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Kapiti Gateway Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Waikanae
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Needed somewhere to stay for a family birthday and Kapiti gateway was perfect. Close to everything we needed, hosts were lovely, rooms were immaculate. Had no problems with noise, slept wonderfully. Added bonus that the hand soap appeared to not be tested on animals which topped it all off for me :). Bathrooms were a bit older but they were in great working order and we had no problems at all. Overall wonderful stay and would stay there again if we were in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2013

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. All our cleaning products and guest amenities are indeed environmentally friendly which includes non-tested on animals - thank you for noticing! We agree with your comment about the bathroom. Most of our bathrooms have been fully renovated...in your room just the vanity, toilet, floor and mirrors have been replaced, shortly to be followed by a new shower box. Following that the walls can then be repainted to complete the renovation. This is happening iminently so you can be assurred of a lovely new bathroom on your next visit! Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Excellent value motel, very friendly people. The rooms were lovely and clean. It was great value for money and we would not hesitate to stay there again.We were going to a wedding in wellington and there was four of us. Thanks for looking after us. We had come from Tauranga that day.

Room Tip: We were up stairs and it was close to everything. Just walked up the road to the shops
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

A very nice well kept and well run family motel. Rooms are very clean, tidy and functional. Staff are very friendly. Only downside is that as it is immediately off the H1, there is a bit of traffic noise and occassional passing freight trains in the night.
Would not hesitate to stay there again

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank JamesMunro13
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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to provide feed back about your stay. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Kapiti Gateway Motel and look forward to seeing you again. From time to time guests ask about or comment on the close proximity of the road and rail...however, like you most are not bothered by it. We believe this is due to several things (a) the natural tree and bush barrier between the highway and our property (b) thickened glass and curtains in each of our rooms and (c) the solid concrete construction of the property which provides its own natural soundproofing. Thanks again for your review.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We were travelling with our two little dogs ... moving house from Auckland to Dunedin ... The poor dogs had had to stay in the cage, in the car, the night before so it was a true delight to turn up here and be told there was a fenced area out the back for the dogs to run and let off steam and then to be told they were actually allowed in the room was brilliant. The room we had was immaculate. Everything was clean and extremely well kept. The motel itself was very easy to find. The hosts were lovely. Complete top marks for Kapiti Gateway Motel.

Room Tip: Pet friendly
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Deb M
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Reviewed March 16, 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
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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
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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 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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Reviewed February 5, 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
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Thank Jason D
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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: $90 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kapiti Gateway Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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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