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“Kerikeri Homestead” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Certificate of Excellence
Stirling, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Kerikeri Homestead”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

We were very impressed by the location and the facilities. Lovely pool. Nice hot tub (could have done to be a couple of degrees hotter), well maintained gardens, friendly staff.
Property was well positioned for touring the Northland and Bay of Islands.
Kitchen/cooking area in the studio is on the small side but workable. Dishwasher would have made all the difference.
Cabin creaks a lot at night.

Room Tip: Book a studio overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

After Driving up from Wellington we were ready for the 7 day stay we had booked but did wonder if there would be enough to do. We needn't have worried Homestead is very central and is not far from Waitangi, the lovely town of Paihia, touring the Bay and the Puketi forest walks (these are very well recommended themselves). Have a good day out come back and a short walk to a number of good restaurants, what could be a better way to spend a holiday! We were in one of the new apartments and that was clean quiet and very well equipped, couldn't ask for more.

Room Tip: The new apartments are well recommended
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

A very enjoyable and relaxing stay, great to chill out on your deck off the room and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Studio room was comfortable and clean and a good size. Friendly managers and staff who looked after all our needs. Some very nice restaurants just up the road, all in all a very pleasurable trip away.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank poppaboss
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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

The Managers Diane and Rob were extremely helpful and welcoming. Our room and linen was clean and fresh. We were there for a family wedding and they couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating on the wedding day. As previously mentioned, the wood cabins do creak a lot during the night, but Rob did advise us of this.

Room Tip: The wooden cabins creak at night, so one of the newer rooms would be more comfortable.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kaye V
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Diane B, Manager at Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
We thank you for your wonderful review and are extremely pleased you had a lovely stay at the motel. It was a pleasure having you here for the celebration. Hopefully we will see you all again in the future.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stayed at the KeriKeri Homestead for three nights last week. The accommodation was very comfortable, linen good and rooms clean. The Managers, Rob and Diane were very welcoming and helpful - stick with their recommendations, as they know the best way to see the sights, places to eat, etc. One word of warning though - don't have one of the 'lock wood' cabins, that creak and groan endlessly in the middle of the night.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Di V
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

We found this motel online and were lucky to find somewhere that could take us, at relatively short notice, in the Christmas/new year holiday period, for a reasonable price. What a find! They were super-flexible when we needed to change the dates of our stay. The deluxe studio room was very clean and comfortable and fresh. The staff were friendly and helpful. The free washing machine was appreciated. The location was very handy to everything in Kerikeri, but it was still quiet. But wait, there's more....the pool! DIVINE! Warm and new and perfect for a family with a young(ish) child. And we loved the spa too. Thanks so much, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicola B
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Diane B, Manager at Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thank you for your fantastic review! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and pleased the motel was to your satisfaction. Yes the pool was a magnificent addition over the Christmas period. Everyone loved it. I am sure we will see you again over the next Christmas season.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

When I arrived I received a warm welcome from Rob... When I got to our room, I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful and comfortable the room was. They are very clean, modern and I loved how you are walking distance to all the shops. Diane was lovely as well, I would recommend anyone to stay here. This Motel has better rooms than some of the hotels in Sydney! Will definitely return on my next visit to New Zealand.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments
Address: 17 Homestead Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments is the only fully serviced apartment complex right in the centre of Kerikeri township. Situated on three acres of tranquil park like grounds, this unique Four-Star-Plus motel is just a moment's walk from fantastic cafes, restaurants and bars and an ideal base from which to explore the Far North.We seek to provide each guest with a memorable experience with warm and sincere service and special attention to the finest details. Corporate guests can enjoy free unlimited broadband, generous work stations, and sumptuous breakfast to start the day. Our relaxed setting also provides an ideal setting for romantic interludes, family holidays or large groups. Enjoy relaxing poolside and starry nights soaking in the hot outdoor spa.Your hosts Michelle and Herb look forward to welcoming you to the Kerikeri Homestead Motel. ... more   less 
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