Qualmark Enviro Award Gold.

I’m so pleased to let you know that we have been awarded a Qualmark Enviro Award Gold at the motel.

We fortunate to live and work in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with the Marlborough Sounds quite literally on our doorstep, and we aim to do everything we can to preserve it for future generations. Operating our business in an environmentally sustainable way is something Dean and I are really passionate about, so we  are stoked to be recognised for it.


The Enviro Award Gold recognises that we exceed the highest levels of environmental and social responsibility and represents strong leadership and advocacy.

Our full environmental policy is HERE.

Enjoy delicious Continental Breakfast delivered to your room.


As many of you know we’ve always offered a delicious Continental Breakfast option, but we’ve now made it easier for you to order this and enjoy in your room.

Simply pick up a card from the front desk on check in and deliver it back to reception by 8.00 pm to order yours.

We’ve added some delicious extras too, from as little as $4 choose from

  • Natural Yogurt
  • Sliced Meat Selection
  • Cheese Selection
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Marinated Mussels


Packages on Sale Now



Take a look at the great range of packages that we have just launched.  Something for everyone or we can tailor any package to meet your needs.  If you need to be picked up from the ferry terminal we can do this for $30 each way or from the airport for just $20 each way.

Pool Update

Not far now……..  We have started planting, painting and landscaping.

Bookings are looking great for the summer so make sure you book soon to avoid disappointmentphoto (25).

Nearly there!

photo (23)We’re eleven weeks in to our brand new pool build, the pool will definitely be open for labour weekend. Let’s wish for a great weekend, not that it matters because the pool will be warm come rain or shine!

Just working on the walkways and fences, and next week the plants arrive, I’ll post you an update then!

Looking forward to summer…

SpaWe’re very excited to announce that if you choose the Havelock Motel as your Marlborough accommodation this summer you will be able to enjoy our brand new solar heated mineral water pool and spa!

Just one more reason to stay at our fabulous Kiwi-owned, family friendly motel!

Perfect for conferences too!

Slip6We think Havelock is the perfect place for conferences….

Conveniently located in the centre of New Zealand with the famous Marlborough Sounds on our doorstep, and Blenheim airport just a short drive away.

We can provide fabulous accommodation for your delegates and we team up with the award-winning Slip Inn who offer the venue for your daytime meetings, including breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Contact us to find out the cost of hosting your team conference right here in sunny Marlborough, it’s probably less than you think…

Destination Havelock…

Slip1We’re very proud of our little town and think we have a lot to offer to our guests. If you’re staying in Marlborough don’t forget to book a night or two in Havelock. We recommend you dine at the Slip Inn, the only waterfront dining experience in Havelock.You might want to visit their Facebook page and enter the draw to win a $50 voucher, could come in handy for a delicious weekend brunch!

Mussel Festival 2013

MusselsWe’re so looking forward to being able to show all our motel accommodation guests a fantastic Havelock welcome for the Mussel Festival on 16th March!

There’s great entertainment, cooking demonstrations and family fun. Of course if you’d like to escape the frenzy of the festival for a few minutes, there’s no better place for a waterfront lunch or dinner than the fabulous Slip Inn, try their Sample Mussel Platter – 7 mussels with different toppings including one natural to compare the tastes… we believe you won’t find better mussels in Havelock!

Easter in Marlborough

Easter arrives early this year at the end of March, so it’s time to start thinking about how you might spend the holidays…… why not take a break at the top of the South, there’s no better time to take Marlborough holiday, enjoy the spectacular scenery at Harvest time.

Plus there’s so much going on, we love the Classic Fighters at Omaka, and of course you’ll want to take a trip to Havelock, enjoy a weekend lunch on the waterfront at the Slip Inn, and why not stay awhile….. phone us to arrange your Havelock accommodation.