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Moon Gate Villa

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462 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 5 nights in the wonderful garden cottage. Comfortable,clean cottage set in beautiful gardens. Our hosts Lionel and Rob were most helpful and always a morning coffee when we went to the main house to check our emails. We loved the area and already planning to visit again next year and plan to stay again at Moon Gate Villa.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little NZ traesure. We were met at the airport and brought to a hidden gem. Our room had every luxury you could want. Beds turned down every evening with a flower and a local hand made chocolate! Fab big bathroom and great shower. Lovely warm outdoor pool and gardens to chill out in at the end of the day.... More 

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Hello girlinthesky10 and thank you for the wonderful review, We aim to please all our guests but really appreciated all reviews to ensure we stay on top of things and to ensure guest like yourselves, really, truely have a memorable stay. All the best and hope you see you both this way again one day. Kia ora from Lionel, Rob... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent 3 nights at the property as a group of 3 couples. We were in the cottage and the other 2 couples were in the rooms. The property is on the main road into Keri Keri and as you drive down the driveway you get a real surprise. This property is a gem set back off the road... More 

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Hello Ulli f and friends. Thank you for the fabulous review from a fabulous group of great friends. Rob and I enjoyed your stay here and it was great to hear lots of laughter, talk of the great wine and food experiences here in little old Kerikeri, it is a great gem of a place. We hope your stay on... More 

Marlborough
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Brilliant B&B and highly recommended! Hosts Lionel and Rob make you fell right at home in their lovely house and beautiful gardens. Rooms are very quiet and comfy with all the amenities you need, and the bed was one of the most comfortable ever! We were spoiled for choice for breakfast, everything was so delicious and very well presented. Thanks... More 

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Hello Leslie and Steve and thank you for taking the time to write us a great review. Thank you. It was an absolute pleasure to have meet you both and I found it very informative about the malborough wine area and hope to get there one day. We hope you sort out your small wind problem...:-) but your views are... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What a wonderful B&B! From the moment we arrived, Lionel and Rob made us feel so welcome. We stayed at Moon Gate Villa for three nights at the end of a three week holiday; I was driving around New Zealand with my twin sister and our 89 year old father. Everything about Moon Gate Villa is amazing...the luxurious, beautifully decorated... More 

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Hello PT2807 and thank you for your wonderful reveiw. It was a wonderful pleasure to have looked after you and your sister and your wonderful father and we seriously hope to get your neck of the woods one day soon. We look forward to your dad taking us for the best Fish & Chips ever...:-) We hope the journey home... More 

San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We’ve travelled to New Zealand several times, but never visited KeriKeri. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I searched online for top notch properties. From our arrival, with a sign with our names on it displayed on the front porch welcoming us, and the sign with my name wishing me a happy birthday. Lionel and Rob are fantastic hosts... More 

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Hello Everichards and thank you for the wonderful review. You and your wonderful husband were an absolute pleasure to look after and to get to know. We were privlaged and happy to have been part of your birthday on every day you were here, I just hope I get to have one of those fabulous times in you neck of... More 

Wayne, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were lucky to get to spend 3 weeks in February in beautiful NZ. Kerikeri was our first stop after Auckland and we felt so fortunate to have stayed at Moongate Villa. We stayed in the cottage and what a treat. Spotless and comfortable set in a lovely environment. Great gardens. Unfortunately we could only stay two nights but plan... More 

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biglegsrocky, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Hi Barb and Wayne, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate all reveiws good and not so good but happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and might be back. We look forward to seeing you again if you do find yourself back this way. All the best. Kia ora Lionel More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed for five nights in the cottage annexe and had a wonderful stay.. Although a little cut off from the other guests we really enjoyed catering for ourselves and eating our evening meal on the cottage veranda overlooking the wonderful gardens. Most nights we were joined by Lionel's two dogs! The cottage is fully equipped for self catering and... More 

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biglegsrocky, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Hello Paul and Yvonne G and thank you for your review. We thoroughly enjoyed looking after you both and hope your journey back home was pleasent. We look forward to your next visit to the Bay of Island if your travels bring you back here to NZ Kia ora Lionel More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This B+B fully deserves its five star rating with exceptional standards of hospitality, service and accommodation in a beautiful setting. It surely must be one of the finest in the whole of NZ! We had a highly enjoyable stay in the deluxe room for 3 nights in early February 2015. We loved the modern tasteful decor, the large comfortable bed,... More 

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Wow Graham! What a humbling review. Thank you for taking the time for writing such considerate feedback, and of course we both love to hear how much our geusts enjoyed their stay with us. Rob was absolutely chuffed to hear you were impressed by his school boy welsh - long ago as that was. We hope you had a wonderful... More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Rob and Lionel are fantastic hosts and run a lovely B&B. They just get it... starting with the wonderful welcome, chocolates in the evening, making dinner recommendations and reservations , waking up to a yummie morning breakie to finishing with a goodbye from them both and their sweet dogs and cat. Highly recommend this wonderful B&B!

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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Well guys, in the end it all worked out didn't it? We fretted when the weather wasn't quite right for your big day diving. but the Waitangi thing was fabulous and the next day worked out fine anyhow. You were great fun as guests - don't forget to send a pic of your Newfoundland Halifax in the motorbike side car!!!... More 

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