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“A suberb B & B in beautiful setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Swallows Ridge
Ranked #1 of 30 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A suberb B & B in beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

On our arrival at Swallows Ridge, owners Chris & Mike made us extremely welcome. Their modern Home is situated to give stunning views over the Bay of Islands. The En suite rooms are spacious, airy and spotless. Chris & Mike are happy to offer helpful advice whether you are planning to tour around or just relax during your stay. We will certainly be returning to Swallows Ridge and cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Three nights were too short to fully appreciate this modern and fully equipped Bed and Breakfast. The hosts are friendly, helpful and make great breakfasts to provide a foundation for days of exploring the Bay of Islands. The view from the terrace and the pool is commanding to the point that we almost wished for days locked up at the place just to rest and enjoy the location. The nights are quiet and dark, excellent for star gazing. This is a place we will definitely return to if given the chance.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We had a great time staying for two nights.Mike and Chris were wonderfull hosts making our visit unforgettable,they made us feel at home and made good recommendations about dining and what to do in the area.Great country location with breath taking views of the bay.We can't
wait to visit again.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Travelled to kerikeri in March and fortunately had excellent weather. Such a lovely peaceful location and glad we made the effort to see this part of New Zealand. The place is fantastic , modern style with all the mod cons. The hosts were so welcoming and could not do enough to help us plan our stay. Breakfasts were excellent and the views really nice. Would thoroughly recommend.

Room Tip: Both rooms were large and very clean, highly recommended.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay with Mike & Chris at Swallows Ridge B&B. It was our first night in New Zealand and we were not disappointed! They were wonderful hosts, with great restaurant recommendations and breakfast the next morning was fantastic. The only thing that would have made it better, is if we would have thought to call them directly to book a reservation, they can provide better than published rates. We would love to return for another visit, and know they would welcome and remember us!

Room Tip: We enjoyed the Swallow room which was located on the corner with sea view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

A beautiful spot and great central location for our few days in Bay of Islands area. Mike and Chris were very hospitable, their modern comfortable home provided everything we could wish for. We are happy to recommend it thoroughly. We played golf at Kauri Cliffs and also Kerikeri GC which were both fantastic.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

The view, the hosts, the property -- all exceptional, A-plus. It's doubtful you'll find a more enjoyable place to stay while visiting Kerikeri or the Bay of Islands area. Mike and Chris will treat you as old friends and see to any of your travel needs.

Room Tip: You won't go wrong choosing any of the 3 rooms.
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Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Swallows Ridge

Property: Swallows Ridge
Address: 32A Rangitane Road, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visit our purpose built award winning accommodation (2010 House of the Year Silver Medal). Set in 21 acres, our secluded and peaceful location is a designated Kiwi area. Yet is near to town and only two minutes drive to Doves Bay Marina. Enjoy peace and tranquility with fantastic coastal views of the Bay of Islands, Kent Passage and Kerikeri Inlet. Swim in the heated 12mtr pool or relax on your own private patio. All rooms are large with en suite. Home made bread and eggs from our own chickens for breakfast. Visit Kerikeri's historic Stone Store, cafes, farmers market and art galleries, play a round of golf or take a trip to a local beach. Swim with dolphins or catch a marlin - we can arrange it for you. ... more   less 
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