We stayed for one night recently and received a friendly welcome on arrival. The motel complex looked very dated on the outside but pleasingly the owners had been making efforts to make some improvements to the inside. Our unit looked dated in places as renovations were only partially done but the bed was very comfortable and the large tv screen meant we got to enjoy the Olympics in style. The most impressive thing was just how clean the unit was, simply couldn't fault it and the provision of a generous amount of tea and coffee and Eco friendly body wash and shampoo were a nice touch.
The one thing I must highlight though is the very close proximity of the hotel to the train line (literally just across the road). The noise and vibration of passing trains was fairly impressive but it turned out not to be a problem as they seem to stop running at some point in the evening and didn't resume until around 7 am at the time of our stay. The owners were kind enough to allocate us a room at the rear of the complex without being asked and we were thankful for that.
All in all a very nice stay. The owners are to be commended for their friendly customer service and excellent standard of cleanliness of our unit.
- 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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