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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Spent 4 nights here and were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. The accommodation was excellent and the gardens are lovely, being hidden nicely from the road. A short walk to restaurants and the harbour this is an great choice for visiting Havelock and surrounding area.

Thank Ed C
KJDHavelock, Manager at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ed, Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to write your review. Hopefully we will see the three of you on another occasion. Kind regards Karen P.S. Trixie's still wagging her tail and welcoming ALL the guests, but she's pleased to say that her home is now being cleaned up after the slip and work...

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

One night here. Clean and comfortable room in a lovely peaceful corner of central Haverlock. Friendly UK managers. Next door to Mussel Pot and handy for supermarket across the road. Would stay here again.

Thank Gill G
KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

So pleased to hear that you would consider staying with us again Gill. It is certainly a plus, from both our perspective and our guests, to own such a uniquely situated motel. Although it is a benefit to be positioned on the main artery from Picton to Nelson we are in a hillside enclave surrounded by trees, all of which...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The gardens are amazing. Rooms set back from the road so very quiet. Standard rooms that are perfectly adequate and not dated at all. Warm, comfy beds, good showers. Cheap soaps but it's not 5 star! Hair dryers etc and good lighting. I would definitely stay here again.

Thank kipa74
KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi kipa74 Your review is much appreciated, thank you. Glad to hear that you were so comfortable and warm, the heat/aircon pumps are obviously paying off. If you stay out of season again I will have to ensure you experience a larger one bedroom unit to show our appreciation for the time you have taken to write your review. Kind...

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my short stay here. In a lovely peaceful setting amongst manicured gardens. Staff were lovely. Room was spacious and warm, a bonus in the middle of winter! Heat pump and an electric blanket. Few cute geese roaming around as well.

Thank Octomoo
KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

My apologies Octomoo for having letting your review slip passed me. Thank you for your kind comments. The pond has been very busy over the last few of months with a wild couple of ducks using us as their breeding ground. There were 13 ducklings and the parents were fascinating to watch, they managed to raise 11 babes to adulthood...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Well worth staying at as rooms big with plenty of space . convenient center of town and set back from main road so not noisy . Owner very friendly and all in all good nights sleep for a reasonable price. Would recommend

Thank MartyDownunder
KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Marty, So pleased you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for taking the time to write your review. Hopefully we will see you again should you venture back to sunny Marlborough. Kind regards Karen

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Spent a night either end of a kayaking trip in the Sounds. Welcoming hosts and a very comfortable nights stay. Set back from the road so peaceful but within easy walking distance of shops/restaurants. Good value and would definitely stay here again.

Thank marlowrower
KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review we will look forward to your return visit. Kind regards Karen

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Liked the peaceful garden setting, and the sound of the water in the creek. A very friendly owner. Clean and comfortable room, a tiled shower with lovely water pressure. Could not ask for more.Conveniently next to the Musselpot and the bakery ( very good eggs benedict).

Thank piririnha
KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments about both ourselves and the local eateries. Havelock is a small community and we all work together to try and provide a positive experience for our visitors. I will pass your remarks on to both Tracy and Tash. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Kind regards Karen

Charlottetown, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Lovely spot, so welcoming. When we drove in we instantly felt-welcomed with the beautiful grounds and great a accomondations. We went in not sure what we had rented so what a lovely surprise! Great spot.

Thank JGM0316
KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi JGM316 Well thank you for taking the time to write your review and for the positive feedback. Always appreciated, especially at the end of a long season. I hope the rest of your Kiwi experience was as positive. Kind regards Karen

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2016

In a beautiful garden setting, peace and quiet and next door to The Mussel Pot. Don't be put off by this as it is up a driveway and there no cooking smells from the restaurant. Use of the community pool was a bonus on the hot day we stayed. The owners go out of their way to make you feel...

Thank Esther W
KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Firstly my apologies Esther for having taken so long to come back to you, it has been a busy month and I am only now catching up with myself. Thank you for your comments and taking the time to post your review. For the first time in 13 years, I actually took a dip the community pool it was wonderful...

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Lovely garden setting, peaceful yet right in the centre of town. Managers are helpful and pleasant. Best shower of our trip! Not those awful water saving nozzles. Units were spotless and comfortable. Would have rated a five but beds are small and couch needs replacing, very saggy. You need to book here it is busy

Thank Angus L
KJDHavelock, Owner at Havelock Garden Motel, responded to this review

Hi Leanne, Thank you for your kind comments and my apologies for having taken so long to respond to your post. As you mention it has been a busy season and I'm constantly trying to keep up. Think we will need to spend a little more on our couches next time as the present ones are only 3 years old...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Havelock’s only motel hideaway, set in a 5 acre hillside enclave, this small family run motel offers traditional hospitality in tranquil surroundings, whilst still within walking distance of all the Havelock amenities. Truly a home from home, where we pride ourselves on providing spotless, well-appointed accommodation at a reasonable price. 12 new or recently renovated units. Its delightful garden ambiance and unique hillside positioning offers a haven away from the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Havelock Garden Motel

Address: 71 Main Road | Marlborough, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Havelock
Price Range: €97 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“all rooms /suites at the rear of property backing on to rain forest .”
 of 5 bubbles MartyDownunder, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Motel is set back from the road so noise is not an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles laurel215, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The one and two bedroom units are good value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles MuzzaQueensland, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Wifi was not in-room but restricted free wifi was available at the reception”
 of 5 bubbles REK66, 4 Dec 2014 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles michelles966, 5 Feb 2014 | Read review
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