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Kapiti Gateway Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Waikanae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
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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

Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We were a group of five in our early 20s and had a great experience staying here. Room was really spacious, clean and tidy, staff really helpful. Awesome location- close to the train, supermarket and cafes. Would definitely return again!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Kapiti Gateway Motel, Waikanae, for 11 nights recently whilst visiting our daughter. We had contacted Vivian and Russell from the UK informing them of our plans and enquiring about accommodation availability. We booked a Double Studio however our hosts upgraded us to the Superior Studio with no extra costs. The rooms were very... More

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newcastle england
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25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Very clean rooms excellent hosts rooms bit dated but everything works and beds are comfy we had booked a studio and the hosts upgraded us. The shops were just along the road and just off the main highway for Wellington. A little bit noise from the road Highway maintenance were working one night of our stay so this could be... More

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

Thank you for for feed back. Our building may be an older style but our exterior upgrades and interior refurbishments are recent and modern. Comfort and cleanliness are what we promises our guests so we are delighted to know you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed your room. There was indeed some night time work going on in Waikanae village,... 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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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Welcome to Kapiti Gateway Motel, Waikanae's only Qualmark 4-star quality assured accommodation. For corporates or couples, families or groups, your hosts Russell & Viv Willis, have thought of everything to make your stay an enjoyable one.Studio, executive and 2-bedroom units, clean and inviting, featuring comfortable beds and double-glazing for a great nights rest. 40+Sky TV channels, free wireless internet (conditions apply), heating controlled by you, electric blankets, iron/ironing board, hairdryers, 3 units with bath. Cot/highchair available. Consider having a delicious cooked or continental breakfast delivered to your unit.All our units enjoy a pleasant outlook and easy access to attractive garden area. You'll love our private spa pool, free for use by our guests, and in-ground swimming pool (solar heated Oct-March). Playground with trampoline and basketball area. Guest BBQ and laundry on site.Kapiti Gateway Motel is easy to find and a short walk from restaurants, cinema, art gallery and popular bush/river walks. Waikanae Railway Station is just a 2 minute walk so you can leave your car with us and take the train to Wellington city for a great day out, or to attend an event at Westpac Trust Stadium. Also close by is Waikanae Beach, Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Southwards Car Museum, Waikanae Golf Club, Otaki factory outlet shops. Ten minutes from Paraparaumu Airport, 45 minutes to Interislander Ferry - late arrivals welcome. ... more   less 
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