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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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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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167 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 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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30 reviews
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 

Marlborough
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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