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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On their website they say they're pet friendly and you're more than welcome to brings your pets. We were travelling with our two dogs which they were fine with. About 15 minutes after we check in we get a phone call from the female owner demanding that the dogs do not go inside and they must be locked in a...

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

We are disappointed you were unhappy with your stay - any guest leaving us feeling anything other than completely satisfied is a major concern for us. However we feel there is some miscommunication between yourself and your husband. When he checked in we discussed your specific requirements including your two dogs. He stated they could sleep in the car because...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the perfect place. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. We went in 2007. Is it the same owners now? Lovely place, the town, everything. Nothing was too much trouble. I'd be back in a shot.

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes we are still here...since 2001! We love it when our guests return to us time and again...:) Waikanae is a growing town and gets more beautiful with each passing year. We hope to see you again soon.

South Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Clean. Tidy. Reasonable price. Check in was easy and friendly. Only down side are the trains. Only about 100m away. Buts thats just the freight trains. Commuter trains you dont hear. Waikanae is a good location

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it was a pleasure having you stay with us. We are glad you were not too disturbed by the trains - luckily there are very few during night time hours. Although our property is older in style, so often described as basic, it has all the best features: spacious rooms (refurbished), plenty of outdoor area,...

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stayed one night here as we had to attend a meeting early the next morning. The motel is an older style but was clean and comfortable and Viv, our hostess, was very friendly and helpful. There was road noise and as it is near to the railway line the trains were very evident, but I heard only one at...

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you back to stay again. We can advise that only 5 rooms currently have a smaller size shower box - which as you have pointed out, are not great for taller persons. We have already replaced some with wonderful new spacious showers, several more being replaced over the next month. Feed back...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Stayed one night to break a late night trip to Wellington. Very clean and comfortable with accommodating hosts (we arrived late!) Close to good eateries and rail station. Is an 'older' motel but good value for money.

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Viv, we appreciate your feed back. We are delighted you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our convenient location. Our property enjoys many of the advantages of the older style motels - space, solid more soundproof construction, large spa pool, plenty of grounds - and guests can still also enjoy refurbished modern rooms. We look forward to having...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We were traveling with two small children. Before we arrived the owner set high chairs up for us and turned the heater on in our room. Also told us the standard rooms weren't big enough for two portacots (they were right!) And gave us a small discount on a bigger room. Great service, good rooms but some minor road noise....

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was lovely having you and your little ones here. Guest comfort is the most important thing to us and we aim to enhance that any way we can. We are delighted you were comfortable during your stay. We aim to be as flexible as possible when a guest needs a later check out...in your...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We stayed here recently as a extended family to attend a wedding - there was plenty of room in the 2 bedroom units to gather / eat as a family. The trampoline / swimming pool were a great hit with the kids. We flew into Wellington and caught the train to Waikanae - the motel is only 5 minutes walk...

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You were a fun family to have here and we are delighted you enjoyed our accommodation. Together with our staff we spend a lot of time ensuring the property is clean and comfortable for our guests, and plotting ways to make you more comfortable. Glad the recently increased WiFi usage was a plus for you...

Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as a family of five in a 2 brm unit and it was great. The staff were helpful and friendly and the kids loved the trampoline and the pool. Everything was easy and the place was clean. We had other family staying in other units and it all went smoothly. Parking was easy and it's only a...

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Marianne for your great feed back. We very much enjoyed having you and your family at Kapiti Gateway Motel. We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay. We find all our guests of all ages love it when the steam locomotives head north past us over the weekends. They take tourists on excursions and love to toot as...

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Friendly hosts great location very well appointed room comfy bed but the noise from the road and rail was not pleasant maybe a unit on the bottom floor might not be as bad hosts very eager to help and would return

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Yvonne. We are pleased you were comfortable and enjoyed our hospitality. We are indeed a main road location and traffic can be heard in the night although there are very few trains during sleeping hours). Guests who are particularly sensitive are encouraged to request a room well back from the road, or downstairs. Our rooms...

Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Hosts Viv and Russel were marvelous and welcoming! They were able to sort out with no fuss our late booking. And even warmed our room before arriving! The place was very tidy. Nice place to be if you wanna get our from the city.

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kapitigatewaymotel, Owner at Kapiti Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was a pleasure having you here. Many of our guests love the fact that they can stay out in Waikanae but still get to and from central Wellington so easily by train...at any time of the day or evening they please. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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 

Additional Information about Kapiti Gateway Motel

Address: 114 Main Road | Waikanae, Waikanae, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Waikanae
Price Range: $118 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kapiti Gateway Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Maybe ground level not as noisy from the traffic”
 of 5 bubbles YvonneK874, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“ground floor self contain with full oven”
 of 5 bubbles PhilipN131, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Probably better to stay in a downstairs room away from traffic and railway noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 473keithf, 20 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room on the ground floor, you can park your vehicle right outside and the noise is always less on the ground floor, you can't hear the people above you either.”
 of 5 bubbles JanelleS309, 8 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Mention a full kitchen if this is what you are requiring for your stay. There are upstairs and downstairs units.”
 of 5 bubbles marlaw, 6 Oct 2013 | Read review
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