This property is in high demand!
Booked 11 times
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Booked 11 times
|Value for money||8.4|
Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Kaikoura. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Dive Kaikoura, Kaikoura Cheese, Southern Paua Shop & Factory.
At Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, BBQ facilities.
Step into one of 20 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the sauna, outdoor pool, garden. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Kaikoura, make Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge your home away from home.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
Very comfortable ”
Lovely property good value. Very clean. Host was very welcoming and friendly. Great central location.
Very spacious room, neat and clean! Easy check in and check out!
Busy road, but clean room”
Rooms need a revamp, though it was clean. Motel is based on the main road which was closed overnight from 9pm to 7am so assuming it would be noisy throughout the night if it wasn’t closed. Rooms are clean, bed was a very small queen, and uncomfortable.
The motel provided all essential iteams that I needed for my stay.
Don’t be early ”
Unfortunately all a bit too hard for this owner. If you’re arriving early by train or bus I wouldn’t recommend. Very frosty reception, even to drop off bags
Well situated, walking distance from town, safe off road parking, friendly hosts.
Upon arrival the owners went above and beyond to make sure our stay was a welcoming one. They picked us up and dropped us off at the bus stop. They also drove us around to see places we couldn’t reach by foot. The room was spacious, warm and quiet. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to restaurants and whale watching.
No hospitality here ”
I arrived by bus about 10am. It was winter & raining hard. I trudged up the hill 10 minutes to the motel, dragging my luggage, I was cold & wet. He said check-in wasn't until 2pm, despite 10am check-out and prior tenants having already left, and the motel vacancy light on. He knew I didn't have a car and when I asked if he was going to send me back out into the rain, he said "yes". Altho he might have a room available "oneish". “It just isn't possible to have a room ready in less than 3 hours". When your motel is obviously not full & you are unwilling to entertain the possibility of cleaning a room in 30 minutes, and are so inflexible that you send cold wet guests back out in the rain, you know you won't receive hospitality here. You wouldn’t think he’d do that to a 70 year old, like me. So back out in the rain I walked down to town, as there is nothing near the motel. The room was clean & spacious but considerably overpriced. WiFi worked well. This was a very negative experience.
Very helpful couple running the place. Good facilities & clean.
Bad night sleep”
We were put into a room right by State Highway 1, insulation can't be that great because road noise was very loud, too loud to be able to sleep. The lady very kindly moved us to a room at the back of the motel however we were then right next to some sort of heater/generator which made a very loud humming noise every 5 minutes all through the night. Nice place and great location but for the money we spent we expected a good night sleep and were disappointed.
Fabulous place, great location, comfy bed and awesome spa bath”
Highly recommend Owners were very welcoming and friendly I'll definitely stay again
The room had the smell and the woman owner was not nice, the bed was too soft, I think that it is the worst motel when I had a long holiday in New Zealand.
Wery good location and extremely friendly staff!!
Couldn't even extend half hour ”
Not flexible at all
Comfort and Clean”
Cosy and Comfort
very nice,clean,considerate staff
Nice Apartment ”
Apartment was very pleasant and clean. It was quite near to whale watching office. Staff was cheery and helpful.
good location, nice exterior but internal is old”
pleasure, just 1 night to see whales. furniture is a bit old. while exterior is modern and nice
Wonderful stay in Kaikoura.”
A group of 4 ladies had a wonderful stay here we did our washing, ordered takeaway pizzas and enjoyed the evening in the comfortable sitting room