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Cory Bennett wrote a review Oct 2021
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thankyou so much to the team at gateway north for looking after me and my crew for the last two weeks, great food, friendly staff. was difficult during the level 3 lockdown but they went out of their way to accommodate us and even cook us meals off the menu to make us feel at home, much appreciated, look forward to our next stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Traveller wrote a review Feb 2020
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Used to stay many years ago so thought would try again. Rooms very hot, no fan. Shower was basically a drip for luke warm or three lines if u could bare a hot shower in this hot weather. Mould (?) or some kind of dirt in the shower in the corners probably not a good look either. Could do with a deep clean. Not much basic cooking facilities, tv small and basic. Grateful for a bed and roof over our heads but would probably never stay here again unless absolutely required.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris W wrote a review Sep 2016
Waiuku, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Gateway North Motor Lodge on Saturday night (3rd September). Plans had changed and instead of arriving at 8pm as planned, we turned up at 4pm. This was no problem as we picked up the key from the friendly staff at the café. The room was very tidy, clean and the kitchen had all the essentials including a wine bottle opener. The wall heater soon warmed the room. There was a wireless internet option that we did not use, and the television was small compared to most places. The staff were super helpful and rushed over to help when my wife asked for a band-aid as I cracked my head open bending down to the rubbish bin. (My fault for not looking). The room was quiet and traffic noise was very distant. The grounds cared for. The only downside apart from general wear and tear was the water. Use the water from the water filter for making cups of tea or coffee. Water pressure in the shower was pitiful. All in all a good experience and we will be back. Thank you :)
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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johnamason wrote a review Jan 2016
Barry265 contributions65 helpful votes
It was getting on to six o'clock and we needed a break, this was the only place open at this time close to the road. We noted that the long distance service buses called on their way north. The food was rather prices, quality reasonable, coffee O K. The good thing was the staff were most obliging. If desperate call in at least it stays open later than the others.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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jimmyd3 wrote a review May 2015
Jamberoo, Australia113 contributions96 helpful votes
The accommodation was clean but basic, had very basic TV selection, not furnished real well, a pricey stop over. This motel is outside the township not giving much choice for eating except the grossly overpriced take-away type food, even then the menu is limited. This is the drop in spot for tour buses where the tourist are obliged to pay their inflated prices or go without. If you do need to stop here I would drive a little bit further into town for eating.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would travel on past
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Angela T wrote a review Apr 2015
thames NZ15 contributions6 helpful votes
No couch, 3 sat on bed for TV. Bathroom no unit for toilet bags. Limited internet access. China dirty. Hostess more interested in drinking coffee and wine rather than greeting guests. Cleanliness 'no'
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hippynz wrote a review Mar 2014
Hamilton, New Zealand73 contributions20 helpful votes
Stayed on the way up and the way back. Could have a better meal menu for those staying. Would be nice to have free WiFi since there is no cellphone reception, they claim to have it but it has never worked. Otherwise good. Not all rooms have a couch, Would have been nice to make phone calls from the room since there are phones in the room but only for emergency calls. Dad would have liked to make a call.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for one with couch.Try and find out if there is some way to make phone calls.
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jolyene wrote a review Sep 2012
Southampton, United Kingdom58 contributions74 helpful votes
Pitstop on the way to Bay of Islands. Total rip off. Additional $0.50 for take away hot chocolate. Really?? I paid a total of $5 for it. I read another comment made by someone on Foursquare, apparently they charge $4.50 for a 600ml of Coke *I did not stay in the room. This is just a pitstop for a quick coffee by Great Sights tour*
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Date of stay: September 2012
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway North Motor Lodge
What are some restaurants close to Gateway North Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Bianca, Eutopia, and Three Furlongs Bar and Grill.
Is Gateway North Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.