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Colonial House Motel

3.5 of 5 178 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paphos, Cyprus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked Colonial House to stay by chance and had a great cottage which was great, had everything we needed. We were offered wine and cookies when we arrived by Andrea who, rightly takes great pride in Colonial House. Very peaceful and a great place to relax

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Kerikeri was our first stop on a 3-week driving holiday round N.Z. After a long flight from Perth and a long drive from Auckland, to arrive at this lovely Motel was such a pleasure. We were made to feel so welcome, with cookies, and later a glass of wine to enjoy. Our cottage was so cosy & comfortable, and quiet.... More 

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Mangonui, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights in a 2 bedroom cottage situated near the pool area. It had its own outdoor area and was very quiet and private. The unit itself was lovely, new carpet and very comfortable beds. Andrea and Alan greet you warmly and friendly, complete with a glass of wine and some cookies. Whilst it is not walking... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

on arrival we were given wine and cookies, a great start. Advice on local places to eat and places to visit were shared freely. Very friendly and welcoming. The room was spotless, very nicely furnished and contained everything we needed. The location is so peaceful we overslept! The only slight gripe is the internet. It is free but it is... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed two nights with my husband & children. Hostess very friendly and I even got a glass of wine & home baking! Freshly renovated bathrooms and nice decor. Clean & tidy. Reasonably priced. It's in a quiet spot with a short stroll to great restaurants and the historic Stone Store by the river. We will definitely stay again!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed here for three nights to escape the city and catch up with friends and family. The carpet in the unit was obviously new since it felt like walking on cotton wool! Lovely to see owner/operators that take pride in looking after their guests. Wished I could have stayed on longer, even though it was winter, the warm hospitality of... More 

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Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

One of my best stop in New Zeland. I had first a warm welcome by the owner and his wife. The room was simply awesome, a kind of little house surrounded by trees; absolutely comfortable and clean. If looking for a peaceful and relaxing environment, that's the perfect place. Absolutely recommended.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was the perfect place to end our long journey in New Zealand. We were a bit travel weary by the time we arrived in Keri Keri, but the Colonial House provided us with everything we needed to relax and refresh before returning home. Our space felt like a quiet, secluded cottage away from it all, yet we were minutes... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Not bad, nice and quiet with a pool and nice garden surrounds. A short walk to town and friendly staff. The room has all kitchen facilities, awesome shower and small but nice deck facing the sun. We had a very nice relaxing time here.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We are a family with a young kid. We had a wonderful stay in the motel for a week last summer. The hosts Andrea and Alan were a sweet couple who welcomed us with home baked cookies and house wine. They were also very helpful explaining the attractions in and near Kerikeri. I had asked for a humidifier when booking... More 

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Address: 178 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial House Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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