3.8 out of 5

"Nice location, cosy atmosphere. Pleasant surroundings " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 26 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Gateway Motor Inn Boutique Hotel you'll be 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Vintage Aviation Museum and 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Shear Discovery. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet and balconies.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 10 rooms feature sitting areas, portable fans and hairdryers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges, microwaves and room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Irons/ironing boards and desks are also available. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and express check-in. Other amenities include laundry facilities, express check-out and luggage storage. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Masterton hotel, you'll be 37.6 km (23.3 mi) from Martinborough Vineyard.

1 King Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$109* Per night/room 22 Aug. - 23 Aug.

2 King or Twin Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 King Studio Accessible

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Gateway Motor Inn Boutique Hotel ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Gateway Motor Inn Boutique Hotel

Everyone (21) Couples (1)
2 out of 5
Fawlty towers revisited! No one there to meet and greet - couldn’t raise anyone for ages! Rang bell, rang phone walked all around whole complex but no one there! Finally raised someone! Website indicated there was a bar and restaurant but alas NO! Been closed for months! No champagne glasses in room, no cups/mugs for tea/coffee, no remotes for TV! Paint job on deck lazy! Rolled but no cutting in so paint on walls etc. screws holding up fence a joke! Half of them didn’t make it to the stud! But clean, nice room, great shower! Disappointed ☹️ not what we expected!

Posted by on 26 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice location, cosy atmosphere. Pleasant surroundings

Posted by on 26 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Sep. 2018 by TI

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our Motel. Regards Gateway Motor Inn

5 out of 5

Clean tidy and comfortable.

Pros: As above
Cons: Nothing
Location: Masterton is a nice clean and tidy Wairarapa town servicing the farming sector.
Great place to stay, nice decor, clean and comfortable but the best part was the friendliness and hospitality of the staff upon arrival.

Posted by on 17 May 2018

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4 out of 5

A Hidden Gem

Pros: A high quality place to stay.
Cons: The plain entrance, car park and gardens don't do justice to the lovely hotel inside.
The facade of the hotel that greets you doesn't do justice to the quality inside. The room was huge, comfortable, quiet, tastefully decorated and the bathroom modern. The hosts were very welcoming & helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again and to recommend it to anyone.

Posted by on 19 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Apr. 2018 by Tushna

Dear Guest. Thank you for giving us a rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care!

3 out of 5
The place is tired and needs an upgrade to modernise it. Whilst it was ok for a bed for the night, I wouldn't recommend it for a stay longer than a couple of nights.

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5

Very friendly hotelier

Everything was great for our stay but the guy behind the counter was so friendly and helpful, gave me lots more tea bags and milk when asked.

Posted by , from Waikanae on 1 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

Unassuming hotel beautiful rooms

May not look much from the outside but was a great experience. Lovely room nice and modern bathroom. And handy to town. Staff friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from wellington. nz on 15 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Nov. 2017 by Manager, Gateway Motor Inn

Dear Andrea, Thanks for your sharing your experience of your stay at Gateway Motor Inn. We are pleased you liked our property. We hope to see you again in near future.

4 out of 5
Very nice and friendly staff. Good sized rooms and beds.

Posted by on 11 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Nov. 2017 by Gateway Motor Inn

Dear Guest, Thank you for the appreciation. We are glad you liked the services and other amenities of the property. Regards

4 out of 5

My stay

My visit was vary nice staff were helpful great Plc

Posted by on 13 Sep. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Sep. 2017 by Rupi

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.Regards

5 out of 5

Enjoyable stay

Pros: The inside decor, and plenty of parking. Its also very quiet with no road noise.
Cons: The outside of the building, gardens, attention to detail . Promote it as a function centre, open the restaurant/bar to the public.
Location: Whilst it is a little way out of town its not too far to go for a meal etc
My first impression of Gate Motor Inn was a positive one when I received a friendly txt message from Roby, the Manager asking my approximate arrival time so the heater could be turned on in my room so it would be warm and cosy for my arrival. This was very much appreciated and a nice gesture. Check in was easy and Roby kindly offered to help me with my luggage. My room was warm and inviting and very clean with nice decor and comfortable couch and bed. Whilst the outside of the building is looking a liitle tired there are plans in the near furture to refurbish which will be an improvement. The main sign as seen from the road could be revamped/updated and clearer to read. Not sure if its a Hotel, Boutique Motor Inn or Motel - as the sign on the side of the building says.Not a criticism just a comment. Over all I enjoyed my stay very much and would definately stay again. Thank you Roby for your excellent service.

Posted by , from Wellington on 23 Aug. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Aug. 2017 by Roby

Hello Debby, Thank you so much for your review and suggestions. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Gateway Motor Inn. The refurbishment of outer building is starting in September. Thank you for the color choice you gave me for the outer building. The bar and restaurant of the property will be operational soon. We will certainly work on the main sign to make it more visible. We are fortunate to have wonderful people like you on our property. Your views and words of appreciation means a lot for us Debby!!! Looking forward to see you soon. Regards

About the Gateway Motor Inn Boutique Hotel

Location 290 High St, Solway, Masterton, 5810

All-inclusive Details

  • Taxes not included
  • Gratuities not included

Property Features

Gateway Motor Inn Boutique Hotel offers its guests a garden, laundry facilities, and express check-in. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Gateway Motor Inn Boutique Hotel also features room service (during limited hours) and express check-out. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Masterton hotel.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Gateway Motor Inn Boutique Hotel offers 10 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas and includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Separate bedroom
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts


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 15.00 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Gateway Motor Inn Boutique Hotel Masterton
  • Gateway Motor Inn Boutique Hotel
  • Gateway Motor Boutique Masterton
  • Gateway Motor Boutique

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.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.