Gateway Motor Inn Motel
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Gateway Motor Inn Motel

290 High Street, Solway, Masterton 5810 New Zealand
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Room & Suite (36)
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4.5
#1 of 1 motel in Solway
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Combining the charm of an old stable building with modern and luxurious facilities, Gateway Inn provides the complete experience for functions, conferences, and accommodation. Situated on SH2 on the southern fringe of Masterton Township with easy access to the main highway bypass, Masterton township, and South Wairarapa District, including Greytown and Martinborough. Wellington City/Airport is an easy drive of 80 - 90 minutes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Hindi
199Reviews0Q+A39Room tips

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Helen S wrote a review Apr 2021
Napier, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although my partner and I stayed just one night at the Gateway in Masterton, it would easily be my first choice for accomodation if we ever passed through again. We stayed in a room named for Kiwi icon, Phar Lap. Extremely clean and we'll appointed, the spacious room smelled fresh. Linen was good quality, the bath was deep and, with the rooms at the back of the property, there was almost no traffic noise from SH2.
Our host, Randhir, was quick to respond to emails, and very helpful when we arrived.
Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Off-road, free parking; hotel rooms set back from SH; quiet rooms (couldn't hear other guests)
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Katierose94 wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The manager was very accommodating when an early check-in was requested which was much appreciated. Lovely clean room with great shower pressure. Beds were comfy and having a heat pump in the room was great in the heat!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Winter wrote a review Jun 2020
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super easy to find and the guy that checked us in was really lovely and welcoming. Gave us all the information we needed during our stay here (how to get in after hours, etc). The room was lovely and bed was very comfortable, also the heat pump in the room was really nice for the cold night. Only downside is that the driveway is a bit hard to locate, especially at night. Will definitely come back again.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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PatMacnz64 wrote a review Feb 2022
Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand520 contributions103 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bathroom was great and the room spacious but there was no sky tv and the room lighting was very dim. The restaurant and bar were not open according to a sign that read closed due to covid 19 and staff redundancies. The person in reception gave us no information at all regarding the hotel itself or the surrounding area or where to eat. including that we could park outside our unit. After 6 pm there is absolutely no staff in the hotel even at night and no details for whom to contact if you need anything. I was asked for my vaccine pass upon check-in but my wife was not. Ask for a room at the back as it is quieter, there are other motels closer to town as this is not within walking distance it is a 20-minute drive. There was a sofa in the room and bedside lamps, as well as a kettle and tea and coffee and the liquid soap, was watered down to save money. There was a patio to sit out on and enjoy the sunset.
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Date of stay: February 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose a room at the back
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golf player 1 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very disappointed when we arrived to check in. We were told the room was available....BUT seeing that it is 11.30 am and not 2pm check in time we were asked to pay an extra $15 per person if we wanted to check in early! We are seasoned travellers and have never, ever been asked for this. We did not pay and only because we had prepaid the accommodation, we went back at 4pm to check in. Or we would certainly found somewhere else to stay. Room was very clean but dated.No mirror in bath room or vanity. An average room promoted as a Double king suite! No where for a computer table. We have never reviewed before but felt very strongly about doing this one. Also a slight curry smell throughout. We will not check in again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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penguinlover28 wrote a review Oct 2023
Marlborough Region, New Zealand80 contributions51 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Very poor experience. At the time of booking, the first nights stay was immediately taken from my credit card. Then before our trip, my husband was called up for hand surgery, and we needed to change our plans. When I contacted the Gateway, to cancel the booking, we were unable to get the $160 refunded. I have never come across this before. So when we did get to rebook, we stayed just one night at the Gateway, and the other nights elsewhere .And so glad we did.
This was the worst place we have ever stayed. The outside looks totally unkempt and uncared for
Reception hours are 2pm till 5pm...only .But no-one at reception at 2.15 and had to ring.
Then.. there is notrestaurant and bar. The big sign at roadway should be removed. So the nearest dining was about 1.5 kms down the road, and it was pouring with rain.
Decor is outdated.
No Sky TV channels.
Milk in fridge was past use by date.
Bodywash container in shower pump was broken.
The microwave cord did not reach the plug, without pulling the shelf out, and have it balancing precariously.
Could hear room next door having shower at 9.30pm.
Then when we went to bed, there was a light in the kitchenette, that could not be turned off, and it flickered all night long, so intense you could still see it with eyes shut.
So...on the plus side, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was nice and clean.
But value for money, and comfort, I cannot recommend this place
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Please note, there is no restaurant or bar, and you are 5 km from Masterton township.
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Response from Sonu Dhaliwal, General Manager at Gateway Motor Inn Motel
Responded 23 Mar 2024
Dear Guest, We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay. The hotel has a 24- hour cancellation policy and we adhere to it. Unfortunately, you requested same day cancellation which couldn't be done because of our policy. We are the only hotel in town with 24- hour check-in policy. No matter how late you need a check-in, we certainly offer that service. It seems your review is mostly deriving from the fact that your same-day cancellation request wasn't accepted by the hotel, and you had an issue with every aspect of the hotel. Will really appreciate if you can go through other reviews on Trip Advisor as well as other OTA's.
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Lucinda J wrote a review Nov 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1,051 contribution174 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a lovely location with a pleasant welcome. The things that let it down where the maintenance, our door wouldn’t lock and the outside grounds and weatherboards could do with a spruce up. It’s a pity that the owners haven’t used covid for the detailing that is needed for a boutique tag…
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter E wrote a review Jul 2023
Levin, New Zealand81 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this facility as it was advertised as having a restaurant. We were disappointed to to learn that it was not functioning.The facility generally needs some T L C although the room was clean, the bed really comfortable and the bathroom really updated and impeccable.The lack of tv channels was not up to the standard of other properties we have stayed in. The entrance could do with a modernise and spruce up.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t expect a restaurant and bar.
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MOT1950 wrote a review Jan 2020
Taupo, New Zealand6 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent accommodation, large room with seating available. Very comfy bed with very nice linen. Shower is the best you will find. Bathroom spacious and up-to-date.Staff helpful and friendly. Plenty of parking on site
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scenic329821 wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Kiwi room was well appointed with 2 large Queen ? beds and quality furnishings . the bathroom was the best I have seen in a long while . Very quite being at the rear of the Hotel, and staff were helpfull with a booking issue. Only letdown was a lack of ground maintainance around the entrance and garden , with long grass , and a tired look.
Having said that , would stay again!
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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penguinlover28 wrote a tip Oct 2023
Marlborough Region, New Zealand80 contributions51 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please note, there is no restaurant or bar, and you are 5 km from Masterton township."
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Peter E wrote a tip Jul 2023
Levin, New Zealand81 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t expect a restaurant and bar."
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PatMacnz64 wrote a tip Feb 2022
Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand520 contributions103 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room at the back"
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Helen S wrote a tip Apr 2021
Napier, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Off-road, free parking; hotel rooms set back from SH; quiet rooms (couldn't hear other guests)"
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mlveale wrote a tip Dec 2017
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask to see the rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
$177 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonWairarapaMastertonSolway
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Motor Inn Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway Motor Inn Motel?
Nearby attractions include Craft Beer Tours NZ (2.6 km), The Woolshed Museum (4.3 km), and Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway Motor Inn Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway Motor Inn Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gateway Motor Inn Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Gateway Motor Inn Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway Motor Inn Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ten O'Clock Cookie Bakery Cafe, Don Luciano Cafe and Gracias Coffee Roaster, and The Clareville Bakery.
Is Gateway Motor Inn Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Solway.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gateway Motor Inn Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Gateway Motor Inn Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ahiaruhe House (15.9 km).
Is Gateway Motor Inn Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.