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Colonial House Motel

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178 Kerikeri Road | Cnr Peacock Garden Drive, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Waipukurau, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Motel is more than a motel ....it is a home-away-from-home ... Andrea and Alan gave me such a warm, friendly welcome when I arrived ... the little extras were wonderful - my cottage was lovely and warm as Andrea had turned on the heater earlier, the offer of freshly baked home made biscuits and a wine was tempting. The... More 

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Alandie, Owner at Colonial House Motel, responded to this review

Hi blue13127, thank you for such a wonderful review. It is really easy to be friendly and hospitable to such a gracious guest as yourself. So glad you loved the new Supreme Sleepyhead beds with the comfy-puffs - they really are delicious! We so look forward to welcoming you back again, Andrea & Alan. More 

Kaikohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed at the Colonial House several times, and it is very clean, very modern, and quiet. The owners are very welcoming, there are nice feather pillows to sleep on, a great spa bath, nice linens, and also I had a glass of wine and a treat, which was unexpected.

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Alandie, Owner at Colonial House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you BabalinaNY for the lovely review. It is very, very much appreciated. Every good wish for the future, Andrea & Alan (PussPuss & Biggles) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were welcomed with a glass of wine & cookies, very happy to spend time telling us about local attractions that would interest us & details of restaurants and a hand drawn map of all their locations. The room was clean & pleasant, the bed has to be one of the most comfortable I have slept in. The motel is... More 

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Saint Arnaud, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Greeted with a glass of wine, our stay got off to a great start. Lovely owners who know what customer service means. Beautifully appointed, clean rooms. Very comfortable beds. I can highly recommend the Colonial House Motel as THE place to stay in Kerikeri.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

After a long day of driving, meeting the couple who manage the motel was a pleasure. It was clear that customer service is important to them. The room was super clean and spacious. The motel is tucked away in a lovely, quiet spot that has flowering vegetation and other beautiful plants. Although there are elements of the room that appear... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Fantastic service, clean tidy room, friendly hosts. Great experience. Highly recommended accomodation. We stayed for 1 night and had some difficult requests but hosts went out of their way to accommodate us the best they could. Very comfortable room

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We spent two nights here and had a wonderful stay. Upon arrival we were offered complimentary wine and homemade ginger crunch - a nice unexpected surprise. There was a lovely spa bath for relaxation after our long days of sightseeing. The hosts were extremely helpful with advice for sightseeing around Kerikeri and dining options.

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Alan and Andea welcomed us here after a long drive. They couldn't do enough to help out and make us feel at home. The cabins were like an oasis in the woods surrounded by birdsong and lush vegetation.Parking is good here as well. It is located in an area off the main road, so fairly quiet. It is a walk... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We spent Auckland Anniversary Weekend in Kerikeri and found ourselves very well situated at the Colonial House Motel . The units are well-appointed and spotlessly clean & tidy. Andrea and Alan are very helpful and approachable hosts. We enjoyed the pool and spa pool. Also useful was our hosts' knowledge of the area when we were planning a side-trip to... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were impressed by this motel's tripadvisor reviews and rating so chose it as we had nothing else to help us decide. We didn't arrive until 10pm after a long day of travel and our children (aged one and four) were very tired the next day. Alan and Andrea were very kind and helpful hosts but we didn't feel that... More 

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Alandie, Owner at Colonial House Motel, responded to this review

Dear Ceri, thank you for your review. We especially wanted to welcome you and make you feel at home since we realised that flying from the UK and then driving 3½ hours to Kerikeri (arriving at 10pm) would be extremely tiring, especially for your very young family. We therefore kept our office open, waited up for you to arrive and... More 

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