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Rangiora, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Well, there is a lot to say/write. We have visited this motel for many times during our first stay in NZ (1999-2006) and our second stay October 2013 until now. I think it was for about 15 times, which might explain enough, we suppose. During our first visit we had no complaints at all. During the second visit and so...

Thank Tom B
Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Motel Linkwater is an excellent choice in combination with the ferry in Picton. It's a quiet spot with great views of the mountains on Queen Charlotte Drive. The hosts are absolutely lovely. The room is a good size, tidy, spotless and well equipped. The bathroom is spacious and comfortable with a good shower. We required safe parking for our classic...

Thank Autograph_Events
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2015

My husband and I stayed 4 nights at the Linkwater motels and it was a really relaxing holiday. The motels were spotless and really well equiped. Thank you Adam and Melisa for being so friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning in the near future. Kate and Jim Duffy

1Thank Kate D
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this motel before catching the ferry home it is in a gorgeous location we booked a twin back packer room which was all we needed it was tidy and clean and comfy slept very well. Owners are very welcoming and hospitable. Well worth the drive out there.

Thank Emily W
Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We booked this Motel based on previous reviews and it did not disappoint. The setting was lovely on the Queen Charlotte Drive overlooking the mountains . The room was very clean and spacious . Great rain shower in the bathroom . A small swimming pool also in the grounds. All the equipment you need to make a meal . It...

Thank sarisbury
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Awesome place 10/10 very helpful staff. Felt so welcomed and beautiful place to stay! Clean and spacious. staff really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable! Very much appreciated! Very good for wedding venue

Thank tonicook
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We first stayed here four years ago on our first trip to New Zealand. We looked at the motels in Picton but decided that we preferred the beautiful rural setting of Linkwater. A stay of 1 night was quickly extended to 3 nights. We have been coming back since then every year for the last four years when we visited...

Thank John P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2015

The good: * room was spotless * shared facilities were also spotless * also a bargain at around $70AUD per night * very friendly owner (and dog) A bit less good: * room was teeny weeny * there was a little bit of noise when people moved around the hotel Overall, a pretty good stay for the money.

Thank Donnabellalea
Kemnay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We arrived here late at night in the pitch black after driving along the very narrow and twisty Queen Charlotte Drive, and wondered wha we were letting ourselves in for. On arrival we were greeted by very friendly hosts who got us checked in quickly and showed us to our accommodation in the backpackers wing. The room was small, but...

1Thank pcb7339
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Great spot in a peaceful rural setting 30min outside Picton. Facilities clean and modern. Nice little pool for the kids. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Be sure to call them directly for the best price.

Thank _Ge0rgie_Girl_NZ_

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • 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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Linkwater
Price Range: €51 - €117 (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, 12 Jan 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, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Well some people may not like hostels or backpacker accommodation the backpackers accommodation is wonder full!”
 of 5 bubbles Mackenzie03, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“all looked good”
 of 5 bubbles andrewb789, 5 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs facing the mountain/road.”
  • Linkwater - idyllic setting
 of 5 bubbles 376JohnP376, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
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