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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Efficiently managed; two rooms; clean and comfortable and friendly hosts. Pool a bit cool (24) and the "heated" public pool on the Esplanade was 20! Dear little town, very scenic, supermarkets, wonderful walk (even with my walker) up the cliffs and along the top to look down on the seal colony. (Just too tired to get down on the beach... More 

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IOM
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a very wet day and were able to store our luggage until checking in time later that morning as we had arrived early on the Coastal Pacific train. We had a room at the front of the property overlooking the bay and views of the mountains to the rear. There was some traffic noise but the view... More 

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1 Thank GUZZI
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motor lodge was the best accommodation we stayed in, in New Zealand. The apartment was a good size, very clean and modern. The facilities in the apartment were excellent. It was only a 10 minute stroll to the town.

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1 Thank Robert C
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217 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this very beautiful accomodation in Kaikorua. It's very closed to the town centre in a quiet atmosphere. The room is big and clean. There are two very comfortable big beds. Also the bathroom is very big.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights during the only wet weather we had on our holiday. The room had everything we needed, it was cosy, warm, and was walking distance to the main shopping area so that we could get a coffee if we got sick of being cooped up inside. The hosts were also friendly and helpful. Thanks for... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights with the family. Room was clean and bedscomfortable. We had the family suite with 2 singles and a double bed. We had a kitchen electric cooktop and microwave which functioned well. Large fridge freezer compared to most. Ample large bathroom with spa tub in. Windows do need to be left open to adequately ventilate the bathroom post... More 

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UK
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Booked this as a last minute change of plan, but was so pleased we did! A really comfortable and high standard motel for a decent price. A short walk from the main strip of shops/restaurants, and only a few minutes drive from the peninsula - which makes it ideally located. A quiet location with it being offset from the main... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This motel was lovely. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and fresh. The kids were definitely impressed as there was fantastic Wi-Fi. Would definitely return! Thank you. Kaikoura is a lovely little town and this motel was only a couple of minute walk into town.

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Mackay, Australia
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33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Recently had one night stay in Kaikoura and booked this hotel based on trip advisor reviews. Positives: room was large and well equipped; close to town; friendly hosts, not overly expensive. Negatives: no views so would not liked to have stayed for longer than one night; the car parking was incredibly tight but I did get much pleasure in watching... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Very nice, clean, tidy and spacious unit with a corner spa bath. We had planned and booked this stay months in advance and were really looking forward to a relaxing night. We had been advised by family members who had stayed here to try and get a room at the rear of the motor lodge - unfortunately for us they... More 

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