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Vero Beach, Florida
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88 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The motel, like several others, is ideally located for walking the Kerikeri River track connecting Rainbow Falls and the historic sites around the Stone Store. It's also a short walk to a big supermarket and central Kerikeri, with a choice of restaurants. It adjoins an extraordinarily tall grove of Eucalyptus with a few equally tall Douglas fir. The lodgings are... More 

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Thank David M
staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Thank you David. Its a shame the weather was not as it should have been. Perhaps it explains why Kerikeri is so green and lush. Bill More 

Northland Region, New Zealand
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72 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Having been working on a short term, temporary assignment in Kerikeri, I opted to stay at Abilene mainly for it's convenience - 5 minutes from my place of work. Overall, I stayed for a total of nine nights over a six week period. Paula and Bill are wonderful hosts; very friendly - nothing was too much trouble. Being a solo... More 

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Thank AndyBeeNZ
staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Thank you very much for that review. It gives our potential business travelers a good independent view. PS On the strength of your writing, do you want to write copy for our new upgrade :) ? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Modern, clean and so comfortable. Bill and Paula excellent hosts and nothing too much trouble. If you are heading to Kerikeri and need a place to stay - this is it. We had a trip up to play golf which was great fun. After we were able to relax at Abilene Garden Motel before heading out... More 

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Thank Sue M
staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Sue. Your apartment was our first upgraded one and we are soooo looking forward to offering the same new products upon our relaunch in September. More 

Thames, New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Our room was comfortable enough, with a comfortable bed and clean surroundings. The bathroom was very dated, as was the kitchen. However, some aspects had clearly been updated - the bed was quite new and some thought had been given to art work on the wall. The hosts were just lovely and welcoming. The location was great, with a short... More 

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staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and thought your ratings were fair. We are looking forward to getting five star ratings for our rooms when we close this June and July for Major refurbishments. Cant wait ! Bill and Paula More 

Melbourne
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I have just come back from a family holiday in Kerikeri and we decided to stay at the Abilene Garden Motel and boy I'm glad we did. I couldn't rate this motel highly enough beautiful clean spacious rooms, lovely tropical garden settings with pool and children's play area. Bill the owner is a great host and couldn't do enough for... More 

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Thank MelbourneReg
staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Thank you. We are here because we love what we do and good service is most important. Lovely to be appreciated though ! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the cheapest accommodation when we were looking. GREAT location easy walking distance to Keri Keri main street and New World. Friendly owners.Our room was dated but nice and clean .We had a little kitchenette, really comfortable beds, lovely pool (that is heated in these colder months) , free WiFi.They were installing sky to all the rooms... More 

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staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. Yes, we now have 50+ channels of Sky TV - more channels than you can poke a stick at! And you are right, we are in the process of renovating all our rooms and they will be completed for the up coming summer season with a fresh, light and bright look that will also... More 

USA
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115 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We had a 2 bedroom suite. It was impeccably clean, with fairly new furnishings. Owner was onsite and very helpful. I would certainly stay there again. I would highly recommend it to others. Price was good, too.

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Thank mary19
staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the review! We will pass on your comments to our lovely housekeeping team, they are a bunch of stars! And thanks for taking the time to recommend us to others, we really appreciate it. Happy travels out there and kind regards More 

Kent, Washington
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268 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We only had one night in Kerikeri and found this online. The owner (Bill) greeted us before we even got our of our car. I wish we were there for a week! We had a two bedroom unit with a very comfortable living room with dining area. One bedroom had a large bed, the other had two twins. The bathroom... More 

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Thank Andy W
staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Thanks for the fab review! You were in our newly renovated two bedroom apartment and it is very very comfortable indeed, you are correct. I will also pass on your comments to our housekeeping staff. We have an excellent bunch of people with the highest of standards and it makes all the difference. Fast wifi is like oxygen these days... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

What a great place and location! Owners very friendly and helpful. Free unlimited Wi-Fi and laundry. Place is very clean and quiet, bed very comfy only let down was fridge noise. Pool small but very clean and pleasant, swings etc for kids. Location is within easy flat walking distance to town centre and local amenities. Wish we could stay here... More 

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Thank Carole S
staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review ladies! You will be pleased to know that there is now a brand new (lovely and quiet) fridge in your studio. As your apartment was a small studio, it does make the difference when there are noisy appliances so we thank you very much for your feedback. We very much look forward to... More 

Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We stayed two nights here. Easy to get to Russell and Pahia and Waitangi from a less touristy town. Room was lovely and owners are renovating room by room. He showed us #1 which is now really nice although unrenovated rooms are very comfortable now. Only thing was that the smoke detector went off with every piece of toast. You... More 

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Thank Dianne219
staykerikeri, Owner at Stay Kerikeri, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. Boy, did it rain a tropical downpour! We have had a very very tropical summer here in the Far North and it felt like Monsoon weather for sure. And thanks for reminding travellers out there that Kerikeri is very close to everything you might like to visit in the Bay of Islands area and is... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay Kerikeri -All new ! Kerikeri's newest,accommodation. Fun eclectic apartment and studio style accommodation. Best value. Great location. Quiet garden setting. Large sunny north facing apartments, all with kitchens. Free high speed wi-fi. Swimming pool. BBQ area. HD flat-screen TVs with Sky. For travelers in Northland looking for convenience and comfort at a great value, the apartments and studios are the accommodation choice that provide easy access to all of Northland, as well as an ideal retreat with quiet, spacious units in a beautiful natural setting. It is an easy 100 meter walk to town with a choice of great restaurants and entertainment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stay Kerikeri

Address: 136 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand (Formerly Abilene Garden Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Kerikeri
Price Range: $69 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Stay Kerikeri 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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