The best place about the Gateway is the location. Just a 5 min walk into the town center.
The room was clean and everything was in working order.
The reception staff were very kind.
Down sides for me:
Located on the main busy road of Kaikoura so you heard all the trucks going past all night.
Room was awfully cold on arrival and took well over 1.5 hours to warm up. With a baby this was not desirable and they did know the time of our arrival and that we had a baby.
The pool was dirty and not in any working order.
There was only one hand pump soap that you had to use in the bath. It was just body soap but you could see they stuck another label over the top calling it 'shampoo and body wash'. That was pretty cheap and it's not fair to trick people into putting body wash into one's hair.
For $140 a night you would think that you would get the normal samples like: face cleans wipe, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shower cap and cookies. But you didn't.
This is the main reason I would not go here again- budget. But if a room to stay is all you need then this place is fine.
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