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Kapiti Gateway Motel

4.0 of 5 114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights for a family wedding close by. We were disappointed to find a stain on the bed linen when we turned down to the bed on the first night - this was dealt with by the hosts when serviced the next day. However they had been having difficulties with the company that washed the bed... More 

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are pleased to report the issue with our sheets has indeed been resolved...it was district wide one that the company quickly addressed. We are disappointed to learn that you were disturbed by other guests. We request noise be kept to a minimum between 10pm and 7am. We live on-site... More 

Hilo, Hawaii
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another Hotels.com find one of those clean drive up just as you expect Motels..perfect as it was getting dark after a long drive...it had all the basics in the right places..the beach just a mile away is one of those miiiiles long beaches with shells and driftwood and faces sunset...a definite evening or morning walk.

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always such a pleasure to offer weary travellers a comfortable nights rest. And delighted you got to enjoy one of our beautiful sunsets. We look forward to seeing you again when you venture back to New Zealand. More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Unfortunately only spent 1 night but was extremely happy with both the service and facilities. Both Vivienne and Russell are great ambassadors for Waikanae and were able to give us some great ideas on how to spend the limited time we had there. The units are beautifully set up and we were very happy to have a pet with their... More 

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay. Our doggies certainly enjoyed having a cuddle with you...they always think its all about them. We trust you are enjoying the South Island and look forward to seeing you both again soon. More 

Ohoka, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

This was a last minute booking as our pooch was unexpectedly on holiday with us. The motel was great value and really suited our needs. Russell and Vivienne were very helpful with any questions in regards to eateries and places to walk the dog. The also offered a "ferry" discount which was great. Would stay here again.

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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Perfect for a stay outside the Capitol with easy access by rail or car. Friendly & always helpful. Good everyday shops. Beach nearby. Walk along the river bank was delightful with mix of native & non - native trees.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As out of town wedding guests we were were looking for convenient andinexpensive motel to stay at and Kapiti Gateway motel fitted the bill. However although we had the cheapest room in the house ( Budget studio unit) we couldn't have been happier. As mentioned by other travellers, the rooms are spotless, the beds more comfortable than many upmarket hotels,... More 

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. In our opinion budget should always mean clean and comfortable along with the same level of service afforded to all our guests...and we are delighted you found it that way at Kapiti Gateway Motel. We look forward to having you back to stay again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and our little doggie have stayed at Kapiti Gateway Motel about 3x now. We live in Chch and often drive to Auckland to visit our daughter. After driving to Picton then on a ferry for 3 hours all we want to do is relax. Kapiti Gateway Motel is the place to do that. The owners are fantastic, the... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I turned up late, tired and cold and just desperate for somewhere to lay my head ... what a great place. Perfect spot just off the highway, ample safe parking, nice showers, nice little touches in room (like plunger coffee and fresh milk), rooms were spotlessly clean and beds were comfy, I was dealt with very efficiently and kindly and... More 

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Karikari Peninsula
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is an older budget value motel across from railway station in Waikanae. We stay there by choice several times a year and have always found the staff very friendly and the unit spotlessly clean. Great value for money and 50 Sky channels feeds my sports addiction Highly recommended. The Minstrel PS Check out the Cambodian restaurant down the road... More 

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Mark and Christine for your feedback. it is always a pleasure having you here and we have enjoyed getting to know you both over the years. As you have indicated our rates definitely represent value for money, but we would just like to clarify that we are not rated as a budget level motel. Qualmark have awarded us... More 

Pukerua Bay, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed for only one night to attend a local event. Motel location was very handy for us to walk to event. Comfortable and clean, everything we needed. Although was a bit dated. Very friendly service.

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you found our accommodation suited your purposes and appreciate your comment about cleanliness. This has been mentioned in previous reviews also and something we take extreme care with. As can be seen from our photos, all rooms feature modern up-to-date furnishings, 32"flat screen TVs, brand new beds. Refurbishment of our rooms are... More 

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Address: 114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Waikanae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kapiti Gateway Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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