanks for the fresh farm eggs you had available amongst your shop items! Look forward to rebooking my next trip with Linkwater Xo

Thank Ashlei F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 8, 2016

Stopped here after leaving the Inter Island ferry. Far better than staying in Picton also gives a good start for our onward journey to Nelson the following day. Rooms are spacious and well decorated and include a kitchenette and table. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet despite being near a main road. There was no traffic noise...

Thank Keith70
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

I'd never stayed in a motel and was very pleasantly surprised. Spacious room, very clean and comfortable. Service was friendly and the hotel is just outside Picton, but a good location for an onward journey to Nelson or the Abel Tasman area. There is also a pool, but it's exposed to the road so we didn't try it.

Thank Rebeccakw
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Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Really loved the link water motel. Rooms are well decorated and include a kitchenette. The bed was very comfortable and quite. The owners are very helpful gave us advice on eating in the area and walks, they even called a few places to see if booking a table was needed. The motel is very close to the start of the...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed March 5, 2016

About 25 of us chose to stay with Adam and Melissa for 3 nights while we enjoyed a Marlborough College(co-ed) reunion of the mid-fifties. What a wonderful place, and we were made so welcome. It was a great base for us all to do our daily outings, Some stayed in the motels, and some in backpackers, who all said it...

Thank candvlincoln
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Linkwater motel offers rural country accommodation 21km from Picton. Free WIFI and off street parking as well as plenty of room to park boats and trailers is provided. Continental breakfast is available daily. The rooms range from self-contained studios and family units. All units have a kitchenette with a benchtop 2 hob stove for cooking. Linkwater Motel is 5km from the start of the Queen Charlotte Walk Track and the half way point for the Link Pathway Walk & Cycle Track. The Motel can book tickets for the interislander ferry as well as other local tours and nature activities, including scenic and mussel farm cruises, wine tours and nature walks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Linkwater Motel & Backpackers

Address: 1594 Queen Charlotte Drive | RD1, Linkwater 7281, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Linkwater
Price Range: $54 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Linkwater Motel & Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Backpackers' rooms very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles seanature2017, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
“If you have the choice, book a room on the upper level in order to get the best view!”
 of 5 bubbles definitivJuli, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
“Well some people may not like hostels or backpacker accommodation the backpackers accommodation is wonder full!”
 of 5 bubbles Mackenzie03, Dec 26, 2015 | Read review
“all looked good”
 of 5 bubbles andrewb789, Dec 5, 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs facing the mountain/road.”
  • Linkwater - idyllic setting
 of 5 bubbles 376JohnP376, Jan 15, 2015 | Read review
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