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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   16-18 Churchill Street (State Highway 1), Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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116 reviews 116 reviews
33 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The two bedrooms apartment is spacious! A big sitting room and bathroom. Location is close to city centre, very convenience. Swimming pool is quite small instead! Although our apartment is quite close to the road, but still quite quiet. Staff is very helpful too.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleased with the welcome we received and the room when we entered. Very good size and level of equipment with the kitchenette being an unexpected bonus. The family enjoyed the spa bath and passed a restful night in the comfortable and clean beds. Would recommend to anyone staying in Kaikoura for one night or one week.

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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great central spot in Kaikoura, very easy to find. This is brand new, beautifully appointed. We stayed in apartment 1, lovely comfortable bed & modern bathroom with big shower. It was also great having a kitchenette in the room too. Not all motels have this. Certainly a welcome bonus. The free Wifi was great!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really like staying at this Motel – the rooms are large, modern and very clean and tidy. The bathroom is excellent and the spa bath is a bonus. I also like that each unit has air conditioning unit with a quiet setting – this has the benefit of not waking you up in the middle of the night as... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Such a clean, well equipped motel, 4 minutes walk to centre of town with lots of great restaurants (pity most were closed at 8.15pm on Friday night), on main road but no noise at all. Beautiful bed, great spa in bathroom, free wifi, and a very welcoming and positive host.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a very relaxing and pleasant night. Just a few minutes walk to the main centre. Lovely clean room with everything you need. Although there was a hickup with our booking all was remedied without a fuss.

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed one night in a deluxe one-bedroom upstairs unit, which was clean and very comfortable. We didn't use it - but we did appreciate the spotlessly clean and neatly-organised kitchen. Nice touches included a balcony with mountain and sea view, heated towel rail and detachable shower head in the bathroom, full-size oven, and unlimited free (but slow) wi-fi. Easy... More

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Sue and Nevin were extremely hospitable even offered to drop us anywhere. Our room was spacious, sunny and had everything we needed even a lovely view. Short walk to town. Was perfect. Totally recommend it. Was winter when we were there, and we got a great view of the alps with a touch of snow on the top, what more... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Stayed just a couple of nights in March 2014 - on our way back to NI after touring much of the SI. Planned a whale watch and some fishing. GML on main road - fairly busy traffic wise but suspect double glazed units allows sleep for most. Reception ok, but not what I'd call warm and welcoming. Rooms all had... More

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Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We booked this Lodge for 2 nights as we had planned to go whale watching and to swim with the dolphins. Our apartment was on the first floor and very spacy. It had a well-equipped kitchen, a large bathroom and a very comfortable double bed as well as a separate bedroom with 2 single beds. There was also a small... More

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Address: 16-18 Churchill Street (State Highway 1), Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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