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Nearby landmarks
The Vintage Aviator Museum 1.64 km
Hood Aerodrome 2.27 km
Chanel College 3.15 km
Cameron and Soliders Memorial Park 3.29 km
Masterton Railway station 4.03 km
The Woolshed Museum 4.32 km
Aratoi Museum of Art and History 4.37 km
The Pointon Collection 4.91 km
The Alpaca Place 12.72 km
Kapiti Coast Airport 53.54 km
Gateway Motor Inn

"Receptionist was lovely - so friendly and recommended wonderful place for dinner as the restaurant on site was closed."

Danielle - June 13, 2018

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Gateway Motor Inn

290 High Street Solway, Masterton, Masterton, New Zealand, 5810 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

Cheaper than 89% of all properties in Masterton in the last 24 hoursCompared to 37 Masterton properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.2
Location rating7.8

Rooms available at Gateway Motor Inn

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.1
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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King Double Suite
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
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  • 2 king beds
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Premier Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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King Suite
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Gateway Motor Inn?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

            How do I get to Gateway Motor Inn?

            Gateway Motor Inn is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the motel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Gateway Motor Inn also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Gateway Motor Inn has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Masterton with private transportation, the motel can arrange taxi service.

            What is the smoking policy at Gateway Motor Inn?

            Gateway Motor Inn does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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            What people love about Gateway Motor Inn

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "Rupi was truly kind to offer us a room suited for 4 adults."

              Rey

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              January 1, 2018

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "The room was fantastic, nice touch private balcony."

              Sonia

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              January 26, 2019

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "Facilities at our room made us feel at home."

              Rey

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              January 1, 2018

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            Overall rating:
            8.5
            Excellent
            814 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.6
            Facilities
            7.7
            Location
            7.8
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            Excellent hot water, and real milk in the fridge for tea and...
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            More about Gateway Motor Inn

            More about Gateway Motor Inn

            Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Gateway Motor Inn is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Masterton. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

            At Gateway Motor Inn, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out.

            The ambiance of Gateway Motor Inn is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property.With an ideal location and facilities to match, Gateway Motor Inn hits the spot in many ways.

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            4 mentions
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            1 mention
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            1 mention

            What they offer

            10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "The one thing that stood out was the great customer service."

            Jo

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            October 15, 2017

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            Reviews of Gateway Motor Inn from real guests

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            8.5
            Excellent
            From 814 reviews
            8.9Service
            8.7Cleanliness
            8.7Room comfort and quality
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            Rating via Agoda8.2
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            Cleanliness8.6
            Facilities7.7
            Location7.8
            Room comfort and quality9.1
            Service8.5
            Value for money8.2
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            <6 Below Expectation (12)
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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Linda from New Zealand
            Couple
            King Suite
            Stayed 1 night in October 2014

            Wonderful stay”

            The rooms were extremely comfortable, the dinner was very nice, the staff were so friendly and helpful

            We stayed one night at the Gateway Masterton. Our room was extremely well appointed, large and comfortable with a modern bathroom and lovely walk in shower. The staff could not do enough to help. Dinner in the restaurant was exceptional. We had an outside deck and seating area. Breakfast was fine too. Would definitely stay again.

            Reviewed October 06, 2014
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Virginia from New Zealand
            Business traveler
            King Suite
            Stayed 1 night in February 2015

            Affordable Luxuary ”

            The room size was large & well furnished. King bed was very comfortable, & the bathroom was clean & well designed.

            I was greeted by the friendly hoste, who shared with me a little about the Masterton township. He then showed me to my room, which I was very impressed with. It was a very good size, with a lovely little outdoor area. The position of the motel set back from the road, with rooms at the back insured a quiet nights rest. I will most certainly return when I am next staying in Masterton.

            Reviewed February 06, 2015
            9.2
            Exceptional
            angela from New Zealand
            Couple
            King Suite
            Stayed 1 night in August 2018

            excellent, clean, great staff”

            Wow, it is so refreshing to find a motel where staff greet your with the offer of plunger coffee and have set up the room ready for your arrival. We were arriving late and walked into a room where the curtains had already been drawn and the room warmed up with a bottle of real milk in the fridge. The front counter staff were incredibly helpful and welcoming. The rooms are impectably clean with everything you need during a stay. the rooms are modern with nice bed covers, lots of extra blankets and pillows. it is really nice to stay at a motel that has gone to the extra expense of good carpet and spacious rooms. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again next time we are in Masterton.

            Reviewed August 23, 2018
            8.0
            Excellent
            Michelle from New Zealand
            Family with teens
            Premier Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

            Gateway Motor Inn”

            Space, comfort, friendly staff

            This is a very nice motor inn to stay in if you are looking for boutique style. The owners are very new so the restaurant wasn't up and running. There is no pool or spa or much outdoor space to speak of but it is very comfortable and spacious and I think it provides much nicer accommodation than other motels/hotels in Masterton. The owners were very pleasant and accommodating. It think it is just the little things that need attending to such as a toilet brush and spray in the toilet, improved water pressure in the shower and a second remote for the bedroom (and more channels if possible).

            Reviewed July 14, 2015
            9.7
            Exceptional
            debbie from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            King Double Suite
            Stayed 1 night in March 2014

            very friendly staff and best bed I,ve sleeped inc ”

            very clean.fresh.beautifully layed out.comfortable beds

            We really enjoyed our stay and will be using this hotel when we go to Masterton again. Of course I had good company which always helps,

            Reviewed April 04, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Melissa from Australia
            Couple
            King Double Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

            Loved it, great staff, friendly and very professional”

            wonderful facilities, we received an upgrade after we found that we had booked incorrect room online. Felt so bad but we were provided a bigger room at no extra charge. Our hosts were the best and accomodated our every need and we felt so well looked after. will definately come back to the Gateway, such a lovely place away from home, warm clean friendly and all round 10/10 experiece. Thank you so so much Gateway Motel, we will see you again next time Melissa & Leslie ( July 2017)

            Reviewed August 12, 2017

            Dear Melissa & Leslie, Heartiest thanks for the review. We are glad you guys loved our hospitality. We will definitely see you again at Gateway Motor Inn. Kind Regards, Team Gateway Motor Inn

            Responded August 14, 2017
            Gateway Motor Inn
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Nicole from United States
            Family with teens
            King Suite
            Stayed 1 night in November 2017

            Exceptional”

            The Motor Inn was great! We were just passing through but loved our stay there. The room was very nice and comfortable and the staff incredibly nice. Would highly recommend staying there!

            Reviewed November 19, 2017

            Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for sharing your accommodation experience at Gateway. We are pleased you had a comfortable stay. Your appreciation means a lot for us. Regards, Rupi

            Responded November 24, 2017
            Gateway Motor Inn
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Todd from United States
            Business traveler
            King Double Suite
            Stayed 4 nights in June 2014

            Very comfortable, amazingly helpful staff”

            Comfortable, clean room, quiet inn and great restuarant

            I arrived late after traveling from the US. Evening staff provided a quick check-in and explained details. Business required that I extend my stay for an additional four days that presented no problem to the owner. Meals were prepared as ordered and were very good. The hotel is very quiet and has an attached restaurant and pub. I would recommend the hotel and certainly would stay here again. Thanks Gateway

            Reviewed July 02, 2014
            5.6
            David from New Zealand
            Business traveler
            King Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

            Stay At Gateway Motor Inn”

            Have stayed at this hotel many times in the past and been a clean acceptable good price hotel for Masterton. Hotel has always lacked facilities, the bar has never been open, reception is not managed usually (Ring a bell) and the restaurant in 10 years has never been operational. On this visit, we were shown to our room, where the toilet hadn't been cleaned!! (Disgusting) , asking for a room I normally stay in (Being coming here 10 years) have I was asked for a upgrade fee, never been asked before for this! . Felt on our first room's state of cleanliness, that an upgrade would of been good customer relations, but no!, we were just given another room. The hotel recently lost its manager and obviously temporary staff, don't have experience of customer service and satisfaction. so Basic hotel, could be so much better, no ambience

            Reviewed November 18, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Rey from New Zealand
            Group
            King Double Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

            Exceptional”

            Amazing place to stay. Rupi was truly kind to offer us a room suited for 4 adults. We had a great time at this inn. Facilities at our room made us feel at home. Recommended place to stay!

            Reviewed January 01, 2018

            Dear Rey, Thank you for the appreciation and recommendation. We are glad you liked our facility. We hope to see you again in near future. Regards, Rupi

            Responded January 01, 2018
            Gateway Motor Inn
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Colin from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            King Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

            2 night visit”

            The gateway was a great place to stay , a really lovely room and the staff were great.

            Reviewed September 15, 2020

            Dear Colin, Our team profusely thank you for your kind words and express our gratitude for staying with us. We sincerely hope to see you soon again!! Regards, The Gateway Team

            Responded September 15, 2020
            Gateway Motor Inn
            8.4
            Excellent
            Val from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            King Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

            Photos of this hotel”

            The photos don't really do this hotel any favours. It was much nicer and bigger than the photos portrayed.

            Reviewed December 10, 2020
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Don from New Zealand
            Couple
            King Double Suite
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Made to feel welcome”

            Puji mad us feel very welcome from the time we walked in the door. If you like horse racing you feel at home here. Each room bears the name of a famous race horse from NZ's past. For example we had the Bonecrusher room. Restaurant wasn't active other than for breakfast when we visited so can't comment on the fare. Puji was very helpful at reception. We would be happy to stay again if visiting the Wairarapa in future.

            Reviewed January 04, 2018

            Dear Don, Thank you for writing a review on Agoda.com. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay at Gateway. We will be eagerly waiting for your next trip to Masterton. Regards, Rupi

            Responded January 06, 2018
            Gateway Motor Inn
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Cameron from Australia
            Couple
            King Suite
            Stayed 1 night in August 2016

            So very peaceful ”

            A friendly gentleman at the front desk showed us to our room. The room was very warm & cosy, which was just what we needed after a long drive in the cold weather. The bed was comfortable and it was the quietest motel room I have ever experienced. Slept well and wished we could have stayed a few more days. Wonderful welcoming staff , good value and a very comfortable stay .

            Reviewed August 07, 2016
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Jo from New Zealand
            Group
            King Suite
            Stayed 1 night in October 2017

            Fantastic customer service & facilities. ”

            We were warmly greeted & shown to our rooms. Nothing was too much trouble & it was lovely to be given a complimentary drink on our arrival. The room was very pleasant and comfortable. The one thing that stood out was the great customer service. It was lovely to be greeted by name. I would definitely stay here again & recommend to others.

            Reviewed October 15, 2017

            Dear Jo, We are pleased you loved our hospitality. We make every efforts to create a homely environment for our guests. Thank you so much for taking time to write a review and sharing your experience on Agoda. We will love to welcome you and Lis again. Regards, Rupi

            Responded October 16, 2017
            Gateway Motor Inn
            8.7
            Excellent
            Keith from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            King Double Suite
            Stayed 1 night in October 2014

            Genuinely welcoming management”

            1/ Room size 2/ Accomodation comfortable 3/ Management style

            Manager Sanjay impressed from the beginning and ensured I felt like a welcome and appreciated guest. He has an obliging and pleasant manner and works well as a team with his wife. Hotel presentation is clean, fresh and tidy. Whilst I was only a house guest for one night I will have no hesitation to book again and make recommendations to people I know.

            Reviewed October 27, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Steve from New Zealand
            Couple
            Premier Suite
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Exceptional”

            We had an excellent stay. We were warmly welcomed, escorted to our room and had various things point out in the room. The accommodation and staff surpassed our expectations. We definitely recommended and would stay again without hesitation.

            Reviewed January 25, 2018

            Hi Steve, Thank you so much for writing a review on Agoda.com. We are glad your stay was pleasant and comfortable. We hope to see you again in near future. Thank You, PJ. Gateway Team.

            Responded February 05, 2018
            Gateway Motor Inn
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Berend from New Zealand
            Couple
            King Double Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

            Exceptional”

            Very quiet good size rooms. Décor a little old fashioned but overall an excellent place to stay.

            Reviewed December 10, 2018
            8.3
            Excellent
            Bob from New Zealand
            Couple
            King Suite
            Stayed 1 night in January 2013

            Very comfortable and nice friendly staff”

            Large comfortablly appointed rooms

            The room was bigger than we expected and large bed very comfortable. Accommodation very well presented with all amenities, but were surprised that there was no air conditioning in a place where summer temperatures can be high.Cleanliness in bathrrom/ensuite excellent, with large walk in shower - far better than a shower over a bath- removal of large cobwebs behind the drapes was the only blemish we could complain about.Very accommodating staff who were keen to ensure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable.

            Reviewed January 13, 2013
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Sonia from New Zealand
            Couple
            King Suite
            Stayed 1 night in January 2019

            Beautiful stay”

            The room was fantastic, nice touch private balcony. Everything you needed.

            Reviewed January 26, 2019
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