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Central Gateway Motel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Cromwell
Taupo, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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“Great Motel”
Reviewed 22 September 2011

This motel is one of the best we have stayed in. The owners were very friendly and helpful. As we were staying for 3 nights we were upgraded to an upstairs studio. Accommodation was spacious, comfortable and clean. There was a 32" television with Sky channels. Kitchen was well equipped and guest washing machine was free and included washing powder. Washing could be hung outside or drier could be used at a cost of $2. Also received a free daily newspaper and free internet access. The view from our studio was amazing. Would highly recommend this accommodation.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Timaru
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

we found this motel,extremly well maintained ,and very,very,clean warm,and comfortable,
Good hosts , and everything plus more you would expect
We will be advising other travellers of this excellent accommodation
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

This motel is in a quiet location and within walking distance of Cromwell old town and the lake. Room spacious (we had the one next to the garage) and owner/manager really helpful and friendly. Picked it from the AA book because it had free internet. We only stayed one night as we were passing through to Mount Cook. Good value. Away from the main shopping part of town, which is a quick 2-3 minute drive away with good supermarket for stocking up and cooking in the kitchen in the room. Free laundry in the complex.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

I stayed for a week for a photography trip around Otago during the peak of autumn colour recently. The service is excellent and the owners very friendly and accommodating. The room was lovely - modern, clean and tidy with a large bed and large TV plus enough heaters to sink a ship. The rate for the week was very competitive considering how nice the room was. I will definitely be staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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148 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2010

This is a great value for a budget motel. We stayed in a ground floor studio for NZ$99/or about US$80. Everything was new and clean. The king-size bed, 37-inch flat screen TV, full kitchen, reading lights for the bed, parking spot right in front of the room (for ease of loading and unloading), friendly and helpful welcome made us feel we had made a wise choice in staying here. We were headed to Queenstown, but wanted to do an overnighter in a town conveniently located close to the wineries of Bannockburn and Cromwell. We also wanted to visit some wineries on the outskirts of Queenstown, but did not want to double back to visit them, but instead visit them on the way into Queenstown. So Cromwell was most practical. There is a New World Market close by for groceries if you would like to cook (open until 8 p.m.). Alternately, there is a mall nearby with several restaurants and a fish and chips take-out. There are other restaurants in town besides these.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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melbourne
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Reviewed 1 May 2010

We stayed here for one night only on our way to Dunedin.

Now the location was good for us for just the one night, but I must point out that we stayed on a public holiday. So the area was very quiet. I did however notice a childcare centre right next door to the motel, now as I have a 2 year old I do know how noisy children can be. So maybe if you like peace during the day that this isn't the place for you. That said though it is waking distance to a good pub/restaurant, the lake, the old part of town and to a children s playground and park.

The Motel it's self has a few on site facilities such as guest laundry and a children s play area. There is also plenty of parking. The rooms are modern and have large king beds and really good heating.

The owners/managers are very friendly and helpful they even cleaned up a couple of toys for my little boy to play with.

Overall i would recommend this motel, great rooms with comfy beds and friendly staff...

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2007

Friendly reception at a quietly located motel near the old town of Cromwell. Well equipped, large kitchen with superb view. Clean and comfortable with plenty of towels. Heating was quick and responsive (not always the case in NZ motels). Nice grounds with adequate parking. Good shops within short drive, including an excellent wine shop (Pembroke). Very good base for Central Otago, especially for those sensible enough to avoid the tourist monstrosity called Queenstown.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Central Gateway Motel
Address: 67-69 Inniscort Street, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Cromwell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Cromwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Central Gateway Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer a quality stay at an affordable price!Plus you can earn FLYBUYS points here. Free Wireless as well. We have 8 comfortable, 4 star quality units, beautifully decorated and nice and spacious all are fully self-contained: 6 studio and 2 x 1-bedroom family units sleeping up to 6 persons. The upstairs studios have fantastic views of the hills and a glimpse through to lake. Ground floor units that bask in afternoon sun are available as well. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, large LCD TV - the family units have 2 TVs, Super king-size beds and heat pump/air conditioners in most units. FREE Wireless internet available. Continental breakfasts are also available.Central Gateway Motel is situated 300m from Lake Dunstan and Cromwell Historic Precinct, Restaurant/Cafe's and the Town & Country Club. The golf course, bowling club and swimming pool are a 3 minute drive. Five ski fields are within one-hour drive. Corporate/off-peak rates available. Minimum/seasonal rates apply. Member MANZ. Qualmark-rated 4-star. Major credit cards and EFTPOS accepted. A quality stay at an affordable price! ... more   less 
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