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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Ohoka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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 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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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 

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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 

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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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