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Kapiti Gateway Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Waikanae
Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
“comfortable stay”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

My brother, wife, partner and I were going up to Hawera for a family gathering so decided to stay in Waikanae. When I was phoning around I found Viv very helpful on the phone. She told me about all the deals they had going. The room was clean and well presented. We all found the service great and they were very freindly. Thank you for recommending the restrurant in the Waikanae Hotel, we had a wonderful evening. We would certainly recommend this motel and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

We are avid travellers and take our 8 year old Maltese 'Miss Jak" with us everywhere.

Viv and Russel at Kapiti Gateway made us most welcome and were more than happy to accommodate Miss Jak.

Now that we have found Kapiti Gateway, this will be a regular stopping place for us as it is ideally located as well as being as being a very pleasant stay.

Thanks Viv and Russell. See you next time!

Jackson & Diamond Jones

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you Jones family for your review. We look forward to having you and the very cute well-behaved Miss Jak back to stay in the future...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Quick stopover following a late night ferry from Picton to Wellington and a big drive to Auckland the next day. Room was tidy and had everything we needed, plenty of space and was pet friendly! Our cat who was dutifully travelling with us was able to be inside the unit and was as happy as a travelling cat can be.
Staff were very friendly and accommodating during the phone booking, check-in and check-out.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Hamilton
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

I have stayed at Kapiti Gateway Motel several times with family members when we want to stay in the Waikanae area. Viv and Russell are very friendly and helpful and I find it a pleasure to stay there. The location and accommodation suits us perfectly well and I will be more than happy to return. Thank you to Viv and Russell.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2012

I had the pleasure to stay in this Motel. Having stayed in a lot of different Hotels and Motels in NZ I wonder how the Hotel ratings are done....Are they based on facilities, look or which criteria??
In the Gateway Motel...Bed(s) -yes, Toilet and Shower - yes (probably last renovated in the 70ties), 2 chairs - yes (even though not matching anything else in color...), kitchen and microwave - yes, TV - yes. Wardrobe - yes (but...)
Resume: The Motel offers all facilities! But! The quality is well below any "excellent" standard..So - staying one night with some noisy entertainment from the trainline and the highway - ok, but anything more - no way....

Forgot to mention - the room was clean...but than again -do I have to be grateful for that???

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review, 19 November 2012
Thank you for your review - we always value hearing from our guests. To answer your query as to how motels in NZ are rated...Qualmark is Tourism New Zealand's official quality mark. Rigorous annual checks are carried out by assessors and a star rating given based on customer service, facilities provided, management practices, cleanliness and on-going improvements being made. Kapiti Gateway Motel was indeed built in the '70ties' but more than meets the criteria required by Qualmark and has achieved a 4-star (excellent) rating for the past five years, for "Consistently achieving high quality levels". Kapiti Gateway Motel has a number of different room types...the most basic meet the criteria; the apartment and executive accommodation exceeds the criteria and are our most recently refurbished rooms. Where possible guests are offered a choice of rooms to suit their budget. One of the most valuable compliments that anyone can give a motel is that it was clean...thank you. Our aim is to provide our wonderful housekeeping staff with everything they need and enough time to do their job properly, and at Kapiti Gateway Motel our guests are certainly the beneficiaries of this.
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Queensland, Canada
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

my wife & myself find motel excellent place to stay when we visit my mum in the home in waikane. Owners Russel & Viv are ready helpful & friendly.the motel is very clean & tidy. The beds are excellent. As we live in Australia we come to waikane twice a year to see mum. We have stayed for last 4 years and wouldnt go any where else.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review, 16 March 2012
Thank you for your review, we always appreciate hearing what guests think. Delighted you enjoy the beds... its the feather toppers that make them so comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again next time you come to Waikanae. Thanks again.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

The Kapiti Gateway Motel offered more than I expected - the room was clean and spacious, kitchen facilities perfectly adequate, the owners Russel and Viv were very helpful and friendly and the location perfect for travel by train to Wellington.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Thank David L
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Property: Kapiti Gateway Motel
Address: 114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand
Region: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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