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Capital Gateway Motor Inn

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   1 Newlands Road, Newlands | Newlands, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The rooms were large. The beds were comfortable. Had everything we needed. Shower wasn't that great. Poor power and there was a shampoo body wash dispenser which I found weird. I like bar soap not body wash. Price was reasonable. Accommodating with parking etc. Breakfast was amazing and a good price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Found this place when looking around for some where to stay and it turned out to be great. After we left we found out we were members of the golden chain. Not to worry we had a great stay.The motel staff were very helpful with direction and places to go and see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stayed at a powered site. We originally stayed here for 1 night after getting off the ferry. It was very clean, only 2 showers/2 toilets which is a shame as it can get busy at peak times, but they are clean. Laundry and kitchen facilities are very good and very clean. We ate in the restaurant and it was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If your looking a very basic place to stay then this is the one for you. Cost for two nights was $92.00 which was easily the more costly campervan places to stay during our journey from Auckland to Wellington. The toilet rubbish bins were not emptied during our stay. The kitchen facilities were very basic, one toaster only. When there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Checked out caravan sites in the greater Wellington area with disappointing results....until we found the Capital Gateway with powered sites available for caravans and campervans - a large sealed carpark behind the motel units is set up for this purpose. The Reception staff were friendly & helpful allocating us a convenient site for our large caravan+car. Very easy to find... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Very clean and tidy but shower and basin need replacing, room service dinner was great, bed comfortable, but bit expensive really for what it is, would put it more in the $140 - $150 bracket than $175

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Toyed with Poor vs Average but went with the latter as no hot food available for take-away on the day we stayed. Practically, we stayed here as convenient for the early start on ferry next day so we only needed a parking space, and I guess that's what we got so can't really complain. Easy enough to find but opportunistically... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This Hotel was a bit hard to find mainly due to the location and the roads in Wellington. When we arrived we were greeted with a friendly smile and given our keys. The room was large with two bedrooms upstairs and a bed downstairs. The property looks like an old english cottage and is very pleasant to stay in. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The title gives this motel its major attraction. Wellington itself is a great city and well worth exploring but, like us, most customers will be looking for a motel close to the ferry terminal. This one is, there's nothing wrong with it. All the usual amenities in a clean and pleasant environment. The restaurant was a tad expensive for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A lovely clean motel. Well appointed and met all of our needs. If there was one criticism it was that the motel was not accessible to the city centre and as it was NYE we were hoping to get into the city. It was also a little noisy as it is near the motorway However, we had to be up... More

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Address: 1 Newlands Road, Newlands | Newlands, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Capital Gateway Motor Inn 4*
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