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Kapiti Gateway Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Viv was very friendly and helpful. Good parking onsite. Easy to find and well sited for Kapiti coast. Just off SH1- perhaps a bit too close to the main road and main railway if you're a light sleeper. Room was clean and tidy but in need of updating. Tall guests be warned - Cork tiled arch in room was low... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you found our accommodation location convenient for your purposes. You did mention on departure that you were a light sleeper, but that you had slept very well indeed. We are happy to say this is what most of our guests say. The studio room you chose was refurbished in 2013: repainted, new... More

Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We enjoyed our stay ay this motel last year so didn't bother to look elsewhere for this recent visit. Russell and Viv are superb hosts - Viv even going beyond the call of duty and removing the chocolate stain from my white trousers and washing them! We stayed in the Executive Unit, which was very spacious, as we stayed for... More

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

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to provide feed back. Our aim is to create a friendly 'homely' atmosphere for our guests at Kapiti Gateway Motel and we are delighted you enjoy your experiences here. You are lovely guests and we very much look forward to hosting you both again in the future. More

Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed with the kids, so the pool and spa was great . The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is very comfortable and perfect for what we needed on this occasion. Its not flashy or luxurious though so you need to think about the purpose for your stay.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay. As you pointed out Kapiti Gateway Motel provides mid-range accommodation and our reasonable rates certainly reflect that. Cleanliness and comfort are our priority, but we aim to provide a bit of 'luxury' in all rooms too: beds and bedding are of... More

Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I like staying here, it's just a short hope into Wellington. The rooms have been done up since my first stay, so they are really nice to stay in now. One of the really nice things about Kapiti Gateway is the owners. They are really pleasant and friendly. I recommend you stay here.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed here for one night only on our way from the South Island back to Auckland. The lady at reception was exceptionally friendly and a great help. Our room was pretty spacious, kept clean and tidy and up to date in terms of amenities. Although WiFi was not free, it was very reliable and fast and affordable. We asked... More

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

Thank you. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Kapiti Gateway Motel. Just to clarify re WiFi - every guest receives their first 500MB free - as you did. Guests who book for a longer stay receive more free WiFi depending on number of nights booked. Like all accommodation properties in NZ we are unable to offer WiFi completely... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I stayed three nights in the budget studio unit which apparently has yet to be upgraded. It was showing its age but was perfectly adequate, clean and comfortable. On arrival, I found the room's telephone was faulty but this was soon replaced by the friendly, helpful owner. The free WiFi was excellent and it was good to be only a... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we enjoyed having you here. Indeed our Budget Studio has not been refurbished along with the rest of the property so we could continue to offer an option to our more budget conscious guests. It is only available to book direct so we can fully describe the room and its... More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The owner/manager was exceptionally freindly, dispite the fact I was slightly bedraggled from a long 2 day drive and drove in the wrong way, she was very welcoming and the rate was very reasonable. They have so many sky channels I fell asleep still not having seen them all. The room was lovely, very clean and tidy, the bed was... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We love providing comfort, peace and hospitality to weary travellers! So glad you enjoyed the Sky service and found your bed so comfy. We look forward to having you back to stay soon too. Thanks again. 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*
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