About Us

“Cleanliness, Comfort & Great Service make lifetime memories that are remembered long after travel ends.”

Welcome to Kapiti Gateway Motel.  We look forward to sharing the Kapiti Coast with you…the perfect place to escape to and enjoy real Kiwi experiences.  "We moved to Kapiti in 2001 and simply love living here" says Viv.  Kapiti has such stunning scenery, great beaches and walks, wonderful cafes...and of course Kapiti Island Nature Reserve nestled just offshore.  Kapiti is less than an hour's train ride from Wellington City...a big bonus. "But mostly its the friendly people...and feeling so close to nature...yet so close to all Wellington City has to offer...that we love most" says Russell.

Our promise (and that of our fantastic staff) is to give you great service, smiles, spotlessly clean and comfortable accommodation…and do everything we possibly can to ensure you have a memorable stay on the Kapiti Coast. "Russell is constantly maintaining and upgrading things and the motel barely resembles the property we first came to" says Viv.  All renovations past, present and on-going are carefully planned and carried out with guest comfort in mind. 

Our location is ideal..."Waikanae is gorgeous...with its backdrop of beautiful native bush...picturesque river with great walking tracks...and stunning beach.  "In fact many of our guests arrive and wish they had booked for longer to enjoy the area more fully" Viv says.

Meet our spoodles: Angie (brown one) & her 'puppy' Ella.  Their most favorite thing is walking along the Waikanae River tracks...jumping in whenever they can.  They insisted we become 'pet friendly accommodation'...so we regularly welcome guests travelling with their pets.

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

We are personally committed to caring for our environment and understand the direct impact our business practices have on it. We take seriously our obligation to protect and conserve New Zealand's natural resources so that it remains a great place for future generations.  We are proud that our motel has proven results in energy efficiency, waste management, and water conservation.

Your Hosts:  Russell & Viv Willis



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