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Havelock Garden Motel
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

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 for the Pelorus Mailboat trip, a must do.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Baconbuttie
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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

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 the years. Took my grandson to his first football match in Soton - Arsenal v Southampton 0-0 he was so disappointed that Matt Le T didn't score. Great memories.
Hopefully to see you this side of the world again one day.
Kind regards Karen

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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!

Room Tip: Even though the motel is on the main road the units are located far back, so you wont get any noise in any of the units
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michelle S
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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

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

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

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 evening sun catching up with our e-mails!
Excellent base for the stunning Queen Charlotte Drive to Picton and the ferry, and the Marlborough Sounds in general.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Bob W
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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

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 pile gone! Kind regards Karen

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Fantastic place to stay, just off the main road but no road noise. Comfortable with all you would expect in a motel, good laundry and drying (as long as the weather is good).Excellent host. Very convenient for last or first day on South Island, just up Queen Charlotte Drive from Picton.

Room Tip: The rooms at the top of the drive are furthest away from the road.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LuttonRichard
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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

Thank you Richard for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you didn't find the clothes dryer in the guests laundry it must have been very unpleasant trying to dry damp clothes in your unit, especially if the weather was inclement during your stay. I will take steps to improve our signage. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
KInd regards Karen and Alan

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

my wife and I stayed here for 2 nights and cant believe how lucky we were to stumble upon it. A beautiful location in brilliantly kept gardens. Very tidy clean and well kitted out with the most friendly hosts you could wish for. All you can hear is the stream and the ducks, wonderful. All the local facilities are within a very short walk, a must to stay for a few nights, I know we will again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank porthcressa
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KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

It is always so nice to check your e-mails and find that someone has taken time out of their holiday to write a lovely review. So thank you so much. I hope that the rest of your holiday is going well and that the sun is shining on you, not always the case at this time of year!
Thank you again from Karen, Alan and the team.

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