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Linkwater Motel & Backpackers
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Linkwater
Christchurch
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Good clean comfortable accommodation”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We wanted a reasonably priced motel as an overnight stop while travelling up to Golden Bay. We had camped at Linkwater a few years back and liked the area plus I wanted to drive through Queen Charlotte drive ( one of my favourite drives). We had a ground floor family unit that was very clean and comfortable. Even though it's next to the road it's not noisy as no big trucks etc come this way. Unfortunately the weather did not let us try out the pool but I would recommend the motel for a night or two if you want to explore the area as it nice and central to the sounds area.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights over new year and had a brilliant time. We were in the backpacker section, but it was so clean and spacious that it felt more like private rooms! The whole motel was very clean and well decked out, and the location was perfect for the sounds (and the amazing local pub!). Best of all was the hospitality though - Thanks so much to owner Keith for making our stay so enjoyable and even giving us a lift to the pub :)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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123 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stay here for 2 nights. This place is quiet close to Queen Charlotte tracks. It's located in a quiet location. The unit we stayed in have a kitchen, we bought food to cook from Havelot supermarket and Picton supermarket. You need to have a car if you want to stay at this place. The owners are very friendly people, they have a management change 6 months ago. There is a BBQ onsite if you like to BBQ. There is a swimming pool and trampoline there, great for kids. Would stay here again!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The family motel unit was really spacious and well fitted-out with everything we needed. The location was really convenient for Anakiwa (for the Outward Bound school and the end of the Queen Charlotte Track). Very friendly hosts.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

What can I say, this motel was all we could wish for. Wonderful owners, Pat & Katrina who made us very welcome and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. If you want peace & quiet with lovely views & walks this is the place for you. The motel is clean & comfortable. Katrina was very helpful with any tourist information and booking tours, also helped with my washing! Thanks to both Pat & Katrina for taking in a couple of strays who forgot to make Easter bookings before leaving England.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Once again very impressed with the standard of the rooms, the setting and the excellent service provided by Pat and Katerina. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Accommodation is amazing value for money and the beds were very very comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

These snobs turned us away after a long day of driving. Their website said they had 5 rooms available, and the vacancy sign was out. However the owner was adamant they had no rooms when we enquired at reception and told us to keep driving.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Linkwater Motel & Backpackers

Property: Linkwater Motel & Backpackers
Address: 1594 Queen Charlotte Drive | Rd1, Linkwater 7281, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Linkwater
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Linkwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Linkwater Motel & Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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 
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