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Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence
Skipton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place and hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed three nights here with friends from Auckland. Excellent rooms and location. Toni and Wendy couldn't have been more helpful.
This was my first experience of New Zealand motels and one of the best.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank edcullatlarge
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Many thanks for your wonderful review, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that the rest of your time in NZ was just as great as Northland.

Kind Regards,
Wendi and Tony
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Southwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We chose this venue because it looked a bit alternative and offered good value. We were not disappointed. The location is super, surrounded by trees, the rooms were very nice and the welcome given by Tony and Wendi was just what we needed after a long drive. We ate at Woodlands the first night until we got our bearings round Kerikeri, and had a super meal. The rooms were comprehensively equipped and there is a laundry where clothes can be washed for a modest sum. All in all a great place to stay.

Room Tip: We had a room with a deck at the rear of the site, some did not have this facility
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Many thanks for your great review, I know totally what you mean about it being alternative,
that is exactly what appealed to us when looking for something different. Glad that you enjoyed our choice.

All the best,
Wendi
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Derby, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is a gorgeous little motel. Our room and all the facilities were spotlessly clean and the communal kitchen was very well equipped. The pool was clean and quiet and the hot tub very welcome! The owners worked hard to run the place and one could tell they cared a lot about it. They were lovely, friendly people. It was in a great location, within easy walking distance of extensive amenities in Kerikeri. In context of other stays around NZ this was also amazing value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank CarolineWoo
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and glad that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise, we are very lucky and end up with the most loveliest guests like yourselves.
Thank you for choosing Woodlands and take care.

Wendi
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Thank you very very much Wendi. I would & have recommended your motel to everyone on my Facebook. Rick & I have stayed in numerous motels but none as tranquil, peaceful or welcoming as yours. Apart from that great big green moth with dragon thing on it's back you have a 10 out of 10 establishment, if I could rate it higher I would. We will be coming back & this time a lot longer. You knew I was sick when we arrived & you did everything you could to make sure I was ok & comfortable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our stay the best. xxx

Room Tip: The rooms facing the bushes are the best ever !!!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sharonrick
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Oh how awesome, what a wonderful review, thank you so much, it was just a real shame
that you where so ill - I just hope that you now have done something about it.
As for Monty he always greets our guests. Look forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards,
Wendi and Monty
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

This is the second time we have stayed at the Woodlands Motel within the past six months, and I can't not, not rave about this gorgeous place. Its the service and care from the owners that is quite exceptional, and having travel internationally alot, I think we can be very proud of Wendi and Tony, as quite remarkable Kiwi ambassadors.Last week Wendi was away for a few days, and left Tony to manage. One night we decided to have dinner in the dining room and Tony left the bar to cook us a really yummy dinner,and then had to rush to the desk to check in new guests then back the bar, then back to the kitchen. He did this with such good grace and lots of humour. The new quest asked him if this was Faulty Towers we all shouted no way....
If you are planning to come to New Zealand and to the North,you will be doing yourself a great favour, and you will enjoy genuine friendly kiwi hospitality.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank loveroflife40
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you very for much for your wonderful review and I do hope
that "Basil" did his best in looking after you all! Till the next visit.

Many thanks and Kind Regards,
Wendi
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Franklin, Tennessee
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106 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

This is a perfect motel. It's right in town, but it feels like you are miles away from everything. There are walks along the river right outside your door, but also it's a 10 minute walk to restaurants and cafes. There is a nice little sitting area, pool and communal kitchen that definitely is a step above what you would expect. Wendi and Tony are so helpful and a delight. We intended on only staying a night, but stretched it to three because it was so comfortable. WIFI is available in 100MG chunks at no charge with a password.

Room Tip: Since there is a small deck/terrace with each room the ones facing the bush would be preferable to t...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lynne08
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woodlandsmotel, Owner at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Hello Lynne,

So glad that you did, it was lovely to have you both stay with us.
I hope that you enjoy the rest of your time in NZ.

Kind Regards,
Wendi
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Auckland
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Stayed here for one night and wish it could have been longer! Rooms were comfortable, clean and very well equipped.

Location was awesome - felt so secluded but only 5 minutes from the city.

Bathrooms and kitchen were also clean and was very impressed with the facilities - kitchen had everything and free use of BBQs was great!

The lady we dealt with during our stay was so friendly and helpful - owners were having a day off so she was filling in but was great!!

Recommend this to anyone heading up north and will definitely be back next time!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Erin O
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woodlandsmotel, Manager at Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Hi Erin,

Thank you for your lovely comments, so glad that you enjoyed Woodlands and our "Minder",
sorry that we didn't get to meet you hopefully next time round.

Kind Regards,
Wendi
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Additional Information about Woodlands Motel & Conference Venue

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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