This gem of a place is very centrally situated on the main road into Kerikeri, yet once you drive down the long drive, busy life disappears and you enter a peaceful world. The piggies and ducks are very excited to see you and the staff are friendly and helpful. The room (we stayed in the Ruby bedroom) is very comfortable (bed, shower, furniture, tv). The balcony area is covered / sheltered, even on a windy and rainy day. The little kitchenette is very well appointed and it is easy to cook a meal as there is also a decent BBQ. Large decking in front of the room, with tables, give you the option to mingle with others.
The pool ..... OMGosh!!! Not saying anything more, but my swimming costume will be out first thing when I get there next time.
- the plunger head was broken. They did promise to fix it after we left.
- no metal brush to clean the BBQ.
TIP - take USB with movies - very good set up with TV & DVD, although they have a good selection of movies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avalon is a small boutique resort with self-contained serviced cottages and studio units, facing the golf course. Described as a little paradise and piece of heaven by many travellers, our 7 acre property features natural springs, waterfalls, lakes and river where you can kayaking. Our secluded valley has the feel of a nature retreat, but is close to shops, restaurants and various attractions in Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands. Set at the top of the valley, the stylish self contained cottages offer elevated views over the beautiful property. The deck, as well the large windows, allow one to be fully immersed in nature both inside and outside. With a king bed in the bedroom and 2 sofa-beds in the lounge, the unit can sleep up to 4 guests. The cosy self-contained studio rooms are located near the lush gardens around the Oasis pool complex. They sleep 2 or 3 guests and can be adjoined for families. Our studios all have an en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette and a private covered deck area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel Kerikeri