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Colonial House Motel

3.5 of 5 178 Kerikeri Road, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Whangarei, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely love this place, my girlfriend and I go up here every now and then just to get away from everything and put our feet up. nice quiet place and always greeted by the sound of birds. The hosts are very lovely and always make us feel welcome.

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22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed 2 single nights on our trip and this was a relaxing safe haven in wild storms. It was on the top end of our budget (but under $200 for 4), but worth it. I hastily read reviews while we were driving into town and decided on this place. We were welcomed with a glass of wine and kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What a beautiful stay and a wonderful place to unwind. The pool is small but perfect (salted so less chemicals :-)) A hot tub to soak away the days aches and a beautiful setting. The room was laid out well, clean and with all facilities. The bed was fantastic and the linen sharp. However the most impressive aspect of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Upon arrival we were greated by the owners with a glass of wine and shortbread and instantly felt at home. The couple that own the Colonial are very charming and obviously take great pride in their accomodation. We had a spa bath room which was large, comfortable and very tastefully decorated, The fixtures, fittings and furniture had obviously recieved a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We loved our stay at Colonial House. Andrea and Alan were wonderful hosts...nothing was too much for them...from the friendliness of our first email to when we departed. We would definitely return. The unit was perfect for us. I must mention the amazing bathroom. I've never experienced such a modern, light, spacious bathroom in any motel before. . If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We discovered we had stayed there before and can only imagine for similar reasons of economy, convenience and location. In a nice location near the town. With the new deviation the road is much quieter. A very comfortable unit. We were warmly received, given a glass of wine and cookies, and continued to receive good attention. The units are cabins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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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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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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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Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kerikeri
#3 Family Hotel in Kerikeri
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kerikeri
#5 Business Hotel in Kerikeri

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