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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 February 2016

The rooms are ok nothing to get really much excited for. I was looking to have a relaxing night but the bedroom where I've stayed was just close to the main road and traffic was heavy, so impossible to sleep. I advise people wanted to stay there to ask for a room at the rear of the lodge.

1Thank Sissiburger
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Friendly welcome, room a good size and very nicely maintained, view of the mountain range in the distance that was slightly covered in snow the next morning. Very handy location to the town centre but a car is required to visit local attractions.

Thank Rasfam
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Efficiently managed; two rooms; clean and comfortable and friendly hosts. Pool a bit cool (24) and the "heated" public pool on the Esplanade was 20! Dear little town, very scenic, supermarkets, wonderful walk (even with my walker) up the cliffs and along the top to look down on the seal colony. (Just too tired to get down on the beach...

3Thank ravnf
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We arrived on a very wet day and were able to store our luggage until checking in time later that morning as we had arrived early on the Coastal Pacific train. We had a room at the front of the property overlooking the bay and views of the mountains to the rear. There was some traffic noise but the view...

2Thank GUZZI
Reviewed 11 January 2016

This motor lodge was the best accommodation we stayed in, in New Zealand. The apartment was a good size, very clean and modern. The facilities in the apartment were excellent. It was only a 10 minute stroll to the town.

1Thank Robert C
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We found this very beautiful accomodation in Kaikorua. It's very closed to the town centre in a quiet atmosphere. The room is big and clean. There are two very comfortable big beds. Also the bathroom is very big.

1Thank Paolo M
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights during the only wet weather we had on our holiday. The room had everything we needed, it was cosy, warm, and was walking distance to the main shopping area so that we could get a coffee if we got sick of being cooped up inside. The hosts were also friendly and helpful. Thanks for...

2Thank SharonandSean
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights with the family. Room was clean and bedscomfortable. We had the family suite with 2 singles and a double bed. We had a kitchen electric cooktop and microwave which functioned well. Large fridge freezer compared to most. Ample large bathroom with spa tub in. Windows do need to be left open to adequately ventilate the bathroom post...

2Thank MRed5
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Booked this as a last minute change of plan, but was so pleased we did! A really comfortable and high standard motel for a decent price. A short walk from the main strip of shops/restaurants, and only a few minutes drive from the peninsula - which makes it ideally located. A quiet location with it being offset from the main...

1Thank TR4V113R
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This motel was lovely. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and fresh. The kids were definitely impressed as there was fantastic Wi-Fi. Would definitely return! Thank you. Kaikoura is a lovely little town and this motel was only a couple of minute walk into town.

1Thank Kathy R

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • 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, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: RM418 - RM521 (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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#4 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#6 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Choose a unit away from the stairs”
postmanpat39, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Quieter rooms at the back.”
Rowever15, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Notice that your room might be upstairs.”
JohannaVantaalta, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask what your getting or view the room before staying. Road side can be noisy.”
Sunbeam8, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms would be good.”
KarinC586, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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