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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 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
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We drove Dunedin to Kaikoura so really needed a good night's sleep. Room was adequate but the bed hard. Double glazed but road noise (Saturday night trucks) Bed side light didn't work and was found to be unplugged as was the electric blanket - the power switch was at floor level under a jutting out headboard - too difficult for...

Thank CFD20
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Highly recommend ....value for money.....close to town centre...beach ....Rooms are modern....with spa bath...warm and very comfy bed ....clean comfortable and spacious with Kitchenette (tidied daily) Manager Sue was very helpful and obliging suggesting things to do...would definitely stay here again

1Thank Nicky S
Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We stayed one night and were very impressed with the layout and comfort. I was brewing a cold and the spa bath was most welcome. I have stayed in Kaikoura many times and this is the best place I have stayed. It is also a short walk to town.

2Thank Marg22
South Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 July 2015

What a lovely motel. Large comfortable rooms. Bed was one of the most comfortable I have found in a motel for ages. Very clean. Free DVD's. A perfect place to stay after a big day. A meal at the Whaler and a look at the night sky. PERFECT

Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Was a rainy winters night but the motel quickly warmed up. Spa bath was exceptional, great size and sufficient hot water, great bubble action. A few misses in bathroom cleaning wise, hair around toilet floor. Everything one would want for an overnight stay. Would recommend.

1Thank Rme48

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

Additional Information about Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

Address: 16-18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: €98 - €142 (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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#5 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#6 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
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“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
“Whilst the motel faces the highway the room we stayed in midway through the building was noise free”
 of 5 bubbles 18mickl, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room further away from Highway.”
 of 5 bubbles C6717WIdenniss, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Second story room was quiet and had views to the coast and mountains”
 of 5 bubbles O5953SKrobertr, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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