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Swallows Ridge

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   32A Rangitane Road, RD1, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 30 Kerikeri B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 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.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was a perfect start to our vacation. We ended up booking last minute and arriving late in the evening after driving all day. Chris and Mike were very sweet despite it all. Our room overlooked the bay and was beautiful. Very clean and modern. Amazing shower! The grounds, pool, and surrounding countryside were beautiful. Chris and Mike were down... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

What a find - this beautiful modern home with stunning views of the Bay was a treasure to find. It is quiet and secluded and has absolutely everything you need for a perfect visit to the Bay of Islands. The rooms are huge and spotless and everything has been thought of. There is a kitchen area for guests which is... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a wonderfully peaceful home from home. Michael and Chris are so helpful and booked various things to help us. Our room was very comfortable and having the use of the pool was great at the end of each busy day. Lovely views. This is an ideal location for the Bay of Islands as you are close enough to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

When Mike showed Lyn and I our room for the first time we were speachless. The views over the distant bay were the best we had in our stay on the North Island. Both Chris and Mike gave us excellent local advice on trips and places to eat. Our room was very comfortable, spotless and spacious. Mike's breakfast set us... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Mike and Chris are fantastic hosts ,very helpful and insightful,The property has lovely views, spacious rooms ,Mike makes a really good english breakfast. Would definately stay again and more than likely will on my next dive trip. thanks again Brenda and Alex

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Myself and My husband spent few days in North Island recently. Our first stay was at Swallows Ridge. We drove from Auckland which took us 4hours. when we reached KeriKeri it was dark. we were trying to find the way to Swallows ridge. we asked a policemen for directions. he generously offered us to drive to the spot. That was... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Superb accommodation in magnificent setting! Chris and Mike have thought through every detail to make their guests comfortable and welcome in their beautiful house. The only disappointment was not being able to stay longer!

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Address: 32A Rangitane Road, RD1, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Swallows Ridge 4*
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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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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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