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Abilene Garden Motel

136 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here when visiting relatives in NZ at Christmas and touring up North with my sister and brother in law, great sized room with full kitchen and bath/ shower facilities, comfortable beds, large screen TV, on site hot tub and small outdoor pool, location is only a 5 min stroll into the town where there are plenty of eateries and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Warm welcome. Very clean and tidy. One bedroom unit has all you need for a long weekend away, excellent size for small family. Good little play area for kids. Close to town by easy walk. Will definitely stay again when in Kerikeri. Thanks Abilene.

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My wife and I stayed in this motel for circa three weeks in January/February 2015. The rooms were spacious and adequately furnished with good internet/WIFI connection. The pool was great. The owners, who only took this motel over a few weeks before our arrival, were very friendly and helpful as were their staff. The motel was a little dated -... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I really liked this motel. Simple but spacious rooms, lovely setting, good free wifi, good location and very comfy beds. The rooms are basic but have a couple of nice touches like the cute cushions and good quality bedding that give this place a retro feel - like a cosy kiwi bach (beach house). I didn't use the pool (partly... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

New owners are very friendly and have made quite a few improvements since taking over just before Christmas. The room was very clean and most kitchen bits were New. The owners are working hard to update the rooms. The motel is within walking distance of the shops and even though it is on a main road it is very quiet.... More 

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Waikato, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed here as a family with three children. We were travelling with the wider family, so my parents and brother had rooms here too. The staff were very friendly, welcoming, and the units were clean, comfortable, and quiet. Our children loved the pool, and the owners provide additional towels for swimming or the spa, which is great. We walked... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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334 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This motel had many nice features--a spa, gardens, great outfitting in the kitchenette and a spacious, compartmentalized bathroom. And the price was good. We would recommend it to others even though it is a bit dated. It's very close to town and staff gave us good tips on grocery stores to visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This motel is well situated on the edge of Kerikeri, close to the Stone Store and also within a few minutes walk of the town centre and shops. The accommodation meets all needs but is tired and in need of modernising. It is clean and well stocked. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. It's a perfectly fine base for... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

we stayed here for a night having booked some months ago via travel bug, although owners had not hears of them and needed to prove payment had been made, which had some time ago, room was basic and fridge was turned off, unbeknown til us til morning, so everything had soured in the heat, could do with a spring clean

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Mount Maunganui
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed a short notice when stuck in Northland due to road closures. We needed to accommodate 2 adults and 4 kids, and Abilene was one of only two available motels that could do this. We had unit 2, which was basic and dated but clean. There was a bit of mold in the bathroom area on wall/roof, but apart... More 

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