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“Good place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   17 Homestead Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

A single nights stay here in the lovely town of Kerikeri. Very helpful staff and the motel is well located within the town only a short walk to the main shopping centre and restaurants. The motel is contained within a quiet garden setting and each unit has a nice outdoor area with table and chairs so the outdoors can be enjoyed. The rooms are a little dated, but are immaculately clean and contain good facilities with plenty of room to more around. This is a good place to stay and well recommended with a fair price per room.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Diane B, Manager at Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your great feedback. I have let the staff know of your comments and thanked them for their effort.
We are pleased you had a pleasant stay and hope to see you again in the future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Unfortunately our stay here was tarnished by us getting what the managers called the " access unit" for people with mobility issues and not the "wood panelled room with private patio" that we had booked. While the owners gave us a 10% refund of $43 after I complained to lastminute.com, they claimed they had offered to move us. Not the case and don't get stuck with Unit 8, which is no where near as nice a the others and you wouldn't be able to fit a wheelchair in if needed.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Diane B, Manager at Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
We thank you for your feedback. Given the private nature of this lovely stand alone unit, with its private deck and secluded feel, most guests are actually delighted to be allocated this unit! We appreciate everyone is different though, and take your point that the unit booked online was not what was expected. We can only apologise that it did not meet your expectations.
As discussed with you at the time, had you brought this issue to our attention at the time of check in, we would have been able to relocate you. Unfortunately once we were aware of the issue, we were fully occupied and had no relocation options, hence the discount offered. We are changing the online allocation with the website concerned to avoid this happening in the future. We hope that you will return and perhaps stay in one of the brand new fully self contained apartments next time you are in Kerikeri.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

We were very lucky to have one Of the new apartments that is so well equiped with great cooking facilities and I was very spoilt with all the little details.
This brand new apartment is so well thought out.
The host and staff are fabulous.
The swimming pool was wonderful.
So convenient to all this beautiful area has to offer.
We will definitely come back.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely stay at the Kerikeri Homestead Motel. Rob was a great manager, very happy to help whenever we needed it. We had six staying (mum, dad, two grown kids and two grandparents) and were able to fit comfortably into two interconnecting apartments. Great location in Kerikeri, convenient to walk into town. Very clean and good facilities. A nice stay all round, definitely recommend.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

A great place to stay for either family or corporate travel, excellent facilities and comfortable rooms, reasonable rates and close to centre of town but very quiet. Managers are really nice and breakfasts are delicious.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful spotless room with interesting kitchenette. Lovely helpful staff.
Unfortunately our room faced out onto the drive so not really suitable to sit out & relax in front, but this is the only thing I would change. The hotel is situated behind the main st so not very pretty location but didn't matter. Lovely array of attractive shops within easy stroll. Lovely pool. very lovely hot tub. Lovely start to our tour. Thank you.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diane B, Manager at Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Thank for for your wonderful comments on our service. We pride ourselves in providing a top flight service for our guests.
We are really pleased you had a great start to your trip.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed in Kerikeri for a wedding.
We received an early check in as my sister in law was heavily pregnant.
Booked a 2 bedroom apartment.
I work in the travel industry and stay all around the world.
The facilties were 10/10.Room was immaculate,modern,bedding exceptional.washer/dryer,fridge/freezer, air conditioning included.
Most of all through communication via phone/internet and in person with the Kerikeri Motel I received excellent,prompt and genuine caring service.Very rare these days.
Without doubt would stay here again if in the area

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Diane B, Manager at Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We take pride in making sure our guests receive the best treatment possible. We look forward to meeting you again in the future when you stay at the Homestead Motel.
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Additional Information about Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments

Address: 17 Homestead Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kerikeri Homestead Motel & Apartments is the only fully serviced apartment complex right in the centre of Kerikeri township. Situated on three acres of tranquil park like grounds, this unique Four-Star-Plus motel is just a moment’s walk from fantastic cafes, restaurants and bars and an ideal base from which to explore the Far North.We seek to provide each guest with a memorable experience with warm and sincere service and special attention to the finest details. Corporate guests can enjoy free unlimited broadband, generous work stations, and sumptuous gourmet breakfast to start the day. Our relaxed setting also provides an ideal setting for romantic interludes, family holidays or large groups. Enjoy relaxing poolside and starry nights soaking in the hot outdoor spa.Your hosts Diane and Rob look forward to welcoming you to the Kerikeri Homestead Motel. ... more   less 
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