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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC
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125 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lionel and Rob are the consummate hosts. I could to recommend anything more than the Moon Gate Villa. Rob and Lionel have a beautiful home, set in an award winning tour route garden. Our Premium Suite was exceptional. The bed was unbelievably comfortable. We were welcomed with a guest guide, and Lionel directed us to the Ngawha Springs nearby, with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the second time we have visited Moon Gate Villa and it was like coming home. The hosts Lionel and Rob are amazing and the accomodation is bliss and very restful. Lionel's breakfast are worth no eating the night before - just so you can enjoy. We will be back

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

Hello 7Hoppy07 It's always a delight when return guest stay with us. We are very pleased you were able to relax and rejuvenate before your busy family catch up in Auckland. Thank you for your revisit and wonderful review. Kia Ora More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently booked a long weekend away at Moongate for the sole purpose of getting out of the city and having some time to relax before our baby arrives next week. We had searched through quite a number of North Island luxury accommodation options and settled on Moongate for several reasons. - Gorgeous location easy drive from... More 

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

Hello SaseveDale, Thank you for your fabulous review. We are very pleased you choose Moon Gate Villa to spend your relaxing break at, before the little one is born. Congratulation to mum & dad if the little one has already arrive :-) We will definitely put the spa pool on our wish list as we would enjoy this aswell. We... More 

Bonnells Bay, Australia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed in the cottage. We love staying at B&B's, we had 3 nights in the self contained cottage and had the most wonderful time. The cottage is extremely clean, and very tastefully decorated ( I am very fussy with cleanliness and interiors). It is self contained but it also is serviced with our bed turned... More 

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

Hello Andrealen and thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage and hope your next travel destination was just as good. Hope to see you over the ditch again in the furture. All the best. Kia ora Lionel More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Moon Gate - Instantly cosy and comfortable, & greeted with a warm welcome from the owners and their two lovely dogs. We chose our own cottage on the fields which was magic; charming, spacious, and a gorgeous bed! and with our own sun-trap-decking enjoying a pleasant outlook over their tropical gardens and grounds. Stunning,... More 

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

Hello Michael and Michael, Thank you for your wonderful review and so glad you enjoyed your experience here at Moon Gate Villa. Hope you are both well and hope to see you up this way again in the ear future for your next getaway weekend. Kia ora More 

Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It is a lovely property with a very personal touch and a caring atmosphere. We would have stayed longer if we had not been on a round trip through New Zealand. The breakfast was splendid and personally cooked by the owner with freshly sliced fruits, bakery, eggs and everything you would dream of for a perfect start into the day!

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

Thank you Christina M for your review and hope the rest of your journey around NZ was as memorable as your short stay here at Moon Gate Villa. We hope one day your travels bring you back to NZ and the Bay of Islands, so we can spoil you both again and you can take time to see our beautiful... More 

Melbourne
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168 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Kerikeri is a nice little town positioned far enough from the hustle and bustle of Paihai to have justified my decision not to tenant in the latter. I decided on Moon Gate Villa specifically thanks to Tripadvisor and on first impressions all was good in the world. There are no ifs or butts as to the quality of the main... More 

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

Hi Cuspub and thank you for taking the time to do such a terrific review. Kerikeri is indeed a better option for Bay of Islands visitors that find that Paihia’s bustling tourist focus does not suit them. I’m pleased you had a great stay, and from the sounds of things you slept really well in that wonderful bed. Our gardens... More 

Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 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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Lionel C, Owner at Moon Gate Villa, responded to this review

Hello Jeanharris and thank you for your wonderful review. We hope the rest of your journey went well and definitely look forward to both your return one day. Rob and I really enjoy the days when our cottage guests come over to the main house to check their emails, relax with a book or to just have a chat. We... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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 March 18, 2015

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 

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