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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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Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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49 hotel reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights here in room 21 and were very impressed by the quality and cleanliness of the accommodation. Room 21 is a ground floor room at the rear of the site. Although it doesn't have "views", it's away from the main road and therefore very quiet. Also as it's an "accessible" room, it's very spacious. The bed was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge was excellent - large room with kitchenette, roomy bathroom, and it was clean and comfortable. They were happy to give us a late checkout because we were doing an activity in town (eg swim with dolphins).

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Kent, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stayed for 5 nights over Christmas 2014. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and were prompt to point out that the upstairs room we had booked, whilst having a view (over the adjacent park rather than the sea) and the spa bath would have road noise from the state highway 1 which runs immediately past outside with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Left booking late so had limited choice, but very pleased with this place. Clean, modern, spacious and restful room. Parking a little tight in back units, but not a problem. Great location, highly recommended after long drive from Dunedin. Spa bath lovely and left refreshed after a good night's sleep, and you can't always say that with some motel beds!

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