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Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here while on a NZ leisure trip. Staff (mainly owners) was very friendly and always helpful. Rooms are worth the money, everything is clean and beds are comfortable. Cosy small island in KeriKeri. Would definitely come back.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Chris M
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Thank you for you very positive comments, glad that you
enjoyed your stay in Kerikeri, it certainly is a great spot.

Kind Regards,
Wendi
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Bottom Line - you can spend a lot, lot more money for much, much less lodging by not making Woodlands your choice when visiting the Northland of New Zealand. Read on only if you need to be convinced.

We fully concur with the positive/glowing comments from previous reviewers. They are right on!

This was our first time in NZ, and while staying with friends in nearby Opua, we wanted a little Tiki-Tour (sightseeing) and alone time, but we were completely unfamiliar with the area and a little reluctant to drive (left side of the road). We knew how to get to Kerikeri so we decided to start there. We Googled Kerikeri and clicked on the AA Travel site and found Woodlands.

We liked the Woodlands Web Site - price looked fair, so on short notice, we called and talked with Tony. We were lucky - very lucky to have found this great facility and these two wonderful people (Wendi and Tony).

We easily booked through Tony by phone, but could just have effortlessly used the web site. We had a bit of trouble with the address only because of the street numbering method in KeriKeri. When coming off SH10, or from the airport, you drive all the way through the town on Kerikeri Road with that little left jog, and then back to the Kerikeri Road, and on toward the "historic sights." Just past the town the Woodlands is well-marked on your left.

Ideal location. Close (walking distance) to town for food, coffee and shopping. Close to KeriKeri walking paths/falls. Close to the golf course. Close to nearby attractions/walks/sights/other towns/wineries/bays/beaches.

We booked an Executive Single - the room was well appointed, very clean with all amenities and a stocked fridge. Room has a porch with small table on the back side that faced the nearby forest. Nice setting for our evening wine and snacks. Bathroom was perfect - great shower with plenty of pressure and hot water.

The King Bed is actually a King Plus and was the most comfortable mattress/bedding we have experienced in any of our many trips over the years. Sweet!

We can't say enough about Wendi and Tony's hospitality, care and concern for us and for all their guests. They made us feel like family, and Tony makes a mean gin and tonic. We didn't try Wendi's cuisine, which was a mistake (next time), but we did take her up on restaurant suggestions - both perfect evenings for us.

In closing, if you are looking for value for your Kiwi Dollar and a wonderful experience as well - go no further than Woodlands ... and when you do, please give our best wishes to Wendi and Tony.

Don and Laurie from Napa

Room Tip: We liked the rooms that backed towards the wooded area.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
What a wonderful review, thank you soooo much, it was great to meet you both and
so glad that you enjoyed Woodlands.

Kind Regards,
Wendi
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Two very keen golfers enjoyed a fantastic stay at the Woodlands Motel. It is ideally located near the centre of town, very good value and a great base to enjoy the areas golf courses and other attractions. The hospitality of Tony, Wendi and all the staff was well beyond our expectations and we were made to feel very much at home. Easily the best motel experience I have encountered, full of surprises and highly recommended if visiting Kerikeri. Dave

Room Tip: Book a studio unit if available
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave C
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Thank you Dave, so glad that you enjoyed your stay and of course
our lovely golf course that we have here. We enjoyed getting to know
you both and hopefully see you back in Kerikeri.

Kind Regards,
Wendi
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Broome, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Our annual holiday wouldn't be complete without including a visit to Tony & Wendi at Woodlands Motel in Kerikeri. They are outstanding hosts with the perfect mix of hospitality and fun, the food is second to none and the venue is relaxing, caters for all ages and is a beautiful 'woodland' setting. We really love everything about it and will keep returning to see the lovely Wendi and Tony every Kerikeri holiday.

Room Tip: All rooms view out to lovely tall woodlands with different types of rooms for different groups - com...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicky H
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments, it is always wonderful to see you both return and we look forward to you next year.

Wendi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

My partner and i have just spent 2 nights in this motel and really it is an excellent one . The bedroom was spacious, perfectly well equiped and clean . Nothing missed to prepare a meal .
We really enjoyed it . What more could we expect than that .. And also the kindness of Wendi to explain us where to go and what to see !
A great motel in a lovely garden .

Room Tip: The bedroom number 6 is very well situated near the forest so with a minimum of traffic.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank claudeGrenoble
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely comments,
it was great that you enjoyed your stay, Northland
certainly is a treasure to see.

Kind Regards,
Wendi
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Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

We recently had the pleasure of experiencing a week of the most outstanding hospitality of Tony & Wendi and staff at Woodlands in Kerikeri. This hidden gem was a great place for our large group with a wonderful spacious outdoor entertaining area where we could enjoy our get togethers for meals, drinks and meetings. The rooms were all well presented and our super king size bed was so comfy, I had the most wonderful sleeps each night. It was great having such a lovely bush setting so close to the CBD. Thanks Tony & Wendi for all your efforts in making our week such a memorable and enjoyable one. Will definately see you again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cheryl T
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review.
We certainly enjoyed having your group here to stay and so glad that you enjoyed our "Hidden Gem" and look forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards,
Wendi
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

My mate Dave and I went up to Kerikeri for a 3 day golfing weekend and the Woodlands motel was a Golfers paradise, Wendi and Tony were absolutely excellent Hosts two of the loveliest people that I have met, she cooked us excellent meals and they introduced us to some hard case and neat people and boy did we have a great time.. Golf during the day, party/BBQ/lots of Laughs at night, I will definitely be recommending this place to my family and friends, in fact we're taking our wives back with us next time to meet them....."nothing was a problem" SO, if you're planning a boys or girls weekend go stay at Woodlands Motel and meet some unique Kiwis. Thank you Wendi and Tony and friends for a lovely time.

Room Tip: Get the good ones before you mates!!!!!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank james_the_golfer
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Hi James,

Yes Kerikeri is certainly a good place to position yourself for some great golf.
Many thanks for the awesome review and glad that you and Dave enjoyed yourselves.
Great weekend. Thank you

Wendi
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Property: Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue
Address: 126 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect for business travelers, weekend getaways and tourists alike, Woodlands is just a short stroll from Kerikeri cafes, restaurants and boutique shopping. Fantastic value with facilities and accommodation styles to suit a range of needs. Enjoy a relaxed stay in a native bush setting and informal environment. Conference facilities are available for business meetings, weddings and group functions including catering and bar service. ... more   less 
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