4.5 out of 5

"Room was very nice, although could have done with a heater and extractor fan in bathroom. Nice hot shower. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 18 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Kapiti Gateway Motel you'll be steps from Pacific Islands and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Nga Manu Nature Reserve. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, a spa tub and in-room kitchenettes.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with satellite channels, and all 14 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi, sitting areas and DVD players. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with fridges and microwaves. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include free toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls and hairdryers are also available.

Enjoy the seasonal outdoor swimming pool and pool loungers as well as access to a playground. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Waikanae motel include Waikanae Beach and Raumati Beach.

Studio, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$118 per night

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kapiti Gateway Motel ratings based on 42 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kapiti Gateway Motel

Everyone (19) Couples (9) Family (14)
1 out of 5
was not aware that no house keeping. pool or spa was not avaliable on xmas day. was given only enough milk for one day we stayed two nights. bed very uncomftable. felt like staying in a council flat needs upgrades in the rooms very old fashioned and outdated

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2018

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3 Jan. 2019 by Viv & Russell

We appreciate all feedback. Our swimming pool was available all Christmas Day. As is standard practice in motel accommodation, guests are given bottled milk upon arrival and look after their own milk requirements thereafter. However we are always only too happy to supply more upon request. As advised on Christmas Eve your room was left stocked double with everything we could possibly think of that you would need, as our staff spent the day with their families. We would have liked the opportunity to address these thing with you.

5 out of 5

Plenty of room to catch up with the cuzzies

Pros: Central and very clean
Cons: Heater in bathroom and fan
Location: Very central
Room was very nice, although could have done with a heater and extractor fan in bathroom. Nice hot shower.

Posted by , from NZ on 18 Jul. 2018

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24 Jul. 2018 by Viv & Russell

Thank you for your feed back. We are delighted you were comfortable during your stay. We note your suggestion re bathroom - several of our units have bathroom heaters so be sure to request this room type if its an important feature for you. We would love to have you back to stay again.

5 out of 5

Convenient location

Always a great place. Convenient location ideal for my work requirements

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2018

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17 Apr. 2018 by Viv & Russell

Thank you Andrew. We always love having you here!

5 out of 5

Has it all

Needed a last minute stay and this worked out well for four adults. A little expensive considering it was pretty basic. Very clean!!

Posted by , from colorado on 11 Mar. 2018

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10 Apr. 2018 by Viv & Russell

Thank you Elizabeth, it was a pleasure having you all here. Glad our accommodation suited you well. Remember you can always access our best rates and deals direct - always best to check with us first. Hope to see you again soon!

4 out of 5
Quite a way from the beach but easy access to shops. The new expressway has certainly changed the area. The motel appeared to have all the facilities you need for a short stay.

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2018

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9 Jan. 2018 by Viv and Russell

Thank you for your feed back. Kapiti Gateway Motel is in Waikanae Village - a 5 min drive from Waikanae Beach. The Village was always charming but is now much quieter without State Highway 1 traffic passing through. At our property guests are certainly enjoying quiet peaceful nights. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back to stay soon.

5 out of 5

great hotel close to Mt Smart stadium

My sister and I stayed overnight here when up in Auckland for the Bruce Springsteen concert. Very quiet clean and spacious hotel and very easy to find. 14 mins from Mt Smart.

Posted by on 27 Feb. 2017

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23 Apr. 2017 by Viv & Russell

This is not our property - sorry! While we are definitely quiet clean and spacious, we are neither in Auckland or near Mt Smart Stadium. But we are located 1 hour from Wellington City and Westpac Stadium. Be sure to come stay next time you are down this way!

4 out of 5

Very clean and tidy

Everything was very clean and tidy but it is stuck in a time warp of the 70s. It needs modernizing. It is clean and comfortable but it has nothing to make you want to stay again. Road noise and the trains were a surprise. A very early in the morning one.

Posted by , from Q on 9 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5

Clean, comfortable and quiet

Pros: The location was simply superb, very central to everything on the Kapiti Coast.
Cons: Fly screens installed on the windows would bright comfort up to a 5/5. Having the windows open was lovely, but mosquitoes at night was not.
Location: Walking distance to the beach, day- and over-night tours to Kapiti Island operate from the nearby boat club, very central to Raumati Beach area.
Room was clean when I got there, windows were open, letting in a beautiful salt breeze. The bed was comfortable and well sized, with freshly laundered linens, and extra blankets for if it was cold, as well as an electric blanket on the bed for winter nights. A wall-to-wall desk meant I could charge my devices without having to put them on the floor, and bedside tables were the right height and size for the bed, with working lamps. Bathroom was clean, with separate shower, and very neat. The room was small, but not pokey, and was a very enjoyable environment to spend time in when I wasn't with my family, or on the beach. The staff were friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable about the local area. Free Wi-Fi was also a fantastic bonus, and the connection was excellent.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 10 Jan. 2016

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16 Feb. 2016 by Viv and Russell

Thank you Juliana, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Waikanae has bushy hills on one side, and the beach on the other - which is what makes it such a special place. But yes we agree the mosies on a warm night are rather annoying. In our guest information we urge guests keep windows closed at night during summer, use the fan provided, and ask for more fans if required. We are delighted you enjoyed our clean accommodation - we put a huge emphasis on this on a daily basis. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

5 out of 5

Nice to have plenty of room

Great people, good facility, close to where I needed to be. Nice to have room for two chairs and a table.

Posted by on 1 Sep. 2015

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28 Sep. 2015 by Viv and Russell

Thank you - we are delighted you found Kapiti Gateway Motel Waikanae comfortable and convenient. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

5 out of 5

Great motel close to village

Pros: Everything
Cons: A small vegetable knife would be good, but apart from that, nothing.
Location: Near shops, cinema, supermarkets, and only a short drive to the beach.
I was lucky enough to get a last-minute booking over Easter, and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Was great to have REAL Sky Tv, not the free-to-air that most motels have. Another bonus was a bath. Everything I needed was in my unit, and I'd definitely make this place my home-away-from-home in Waikanae.

Posted by , from Taupo on 9 Apr. 2015

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27 May 2015 by Viv & Russell

Thank you for your comments, we are delighted you found your room comfortable and enjoyed your stay at Kapiti Gateway Motel Waikanae. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

About the Kapiti Gateway Motel

Location 114 Main Road, Waikanae, 5036

Property Features

Kapiti Gateway Motel offers its guests a spa tub and a seasonal outdoor pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Kapiti Gateway Motel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Waikanae motel.

  • 1 building
  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1975
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (66.9 km / 41.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Kapiti Gateway Motel offers 14 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and coffee/tea makers. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Waikanae motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 15.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 14 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Kapiti Gateway Motel Waikanae
  • Kapiti Gateway Motel
  • Kapiti Gateway Waikanae
  • Kapiti Gateway

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.