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Kimi Ora Eco Resort
4.0 of 5 Spa   |   99 Martin Farm Road | RD2 Motueka, Kaiteriteri 7160, New Zealand   |  
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Beautiful Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We arrived at about 9pm, but the office had left out our key and paperwork for us. We went straight to the hot tub and swam in the pool since they closed at 10pm and we wanted to enjoy some of the amenities. Both were very nice. The pool was warm enough for my daughters to swim in, but a little chilly for me. Our Unit was #17. It was bigger than what we had reserved and very nice. The kitchen was good size and everyone had comfy beds. Wish we would have had more time to enjoy it. I wanted to do laundry, but I was unprepared. I had no laundry detergent and no change. There isn't a night staff, so I was unable to get those things. The surroundings were gorgeous. We had breakfast at 8am and the continental breakfast was quite tasty and had a good variety of cereals and breads along with cheeses, yoghurt, and juices. My whole family found things to enjoy. The coffee was great. When I went to check out the lady at the desk expressed concern that we had gotten in late and were leaving early so we wouldn't be able to spend much time there. Very thoughtfully, she gave us a bit of a discount since we were there less than 12 hours. We appreciated this kindness very much!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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kimiora, Manager at Kimi Ora Eco Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Lisa27Marie

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your positive review.
We apologies that there were no staff here to greet you on your arrival. We now have someone contactable at all times to ensure there is always someone here for late arrivals as well as for any assistance required.
We are glad that you were still able to enjoy our facilities despite your late arrival and hope you will be able to visit us again soon.

Kind Regards,
Karina and the team at Kimi Ora Eco Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We are 2 friends on a girls getaway weekend for 2 nights - but we could have easily stayed for longer (if it wasn't for husbands, kids and jobs calling us back!). We booked a 1 bedroom chalet and had Unit 12. This gave us a king bed in the bedroom and a single bed in the living room which was all we needed and allowed us to have a bit of space each. The single bed wasnt the greatest but the king was good. It cost $155 for the room booked direct through their website. They do have 2 bedroom units if you prefer 2 double beds. The room also had 2 lazy boys, a heat pump, a flat screen TV, a small hob and fridge (but no microwave) and it was all we needed for making breakfast and lunches and a quick dinner one night. The bathroom looked new and had a very good shower.
We used the spa, saunas, indoor pool and steam room both days and booked a massage on day 2...it was really good and we wish we had time to do it again the next day but we had to head away. We had the 3 course vegetarian dinner one night and it was hot, tasty and fresh. I would do this again.
It is up a hill (parking wasnt too bad considering the uphill location), the views are amazing overlooking Kaiteri and ocean. The atmosphere at Kimi Ora is about being healthy, natural and relaxing and we even fitted in a walk each day.
We found the staff to be very helpful from answering our first enquiries, sorting our reservation and booking for massages through to check out.
It is not a 5 star glitzy resort, but rather a special natural place to spend some time relaxing.
We will certainly do it again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kimiora, Manager at Kimi Ora Eco Resort, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Dear HughesChristchurch
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your positive review. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay Kimi Ora Eco Resort as well as the facilities and vegeterian food.
It was a pleasure to have you staying with us and hope you find the time to visit us again for more relaxation.
Kind Regards
Karina and the team at Kimi Ora Eco Resort
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Kimi Ora...the rooms were spotlessly clean...but very tired. You can tell the resort is 20 years old. The staff were friendly & we made use of the spa, pools, sauna, steam room etc. The steam room smelled musty & mouldy so we didn't stay in there for very long. The lay out of the resort is good but unfortunately it was absolutely pouring with rain while we were there so we were unable to explore. Kai Teri Teri is a pretty place to visit though & must look gorgeous in the sunlight. The view from our room could have been fantastic. We also had a massage each which was very nice. All in all, while our stay wasn't unpleasant, we would probably not recommend this resort to friends. Also, we didn't receive breakfast which we had been advised was not available on the Monday morning...but it didn't appear on the Tuesday morning either...& the restaurant was closed so we didn't get to try it out

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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kimiora, Front Office Manager at Kimi Ora Eco Resort, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Dear jotibarker,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review.
We are very sorry to hear that your time at Kimi Ora was not 100% positive.
Of course on sunny days the whole place looks different. Also Kimi Ora is a seasonal business which slowes down after Easter, we charge winter rates. Our visitors come mainly over the weekends and as a result - the restaurant is closed over the winter period and we offer only breakfast on the weekends.
Over the last few weeks the whole team worked tireless to upgrade the units who needed a makeover. A few days ago we had a Qualmark review and achieved again our 4 star rating.
We would love to see you again at Kimi Ora Eco Resort .
Kind regards and all the best
Rita and the Kimi Ora Eco Resort Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed here about sixteen years ago and already had a wonderful stay then. We were happy to still find it up and running and decided to stay a few days. The view from the chalets and restaurant is just beautiful and calms the soul. Our compliments go to the very efficient and helpful staff and also to the Chef de cuisine - the vegetarian meals were absolutely delicious, everything freshly cooked and nicely presented. My favourite was the torfu Thai curry and the cheese platters. The wines were very good, too. We did not have any spa treatments, but just enjoyed the swimming pool and area. Of course it was a must to go on the trail to see the glowworms. Such a pretty sight. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to the lovely beach. There are all kinds of excursions you can make from here, including, of course, trips to the Abel Tasman Park. This is certainly a secret hideaway.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kimiora, Front Office Manager at Kimi Ora Eco Resort, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear Ursula P,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review.
We are thrilled that you came back after 16 years and had another enjoyable and relaxing time at Kimi Ora and of course we are also very happy that you loved the delicious vegetarien meals.
We look forward to seeing you another time.
Kind regards and all the best
Rita and the Kimi Ora Eco Resort Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This was our second stay at Kimi Ora, the last around 6 years ago. This time we stayed four nights and did not want to leave.
The resort is just as good, the rooms were spacious, clean and well equiped. The view over Kaiteriteri is just fantastic.
We made use of the indoor pool and the spa pool which were always spotless clean and well maintained.
The ratee came with a continental breakfast each day which was served in a communal dining room.
We also used the Vegetarian Restaurant on three nights, the food was delicous and each day the menu changed which we aappreciated. There was two choices of entrees, three mains and three desserts.
The owner and the staff are so lovely, everyone who works there is friendly.
My husband had a foot massage which he felt was excellent value.
The walks, mountainbike tracks and even the "Glow-worms" are right there on the property.
We filled our days in easily, hiking the Abel Tasman track, kayaking and yes some relaxing.
We will definitely return. Thank you for a great mini-break.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kimiora, Front Office Manager at Kimi Ora Eco Resort, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear newzealander1,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this positive review.
We are very glad that you enjoyed your chalet, the pools, delicious vegetarian food and the activities at and around Kimi Ora.
It was a pleasure to have you staying with us and we hope you will visit as again.
Kind regards and all the best
Rita and the Kimi Ora Eco Resort Team
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Greenbrae, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Our hosts at Everton B&B suggested we try this restaurant and we were so glad we did! It was the best food we had on our trip! Creative, beautiful and delicious! Portions were perfect, atmosphere comfortable, pretty views and our waitress (Erica) was such a delight! We ate there 2 of the 3 nights we were in town after not loving the food elsewhere the first night. Don't miss dining at Kimi Ora Spa!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kimiora, Front Office Manager at Kimi Ora Eco Resort, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear jdawainis,
Many thanks for your great review.
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant, the beautiful views and the delicious vegetarian food.
Kind regards and all the best
Rita and the Kimi Ora Eco Resort Team
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We booked a chalet very last minute at Kimi Ora for our "mini-moon". And what a find! I had seen the restaurant and spa advertised on previous visits to Kaiteri but wasn't aware there was a resort. The chalet was extremely comfortable, clean and well-appointed set in a beautiful bush location with great views across Kaiteri beach. It was wonderful watching the sun rise and the clouds pass by whilst listening to cicadas on our balcony. You almost breathe a deep sigh of relaxation just on entering Kimi Ora. The accommodation was good value, although next time I would pay less and forfeit the private spa for a standard suite (a bit cheaper), as the spa facilities on site would suffice. There is so much to do here - both in the resort and the surrounds. We are both quite active and on a wet day, managed to find table tennis and pool to keep us entertained, obviously whilst making the most of the hot tub, sauna and pool. There are bush walks and nature trails heading out of the resort in to the adjacent bush. We enjoyed the "fitness trail" through the bush and a fab visit to see the glow worms at night too. And as keen mountain bikers, it was great to be able to ride right out of the door on to the awesome trails of Kaiteri mountain bike park. Oh, and did I mention that we had a great paddle-boarding expedition in Little Kaiteri? Lots of fun.
Service was efficient and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who bent over backwards to accommodate our requests. The yoga teacher came out to deliver a class just for the two of us as we were unable to attend the regular class too – first yoga class for my partner, and he thought it was great. We each had two treatments at the health spa – a full body massage and reflexology, which were divine.
Neither of us are vegetarians but had a yummy meal in the restaurant one night – wonderful combination of flavours. The selection of wine was limited and I was nervous about quality, but we had a great bottle of organic sauvignon blanc, and relished every drop.
We booked for 3 nights and ended up staying for 5. It is a hidden gem of a place that offers a wonderful relaxing place to stay and a huge variety of activities. We will most definitely be staying at this place again. Thanks Kimi Ora and thanks Dietmar for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kimiora, Front Office Manager at Kimi Ora Eco Resort, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear Emma J,
Many thanks for your wunderfull review. We are very delighted to hear that you had such a enjoyable time at our Eco Resort.
It was a real pleasure to have you here and we hope you will visit as again.

Kind regards and all the best
Rita and the Kimi Ora Eco Resort team
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Address: 99 Martin Farm Road | RD2 Motueka, Kaiteriteri 7160, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Kaiteriteri
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kaiteriteri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimi Ora Eco Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Kimi Ora Eco Resort. Kimi Ora means "Seek health" in Maori - and it is here you will find it! Nestled amongst 12 hectares of tranquil hillside bush, Kimi Ora Eco Resort overlooks the golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach and is right on the doorstep of the popular Abel Tasman National Park and Mountain Bike Park. Here you will find the perfect location and facilities for any type of holiday experience you wish to find. Whether it is a relaxing weekend getaway, honeymoon, a special treat for your employees or some adventure packed days with kayaking, mountain biking and canyoning. Everything is possible! Just ask our friendly staff what packages are currently available to suit your needs. We offer 22 chalets, all with sea views, fully equipped kitchenette, ensuite and much more. We also offer an indoor/outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor spa, sauna, steam room, Day Spa - offering extensive spa treatments, table tennis, bike hire and bush walks, including a night time Glow Worm walk. The team at Kimi Ora Eco Resort hope to welcome you soon to our beautiful resort! ... more   less 
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