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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good Overnight Stopover”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

Clean room with good facilities. The bathroom was was clean, and had a good sized bath/shower. The kitchenette contained all we needed. Unfortuneately the air-con leaked water all over the bed during the night which made for a slightly interupted evening.
Pool was lovely and the office staff were friendly.
Parking for the rear units is VERY tight - need to reverse in so you can actually get your car out in the morning!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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San Francisco, California
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152 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2012

We stayed one quick night here on our way to Nelson and found this hotel clean and convenient. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a quick walk to town.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Queenstown
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Everything from check-in to check-out was great!! Rooms are modern and very tasteful, hosts very friendly and helpful and had great recommendations for dinner! The town centre is just a short walk from the motel through the park.
A big thumbs up to this one!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank Jaimie T
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Tauranga
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2011

Central location, friendly hosts. Rooms were clean and well equipped.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Palm City, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2011

Excellent motel and walking distance to town. Friendly and helpful hosts. Room well equipped amd very clean. Hosts were understanding when we checked out early to get to Christchurch before the big snow.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2011

We arrived late, after the reception had officially closed but when we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. The owners had thoughtfully put on the bedside lights and the heating so the room was warm when we went in which was hugely appreciated (most places you arrive in are freezing!). The location was good for town but not in the centre. We enjoyed staying here - it was bright, clean, modern and the owners were friendly (something which seems to have been lacking in other places we have stayed!). Only downside was the bed - every time my husband turned over, I nearly got bounced out of bed (neither of us are big) - very springy!! We will recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2011

Stayed 2 nights, Kitchen facilities fine, bed comfortable.
Owners pleasant and helpful
Short drive to town.
A good honest motel.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

Property: Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
Address: 16-18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#6 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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