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Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Havelock
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Roomy and comfortable family unit”
Reviewed 19 April 2010

The children loved the upstairs bedroom. The unit was spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed some great local walks, bird watching and mussels of course.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2010

I stay at the Gateway to The Sounds Havelock Motel regularly and the friendly staff, excellent facilities and the stunning view across Pelorus Sounds have not let me down yet. The rooms have everything I need as a business traveller including wireless internet access, workspace etc. The facilities are always clean and the hot water plentiful and from my experience having travelled to many parts of Australasia for business and liesure the Gateway to The Sounds Havelock Motel is right up there, a truely 5 star experience in my book.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 December 2009

We stayed at the Havelock Motel, 50, Main Road, Havelock on a self drive holiday to New Zealand. Our booking was for a "Luxury Studio." All we can say is that the best thing about this experience was the pleasant and cheerful receptionist, and the laundry facilities. Sadly the rest of our time here didn't live up to them.
Our "luxury studio" had a bedroom with a kitchen and dining area, and a shower room. Quite standard, but there was nowhere to sit in a comfortable chair or sofa. We had to sit on the bed. There were no bedside tables, and the telephone was handily placed on the floor, there being no bedside table! We would not call this luxury, would you? If we were choosing to return to Havelock, a very pleasant little town, we would opt for the award winning Garden Motel down the street. We think the web site for these lodgings don't bear a very great resemblance to our experience.

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HavelockMotel, Owner at Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 13 January 2011
I know that this response to your reply is somewhat overdue, and can only apologise for the delay. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed when you stayed at the Havelock Motel, and agree that the lack of a bedside table was completely unsatisfactory. I would like to let you know, albeit belatedly that the reason for this was because these rooms were brand new and we hadn't at the time received all the furnishings. I can now confirm that every room now has bedside tables and comfortable chairs to sit on, and would once again like to offer my sincere apologies for the discomfort you experienced.
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Additional Information about Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge

Property: Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge
Address: 50 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand (Formerly Gateway To The Sounds Havelock Motel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Havelock
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Havelock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Havelock Motel and Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located on the main road, between Blenheim and Nelson, with the town's restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. We offer family friendly accommodation with a variety of room options, from studios to family units to luxury spa rooms. We have recently opened a heated mineral pool and kids pool also a cedar hot tub. Wifi broadband is available free of charge. Our newest rooms have stunning marina views and all unit have 50 plus sky TV. ... more   less 
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