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“Orange heaven”
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Relax a Lodge
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Booked an en-suite room but were shown to a cottage in the orange groves.Beautifully equipped with bathroom,kitchen,sitting area with TV and comfortable bed,We even had tea and cofee and a large bowl of oranges provided.Hosts Claus and Inger were most helpful and we had a most enjoyable stay.Keriki is adelightful town with some great walks.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank andwart
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

So glad we chose to stay here. Its really relaxing. The kitchen is very well equipped, probably the best I have seen. The animals are lovely, and the hosts are fantastic. Superb value for money.
Would have liked to stay much longer.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Wightlady503888
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I think this place has recently changed its name to Relax a Lodge. Personally find it more fitting as well because it is so much more than a hostel. We were in the Valencia Cottage what is now known as DoLittle. It is anything but little. We loved the place so much we wished we could have stayed longer! Beautifully decorated, the most comfortable bed, beautiful bedding, plush towels, fully equipped kitchen and everything provided was of the highest quality. It was even more comfortable and beautiful than all the motels we have been at in the country so far and at a fraction of the price! With the BBH card, it is even cheaper! Best money spent on accommodation yet!

You are surrounded by mandarin and orange trees and friendly pet dogs. You get free fruit and free wifi as well. Wished we could have spent more timechatting with the lovely people staying there and the owner. Thanks for a great stay and kudos for maintaining such an amazing place.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Judith C
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

What a fantastic place to stay - so glad we chose this place. The cottage was perfect for us and was beautifully presented and really well equipped - with everything from teabags, to washing up liquid in the kitchen. Our hosts were really friendly and flexible, allowing us to bring our cat and to check out late - fantastic service. Only 5 mins drive from town, so convenient.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Valencia cottage. Nestled in between rows of oranges, it was private and well equip...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

I booked the Valencia cottage for 10 nights and ended up staying 14. I loved the farm! It was so peaceful and relaxing. The two young men currently running the hostel, Christian and Martin, are so hospitable and cordial .... And the owner is simply wonderful. He helped me change my flat tire and we had a ball of a time! The workers staying in the lodge were some the most interesting people I have ever met. Such a wonderful blend of cultures, languages and interests. We spent a lot of time together talking about absolutely everything ... and music and Wagner in particular. All of the cottages are gorgeous and cozy, as is the hostel itself. Claes has given the place a personal touch that makes it feel just like home.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are quiet because the hostel and the cottages are situated in the middle of an orga...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Thanks to Stefan and his crew for a great stay. A terrific 3 nights in the Valencia cottage right in the orange groves. Enjoyed the fresh oranges and mandarines and the overall setting. Very relaxing and made special with the quality and cleanliness of the cottage and hostel area. Love the black Lab Nika, reminded us of our Lab left back home in France. Top marks guys for a splendid holiday location. Good luck with your future plans for the hostel. Dave and Lyn.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Thank you for an awesome stay. Your hostel is inviting, warm and friendly. The standard of the accommodation is exceptional and the friendliness of the staff is admirable. My daughter loved all the cute and nice animals and I loved the pool and the eco friendly features. Thanks for a wonderful stay we will certainly be back.

Room Tip: pick one of the cabins. It's very affordable and you live privately in the citrus orchard with t...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Inga K
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Additional Information about Relax a Lodge

Address: 1574 Springbank Rd | State Highway 10, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand (Formerly Kerikeri Farm Hostel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Kerikeri
Price Range: £35 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Relax a Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
»Come to find a little paradise.....«We are happy to welcome you in a cosy hostel with loads of character. Surrounded by our organic orange and mandarin orchard. We offer a wonderfully relaxing base for exploring the Bay of Islands and the Far North. Enjoy the atmosphere of a roaring fire. Relax on our spacious terrace while the sun is setting, swim in the pool or just sit back, relax and watch the oranges grow. ... more   less 
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