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“Great Boutique Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Gateway Motor Inn
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   290 High Street | Solway, Masterton 5810, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Masterton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and from the moment we arrived it was great. Faisal is an amazing Manager, very helpful and knowledgable about places to see and do, nothing is too much trouble. We were upgraded to a very spacious room with our own decked courtyard, very quiet and relaxing. The room was clean and the bed comfortable with tea and coffee making facilities. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can highly recommend this Motor Inn.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Gateway Motor Inn for one night. Conditions outdoors were wet and cool but our room was most warm, quiet and comfortable. The facilities were clean with good shower pressure and bathroom lighting. Our bed was most comfortable. Car-parking was secure and easily accessible from our room. Staff were welcoming and most helpful from our arrival to departure.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

From the very warm welcome that we received from Faisel, the manager to the fond farewell, everything about our four day stay (we stayed two days more than intended!) was perfect. This place is a hidden gem, what a find! Faisal and his team are perfect hosts and we can't thank them enough for their hospitality.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet and have a small patio.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Auckland
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were driving back to Auckland and decided to stop in Masterton for the night. We weren't expecting much but were very pleasantly surprised by the Gateway - it was very well fitted out with good quality fixtures and fittings and very tastefully done. Very friendly host who wanted us to have a good stay and had thought about what guests would want - free wi-fi access, comfy bed, amazing shower, little kitchen and fresh milk. It's not often you get all this in a NZ hotel/motel. We'll definitely go back with enough time to visit Castle Point next time.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Perth, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Above and beyond the call of duty. Planning a wedding isn't easy especially planning in a different country. Any questions I had were answered promptly and nothing was a problem. Faisal and his team did all they could to provide us the best of the best and more, I couldn't ask for anything better to make our special day one to remember. I have no hesitation recommending Gateway motor in for any function on stay.

Room Tip: The derby room is lovely and quite
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Do not be put off by initial appearance of this well set up hotel/motel facility.

The host Faisal proved particularly professional and helpful and the accommodation is first class and very well presented.

Room Tip: Our room was well appointed with a most comfortable bed, tea making facility; modern and functional...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Gateway Motor Inn is a great conference venue. The Gateway's Manager Faisal and his small team of staff are exceptional hosts. Faisal is the consummate "multi-tasker" always professional, polite, helpful and sincere in his approach to clients and to his role as Manager/facilitator of great happenings. I am one of a group of 4 health professionals who organised 2 two day conferences at Gateway Motor Inn. The first being October 2013 and more recently 14th and 15th March. Faisal seemed unfazed by unexpected changes to the programme and to numbers attending and to our comings and goings. We had an IT crisis which was resolved with Faisal thinking outside the square for which we are very grateful. If you are planning a conference in Masterton contact Faisal and find out first hand how his skills and knowledge and commitment to detail can assist you and your team make the event a memorable one for conference delegates and speakers. The feedback we received from our 2 speakers from out of town about the accommodation offered at Gateway was superb. Gateway and Faisal are definitely number 1 on our list for any future conferences.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Additional Information about Gateway Motor Inn

Address: 290 High Street | Solway, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Masterton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Masterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gateway Motor Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Combining the charm of an old stable building with modern and luxurious facilities Gateway Motor Inn provides the complete experience for functions, conferences, and accommodation. Situated on SH2 on the southern fringe of Masterton Township with easy access to main highway bypass, Masterton township, and South Wairarapa District including Greytown and Martinborough. Wellington City/Airport is an easy drive of 80 - 90 minutes. ... more   less 
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