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Kapiti Gateway Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Waikanae
Wanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Amazing Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We recently stayed at the Kapiti Gateway Motel as my husband had a course in Kapiti. It was a great place for us to stay: the hosts were fantastic and so friendly and helpful and the rooms were spotless and well presented. It was great value for money and we would not hesitate to stay again.
Tracey

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Well situated, just off SH1.
Friendly, welcoming owners. Our two bedroom unit was clean and comfortable. We had a fully equiped kitchen. (those staying longer than a day or two may appreciate a larger freezer compartment). Good value. Would not hesitate to stay there again.
Handy for the shops.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at Kapiti Gateway Motel, and for taking the time to review your stay. We really appreciate hearing what our guests think. You will be pleased to know that we have recently replaced all the fridges in our two-bedroom apartments with larger, much more convenient, fridge freezers. We invest heavily in making certain our guests receive good value for their accommodation spend - so thank you for commenting positively on this. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kapiti Gateway Motel when you are next in Waikanae.
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Greytown, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We used the Kapiti Gateway Motel for our weekend getaway to Waikanae. This was an excellent place to stay for our family. Friendly hostsl, the room was spotless. The kids loved the tramp, basketball hoop and pool. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed at the Kapiti Gateway on our way north so this was a quick stop over. The host was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and well presented. The kids loved having a trampoline to use having been cramped up in the car most of the day. There was some noise from the road and trains which are very close but nothing that disturbed us once the unit doors were closed. Would definately stay here again.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed for two nights and took the Kapiti Island trip which the office organised at a discount rate. Communications with the motel office was exceptionally easy and very helpful. When we had to make a change, again no problem.

Motel was clean and very tidy however is not new and this is reflected in the modest price.
Highly recommended for stopovers, it is well located in Waikanae which is a great place to stay for a few nights.

Also recommended is the Kapiti Island trip. We loved the birds and the regenerating forrest, they have done well over there! Also the hike up to the north ridge line was awesome.

Being pet friendly allowed us to bring our Mum who comes with a wee Lowchen dog. Thanks!

Room Tip: Our downstairs double room was excellent, absolutely no issues. The motel is situated next to a hig...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. A day trip to Kapiti Island is indeed a unique and inspiring experience and one we highly recommend to our guests. Our Kapiti Island Special is our most popular website deal - so pleased you enjoyed the experience. Hope to see you back on the beautiful Kapiti Coast soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was very clean and tidy and the grounds were immaculately kept. We wondered about the road noise but once inside the unit we found this to be no problem. Hosts were very obliging and friendly. The kids loved the pool and we enjoyed the spa. We accidently left an article behind and they were very helpful in couriering it to our home address. Would definately stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed here over New Year as we had family in Waikanae so wanted somewhere convenient so we could visit them. The room was clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Our greeting was very friendly and helpful. We were assured the other unit occupants had been asked to respect the other visitors as they were younger people staying for New Year (there were no problems at all - I am sure due to the approach the owners took with them). Would recommend if you are passing through to Wellington (airport is only an hour away) or visiting the Wainkanae area and would definitely stay again). Thanks

Room Tip: The rooms nearer reception are further away from the main road
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kapiti Gateway Motel

Address: 114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Waikanae
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Waikanae
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kapiti Gateway Motel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Kapiti Gateway Motel, Waikanae's only Qualmark 4-star quality assured accommodation. For corporates or couples, families or groups, your hosts Russell & Viv Willis, have thought of everything to make your stay an enjoyable one.Studio, executive and 2-bedroom units, clean and inviting, featuring comfortable beds and double-glazing for a great nights rest. 40+Sky TV channels, free wireless internet (conditions apply), heating controlled by you, electric blankets, iron/ironing board, hairdryers, 3 units with bath. Cot/highchair available. Consider having a delicious cooked or continental breakfast delivered to your unit.All our units enjoy a pleasant outlook and easy access to attractive garden area. You'll love our private spa pool, free for use by our guests, and in-ground swimming pool (solar heated Oct-March). Playground with trampoline and basketball area. Guest BBQ and laundry on site.Kapiti Gateway Motel is easy to find and a short walk from restaurants, cinema, art gallery and popular bush/river walks. Waikanae Railway Station is just a 2 minute walk so you can leave your car with us and take the train to Wellington city for a great day out, or to attend an event at Westpac Trust Stadium. Also close by is Waikanae Beach, Nga Manu Nature Reserve, Southwards Car Museum, Waikanae Golf Club, Otaki factory outlet shops. Ten minutes from Paraparaumu Airport, 45 minutes to Interislander Ferry - late arrivals welcome. ... more   less 
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