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“Family holiday” 2 of 5 stars
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Capital Gateway Motor Inn
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   1 Newlands Road, Newlands | Newlands, Wellington 6037, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #40 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Family holiday”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed here for one night mainly because it is close to the Interisland Ferry terminal and it was about the only family room we could find that wasn't booked out. Our room was very dated and well used - sure does need a make over. Value for money isn't good as I feel we payed top dollar for a run down room. Very easy access to and from SH1 though.

Room Tip: If you want a quick stop over it's fine but it is over priced.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My friend and I recently stayed here for a night while driving through the country in our campervan. The motor home park was basically a parking lot and each spot equipped with power outlet. I like that it was located 5 min away from city center of wellington. There was a kitchen and sitting area with TV. Hot shower for 10 min was given with no extra charge. It was a good stay for its value.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My wife and I went on a 2 week holiday to New Zealand, and when in Wellington, we stayed at this motel. It was quite far from the city. The place is a little run down, and because the rear is a camper park, we found it was a little noisy and also car parking space was quite difficult to get. WIFI is limited. And the unbelievable thing was when the girl at the reception charged me a dollar for a map brochure ! These are available free everywhere!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Aldbourne, null, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

We were on stopover back from the South Island. Convenient from the ferry terminal but noisy motorway traffic and aircraft. Receptionist most unwelcoming and not helpful. Didn't mention it was a Kiwi park, we only noticed a flag through a window the other side of the building after paying. Went back but receptionist who refused our discount even though we used a debit card which is as good as cash. She just couldn't be bothered. Also expensive at $46 for two in a small campervan. Site is just a car park. Facilities poor and small. Not happy. Worst place we have stayed in the whole of NZ. Suggest staying in alternative campsites Even though they are slightly further away.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in our 6th berth camper here for our stop over in Wellington on the 2nd March. Basically this is a motel with a "campervan site" in the car park. Very tight spaces on the concrete. Very small facilities for number of vans/people. Only 1 toilet & 2 showers in each male/female block. Very small kitchen and dining area. Facilities were not that clean and old. Staff were friendly enough but not that helpful. 7km from the city and approxomately 20 minutes into town on the bus but this costs $5 one way pp. All 4 of my party were not happy with this camp site and wish we had checked it out first. Especially as it was expensive $76 for 4 people for what you got. I would recommend staying in one of the other sites further out of the city.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Have now stayed here several times on visits to NZ as it is so convenient for the ferry terminal. This time we actually had a meal in the restaurant and were not disappointed. The dining room is very pleasant and the food and service very good and reasonably priced. The rooms are clean and spacious and have everything needed for an overnight stop.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Positives: Conveniently close to motorway and easy to get into Wellington. Not too noisy. Owners are very helpful and the Christmas dinner was exceptional. Comfortable beds and linen, cosy bar area. Friendly atmosphere.

Negatives: in a gap in mountains and so no views of city. Feels isolated. Worn out cement paths outside rooms with bird droppings and flaky paint. 4 stars in the guide books is hard to understand. Old analogue tv, no air con, hot rooms if over 25 degrees. Over priced by 30% compared to other Nz accommodation on our trip.

I hope it can pull itself up to a better standard of facility to justify the prices asked. Would stay again only if it was cheaper.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Newlands Road, Newlands | Newlands, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 48 Hotels in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Capital Gateway Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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