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Abilene Garden Motel

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136 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a lovely Motel to stay in. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the 2 bedroom unit. The place was very clean, the linen and towels were luxury. There was everything you would need provided. The beds were extremely comfortable. As this was our 1st trip to Kerikeri we asked the owners to recommend somewhere for... More 

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Thank kiwigirl0051
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! All our beds have sustainable bamboo cotton luxury topper pads, matching pillows and new linen. We have been getting great feed back about them and so glad you found them comfortable too. Hopefully this will be the first of many visits to beautiful Northland for you! Thanks and warm regards More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been through few motels and hotels for my trip in North NZ this one takes the cake for best service, owners made us warm welcome, had heaps of information if you wanna travel around, Classic motel rooms with good maintenance kids can play, decent pool for yout family if you want to enjoy this really set bar high... More 

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Thank KKS81
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. Service is the cornerstone of the hospitality industry and we take great pride offering a warm welcome and great local advice. The next on the list is renovating the rooms in the low season - watch this space! With kind regards, More 

Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights in late Jan in a spacious, very clean, 2 b unit: not modern but comfortable. Good beds. Friendly owners. Only downside was that it was too hot at night and no air con or fan (kids especially had trouble sleeping till almost midnight even with windows wide open) but it was a bit of a heatwave... More 

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Thank peter s
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. My giddy aunt, did we have a heatwave! It was 33 degrees at 7.30 pm when you were with us - unheard of and very very tropical. We certainly heard the gentle splash of a few midnight swims that week! We are looking forward to renovating our rooms in the low season and adding... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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46 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely more personal touch with Paula & Bill right from the very first phone call! So helpful - great quiet units - very clean & tidy. Refreshing swimming too. Upon request they recommended a restaurant & even phoned them to make sure it was open before they gave us directions. We asked if they knew of where we could... More 

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Thank Sheryl H
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! We take great pleasure in providing genuine service to our guests, and so happy that our recommendations were bang on! The pool has been a godsend for guests this very hot summer - the temperature is divine right now and our tropical garden is looking the part! Hope we see you back up our way... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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401 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to have chosen this motel after extensive research on Trip Advisor because we could not have stayed at a better place. Paula and Bill made us feel at home, the room was spotless and beautifully decorated, and it is in a perfect location just minutes from the centre of town. Paula also recommended a great restaurant for... More 

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Thank TravellingTex
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Tex-stralians! Hope the rest of the trip went well and that some wine drinking got done on Waiheke Island. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and that you appreciated the recommendations and help - its an important part of our job to ensure guests get good intel! We look forward to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very comfortable stay here. Exceptional friendliness, advice and service on the part of the hosts. Was an easy walk to restaurants and shops. Free use of laundry facilities was a very welcome perk. Even though it is on the main road it is still quiet and has a beautiful forest and garden setting at the back of the property.

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Thank Jeni B
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! One of the things we pride ourselves on is exemplary service. It can make or break a holiday experience and we get great satisfaction from helping guests have the best time in the Bay of Islands that they can. A little inside information goes a long way! See you again some time, it would be... More 

Russell, New Zealand
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192 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We normally don't stay in our own backyard so to speak - but we attended a concert in Kerikeri (UB40 at the local winery) and would not have made the last ferry back to our own home in Russell so decided to stay a night in Kerikeri. We've stayed in many hotels/motels over the years and this one is certainly... More 

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Thank R_G_Baker
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you helping to 'spread the love' so to speak! All our beds have new hyper-allergenic luxury topper pads made from sustainable bamboo cotton and are very comfortable and light. We also stock the same pillows and look forward to adding more and more features to our rooms. Thanks again and see you for... More 

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

We stayed in Unit 3 for 6 nights (23rd - 30th Dec 2015). What a lovely stay! Very friendly and pleasant hosts. This was our second time back at this motel and we were very impressed with the improvements that have been made since we stayed there last time. The rooms were very clean and tidy and always serviced everyday... More 

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Thank Stewart and Wen... W
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review our Puke friends! You will have to come back again next year to see what we will be up to in the coming months. So great to spend time with other folk who love food, wine and a good conversation. Have a wonderful New Year and see you again soon we hope. With warmest regards, Bill... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay here. The owner welcomed us and made us feel right at home. The rooms are cute, clean and have a personal touch. A great pool! A comfy bed! One of the nicest places we have stayed at by far. The best thing about this place is the service. What lovely people. Would come back again... More 

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1 Thank sweetjamm
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Why thanks a bunch for the nice review you two. Funnily enough we had another group in Room 1 that were from Invercargill as well! We hope you enjoyed the North - come see us again, we would love it! Kind regards. More 

Pahoa, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There is such a thing as a 5 star motel, and this is it. It's not like any place you've stayed before. Large living room, kitchen, and separate bedroom, very nicely set-up for your comfort. And oh so spotless and clean. Lovely garden setting with pool Our hosts have set a high standard of excellence that all motels should follow.... More 

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1 Thank flightofthekolea
staykerikeri, Owner at Abilene Garden Motel, responded to this review

Aloha you two! A genuine pleasure to have met two fab people. Hope all goes well with your own accommodation adventure - what a great spot you have as well. Thanks for the lovely review. We hope everyone enjoys the place as much as you did. Ka kite ano! Regards Bill and Paula More 

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