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“Great for a holiday, but not ideal for business” 4 of 5 stars
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Kerikeri Park Motel
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   494b Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great for a holiday, but not ideal for business”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

First time I tried Kerikeri Park Motel, welcome was warm and was even upgraded room. Beautiful rooms and view, so silent. I'd love to get away here with my partner sometime soon.

I wont return for business reasons which (even though I visit Kerikeri fortnightly) as the facilities are basics, the iron had a metre long cord and tiny ironing board that came as high as below my waist. For a very muggy area this modern motel did not have air con, slept with a pedestal fan on all night. There was bad cellphone coverage and the only option for dinner was frozen meals so I ordered pizza.

However, the host is amazingly pleasant and the breakfast was amazing! (Gluten free crepes). Great for a relaxing get away!

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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KerikeriParkMotel, Manager at Kerikeri Park Motel, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear ClaytOn_NZ

Thanks so much for your feedback which I will certainly be taking on board as you have raised very valid points especially around the iron/ironing board, air con (the building has been hardwired for Air con but in the current economic climate these have not been installed as yet) and yes if you are on Vodafone I agree reception is not the best, something I have been working on with Vodafone directly. Awesome you enjoyed breakfast I will pass this on and dinner as there are extremely great restaurants in Kerikeri I offer home cooked frozen meals as an alternative to dining out. I am sorry you will not be staying with us for business but I do so look forward to welcoming you again with your partner on holiday. Have a wonderful weekend Regards Jackie
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

A lovely motel just outside of Kerikeri with comfortable, spacious and spotless rooms and a superb Manager, Jackie, who really can't do enough for you. It's one of those rare places that when they advertise that they will do all they can to make your stay enjoyable - they really mean it.

We flew up to Kerikeri and aranged with the motel to be picked up at the airport. As we didn't have a car, Jackie offered to run us into town a couple of times (about a 2km walk) and would also have come and picked us up if we'd wanted her to. As we were there for the half marathon one of those times was at 6:30am on a Saturday morning and she was as lovely then, as she was taking us back to the airport at lunchtime on the Sunday.

Even though it's probably best to stay here with a car, stay anyway. People like Jackie deserve all the business they get and set in lovely, peaceful grounds you won't be disappointed with a stay at this motel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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KerikeriParkMotel, Manager at Kerikeri Park Motel, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Dear Foodlover

It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and host you and very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks so much for the positive feedback very much appreciated.
All the best and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
Jackie
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Location: at short driving distance from the village, shops and restaurants, situated in a peaceful park with magnificent lawn and trees
Front desk : charming lady, very friendly and helpful
Romms (1 bedromm unit): beautiful! New, perfectly maintained, comfortable, full kitchen, new TVs, fabulous bedding, bathroon with spa and shower
Free wi-fi, ample parking
Excellent value

  • Stayed September 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Of the 10 days in the North Island, the Kerikeri motel was the highlight of the accommodation stays. Jackie could not have been more helpful -assistance with activities to do, getting our laundry done and where to eat. The room was spacious, clean and everything you could want for a very comfortable stay.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I read the reviews and booked! It was everything and more in terms of the reviews. Clean well appointed and set in a great spot so quiet and grounds so nicely groomed.We enjoyed the history of our room(rooms are named after historical figures and their history is given to you to read).Jackie lives on site and is a really helpful and welcoming host. We had not been to KeriKeri for about 20 years and were blown away by the town..... It is really a lovely town now great shops and cafes and a superb place to base yourself for a visit to the North and all it offers.

Room Tip: The spa suite is awesome!
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  • Stayed September 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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Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Just happened on this motel by accident and was very impressed with the warm welcome and helpful attitude of Jackie the manager. Room was very clean and I had a great night sleep in comfortable surrounds.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Luxury feel, really comfy beds, beautiful lawns, great service, I could go on and on! It takes vision and hard work to get so much right, congrats to the owners/managers/staff. Yikes that sounds OTT but it really was good.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Kerikeri Park Motel

Address: 494b Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Kerikeri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kerikeri Park Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in expansive park like grounds KERIKERI PARK MOTEL offers a quiet tranquil place to stay, off the beaten track but also close to Kerikeri town centre. Opened in 2009, KERIKERI PARK MOTEL is the newest motel in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. We have large self-contained studio and 1 bedroom units, catering for all types of traveller whether families, corporate, groups or couples. All units are equipped with full kitchens - 12 units feature luxuriously tiled bathrooms with spa baths and King Size beds. Our 8 executive studio units are interconnecting making them ideal for couples travelling together or family groups. These units have fully tiled bathrooms with shower and queen size bed plus the full kitchen. Relax on your private upstairs balcony or walk out onto the expansive lawn from your downstairs patio. Enjoy the evening sunset with a glass of wine or order from our breakfast menu and relax in the morning sun. Kerikeri Park Motel is the ideal place to base yourself to explore Northland ‘the birthplace of our nation’. An abundance of activities are at your doorstep. Come and share in our piece of paradise "where nothing is too much trouble." ... more   less 
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