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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
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All reviewsspa baththe main roadmodern motelroad noiseclose to towngood sizegreat place to staywould definitely stay here againfull kitchenswimming poolwhale watchingshort walkbars and restaurantscouple of nightstwo bedroom apartmentfirst floorone night stay
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

we just stayed for one night as we were there for a wedding, the man on the reception was very helpful with directions to the venues.
the room was great with a spectacular view from the 2nd story, comfy beds, full kitchen, big in-room spa. really lovely stay

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank haykerryharris
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

This motel was very clean and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Full kitchen and a nice pool to use. Would def recommend. We stayed 3 nights in the 2 bedroom room. It is a five minute walk to town from the hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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13  Thank Eleanor78
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

I recently had the pleasure of touring the WHOLE way around the south island by car with my wife and her mom. We stayed in alot of motels and motor lodges, but this one stood out as being the best! It was modern, clean and spacious! It has a brand new kitchen (well equipped) and it is the only one we stayed at that had a full size fridge and oven. Oh and did I mention it had a giant 3 peorson whirlpool bath! Which my wife and i found very inviting after 11 days of driving. We also took advantage of the free bbq facilities beside the large inground swimming pool, that looked very tempting as there were plenty of others mingling around in the sun and swimming laps. Judging by the smiles on their faces, and the flow of friendly conversation i can only guess they were all as happy to be there as we were. We liked it enough to stay a second night and push our ferry ride back a day! I could go on about how friendly all the staff were, and i can't wait to stay there again, but i think you all get the point. I'LL BE BACK

Room Tip: Rooms around the back side are closer to the sauna and jacuzzi
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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15  Thank RobertAllenNoel
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

We stayed here in December and found it quite expensive for what you get. The room was nothing special and we found it small and very dusty. As it was on a busy road, we couldn't sleep at night due to the noise from the trucks etc. We've done quite a bit of travelling around NZ and this is the first place where we've had to pay for internet.

We asked for our bathroom to be cleaned again, as it was dirty when we checked in and the owner questioned us quite rudely! Consequently the bathroom was not cleaned again and we couldn't wait to leave the place and so left a day earlier than planned. This is the first place we've stayed in that wouldn't automatically refund when leaving a day earlier. They advised us curtly that we would only receive the refund if they filled the room for that night, luckily for us, after following up, they did fill the room. We would not stay there again, even if it were the last place to stay in NZ.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank estherMaputo
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

I stayed here with friends for 2 nights. The managers were so lovely and helpful. The apartment was clean and well fitted. The laundry was an added bonus. The pool was great too!
Would definitely stay here again. Great location, just a short walk into town.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Belinda C
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