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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights during the only wet weather we had on our holiday. The room had everything we needed, it was cosy, warm, and was walking distance to the main shopping area so that we could get a coffee if we got sick of being cooped up inside. The hosts were also friendly and helpful. Thanks for...

2Thank SharonandSean
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights with the family. Room was clean and bedscomfortable. We had the family suite with 2 singles and a double bed. We had a kitchen electric cooktop and microwave which functioned well. Large fridge freezer compared to most. Ample large bathroom with spa tub in. Windows do need to be left open to adequately ventilate the bathroom post...

2Thank MRed5
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Booked this as a last minute change of plan, but was so pleased we did! A really comfortable and high standard motel for a decent price. A short walk from the main strip of shops/restaurants, and only a few minutes drive from the peninsula - which makes it ideally located. A quiet location with it being offset from the main...

1Thank TR4V113R
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This motel was lovely. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and fresh. The kids were definitely impressed as there was fantastic Wi-Fi. Would definitely return! Thank you. Kaikoura is a lovely little town and this motel was only a couple of minute walk into town.

1Thank Kathy R
Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Recently had one night stay in Kaikoura and booked this hotel based on trip advisor reviews. Positives: room was large and well equipped; close to town; friendly hosts, not overly expensive. Negatives: no views so would not liked to have stayed for longer than one night; the car parking was incredibly tight but I did get much pleasure in watching...

Thank kgbaker
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Very nice, clean, tidy and spacious unit with a corner spa bath. We had planned and booked this stay months in advance and were really looking forward to a relaxing night. We had been advised by family members who had stayed here to try and get a room at the rear of the motor lodge - unfortunately for us they...

Thank Brian F
SW England
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff. Room well presented, equipped and very clean. I thought the motel was brand new, so was very surprised to be told it had been open for several years. Owner told me it was only a 4 minute walk to the town centre, which I doubted, but he was spot on. Takes a bit longer to...

Thank Paul U
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 October 2015

The Gateway is a very comfortable and well fitted out hotel. Our room was spotless and very well-equipped. The rooms (bedroom, lounge room, bathroom) were spacious and comfortable. A family of four could comfortably stay in this one bedroom unit for a long vacation without feeling crowded. There was great attention to detail at this hotel - new furniture and...

1Thank TennisAddict1
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Well appointed Hotel with all the modern conveniences. Clean, warm and comfortable rooms. Devin, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. Close to town for food and entertainment as well as all the activities.

Thank rfforbes
Cheshire, UK.
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We were delighted with our very comfortable stay at Gateway Lodge where our hosts up graded us into a superior apartment with a twin bedroom - what a bonus. The apartment was contemporary, warm and spotless with all mod cons. Very roomy shower room and everything we needed in the kitchen. Speedy wiifi and in all , very good value....

1Thank Ary60

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

Address: 16-18 Churchill Street (State Highway 1), Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $130 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#6 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Ask what your getting or view the room before staying. Road side can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Sunbeam8, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms would be good.”
 of 5 bubbles KarinC586, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a road facing room on the top floor which gave a nice view. No problems with noise either.”
 of 5 bubbles W957HUdave, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Sea facing room.”
 of 5 bubbles 392sampathn, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view if you don't mind stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieB2010, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
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