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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the two bedroom apartment and were very happy with everything about this cute little motel. Rooms were spotless, bathroom adequate for three people and the beds very comfortable. The owner was delightful and gave us helpful ideas about what to do in town. Nice amenities and free movie rental! If the weather was warmer, the pool would...

Thank HolladayTraveler
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My family stayed one night at the Gateway Motor Lodge while visiting Kaikoura. It's really well located, just a short walk to the main street with all the shops and restaurants. The hosts were so helpful and gave us a fantastic room upstairs with beautiful views over the water and mountains. We had a two bedroom apartment which was a...

Thank Alison d
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Spent a night here with our Friends from England the week the whale watching started again. We had a spacious clean and quiet room. We wish the owners all the best for the coming year and hope that plenty of good positive advertising will bring the people back to Kaikoura. The road from Christchurch is very good with only 2...

Thank Karin C
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We recently stayed at the Gateway Motor Lodge and found it really good. Close by to some great walking / biking routes. Great location to walk into town for a meal. Pool was good after some hot busy afternoons!! Thanks again to the hosts who are doing a really good job.

1Thank NZTravellerKaiapoi
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed in Kaikoura only 6 weeks after the Earthquake. The town has suffered but they are still rebuilding and we are so glad we didn't cancel our trip. We stayed for 4 days. Some shops and restaurants and pubs were still closed but we managed to have great food wherever we went. The Gateway Motor Lodge was very good....

Thank W957HUdave
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We recently stayed at the Gateway Motor Lodge Kaikoura. Post earthquake the Owners have done a fabulous job of having the motel rooms in Great order. Nice and clean, close to town - just a short walk and everything we needed. The owners were helpful in letting us know which restaurants were still open and what else was available. Would...

Thank bobbinp
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The motel is on the Christchurch highway and close to the West End shopping area and walking distance to the restaurants on the Beach Road.Comfortable bed,free high speed internet,cooking facilities,crockery and cutlery,good bathroom and above all very helpful and courteous Manager Ms.Kathy,ably assisted by Mr.Jeff made our stay very memorable.Ms.Kathy guided us to an Indian restaurant on the Beach Road,which...

Thank Sampath N
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 6 November 2016

It's nice and clean. I like that it has light heater in the bathroom. You can cook in room. They also have a coffee press pot with ground coffee bean for you. Some rooms can see snowcap mountain view.

Thank Worakhun B
Raumati Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

One night stay and very happy. Slightly out of town so transport advisable but young folk could walk to town. Hosts are knowledgeable and helpful. Clean and good rooms. If your unit faces the room it can get a little loud from trucks going past - if you need desperate rest suggest you ask for a back unit. Would stay...

Thank Horst G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We got the upper level (with balcony) - awesome mountain view! Plus points: - strategic location (near Kaikoura town centre) - clean room, pantry and bathroom - spa inside the bathroom (after long tracking and driving, soaking in spa is just awesome!) - there's a small pantry with small fridge, electric stoves, pots and pans, cutlery, etc - clean bed...

1Thank DarumaDaruma

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

Address: 16-18 Churchill Street (State Highway 1), Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $138 - $232 (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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“All rooms would be good.”
 of 5 bubbles KarinC586, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a road facing room on the top floor which gave a nice view. No problems with noise either.”
 of 5 bubbles W957HUdave, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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