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Kapiti Gateway Motel

114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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55 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night to break a late night trip to Wellington. Very clean and comfortable with accommodating hosts (we arrived late!) Close to good eateries and rail station. Is an 'older' motel but good value for money.

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Thank Viv M
kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Viv, we appreciate your feed back. We are delighted you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our convenient location. Our property enjoys many of the advantages of the older style motels - space, solid more soundproof construction, large spa pool, plenty of grounds - and guests can still also enjoy refurbished modern rooms. We look forward to having... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling with two small children. Before we arrived the owner set high chairs up for us and turned the heater on in our room. Also told us the standard rooms weren't big enough for two portacots (they were right!) And gave us a small discount on a bigger room. Great service, good rooms but some minor road noise.... More 

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Thank Matthew H
kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was lovely having you and your little ones here. Guest comfort is the most important thing to us and we aim to enhance that any way we can. We are delighted you were comfortable during your stay. We aim to be as flexible as possible when a guest needs a later check out...in your... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We stayed here recently as a extended family to attend a wedding - there was plenty of room in the 2 bedroom units to gather / eat as a family. The trampoline / swimming pool were a great hit with the kids. We flew into Wellington and caught the train to Waikanae - the motel is only 5 minutes walk... More 

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You were a fun family to have here and we are delighted you enjoyed our accommodation. Together with our staff we spend a lot of time ensuring the property is clean and comfortable for our guests, and plotting ways to make you more comfortable. Glad the recently increased WiFi usage was a plus for you... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as a family of five in a 2 brm unit and it was great. The staff were helpful and friendly and the kids loved the trampoline and the pool. Everything was easy and the place was clean. We had other family staying in other units and it all went smoothly. Parking was easy and it's only a... More 

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Marianne for your great feed back. We very much enjoyed having you and your family at Kapiti Gateway Motel. We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay. We find all our guests of all ages love it when the steam locomotives head north past us over the weekends. They take tourists on excursions and love to toot as... More 

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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172 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Friendly hosts great location very well appointed room comfy bed but the noise from the road and rail was not pleasant maybe a unit on the bottom floor might not be as bad hosts very eager to help and would return

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1 Thank Yvonne K
kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Yvonne. We are pleased you were comfortable and enjoyed our hospitality. We are indeed a main road location and traffic can be heard in the night although there are very few trains during sleeping hours). Guests who are particularly sensitive are encouraged to request a room well back from the road, or downstairs. Our rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Hosts Viv and Russel were marvelous and welcoming! They were able to sort out with no fuss our late booking. And even warmed our room before arriving! The place was very tidy. Nice place to be if you wanna get our from the city.

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Thank 0407winter
kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure having you here. Many of our guests love the fact that they can stay out in Waikanae but still get to and from central Wellington so easily by train...at any time of the day or evening they please. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed in a ground unit on this trip and had an upstairs last time. Both units were clean, tidy and the shower is great with plenty of hot water. There wasn't anything we had to ask for. It's a nice walk, about 5 minutes to catch the train into Wellington which took an hour, that was stopping at each... More 

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Thank Philip N
kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Philip, we also enjoy hosting you and your wife. We appreciate your lovely comments and are glad you enjoy staying at Kapiti Gateway Motel. We look forward to seeing you both again soon. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Upstairs unit good size and well appointed. Cleanliness levels in kitchen and bathroom areas high, but bathroom fittings etc a little dated but adequate. Very welcoming by owner and helpful tips regarding local amenities. Laundry facilities good. Nearby SH1 road and main rail line can cause noise from time to time - the only down side to a very good... More 

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Thank kiwibear_12
kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We have done our best to offset the proximity of the main road by installing thickened glass to all rooms. Windows just need to be closed at night to gain the soundproofing effect. Many of our bathrooms have been completely renewed and a few, as you have noted, still have... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights for a family wedding close by. We were disappointed to find a stain on the bed linen when we turned down to the bed on the first night - this was dealt with by the hosts when serviced the next day. However they had been having difficulties with the company that washed the bed... More 

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We are pleased to report the issue with our sheets has indeed been resolved...it was district wide one that the company quickly addressed. We are disappointed to learn that you were disturbed by other guests. We request noise be kept to a minimum between 10pm and 7am. We live on-site... More 

Hilo, Hawaii
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115 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Another Hotels.com find one of those clean drive up just as you expect Motels..perfect as it was getting dark after a long drive...it had all the basics in the right places..the beach just a mile away is one of those miiiiles long beaches with shells and driftwood and faces sunset...a definite evening or morning walk.

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Thank arno1
kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always such a pleasure to offer weary travellers a comfortable nights rest. And delighted you got to enjoy one of our beautiful sunsets. We look forward to seeing you again when you venture back to New Zealand. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Kapiti Gateway Motel

Address: 114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Waikanae
Price Range: $88 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kapiti Gateway Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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