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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

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16-18 Churchill Street (State Highway 1), Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
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Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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    4 of 5 stars
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This motor lodge offered a very clean and spacious unit and our unit was super quiet which meant a great nights sleep and the bed was very comfortable. The unit was well appointed and is close (walking distance) to the main street. We will certainly return when staying in Kaikoura next.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge for two nights during our two week south island holiday. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful, the room was very clean, spacious, and well appointed and the whole complex new and modern. The only negative comment I would have was that the continental breakfast was a little overpriced at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two family couples travelling together so we needed a two bedroom apartment and we found one at the Motor Lodge. All our need were met and we were very comfy in our rooms. Very clean, beds were great,[I had a single one], bathroom very clean. great wall heater. Owners very friendly and helpful. Very close to town, just a shortcut... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great stop over. Clean, modern and all the nice touches including a quiet fridge in the room. The wifi is fast and easy which is often an issue elsewhere. The hosts were friendly and helpful and I would come straight back here in a flash. I don't give 5/5 easily but Gateway deserves it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had wanted very much to stay near town by the coast but was reluctant to pay premium rate and was very delighted to have found this apartment. It may appear to be in a different area from town but its not true. There is a short cut in front of the hotel where i-SITE and town is just about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This motel is comfortable, clean and tidy within easy walking distance of the main street with restaurants and bistros. However, it is on a main road out of town, so do request a room that is away from traffic and other noise.. we did and were pleased not to have to listen to the main road noises. I had a... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed 2 nights and had plenty of space in our apartment. It was very up to date, the kitchen was well equipped and WiFi was complimentary. It is only a 5-10min walk to the iSite. Good spot for a few night in Kaikoura

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed there at the beginning of march, it was a great room, we stayed in a spa room with a king bed, think there was a single also, good price and modern, clean and tidy, we really enjoyed our time there!

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London
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36 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Although located on a main road, the bedrooms are facing the courtyard so less noisy. Modern, very clean and lots of room. The mini kitchen had everything you need for a simple meal. The owners were very friendly. Just 5 minutes walk into town. Very impressed with the standard of the towels, hand soap and shower gel and washing up... More 

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This motel quite rightly scores very well on reviews. Its well run by owners who have pitched it absolutely perfectly. The room had all the facilities you could need with a well equipped bathroom and a comfortable bed. We were in Kaikoura for the whale watching and were delighted to have stayed here with good advice and recommendations from the... More 

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